In a new work of crime fiction from author Mukoma Wa Ngugi you still have the detective and his buddy, the mysterious body that turns up at the outset, and the crazy bar where the cops and criminals hang out together. Only this time, we're not in Scandinavia, or South Florida or on Mystic River. We're in a Nairobi beset with political violence, hotel bombings and ethnic warfare.
Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 12:47 pm
Unidentified attackers ambushed and killed seven United Nations peacekeepers in Sudan's southern Darfur region, the single-deadliest attack on the international force during its five years of deployment there.
The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, or UNAMID, force engaged in an "extended firefight" with the assailants near Khor Abeche in south Darfur, Reuters said, quoting the peacekeeping force.
The Associated Press reports quotes U.N. forces spokesman Chris Cycmanick as saying the fight involved gunfire and possibly rocket-propelled grenades.
KIDS-N-CO. founder, Jan Wolfe, along with Clarissa McCracken who plays the evil Queen Malvina, preview the company’s special 25th Anniversary presentation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by Professor TJ Barker's Troupe of Theatricals.
Denise & Norma talk about the ongoing decline of the trees of the El Paso region. Trees in the region are suffering because of poor watering practices, ongoing drought, and damage that was suffered several seasons ago. We'll also find out what to do if your grass is looking crunchy. Are grub worms to blame?
Charles talks with legendary filmmaker DA Pennebaker about the making of the 1973 concert film "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars," which turned out to be the very last concert presented by David Bowie's androgynous Leper Messiah. Pennebaker talks about what attracted him to music/concert films, and why he knew right from the start that David Bowie was going to be a musical presence to be reckoned with decades into the future. Pennebaker also shares a story about ABC-TV's censored screening of the film. In this online-only extended interview, Pennebaker also talks about mixing the music for the film, why he asked audience members to take flash photos during the concert, and about the changes he's seen in filmmaking over the last 6 decades. Learn more about Pennebaker at the Pennebaker Hegedus Films website, http://www.phfilms.com/
The Plaza Classic Film Festival will hold a 40th anniversary screening of "Ziggy Stardust" on Aug. 10. Learn more at http://plazaclassic.com/