Live at 10:36 pm | Times Square abuzz with New Year’s Eve cops — and full bladders

Snapshots from tonight’s Times Square revelries where people are bound to not find any bathrooms. (They did pee on 42nd Street.) Read More

Christmas in the Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS |  Pictured below is Breezes Bahamas on Christmas Eve 2016 on New Providence isle.  It’s where we are spending the holiday weekend. One of the newest all-inclusive resorts here, the property has a bright, colorful, open-air lobby and reception area.  It’s adorned with vibrant, hand-painted tiles and suntanned naked bodies. It’s set on… Read More

GPS | Intimate Encounters in the Global Pictures Square

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GPS | AZERBAIJAN | Puppets from around the world raise hopes for the future in Baku

Why was the opening ceremony of the second international puppet theater festival in Azerbaijan so damn solemn an occasion? Probably because the organizers have put so much hope in it. In November 2011, when the first international theater festival opened in Baku, the Azerbaijan State Puppet Theater turned 80 years old. It is a venerable institution. It was the first time such a large-scale international festival was organized in the history of Azerbaijani theater. Read More

GPS | TACLOBAN | Filipino writes message on basketball court: “Help SOS!!! We Need Food”

How can you help this man asking the world for help? In this post, I outline the latest information I can gather, as of November 12, 2013, about relief assistance for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (aka Haiyan in international circles).
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