Is capitalism destroying our planet? "World leaders decided in Copenhagen that global warming should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. Achieving that target, though, would take nothing less than a miracle."
American deserter "There is one place in the world where AWOL US soldiers who lost faith in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – long before their countrymen did – are most at risk right now. It’s Canada."
Home truths "Tom didn’t hit Lucy again for three years. The next time he did, she left." (Jess Hill)
Genderalisations "It involves the implication that editors at literary magazines aren’t fully aware of the question of gender disparity. In fact, not only are they aware, they are themselves invested in a closure of the gender gap and all the opportunities for sourcing the best writing that this might afford."
Where Rimbaud found peace in Ethiopia "In December of 1880, the mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud entered the ancient walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, a journey that had involved crossing the Gulf of Aden in a wooden dhow and 20 days on horseback through the Somali Desert."
Get under the hood "Our laptops are sleek and polished. Our operating systems are fluid and intuitive. Computing is easy and that’s a problem."
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