Thursday, April 12th
Zimmerman's trial could be as divisive as OJ Simpson's "George Zimmerman is behind bars. Six weeks after he shot Trayvon Martin, the state of Florida has been pressured, from above and below, to at least contemplate the notion that a man who killed an unarmed child might have a case to answer."
France's quiet man "François Hollande enters quietly from stage left as if he were a headmaster about to take morning assembly. Mr Hollande, who may be president of France in a month, likes to do everything quietly. He even manages to shout quietly."
The Camorra never sleeps "For years before they caught him, the Italian police had no idea that Paolo Di Lauro was one of Naples's most powerful crime bosses, running a drug and counterfeit-goods empire - and responsible for a peace his turf had rarely known. Now authorities may long for the days when he was in charge."
New view of depression "Scientists are increasingly finding that depression and other psychological disorders can be as much diseases of the body as of the mind... The same changes to chromosomes that happen as people age can also be found in people experiencing major stress and depression."
Instant nostalgia "Much has been made of the connection between Instagram and the generalized hipster sensibility, which places a premium value on the old, the artisanal, and the idiosyncratic. But Instagram taps a fetishization of the past that is more universal." (Includes image gallery)
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