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* Smaller Than Life
B.R. Myers | Atlantic | 15 September 2010
Intelligent, hostile review of Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom". School of
Don DeLillo. Boring novel of minor characters. Ragbag of social trends
stuffed into convenient modern setting
* Romanies' Long Road
Anonymous | Economist | 16 September 2010
Excellent refutation of European prejudice against gypsies. In America,
they can thrive like any other immigrants. Their problem in Europe is
exclusion, especially from education
* Judge, 103, Wants No Lengthy Trials
A.G. Sulzberger | NYT | 16 September 2010
US courts rely heavily on older, semi-retired judges. Profile of Judge
Wesley Brown, soon to be America's oldest-ever judge. Fragile, alert.
“At this age, I’m not even buying green bananas”
* City Of Death
Rory Carroll | Guardian | 16 September 2010
Another terrifying report on Mexico's drug wars. This time from northern
city of Torreon, where prison director freed gang members overnight to
massacre guests at wedding party
* Topic: God And The Vatican
Essays and interviews on the economics of sainthood, the pope and
globalisation, child abuse, and... Continue reading...
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