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How China took control of Ecuador’s oil

China’s aggressive quest for foreign oil has reached a new milestone, according to records reviewed by Reuters: near monopoly control of crude …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Google Fights the Censors

Starting today, an Internet user in an oppressive country can swap online identities with someone in the West. Josh Rogin reports.<p>For years, Google …

Watch These Puppets Rap About Bike Safety

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Camera cops: digital spying in Rio's most dangerous slums

A Google-supported app promises to combat police brutality in Brazil's favelas, but major questions remain unanswered<p>It's a Wednesday afternoon and armed policemen are strolling the streets of your neighborhood. Their bulking bulletproof vests and blue berets cut figures that are impossible to …

Six Brilliant Illustrations of Chinese and Western Cultural Differences

The Chinese-born German artist Yang Lin explores how her two cultures part ways in a series of clever images.<p>A Westerner who first moves to China—a country that developed in isolation for much of its history—faces two major challenges. The first is understanding the Chinese language, often regarded …

The Subversive World of Chinese Bathroom Graffiti

Scrawled dispatches on toilet stall walls show a taste for commerce, humor, and sometimes dissent.<p>Having discovered a politically-tinged echo of the above in Qujing’s wall of grievances, I began my research, wondering if I would find enough similar examples to establish a pattern, or even a …

The Most Dangerous City in the World Is Not Where You Think It Is

There's a war brewing in Central America.<p>Orlan Chavez was a quiet but efficient civil servant, a prosecutor known for successfully investigating money-laundering schemes run by Honduran politicians. In April, he was killed for doing his job, shot seven times by unknown attackers as he made his way …

Cocktails By the Decade: A Drink for Every Era

If a Church Can Block a Bike Lane, Why Can't a Strip Club?

The M Street cycletrack is under siege. Last week, I wrote about an M Street church's successful effort to scrap a block of the planned protected …

Why it may not matter that Yahoo has more visitors than Google

Yahoo’s homepage drew more visitors than Google in July, says comScore. This could be a sign that Yahoo is winning over new users. But it’s more likely a sign that Yahoo is losing the larger battle for where users are going next: mobile. That’s because the much-ballyhooed numbers from comScore only …

Digital Advertising

Is This the Dawn of the New Golden Age of World Soccer?

The game has seen great players come and go—but usually one or two at a time. Rarely have so many top talents, including Brazil's hottest newcomer, achieved so much at once.<p>AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Moises-Castillo, Karel-Navarro.<p>Until recently, the list of association football's greatest players …

The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

When a band called The National made its debut more than a decade ago, it was considered an underdog in a busy independent music scene. The lead singer's melancholy baritone and the lush instrumentation didn't always fit the irony-laden swagger of the aughts. The National has endured, and these …

The Rape 'Joke' at Microsoft's E3 Reveal Is a Bigger Deal Than Another Bad 'Joke'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Perhaps more than any segment of the technology industry, gamer culture has had its fair share of …

808 Cities, 2,503 Shows, and 1,007,416 Miles: The Staggering Geography of Bob Dylan's 'Never Ending Tour'

5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Snowden and the Right

Edward Snowden’s actions will ultimately tear apart the GOP, says Michael Tomasky.<p>Here’s something I’ll certainly be keeping one eye fixed on as the …

Why Conservatives Should Love Bike-Share

New York's new Citi Bike system embodies the privatized, self-reliant ideals they espouse.<p>New York City’s bike-sharing system, Citi Bike, is only two …

How to Keep the NSA at Bay: The Tricks From Privacy Experts

Do government surveillance disclosures have you fearing Uncle Sam’s reach? Winston Ross looks at PGPs, secret phone apps, and burners like on The …

23 Great Bars With Outdoor Happy Hours

With scorchers on the horizon, it’s time for the great sip and sweat session that<br>is summer in Washington. We mined the watering holes on our Great …

Latin American Fiction reviewed by Sam Carter

Defiance of a tradition easily evolves into one of its own. In Latin America, the famed Boom generation, which in the early ’60s catapulted the …

Literature

Watch De La Soul perform with The Roots on Fallon

The De La Soul reunion tour hit <i>Late Night With Jimmy Fallon</i> on Friday night. Though the group dropped a brand new song just last month, they opted to …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Graphic Design

Netflix Still Eats a Third of the Web Every Night; Amazon, HBO and Hulu Trail Behind

For the last three years, Netflix has accounted for a third of the Internet traffic zipping into North American homes every night.<p>But Web video …

Televisions

France and Germany: A tale of two countries drifting apart

<b>A political, economic and demographic divide has opened up between France and Germany. And, if that were not trouble enough, a new Pew Research Center survey suggests that these two countries, which have for decades been the driving force behind European integration, increasingly see the world</b> …

Europe