January 24, 2003 |
Milling about in a crowd of 2,000 at the premiere of the Brazilian movie "City of God" was a small, understated man nicknamed Pequeno. A nobody to Brazil's biggest celebrities and entertainment industry insiders, he had achieved his own kind of notoriety as one of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted drug dealers. As moviegoers filed into the theaters, the police nabbed Pequeno. The next day, the talk of Rio was not the success of the movie but the arrest of a local drug dealer at its premiere.
January 3, 1996 |
There were Uzbek urban planners from the Central Asian city of Bokhara, a Chinese architect who had created a "bio-climatic" skyscraper in Malaysia, an Indian whose houses help Muslims and Hindus live in peace together and a grizzled Italian designer who conceived a hospital that brilliantly fits the needs of the African bush.
February 11, 1988 |
This area is among the world's most crowded spots, equal in squalor to the slums of Brazil, Indonesia and India. Poverty, filth and idleness are everywhere. A stench clings to every surface, and doctors warn that walking through a puddle, even with shoes, can bring on disease. Many of the 650,000 Gaza residents work in Israel proper, mostly at manual labor, and are paid on a daily basis.
July 13, 1994 |
If there are Bulgarians in Italy tonight, they are silent Bulgarians. From the Alps to Sicily, nothing will move in Italy beyond flickering images on TV sets when the beloved Azzurri play Bulgaria in a World Cup semifinal game. More than half the country--about 30 million people, nearly half of them women--will watch every move with unconcealed partisanship. In Bulgaria, the team's ascent has been compared to the fall of communism there in 1989.
September 9, 2007
Friday Across the Universe The songs of the Beatles score this love story set against the political and social upheaval of the 1960s. Julie Taymor (Broadway's "The Lion King") directs. With Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess (below), Joe Anderson. Written by Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais from a story by Taymor & Clement & La Frenais.