2024-06-13 5:36 PM

Anything But Straight: City of the Future?

The United Arab Emirates has ambitions of being the New York City of the Middle East. Dubai already boasts the world’s tallest building, the first indoor ski resort, the world’s largest manmade island and upscale shopping malls that dwarf Super Wal Marts. Brad Pitt is even designing an eco-friendly hotel, one project in Dubai’s $381 […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Will Oscar Smell

I am proud to report that I achieved one of my New Year’s resolutions this week by, for my first time, seeing all five Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees prior to the Oscar ceremonies this weekend. It was hard to make it to a screen still showing “Michael Clayton,” but since it was the last […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Anthem Never Sounded So Good

Attending the Washington Wizards’ professional basketball game downtown in the nation’s capital Sunday, where the PA announcer always bellows that the team is from “the most powerful city in the world,” I was bemused by how the pre-game singing of the national anthem impacted me.