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V.21 No.49 |

News

The Daily Word in Cat Power, Bieber fever and love letters

The Daily Word

Stop whining.

Kids with Cat Power.

Police say guys from N.M. were planning to kill Justin Bieber.

Have you seen this man?

Dispatches from the Congo, where rebel fighters are terrorizing civilians.

"While Euphorbia pulcherrima is not something you want to be munching on, it’s certainly not a killer."

Mick Jagger's pricey love letters.

The Pope tweets.

“Sometimes I still can’t believe myself it could happen in America.”

Analog photo manipulation.

Shel Silverstein reads The [animated] Giving Tree.

RIP, Ravi Shankar.

V.21 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word in bombings, shootings and food

The Daily Word

Tel-Aviv bus bombing.

What might the conflict in Gaza have to do with Iran?

The Fourth Street mall is not a "thriving urban environment."

Uganda's parliament has placed a terrifying "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" on today's agenda.

Hector Camacho was shot in Puerto Rico.

The White House turns down requests to release photographs taken the night of attacks in Benghazi.

A DEA agent says he was told not to go after drug perps in white neighborhoods.

The future of a mainstreamed UFC.

Main course or BFF?

"All Hail the Sweet Potato."

"All Hail Calculated Risk."

Bourbon marshmallows like whoa.

Brace yourself for the next (food-based) financial market bubble.

Grupo Bimbo wants to ease your Twinkie anxiety.

Hip-hop fatwa.

Happy birthday, René Magritte!

Russian government claims that a YouTube shutdown was the result of technical difficulties.

A rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo is threatening to overthrow the president.

Flaming Lips radio special this weekend.

V.21 No.28 |

News

The Daily Word in superstition, general strikes and goats that are stoked

The Daily Word

Does today trigger your paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Formal challenge lodged against Mexican presidential election results.

The state's lending authority may have faked its 2011 audit.

Martin Heinrich has a lead against Heather Wilson in recent polls.

Workers ratchet up protests in Spain.

What it feels like to survive an avalanche.

Irish "anarchy," i.e., religious riots.

Kofi Annan condemns Syria after new reports of atrocities.

Iran could have nukes within 2 years, says British intelligence agency chief.

U.S. funded ally in sub-Saharan Africa plays a part in destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Silvio Berlusconi, redux?

Here's your "Weird Renaissance Boob holder." You're welcome.

"I like surfing, so I figured the goats would like surfing."

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
“Bad guys don’t always wear black, lady.”

Film Review

Viva Riva!

Congolese gangster flick shot through with sex and violence

It’s not every day you see a film from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In fact, in all my years of sitting up, taking nourishment and watching a lot of movies, I’ve never stumbled across a Congolese film. Despite its seemingly exotic country of origin, however, Viva Riva! is hardly an unfamiliar product.

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