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Erica Alini The Economist’s special report on Iran proves that you can find compelling evidence to argue anything you want about the the Islamic Republic. Preeti Aroon EnglishRussia.com Russian Cathedral for All Religions, on the English Russia blog. In a dream, Jesus Christ appeared before a Russian architect and healer and told him to build ...

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Erica Alini

The Economist's special report on Iran proves that you can find compelling evidence to argue anything you want about the the Islamic Republic.

Preeti Aroon

Erica Alini

  • The Economist’s special report on Iran proves that you can find compelling evidence to argue anything you want about the the Islamic Republic.

Preeti Aroon

  • EnglishRussia.com

    Russian Cathedral for All Religions, on the English Russia blog. In a dream, Jesus Christ appeared before a Russian architect and healer and told him to build a cathedral to unify people of different religions. The result: a multicolored structure that seems to combine St. Basil’s Cathedral, Gaudí’s architectural style, and, well, Candyland.

Mike Boyer

  • Tonight on Dateline This Man Will Die, by Luke Dittrich in Esquire. In a small Texas town, Chris Hansen and Dateline’s “To Catch A Predator” dispense a little justice, Hollywood-style.

Christine Chen

  • At War, At Home, At Risk, by Ayub Nuri, New York Times Magazine, July 29, 2007.  A 28-year-old Iraqi journalist writes about how he became a “fixer” for Western news organizations—first helping to arrange interviews and translate, then reporting on his own, each time putting his life on the line to tell the stories of his war-torn country.

Blake Hounshell

  • Somebody Else. Have you ever wanted to disappear? Charles Nicholl reconstructs the lost years of Arthur Rimbaud, the  poetry prodigy who left France at the age of 25 to become a qat and weapons trader in Harar, Ethiopia.

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