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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country. The United Nations estimates that between 80,000 and 100,000 people lost their lives in the conflict — all on an island just slightly larger than West Virginia.<p>Ethnic tensions between two main ethnic groups in …

I Am China by Xiaolu Guo review – exile and uncertainty

Isabel Hilton on Chinese politics and culture across three continents<p>In 2010, the Chinese writer Liao Yiwu wrote an open letter to Angela Merkel, to express his deep disappointment that the Chinese authorities had prevented him from travelling to Germany to take part in a programme of literary …

11 Texan Phrases The Rest Of The Country Should Adopt

Three of the four fastest-growing cities in the U.S. are deep in the heart of Texas, and for good reason: The cuisine's diverse, the weather's warm and delightfully moody, and the live music situation is pretty much ideal.<p>What's even more appealing than the hill country's idyllic swimming holes, …

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Whether you're on vacation or need a vacation from your vacation, you'll be swept away by these extraordinary new releases, ranging from hilarious to …

Top 10 books about Indian families

Let's face it: the Indian family is irresistible to readers. Will the grandmother reveal the secret about mad Uncle Arun? Will Preeti go through with the arranged marriage? And what are they going to cook next and where can we get some?<p>But I'm less interested in the sequins and spices than the …

Getting Away With Murder

<b>The</b> 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto is one of the great unsolved crimes of recent times; but unsolved crimes are not unusual in Pakistan. Bhutto’s …

Pakistan

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …