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Airline Magazine For Tough Travellers
Michael Phillips | WSJ | 19 August 2010
Fine, funny, account of Safi Airlines, Afghan start-up, and its in-flight
magazine in which you will find "an article on Kabul heroin addicts, photos
of bullet-pocked tourist sites. and ads for mine-resistant SUVs"
Who's Teaching L.A.'s Kids?
Jason Felch et al | LAT | 14 August 2010
Data shows quality of teacher determines pupil performance, more so than
quality of school. System should do much more to analyse, identify good
teaching—and promote it
A Cook's Ode to Burns and Cuts
Scarlett Lindeman | Atlantic | 18 August 2010
If you thought J.G. Ballard's "Crash" was a great book about cars, this a
fine short piece about cooking. And the many ways you can burn, slice and
skewer yourself while doing so
Liz Claiborne Hits Snag
Rachel Dodes | WSJ | 15 August 2010
Iconic clothes brand implodes. Eccentric chief executive infatuated with
high fashion. Targets younger customers. Loses money, loses customers. Next
up: change company name
Obama Declares Victory in Iraq, Sort Of
Onion | 18 August 2010
"There's a military triumph in there somewhere, I swear. You just have to
look at it from the right angles". Even by the Onion's exalted standards,
this is a wonderful piece of writing
Lee Smith | Tablet | 18 August 2010
Punchy article relating to Cordoba House affair that combines skewering of
Newt Gingrich with good backgrounder on much misunderstood term "sharia",
usually translated as Islamic law
After Stanley Kubrick
Jon Ronson | Guardian | 18 August 2010
Touching interview with Kubrick's widow, Christiane. Writer inspired by her
resilience in the face of family tragedy, and the way she continues to guard
her late husband's legacy
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