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Books: Philadelphia’s abandoned power plants

 02/28/2017 - 03:58
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New photobook Palazzos of Power explores the neoclassical grandeur of these artifacts of the early electric age

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:25am
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The book Palazzos of Power by Aaron V Wunsch and Joseph E B Elliott, compiles a series of black and white photos of the Philadelphia Electric Company: built as an enormous metropolitan power station at the turn of the 20th century, now is vacant and decaying. Palazzos of Power is published by Princeton Architectural Press. 
Richmond station’s turbine hall. Photo: Joseph Elliott.

El viaje de Juana

 02/22/2017 - 14:48
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La ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:43pm
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La  ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.  Foto: Juana Medina

Nothing But a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful by Daniel Levin – review

 02/22/2017 - 13:06
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Book Review: "Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful", by Daniel Levin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:23pm
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In "Nothing but a Circus", New York consultant Daniel Levin exposes his meetings with global movers and elitist powers, in order to -naively - discover that such people are often corrupt.

Políticos y poderosos: esos grandes tomadores de pelo

 02/22/2017 - 12:32
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Crítica de libro: "Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful", de Daniel Levin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:23pm
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En "Nothing but a Circus", el consultor Daniel Levin cuenta sus aventuras con los hombres más ricos y poderosos del mundo, y llega a una conclusión: solo miran para ellos. 

From Irish to Muslims: the History of U.S. Policies Against Poor Immigrants

 02/03/2017 - 02:42
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Hidetaka Hirota, author of the book Expelling the Poor, describes in The Atlantic the history of U.S. policies aimed at keeping poor immigrants out.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 2:22am
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Hidetaka Hirota, author of the book Expelling the Poor, describes the history of U.S. policies aimed at keeping poor immigrants out. Photo: An Afghan refugee about to start school in Athens, Greece. EFE/Orestis Panagiotou

So Long Solo

 11/27/2016 - 16:33
Cuban propaganda, 2014. Photo: WIKI COMMONS
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Fidel Castro outlasted 10 American presidents and managed to give the Caribbean island a leading role in world geopolitics. But how Did Fidel Castro Hold On to Cuba for So Long? It was thanks to a combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism, says Peter Kornbluh, co-author of the recent book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, which chronicles the countries’ history of discord and long path to normalized relations.

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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:21am
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Cuban propaganda, 2014. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Barbarian Days

 11/22/2016 - 15:29
World Surf League shows Frederico Morais of Portugal winning his Round Four heat to advance to the Quarter Finals of the Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on Tuesday November 18, 2016.  EFE/EPA/KELLY CESTARI / HO 
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William Finnegan, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Biography 2016, was born into an Irish Catholic family from New York and they moved to Hawaii when he was a kid. He remembers going to the church on Sunday and going to beach to surf afterwards. Since his early years, Finnegan has tried to combine his two life passions: surfing and journalism. He has covered the Apartheid, Balkan wars and Latin American Politics:  “Power tends to corrupt people and absolute power tends to corrupt in absolute terms. The less civilized people I have seen is the people who has power.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:17am
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World Surf League shows Frederico Morais of Portugal winning his Round Four heat to advance to the Quarter Finals of the Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on Tuesday November 18, 2016.  EFE/EPA/KELLY CESTARI / HO