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The Global Cafe

Aug 14 '11
THE OTHER WHITE MEAT. Lion tastes like pork, costs $60 a pound and may be supplied by a shadowy underground network. Behind the growing U.S. trade in lion meat.

THE OTHER WHITE MEAT. Lion tastes like pork, costs $60 a pound and may be supplied by a shadowy underground network. Behind the growing U.S. trade in lion meat.

May 19 '11
May 18 '11
"We say it is higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey, and so on."
Pakistan’s ambassador to Beijing describes the robust friendship between the two countries. Many suspect China has asked Pakistan for the remains of the American stealth helicopter abandoned during the bin Laden raid. (via theeconomist)
May 17 '11
newsflick:

Cape Town, South Africa: South Africans build a burning barricade during riots over housing. (Nic Bothma)

newsflick:

Cape Town, South Africa: South Africans build a burning barricade during riots over housing. (Nic Bothma)

May 5 '11
"Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East."

Columbia School of Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann.

Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera’s English service will be awarded the highest honor of New York’s Columbia School of Journalism for its coverage of unrest in the Middle East, the university said on Wednesday.

The Columbia Journalism Award honors “singular journalism in the public interest.” The Columbia School of Journalism is also home to the The Pulitzer Prize Board, which annually honors journalism, books, drama and poetry. (source)

May 2 '11
theeconomist:

Daily chart: average age at first marriage. Prince William, at 28, is somewhat younger then the average British groom. He marries a woman older than himself: something no future King of England has done since 1705.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: average age at first marriage. Prince William, at 28, is somewhat younger then the average British groom. He marries a woman older than himself: something no future King of England has done since 1705.

Apr 20 '11
Congrats to photojournalists Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti for winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. View their work from Haiti, where a 7.0 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 316,000 dead. PHOTOS: Haiti’s profound sorrow

Congrats to photojournalists Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti for winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. View their work from Haiti, where a 7.0 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 316,000 dead. PHOTOS: Haiti’s profound sorrow

Apr 14 '11
Apr 14 '11
"The more you learn about the real lives of real people, the less able you are to subscribe to self-serving and nationalistic myths that feed a racist culture."
Henry Louis Gates Jr. 
Apr 5 '11

Are Indian Engineering Grads Unprepared for Work? 

Many recent engineering grads in India say that after months of job hunting they are still unemployed and lack the skills necessary to join the workforce. Critics say corruption and low standards are to blame. Poh Si Teng reports from New Delhi.

Apr 4 '11
Sophia Loren.
“A house is like a person, you must be together for awhile to be comfortable,” Loren said about the villa she called her “first real home.”

The beautiful Sophia Loren at her Italian Villa

Sophia Loren.

“A house is like a person, you must be together for awhile to be comfortable,” Loren said about the villa she called her “first real home.”

The beautiful Sophia Loren at her Italian Villa

Apr 4 '11

5 minutes of Syria.

With protests and conflict being reported in Syria, we thought it would be a great time to display a few different sides of the country that you may not see in the current media reporting. We originally posted this video a while back, but thought it was the right time to feature it again. Enjoy.

 

Tags: GlobalSyria

Tags: global syria
Apr 1 '11
Not much to really say here. Dope. Fresh. Fly. Period.

Not much to really say here. Dope. Fresh. Fly. Period.

Apr 1 '11

Film Weekly live podcast: Jim Loach’s Oranges and Sunshine

guardian:

Presented by Simon Hattenstone and produced by Jason Phipps

This week we come live from the Barbican in London, where director Jim Loach discusses his debut, Oranges and Sunshine

5 notes (via guardian) Tags: film
Mar 28 '11
Clan Denny Scotch Whisky.

Clan Denny Scotch Whisky.

5 notes (via thebaffled) Tags: whisky