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It’s A Beautiful Day…

The Iraq war just passed the four-year mark with no sign of ending anytime soon, young British Islamists are up in court denying that they tried to murder fellow British...
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Everybody’s Older Nowadays

I had to find my older son at school for something today. He acted like he’d been visited by the plague. Are all 11-year olds embarrassed to be seen with...
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Beckham’s Coming Home

A lot of ink has already been spilled about David Beckham Coming To America, joining the Los Angeles Galaxy from Real Madrid at the end of this season. From my...
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European Report #5: Comedy Calls

It’s not often I spend a late Friday night indoors by the TV, especially in the UK. But such was the case in Beverley, when we found ourselves home from...
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The Idiot’s Guide To The Intellectual’s World Cup

“There’s a lot of support for England, as you might imagine – Anglophilia being a big factor in intellectual circles.” So explained Bryan Curtis of Slate.com on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer...
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The View From The Colonies

On NPR’s All Songs Considered of June 10, critic Tom Moon was asked his highlights of the year so far. He answered this way: “I made a list of all...
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Whose Regeneration?

A busy intersection on the formerly unfashionable side of a major global city river languishes, un(der)developed, until it becomes an eyesore, a blight on the city’s reputation as a world...
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Happiness Is Never Having To say You’re sorry…

One more on the Anglo-American tip, and this one only took me a week to get around to. Last week’s Village Voice included an essay by James Westcott entitled Against...
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