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rosy-cole's picture
Sep.20.2009
Leicester Museum (where I spent many student hours) - formerly the Proprietory School built by architect Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame in 1837, the year of Queen Victoria's Coronation. Excerpt from A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS. This is the story of one community's struggle to bring New Jerusalem...
mark-biskeborn's picture
Sep.19.2009
If you like the U.S. right wing and want to see its ruling philosophy in action in its purest form, look no further than the cruel, failing state of Mexico. The Republican-style, conservative government in Mexico has always favored the wealthy ruling elite, with no real policies to improve its...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.14.2009
Where are the bats? The darkness? Why are these two cave-dwelling examples more about urban chic than an honest attempt at starkness? Daniel Suelo has been described as a “48-year-old hermit from Utah”. Eight years ago he decided to stop using money. For the past three years he has been living in a...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.01.2009
Long before the economic recession, a commercial sex worker had told me, “Sister, we get food and shelter here, but isn't money important too?" She had been ‘saved’ and was in a remote village but she had got accustomed to the power of money. The concept of prostitution – an extreme form of...
kyi-kaung's picture
Aug.20.2009
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1911633,00.html An amazing book, especially the first one. The voice never lags, and goes on briskly in its honest and vivid manner. I think Angela's Ashes and Tis were originally one long autobiographical novel, and then were cut masterfully in half....
clinton-fein's picture
Aug.14.2009
I grew up less than a mile from what is now regarded as an "informal settlement" -- Alexandra Township. The striking difference between the lavish homes surrounded by high electrified walls remain in stark contrast to the poverty in Alex. The ANC has got to do something about Alexandra...
colyns-agboju's picture
Aug.06.2009
Today as I write this piece, I don't have any cash in my pocket, my clothes and shoes are really old and already crying for freedom yet I don't have enough cash to replace them. As I sit here with my pen in my hands, I've not eaten anything yet and it's already 3pm. Guess it's called compulsory...
rosy-cole's picture
May.24.2009
That day, she fretted long about the lot of women. It could not be denied that the ancient droît de seigneur of feudal times still operated beneath a veneer of good manners. A man need not spare a moment’s hesitation for his arrogance in assuming that any woman he chose was there for the taking....
brenda-youngerman's picture
Apr.15.2009
Are pirates attacking ships another form of terrorism - I fear the answer is yes. Is it appropriate for the President of the United States of America to get involved in resolving the issues of piracy. Hmmmmm, let's see, is there a place in the constitution that specifies what to do with pirates?...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Mar.26.2009
Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President...