From the Boston Globe
Returning Fallujans will face clampdown
FALLUJAH, Iraq — The US military is drawing up plans to keep insurgents from regaining control of this battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the democracy they have been promised.
Under the plans, troops would funnel Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing and retina scans. Residents would receive badges displaying their home addresses that they must wear at all times. Buses would ferry them into the city, where cars, the deadliest tool of suicide bombers, would be banned.
Archive for December, 2004
Our restaurant guide has long been a favorite section for our readers. For those who haven’t visited in a while, we wanted to let you know that we have added dozens of new menus:
Fada: A yummy French bistro that has quickly become a Williamsburg staple. Click here for their menu
Just added: Yola’s Cafe: A tasty to go joint for those craving Mexican on the go. Click here for their menu
And our new FAVORITE WILLIAMSBURG RESTAURANT…
A Salvadorian restaurant known as Bahia. This place rules. The zucchini and cheese papusas are heavenly and all of the seafood dishes are amazing. The atmosphere leaves much to be desired, but Bahia is cheap, refreshing non-hip, and delicious. Click here for their menu
Click here for our full restaurant guide.
From the AP:
Evidence Gained Through Using Torture OK, US Officials Say
by Michael J. Sniffen
WASHINGTON — Evidence gained by torture can be used by the U.S. military in deciding whether to imprison a foreigner indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an enemy combatant, the government says.
Saturday December 4
At Rothko (116 Suffolk St)
CALL THE COPS Presents:
Vice Records Tour With:
Panthers - 12AM
Death From Above 1979 – 11PM
Vietnam – 10PM
The Man, the myth, the Band – MCRORIE!
This is the time of the year when people began announcing their Man of the Year awards. Let us be the first of surely many to announce MCRORIE-One Man Live! as our choice.
This one man band wears eight custom designed sensors on his shoes, two midi keyboards on his hips, and sings lead vocals, harmonies, and solo instruments with his voice.
In short, Mcrorie rules. Check out his home page to see him and hear him in action.
Somewhere in the woods of Smaland, Sweden, Gustav Ejstes toiled away his days working his mother’s farm and his nights brewing a mix of Swedish folk, jazz, hip-hop and classic 60′s pop and rock. From the distillery of these influences came Dungen, Ejstes’s band and its remarkable third album Ta Det Lugnt.
You’ll find yourself singing along to many of the tracks on Ta Det Lugnt (“Take it Easy” in English), even though the words are in Swedish. The melodies, bearing the touches of Lennon/McCartney, are just too damn catchy. But these are not just simplistic pop ditties; there’s an intensity of energy and musical expression here that is absolutely captivating. Throughout Ta Det Lugnt, Dungen prove they are experts at crafting perfect pop songs built purely to be deconstructed into beautiful chaos.
Protest the MoMA’s $20 entrance fee. Head out to Long Island City for some free art:
Flux Factory proudly presents:
CUTE AND SCARY
through Dec 18th, 2004
an exhibit that will showcase works by emerging artists raised within a milieu where comics and Japanese animation began to reveal a dark side beneath the Hello Kitty exterior.
Camille Rose Garcia
Click here for info and directions.