Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fighting for identity   


The Economist: In her parents’ bare brick-built shack in southern Beijing, Li Xue sifts through piles of court verdicts, petitions and other papers that record her family’s struggle for most of the 20 years of her life to secure a … Continue reading →

The fall of the house of Tsarnaev   


The Boston Globe: Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him. Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the … Continue reading →

Friday, December 27, 2013

“Guaranteed” Christmas Deliveries Delayed   


Mary Schlangenstein, Leslie Patton, and Alex Barinka, reporting for Bloomberg: Chains from Kohl’s (KSS) Corp. to Inc. (AMZN) to Inc. (FLWS) offered gift cards and refunds after angry shoppers took to social media to vent their frustrations at … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The man behind the poppies   


Linda Sutherland, writing for McGill News: Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss? The answer lies … Continue reading →

Saturday, October 26, 2013

World Safer Than Ever   


Jesse Washington, writing for the Associated Press, as published by The Huffington Post: It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place – that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades … Continue reading →