Archive for July 2006
Nearly three and a half years ago, during the runup to the invasion of Iraq, we posted a link from the Utne Web Watch to a clever flash game called “Gulf War 2 (aka World War 2.5).” Billing itself as “the mother of all Flash games,” the site spins a nightmare scenario in which cartoon versions of Cheney, Rummy, Condi, and Powell rush us to war, only to find that our actions turn Iraq into a breeding ground for terrorists and ignite a wider regional war.
In light of the deteriorating situation in the Middle East today, with Israel bombing the bejeezus out of Lebanon, the designer of Gulf War 2 may turn out to have been alarmingly accurate in his predictions.
Like the magazine, the UtneCast is a regular taste of an eclectic mix of independent ideas, people, trends, and music and art. Each episode runs around 12-15 minutes and includes one longer feature, usually an interview, followed by short reviews of music and other kinds of stuff you might find in the pages of Utne.
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