About Paul Berger

Paul Berger is a British freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York. His
work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, US News and
World Report and Online Journalism Review.

What Would Margaret Thatcher Do?

By March 29, 2007

The (London) Times US editor Gerard Baker hits the nail on the head with his description of the current Iranian hostage crisis as 'humiliating' (via Clive Davis). It's a word I toyed with yesterday, but was too cowardly to use. … Read More

A Shark Tale

A Shark Tale
By March 29, 2007

Whale Sharks live for up to 120 years in the wild, but a recent Japanese study showed that in captivity their average lifespan is about 502 days. At the Georgia Aquarium, a whale shark died earlier this year when his … Read More

Iran Captive Standoff Continues

By March 28, 2007

It's the end of another tense day in the case of the 15 British sailors and marines who were captured by Iranian forces on Friday. In typical British fashion Tony Blair has issued a stern if slightly understated threat to … Read More

Cock ‘Circumcision Prevents HIV/Aids’

By March 28, 2007

The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have officially added male circumcision to their list of treatments to prevent the spread of HIV after trials in Africa found it reduced the risk of the disease among heterosexual men by 50 to … Read More

Hip, Rocking, Iranian

Hip, Rocking, Iranian
By March 28, 2007

Hypernova are a very Western-looking Iranian rock band currently playing in America. The New York Times has an interesting article and video in which songwriter and frontman Raam explains how the band put their lives at risk every time they … Read More

Authors Face $6 million Da Vinci Legal Bill

By March 28, 2007

Two writers face a whopping £3 million ($5.9 million) legal bill after losing a court battle that claimed Dan Brown stole the plot for his bestselling The Da Vinci Code from their book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. What on earth … Read More

Death Threats Force Blogger to Bow Out

Death Threats Force Blogger to Bow Out
By March 28, 2007

The blogosphere can be a cruel and vicious place. But there has been much hand-wringing lately among bloggers after a series of online death threats against technology blogger Kathy Sierra. For the past month Sierra has weathered threats of physical … Read More