Thursday 23 May 2013

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The International Crisis Group with a detailed report on Drones: Myths and Reality In Pakistan and recommendations to the Federal Government of Pakistan and the U.S. Government.

The Atlantic on why pharmaceutical companies and rich nations oppose a new paradigm that would tackle developing medicine against so-called "neglected diseases".

Wired with an article about a woman who started a café and hosted Pakistan's first hackathon, an event in which participants focused "on solutions to civic problems in Pakistan ahead of last Saturday's national election".

The New Yorker on Europe and the effects of austerity politics and why "a policy prescription that was discredited in the nineteen-twenties and thirties" just won't go away, and on Venezuela after the elections.

This particular food safety disaster in China is more difficult to tackle than previous ones:  "Half of the Rice in Guangzhou Is Polluted", and the list of reasons is long.

Pop Culture: 

Sarah Polley (Away from Her) directed a very personal documentary called Stories We Tell about her relationship with her father and learning about her mother.

The New York Times with a glimpse of the NYU's riot grrrl collection (a new book with "selected zines, posters, flyers, journals and letters" will be published next month by The Feminist Press - here's an essay by Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre)

Claire Denis' new film Bastards premiered (not in the competition) in Cannes this week, Little White Lies calls it an "intoxicating and sensual work, enveloping its black heart inside a puzzle-box narrative conceit that merrily wrong-foots until the shocking final frames".

Laura Marling's fourth record Once I Was an Eagle will be released on May 27, here's the first single titled Master Hunter.

XLR8R with a discussion of "The Limited Vinyl Craze" (with regards to DJ culture).

This is a rather beautiful cover/mashup/remix of Portishead and Frank Ocean titled Swim Good.

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