Lillian Swanson


Forward Wins Five Ippies for Multimedia and Print

By Lillian Swanson

The Forward took home three awards for multimedia as well as honors for best overall print design Thursday night in the Ippies contest sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Read More


Marching to Remember Triangle Fire

By Lillian Swanson

Marching to Remember Triangle Fire
Marchers carrying symbolic shirtwaists marched through the streets of Manhattan to a ceremony marking the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.Read More


Judea Pearl Wins 'Nobel Prize in Computing'

By Lillian Swanson

Judea Pearl, father of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has been named winner of what is considered the “Nobel Prize in Computing,” a prestigious honor that also carries a $250,000 award.Read More


Judea Pearl: Anti-Zionism is Racism

By Lillian Swanson

Judea Pearl: Anti-Zionism is Racism
Those who came to hear Judea Pearl speak last night at an event sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center‘s Museum of Tolerance might have expected to be offered an array of numbers, shown detailed charts or even be given a sense of whether anti-Semitism was getting better or worse. Instead, he handed them something else entirely.Read More


The Jew and Hitler's Bug

By Lillian Swanson

The Jew and Hitler's Bug
Volkswagen produced the Beetle in answer to Hitler’s call for a car for the German masses. A new book says the iconic vehicle was the brainchild of a Jewish engineer.Read More






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