About Us


All of us here are devoted to calling our reader’s attention to news that may well be underreported. We strive to provide original prose, rather than cutting and pasting from elsewhere. Ideally, our goal is to bring together other information sources along with our articles to deepen the appreciation of our readers of what is behind a story. Although it leads sometimes to the danger of “dead links” we always link over to other news stories that are sources for our own news leads.

Right now, we are volunteers, supporting ourselves elsewhere and writing here as a labour of love. Despite this, we hope to have enough money coming in to pay ourselves and some new writers a decent wage. Whatever our great hopes for the future, that is where we are at now. Although we are a news site, we freely admit to an assortment of political interests and biases, about which we are frank with our readership.


We offer films and documentaries as well as music. In addition to browsing our categories in our side bar, if you type the word VIDEO in the search box, it will bring up many full length documentaries, films and music videos. Our content includes a lot of items designed to be as interesting in six months as they are today. All of our foreign films and documentaries have subtitles.

Our currently active staff writers are  the following

Elias Bassevi – World News

Max Koenigsberg – US News

Ilan Zuta – Israeli and Jewish News

Rudi Stettner- General News

Paul Kovacs – Opinion

Szelma Braun General Editor

Rudi Stettner is our general editor. In practice, it is he who flags typos and factual errors, correcting both as quickly as possible. He can be contacted at thewinterriders@gmail.com. If you have comments addressed to a particular author, he will forward such comments to the writer in question. We welcome feedback and constructive criticism from our readers.

7 Responses to About Us

  1. Jan on May 24, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I’m the mother of this missing teen Emily miller that was recently found that you posted that amber alert on. I just wanted to say thank you for posting it.

    • Selma Braun on May 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

      I have children and grandchildren. I’ve had my tough times with them. Emily’s story touched my heart. I am deeply grateful that she is home

  2. Milovan Milenković on August 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

    dear, could you remove from your website my personal data and picture of bajaga, thank you.


    kind regards,

    • Selma Braun on August 22, 2012 at 10:43 am

      I did that immediately. I have no idea how your personal data got mixed into that picture. I replaced it with a Wikipedia picture which has no personal data attached. My apologies, it was truly accidental

      • Joe America on November 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        Hmmm a new source of ID fraud.

  3. Milovan Milenković on August 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Thank you.

    • Selma Braun on August 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      And thank you for your fine music

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