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CHASSÉRIAU, ThéodoreSappho Leaping into the Sea from the Leucadian Promontoryc

<b>CHASSÉRIAU, Théodore</b><br>Sappho Leaping into the Sea from the Leucadian Promontory<br>c. 1840<br>Watercolour over graphite, 370 x 228 mm<br>Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Economist's View

Who's blocking this astonishingly effective tool to fight meth labs?

State troopers clean up a meth lab found on school board property about a block from a London, Kentucky elementary school.Photos by Stacy Kranitz. …

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Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago

• Author: Ben Austen. Ben Austen Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 09.17.13. 09.17.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Just about any</b> teenager in Chicago …

The Great Japanese Gang Wars

The season for pineapples (yakuza slang for hand grenades) may finally be over. Jake Adelstein and Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky on the bloody, seven-year …

Say Hello to Rick Ross

1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L. A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.<p><i>Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue</i><p><b>The real Rick Ross is not a rapper.</b> …

The Yakuza Lobby

TOKYO — Japan’s leaders are going on trial this month — in the court of public opinion, though some of them may be concerned about facing the more …

The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

Middle East

Chinua Achebe Didn’t Die

Chinua Achebe in New York in 2008. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP<p>The man dies in him who keeps quiet in the face of injustice<p>The line above is from Wole …

Abu Qatada: Theresa May loses latest attempt to deport Islamist cleric

The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her latest legal attempt to deport the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada back to Jordan.<p>The three appeal …