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Friday, November 23, 2012

Egyptians Protest Over Presidential Power Grab

Protests have erupted across Egypt and the offices of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party have been burned.

This is in response to President Morsi giving himself sweeping new powers, worrying many pro-democracy advocates in Egypt.

Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency, tweeted that Morsi had declared himself the “new pharaoh.” He said the power shift is “A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences.”

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April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.