Wednesday 20 March 2013

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The New York Review of Books on the effects of foreign aid in Ethiopia, and the fact that the Ethiopian government is removing people from rural areas. 

The New Yorker on the Syrian civil war, two years in. 

Foreign Affairs on the situation in Iraq, ten years after the beginning of the war. 

Apart from his homophobia and conservatism, the new pope is also facing questions about his role in the Argentinian junta. 

This doesn't really fit in anywhere but this essay by Russell Brand on his struggle with addiction is incredible and haunting. 

Pop Culture: 

PopMatters reviews the first three records by The Thermals. 

The Sundance Channel started airing Top of the Lake, a crime series by Jane Campion, tonight. It stars Elisabeth Moss (The West Wing, Mad Men) and is set in New Zealand. The first episode was really good (and yes, comparing it to Forbrydelsen isn't entirely ridiculous).

Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. died on Saturday.

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