Tag Archives: Ry Cooder

running the blocks of my neighborhood

The scale of Shanghai is both immense and very manageable. It is very hip to these days to explore one’s immediate neighborhood, walking the block, as Alexandra Horowitz does so eloquently in On Looking.

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revolution on ice re-blogged and mindmapped

The piece below by Elliott Colla appeared on Jadalliya. Although that site is on my resources list I had missed it but Foreign Policy‘s Democracy lab channel pointed me to it. This long and winding article is probably too much for most … Continue reading

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watching Cairo

Let me limit myself to my immediate environment, rather than Egypt. I’ve been very quiet for many weeks now. Left the country a week before the 30 June anti-Morsi protests, and only returned to Cairo the day two squares were … Continue reading

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visualizing corruption

The recent  release by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists  of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts, that expose hidden dealings of politicians, con men and the mega-rich the world over connects so many of my fancies that I cannot let … Continue reading

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