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Neruda, Pinochet, and the Iron Lady

It’s curious, historically speaking, that Margaret Thatcher died on the same day that forensic specialists, in Chile, exhumed the remains of the late, great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The author of the epic “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair” and the winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize in …

The Day Coffee Stopped Working

“Just a little further,” the scientist thought, willing himself on. He had been running all night. When he reached the gates of the White House, he collapsed. A police officer came over to make him go away.<p>“Please!” the scientist said. “I need to speak to the President!” The look in his eyes made …

Jason Bateman Explains What's Different About 'Arrested Development' Season 4 On 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

Jason Bateman dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with some words of preparation for the new season of "Arrested Development." Based on what he said, calling it a season may not even be completely accurate. He explained that the episodes won't be anything like the first three seasons on Fox.<p>Instead, …

Margaret Thatcher death celebrations were puerile, says Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg has condemned a series of parties celebrating the death of Lady Thatcher as "puerile" and "childish", and not in keeping with the sombre …

North Korea Threatens War, and South Korea Wants Revenge

The threats from Pyongyang are the same as ever. But now South Korea is different. By Gordon G. Chang.<p>“This is a pattern of behavior we’ve seen out …

Why You Should Get More Than One Newspaper, Cont.

Personally, I never go wrong believing China Daily.<p>This is the kind of item I can post while finishing a print-magazine story. A friend in China sends this compare-and-contrast photo:<p>In case you can't read these, the headline on the left says "<b>Fast growth to continue, Xi says</b>." According to the one …

Welcome to the Next Generation of Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …

Oliver Stone meets Julian Assange and criticises new WikiLeaks films

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has attacked two forthcoming films about Julian Assange after revealing that he met the WikiLeaks founder at the …

The #1 Rule Of Karaoke

Seriously, don't be that guy.<p>Instagram by Lindsay Bernier at Planet Rose in Manhattan.

Zuckerberg group lines up pieces

SAN FRANCISCO — After weeks of anticipation and a shaky start, the new political advocacy group backed by Mark Zuckerberg launched Thursday with a list of top Silicon Valley CEOs and a notable team of strategists.<p>The group is called FWD.us, as in Forward U.S., and its initial push will be on the …

Egypt's president to host Twitter sessions to connect with his people

Egypt's president, Mohamed Morsi, has announced plans to host regular question-and-answer sessions on Twitter – the latest in a series of media-savvy …

Will North Korea Claim Victory And Stand Down?

As the world waits for what's expected to be another ballistic missile test by North Korea sometime in the next few days, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports there's reason to think that tensions on the Korean Peninsula might soon ease.<p>On <i>Morning Edition</i>, Frank passed along analysis from Daniel Pinkston, …