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Five Magic Words

Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is the work of photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His work chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/publication/a-darkness-visible-afghanistan Afghanistan and Lebanon are both volatile places, survivors of long civil wars […]

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iEducation?

iEducation?

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player In this recent story for ABC News, the newscaster, a parent, demonstrates how her toddlers appear to learn words and counting via an iPad app but then show no ability to replicate their knowledge when confronted with old-fashioned flashcards. An NYT article I’d linked to earlier on the blog, reported […]

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Russell Peters in Beirut

Footnotes: 1. Arabic endearment ‘Habibi’ (?????) is as likely to mean “dude” as its literal sense of “my love.” 2. For more on BO18, read this excerpt from my book, a profile of architect Bernard Khoury

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Links 5 – 16 October

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Dec. 2000 GQ profile of Hank Williams III via Send Me a Story Atul Gawande in the New Yorker on how coaching has helped him reach a new personal best MERIP’s Maroz Tadros with an important report from the front lines of Egypt’s Bloody Sunday Translated Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany on bigotry (original […]

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