Review: Feb. 21, 2016

{Items old and new that caught my attention in the previous week}

News in ‘murican

Talking Immigration, South of the Border The Atlantic | February 19, 2016
South of the Border is a massive tourist trap along the S.-N. Carolina border, and a reporter interviewing people about U.S. immigration policy at a kitschy ‘Mexican’ tourist trap in South Carolina before its primary

AA Milne and the curse of Pooh bear BBC | January 28, 2016
If you have designs on becoming a well-regarded ‘serious’ writer, don’t create a beloved children’s book character.

The Curious Decline of Paul Mooney Vulture | February 2, 2016
The life story of Paul Mooney, a comedian

ISIS, but Buddhist The Atlantic | February 2, 2016
A Russian baron founded a Buddhist splinter state characterized by nightmarish violence in 1920s Mongolia – didn’t expect those adjectives and nouns strung together, huh?

Is an Anti-Abortion Activist With a Camera a Journalist? Slate | February 2, 2016

The Romance of Birthright Israel The Nation | July 4-11, 2011

Ultra-orthodox Jews are using WhatsApp to defy their rabbis’ internet ban The Verge | October 27, 2015

Leral Pathways to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Section 115 of the Clean Air Act Institute for Policy Integrity | January 2016

33 Soviet Propaganda Posters of the Space Age Visual News | October 6, 2014

Separation of Catholics and state: Mexico’s divisive religious history The Guardian | February 12, 2016

Rush-ing around The Economist | February 13, 2016

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money Medium | October 7, 2014

155-year old mouse trap claims its latest victim University of Reading | February 3, 2016

The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood Bloomberg Business | February 16, 2016

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind Bloomberg Business | June 26, 2015

Monopoly Ultimate Banking Eliminates Cash With a Tiny ATM That Scans Property Cards Gizmodo | February 15, 2016

Robert Caro Wonders What New York Is Going To Become Gothamist | February 17, 2016

A Country Breaking Down The New York Review of Books | February 25, 2016

Anatomy of a Food-Obsessed Millenial Bon Appetit | February 2016

How the $100 Million ‘NYPD Blue’ Creator Gambled Away His Fortune The Hollywood Reporter | February 17, 2016

America’s Deadly Gun Addiction, By the Numbers Wired | February 21, 2016

News in Not-‘murican

Бывший губернатор Сахалина Александр Хорошавин на приёме у Путина YouTube | April 26, 2015 {Russian}
Part of a cartoon series produced by Russian media wherein a silent Vladimir Putin kills those accused of ‘corruption’.

Fråga bibliotekarien: Jag hinner nog plöja 8000 böcker innan jag dör Dagens Nyheter | January 22, 2016 {Swedish}

Esplora il significato del termine: Addio al papà della moka Muore a 93 anni Renato BialettiAddio al papà della moka Muore a 93 anni Renato Bialetti Il Corriere della Sera | February 11, 2016 {Italian}

Comment l’ultra-réac Ted Cruz hypnotise les Américains Les Inrockuptibles | February 10, 2016 {French}

Libye : sur la piste des milliards du clan Kadhafi Jeune Afrique | February 17, 2016 {French}

‘Waarom zeggen jullie niets?’ De Groene Amsterdammer | December 16, 2015 {Dutch}

#SiLesNoirsParlaientCommeLesBlancs : un hashtag drôle (et bien senti) se moque des clichés racistes Jeune Afrique | February 17, 2016 {French}

Powerful ripples of crazy: The Republican race farce Maclean’s | February 18, 2016 {Canadian}
When the subtitle of an article is ‘One of the world’s most successful parties goes Dumpster diving for a leader’ you know these hoosiers are taking the gloves off.

 

 

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