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The Tall Tales of Cairo – NYTimes.com

CAIRO — Earlier this month, Egypt’s State Information Service (an official news and public relations agency) sent foreign journalists a letter complaining that “Egypt is feeling severe bitterness toward some Western media coverage that is biased to the Muslim Brotherhood” and urging “all media outlets to be accurate in their …

“Pym”: Negroes on ice – Fiction – Salon.com

A “blackademic” obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe mounts an expedition to Antarctica in this hilarious satire Pym,” by Mat Johnson is a blisteringly funny satire of contemporary American racial attitudes — which is quite an accomplishment when you consider that most of the novel is set in the wilds of …

Italy divided over its unified history – Telegraph

Thursday marks the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. But, as Nick Squires finds, patriotic fervour in many places is in decidedly short supply. With its onion-domed churches, German street signs and restaurants offering strudel, schnitzel and sauerkraut, South Tyrol is the least Italian part of Italy. Now, lingering resentment felt …

This Is Why You Always Pay Your Web Designer

The cattier corners of the web have been tittering over a certain chiropractor’s website gone awry, courtesy of a disgruntled and allegedly unpaid web designer. The designer in question, whose identity is currently (and fortunately for said designer) unknown, created a website for a chiropractic firm, Winona Chiropractic Center, and …