Mark Kipkurui Langat

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The year we start to talk about “the business side”

“As an industry, we have done very little to identify, pipeline, and train the publishing talent that will be responsible for securing the financial future of news.”<p>Year-end packages like this are places for optimism, but I’m going to make a sad and gloomy prediction. In 2016, despite all of the …

Entrepreneurship

Flowers in Their Hair

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to check out the trams at the airport. They’re done up in psychedelic colors. And over by the gates you can …

Christianity Does Not Justify Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’

Following President Trump’s initial threats of “fire and fury” toward North Korea on Aug. 8, Robert Jeffress, the evangelical pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, and a presidential adviser, released a statement claiming that God had given the president authority to “take out” North Korean …

Journalism 2017: The content dilemma

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p><i>Above: There will probably never again be a medium with the implied authority of stacked and locked lead type stamping ink on</i> …

Longdenville, Haiti and the banker’s son: How FIFA’s Garcia report shatters the Jack Warner myth

FIFA’s investigative report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids—won by Russia and Qatar respectively—has shed new light into the machinations of …

A Penis on Every Page: The Rise and Fall of Playgirl

It was supposed to be a raunchy, revolutionary magazine for women. It didn't exactly turn out that way.<p>Douglas Lambert wanted to give <i>Playboy</i> a run for its money. It was 1971, and Hugh Hefner's magazine had created a new mainstream market for soft-core porn. Lambert, a nightclub owner in Garden …

Maya Angelou
Journalism

The painter with a magic eye

Fahrelnissa Zeid made startlingly original abstract paintings – so why has it taken so long for her talent to be recognised?<p>Fahrelnissa Zeid was a …

Snapshot: 2017 update of Internet speeds and pricing across the Caribbean

A 2017 update of fixed Internet broadband speeds and pricing across the Caribbean. Finally! We are continuing our efforts...

Telecoms

Sami Tamimi

The other half of the Ottolenghi food phenomenon hails from Palestine and lives in London. Here he imagines a day of serious eating, starting with …

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

Features

Cartels

How America Lost the War on Drugs

After thirty-five years and $500 billion, drugs are as cheap and plentiful as ever. An anatomy of a failure<p>1. After Pablo<p>On the day of his death, …

Dennis Hastert
Venezuela

BBC Radio 5 live - 5 live's Football Daily, 'Leicester must think they can win the Champions League'

How far can Leicester City go in the Champions League, why are English sides struggling in Europe, Jose Mourinho on inheriting a 'sad club', plus previews of the weekend games.

Soccer

Property Matters – The Affordability Hoax

“AFFORDABILITY IS THE MAIN PILLAR OF THE HOUSING POLICY SINCE 2002” —Key quote from HDC’s Home Ownership webpage “…Housing Minister Randall Mitchell …

Housing

White Evangelicals Voting for Trump Represents 'A Crisis in The Church,' Jim Wallis Says

Exit polls showing that 81 percent of evangelical voters and a majority of white Christians voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election …

Comparing Barbados with Greece

Added by Barbados Today on January 25, 2017.<br>Saved under Column<p>There’s apparent consensus on one aspect of Barbados’ economy: it’s in crisis. Stunted …

Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?

In 1983, I was studying abroad in Nice, France, and while other exchange students were flitting from city to city, checking off items on their bucket lists, I craved only one European cultural experience:<p>I wanted to meet James Baldwin, the mandarin prophet and former boy preacher; the …

How to Become a ‘Superager’

Think about the people in your life who are 65 or older. Some of them are experiencing the usual mental difficulties of old age, like forgetfulness or a dwindling attention span. Yet others somehow manage to remain mentally sharp. My father-in-law, a retired doctor, is 83 and he still edits books …

The Brain

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

The Brutal Dreams That Came True

Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World<p>by Christopher Beanland<p>London: Frances Lincoln, 192 pp., $30.00<p>Brutalism Resurgent<p>edited by …

Architecture

A flashback to Naipaul's 'picaroon society'

1306038046505op3<p>(BI) Feedloader User<p>Before we knew better or different, some teenagers in the early 1960s were conditioned to accept VS Naipaul as a …

The new nationalism

WHEN Donald Trump vowed to “Make America Great Again!” he was echoing the campaign of Ronald Reagan in 1980. Back then voters sought renewal after …

Political Science

The arrival of Ted Chiang

He has a stellar reputation among sci-fi fans. Now that one of Chiang’s stories has been turned into a film, this self-effacing writer could earn a …

What Happens When a Skeptical Science Writer Meets a Cult Leader

<i>I just watched a remarkable short documentary, “How Well-Meaning People End Up in a Cult.” Produced by</i> The Atlantic<i>, the film tells the story of the</i> …

Spirituality

Patrick Manning: For T&T and as Caribbean man

Patrick Manning rose to prominence in Trinidad and Tobago’s politics at a time when the Caribbean region had reached a crossroads.<p>The responsibility …

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Invention of Photography

<b>READING LIST:</b><p>Quentin Bajac, <i>The Invention of Photography: The First Fifty Years</i> (Thames and Hudson, 2002)<p>Gordon Baldwin and Martin Jürgens, <i>Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms</i> (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009)<p>Geoffrey Batchen, <i>Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography</i> (MIT Press, …

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