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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Foreign correspondents and false notes

Two things I’ve learned about the popular press in the last few months: you don’t get to pick your own headline, and you don’t want anyone thinking that the inevitable picture of the guy with a machine gun is the author photo (not the one above, although strictly speaking, if his face is hidden, it

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

‘The Ballad of the Black Gold’

Keeping with the oil theme, here’s Talib Kweli, featuring his frequent collaborator Hi-Tek and Imani Uzuri, from June 2010.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

War Photographer

New York magazine has a series of 29 images of and by war photographers, including Joao Silva, the South African photographer who lost his legs after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. Silva, is “… taking steps...

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“THE WORST COUNTRY ON EARTH”

Around this time of the year The Economist publishes its  annual publication, “The World in …” The 2010 edition just came out.  The prize is not something to be proud of. This year’s prize, surprise, surprise, goes...