A secret government report says the Afghan government is not prepared for US troops to leave; Pres. Obama chides Republicans on immigration; and hundreds of thousands of DC residents need to get new drivers licenses. From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
A female Afghan lawmaker was wounded in a shooting that her sister called a political attack, but which the government on Wednesday described as resulting from an undetermined personal dispute with a police officer.
Prince Harry was put at risk from the Taliban because "complacent" British commanders failed to stop them storming the Afghan base where he was serving, according to a report by Commons Defence Select Committee. The report said thatShow More Summary
The Washington Times says it has obtained confidential documents which show that the U.S. government believes that the bulk of the Afghan government is not prepared to rule on its own. The Times says the State Department attempted to conceal the findings from the public.
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White in a May 13 White House ceremony for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province Nov. 9, 2007, White House officials announced today. White left the Army in July 2011 and now lives in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as […]
Karzai condemns air strike over ‘civilian casualties’ (via AFP) Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a US air strike in an eastern border province that allegedly killed a woman and two of her children. The incident occurred overnight in a village in Nadir Shah Kot district in the province of Khost,…
A former Army sergeant will be awarded the Medal of Honor on May 13 for his heroics during a hellish 2007 battle in Afghanistan, The White House announced today. Former Sgt. Kyle J. White, who was just 20 years old during the firefight on Nov. Show More Summary
(Showbox at the Market) The first band from outside the Northwest to be signed to Sub Pop Records, Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs and their grungy garage rock fit right in alongside their early-’90s labelmates. Fronted by whiskey-soaked sleazemuffin...Show More Summary
Afghan Whigs at Coachella last weekend (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin) Afghan Whigs today (4/15) released Do the Beast, the band's first album in 16 years. You can stream the whole thing, via Rdio, in this post. The band just...
Since splitting up and reuniting from 2007 until 2011, alt-rockers the Afghan Whigs have regrouped, once again, and this time for more than just live performances. Earlier this year, the Afghan Whigs announced the official release date of their first album in sixteen years. Show More Summary
Also hear the smooth crooning of Australian musician Chet Faker, and the feel-good lo-fi sounds of the band Woods
The Afghan Whigs' first new album in 16 years, Do to the Beast, is out today. I can also recommend the following new releases: Cloud Cult's Unplug, Courtney Barnett's The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Woods' With...
Vulture ranked all 64 of Stephen King's books. Drowned in Sound and Flavorwire interviewed Greg Dulli about the Afghan Whigs reunion. Wondering Sound interviewed Aimee Mann and Ted Leo about their new duo, The Both. Roxane Gay explored the reasons...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year. Ahmad Shah Wahid was on his way to work when five gunmen ran his…
During The Afghan Whigs’ initial run of great albums—its second, 1990’s Up In It, through its sixth, 1998’s 1965—the band moved through styles like a con man through a room full of marks. Two elements, though, were constant: Greg Dulli’s...Show More Summary
A routine Air Force mission supporting the Afghan war turns tragic
CatCam 420 "The Grudgemaster" Emily Nokes: "Tonight, I'm going to get stoned to the bone and check out the strange musical offerings of Goat at Neumos. Tomorrow, I'll probably pop into the Afghan Whigs show at the Showbox since I've never seen them live. Show More Summary
Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani look likely to enter a second round of voting in what has so far been a largely peaceful election.
The new Afghan Whigs album, … Read More