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Command Man in Demand

Mastermind behind bin Laden raid touted for big things in Texas; Make your bed every day, he advises

By John Egan

Navy Admiral William McRaven is a man in demand. McRaven, reportedly the front-runner to be the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, also has been touted as a vice presidenti ...

War on Terror

Fascinating and harrowing, Zero Dark Thirty deserves to be named Best Picture of the Year

By Alex Bentley

It’s been a little more than 11 years since 9/11, and the film community has slowly but surely used its creative powers to depict both the events of that day and the fallout that ensued. Some ...

The Year in Culture

War and art: The year in Houston culture, from untimely departures to major acquisitions

By Joseph Campana

In with a bang, out with a whimper? I was thinking about that phrase the other day after I saw a headline in The New York Times announcing the end of the war in Iraq War nearly nine years after ...


Destiny's child: Beyoncé baby bumps Osama bin Laden

By Fayza A. Elmostehi

It appears that when you like it, you really put a tweet on it. The epic imminence of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's superstar spawn, revealed on Sunday night at MTV's Video Music Awards, d ...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Will a dead Osama bin Laden equal a reelected Obama? Barack's poll numbers are way up

By Sarah Rufca

If President Obama is re-elected next November, he's going to have to thank Navy SEAL Team 6 in his victory speech. Ever since they carried out the successful raid that killed Osama bin Lad ...

Think before you click

Osama bin Laden computer viruses wreak havoc on Facebook

By Steven Thomson

Voyeurs of violence beware: that innocent looking link to supposed footage of Osama bin Laden's slaying most likely leads to an arsenal of malware. Social media sites like Facebook ar ...

From birthers to deathers

The three best Osama bin Laden death conspiracy theories: Yes, there is a Donald Trump doozy

By Sarah Rufca

Ah, conspiracy theories. They're like a hydra: Cut off one head and three more emerge. So just as the birthers jumped the shark with the publication of Barack Obama's long-form birth ce ...

Salute to McQueen

Big gowns & Osama/royal wedding chatter make Costume Institute Gala an odd night to remember

By Joseph V. Amodio

Just imagine the cocktail chatter--do you talk about "The Dress?" Or "The Dead Terrorist?" The gown of the century…or the goon? This was the dilemma facing the 790 gu ...

Hey Hey Goodbye Chants

CultureWar: In celebrating Osama bin Laden's death, how much is too much?

By Caroline Gallay, Sarah Rufca

Americans of all political stripes were united by the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American forces in his Pakistan compound. But as reaction to the announcement turned ...

Breaking news

It's official: President Obama announces that Osama bin Laden has been killed

By Clifford Pugh

At 10:35 p.m. Sunday, President Obama confirmed rumors that had started percolating earlier in the evening: Osama bin Laden is dead. In a brief speech from the East Room of the White House, Oba ...

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