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Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Google Mandela

You know what Nelson Mandela was trying to calculate in the image embedded above, right? While you figure it out, check out this new Google-paid initiative in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to put “… thousands of documents on the Internet, from a 1977 letter smuggled out of prison to his membership cards in the

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Secrets of Slave Cities

What is it with these “facelifts” that tend to uncover the dirty sinews of yesteryear? Back in Cape Town, South Africa, as the “Mother City” attempted to cover up all its dirty divisions in preparation for meeting the...