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It’s a Mad, Mad World

If you haven’t watched Sunday’s premiere, well, go do it already…and then come back and read: Rob Sheffield’s pitch-perfect commentary in Rolling Stone, sampled here: Many fans were horrified to see Don act like a starry-eyed sucker [last season], instead of the cool customer we need him to be. It turns out this guy believes […]

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Quotable: Sir Ken Robinson

. . . at TED and calling for a revolution in education: Many of our ideas have been formed not to meet the circumstances of this century but to cope with the circumstances of previous centuries…Our minds are still hypnotized by them and we have to disenthrall ourselves. Watch Robinson’s previous TED talk on how […]

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Can’t make time to read deeply about …

… the LRA ? (See previous post) Then check out these highlights from the ICG report on The Lord’s Resistance Army: End Game? On Joseph Kony’s influence: Kony, against whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant, now heads a causeless, but lethal and exceptionally resilient band of guerilla fighters. Its endurance […]

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Must Read: ICG on the LRA

Those of us wanting to learn more about the enduring threat the Lord’s Resistance Army poses to Central Africa can turn to International Crisis Group, a conflict-prevention non-profit with a history of proposing complex solutions to complex problems. Last November, ICG weighed the likelihood of an “end game” in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance […]

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More on Kony 2012…

Well, the video appears to have made a splash. More than 50 million people have watched it and a meaningful fraction of that group have taken some form of action to show their interest. I’m glad to see journalists doing their job, asking legitimate questions and encouraging skepticism, although I’m a little surprised by the […]

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Kony 2012

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. I just ordered the action kit. I’m messaging culture makers and policy makers. And I’ll be out on the streets the night of April 20. Please join in.

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Friday Fun: How About Them Apples?

“Absolutely this year“?! Not good enough, Epic Records CEO. Not epic at all. Totally inadequate in fact. Free Fiona’s fourth studio album now please! For those of us not lucky enough to see the little Apple in concert this month and presumably playing new music, there is plenty of old music to go around, some […]

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Must See: Pina

German choreographer Pina Bausch died just a couple of days before this film was to begin shooting. Wim Wenders, best known for the 1987 feature Wings of Desire, has nonetheless created an utterly mesmerizing 3D tribute to a genius of the body. Watch the trailer above or here.

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