thursday reading list

“My government is listening to the voices calling for change.”

~ Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff

While there have been plenty of scholars and politicians condemning NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Laura Frost and George Orwell argue that he is keeping Big Brother from having the final word. Michael Moynihan of Newsweek plays the other side.

Behind our Black President are more African-Americans on probation, parole, or in jail than there were slaves in 1850. Obama’s former spritiual advisor, Joshua Dubois, searches for the progress we tout.

After understanding the popular protests in Brazil’s cities, it is time to figure out the injustices truly behind them.

If you hate your job, it might be time to initiate employment with the Taliban.

Grocery store magazine racks have a history of reflecting the American life. What do today’s Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal say about modern America?

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friday reading list

“Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.”

~ Jerry Garcia

In case you didn’t have time to watch Obama’s hour-long speech (video) on the changing War on Terror, best to check out the NYTimes’ coverage of the main points and the Code Pink interruption (video).

According to Russia, Assad has agreed to take part in peace talks with rebels and Russia may withdraw support for the human rights abuse addict.

Sure, it may give us real news in a refreshingly “treats us like adults” way, but isn’t Al Jazeera just the Qatari government trying to get our guard down?

Despite a nuclear threat from a psychotic child savior to its north, South Korea has taken the time to create the world’s most rigorous carbon market. What’s our excuse?

Feeling blue? Treat yourself to some found poetry from the Google search box.

tuesday reading list

 

“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”

Fran Lebowitz

As social scientists have long-predicted, poverty is swinging back towards the suburbs.

As the president is so hopelessly mired in ridiculous scandals, we must ask ourselves, “Could Obama handle a real scandal?”

As the perpetually-unstable Lebanon attempts to separate itself from the civil war in Syria, Hezbollah has waded up to its neck in the violence.

Among the chronicles of the 1950s, only Gary Winogrand’s photos have captured the insanity of avant garde parties without the censorship of memory.

You’re not naughty anymore. As kink hits the mainstream, researchers apply canonical psychologists and philosophers to learn more.

following the bloodbath of the syrian civil war

We have become so accustomed to watching genocides unfold before our eyes that sometimes we forget, or find ourselves unable, to take notice. This post is to help those people who just need a little help in following the carnage so that, insha’Allah, we never have to see death on this scale again. The odds are against us.

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