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Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Weekend Special, N°1001

1. The gray lady will sing. The New York Times has now featured two West African marriages in its Sunday “Vows” section in a matter of weeks. The first is of a Nigerian wedding (ceremonies in Abuja and Virginia). It’s a union of a very well connected lawyer and an investment banker that makes for, shall

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Global Genre Accumulation

Around the start of Occupy Wall Street, an international DJ called Samim tweeted, “Did you know that the richest 1% of DJ´s control over 80% of the industry´s wealth and over 70% the media coverage?#occupyDJs”. Perhaps it...

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

‘Where was Mandela between 1964 and 1990?’

The American (celebrity) writer Kitty Kelley’ on writing an “unauthorized biography” of Nelson Mandela:

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Vanity Fair’s World Cup Cover Story

Blog post on the magazine’s June cover story (written predictably by a Brit) including the Annie Leibovitz cover photograph for which some of the world’s recognizable players wore nothing else but their underwear. Via Austin Merril