Lisa Pauline Mattackal

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The state of conservative media

In the beginning, long ago, before the rise of talk radio, cable TV, and blogs, the liberal-leaning mainstream media was the only game in town. This …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems: 21st-Century Poetry Written in 1964

The collection broadcasts snark, exuberance, lonely earnestness, and minute-by-minute autobiography to a wide, vague audience—much like today's Twitter and Facebook feeds.<p>Some poets shape how we speak. Others use an idiom that, through some combination of chance and insight, anticipates changes in …

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't …

A Mississippi School Striving for Excellence

“I am so happy to be here. I have so many opportunities. I am so fortunate.”<p><i>Introduction</i>: Today the <i>New York Times</i> has a story by me about the reporting trip my husband and I have been taking to smaller communities across the country that have been coping with economic, political, or environmental …

Tracking Nigeria's Worsening Security in Real Time

For three years, a group of researchers has been cataloging incidents like the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok.<p>One month ago, as people around the world celebrated Holy Week and Passover, Nigeria suffered its "worst week for violence and carnage" since the country's 1967-70 civil war, according …

US police break up ring sharing indecent images of children

<b>Officials in the US have dismantled a huge international ring sharing indecent images of children - one of the largest such operations ever uncovered, American authorities say.</b><p>They say that 14 men running a secret, members-only website have been arrested.<p>About 250 children - mostly boys from the US …

Homeland Security

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Pete Seeger, Folk Singer and Activist

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers: The unknown history

One of the Dutch artist’s most famous works is actually part of a series of sunflower paintings. Alastair Sooke shows how these masterpieces came to be.<p>Sometimes a work of art is so dazzlingly famous that it can blind people to its original context and meaning. That surely is the case with Vincent …

Art

Burns’ To A Mouse: The poem we love but few understand

Robert Burns’ To A Mouse is a poem loved by many – but few really understand it. On the anniversary of his birth, Fiona Macdonald examines its appeal.<p>Scottish poet Liz Lochhead is not one to idolise Robert Burns the man. “If he were alive today, he would be what we call a sex pest,” she says of her …

Literature

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Xu Zhiyong sentenced to four years in prison

Chinese government jails Xu Zhiyong, a liberal legal scholar, for four years in crackdown on dissent<p>One of China's leading law scholars has been jailed for four years in a case that has deeply dismayed the country's liberals.<p>A statement from Beijing's No.1 Intermediate Court said Xu Zhiyong, 40, …

Sweetie and Terre des Hommes: Is paedophile sting a new form of vigilantism?

She has become the face of the new battle against online sexual predators. She is ten years old. She is from the Philippines. She is called Sweetie. …

'Sweetie' Sting Lures Thousands of Alleged Pedophiles

A "virtual" 10-year-old girl named "Sweetie" lured hundreds of alleged pedophiles -- including 254 Americans -- into offering money to have the girl …

China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics

Chinese authorities have cracked down on a gang that offered illegal sex determination services to women, a procedure that is often tied to sex-selective abortions, China's health ministry has said.<p>Authorities have arrested 10 people, according to the ministry. One of the gang's leaders, Wang …

Associated Press News

India reels from another horrific gang rape case in wave of sexual violence

A 20-year-old woman has been raped in public by as many as 12 men on the orders of tribal elders in a village in eastern India, according to local police.<p>The attack, in Birbhum district about 120 miles from Kolkata, was a punishment for an “unauthorised” relationship with a man from another village …

The U.S. Has a Social Mobility Problem, But Not the One You Think