UP All Night

The Special AKA, Nelson Mandela

Rest in Peace



Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets by Janet Reitman

How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year

The End of the World

From all the way back in 2003

via, doobybrain



Bill Clinton’s alleged doodles from the White House

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Works from the CIA’s Intelligence Art Collection

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Commemorating the historical, inspiring the future

Untouchable by Dru Blair, Mixed Media on Illustration Board, 2007 (above)

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Is it better to have a politician who is an alcoholic or a drug addict?


The Economist looks at functional addiction

Sacré BLUE!


The French parliament is proposing a ban on colored inks used for tattoos, leaving only “black, white, grey and certain shades of blue and green” for use.

image by Shawn Hebrank

Lunchtime Laughter

Rob “Crack” Ford Remix



The Battle for Picasso’s Mind by John Meroney

It was probably the strangest stunt the CIA ever attempted. The United States needed to win the hearts and minds of Pro-Soviet leftists in Europe during the Cold War. The agency’s weapon of choice? Modern art. And amazingly, it worked.

“The day begins at around 9:00 am, with the workers drinking two beers and some coffee, if desired, before going to clean the streets”


Amsterdam has put a group of chronic alcoholics to work tidying up the city streets. Their payment? Beer, cigarettes, and Euros.

Morning Dose of Rob Farley

Ignorance Was Bliss


News from outside the comfort zone

The news without photos

Confused jihadists in Syria

Rich countries backtrack on their climate change promises

Loosening the one child law in China

Militias attack protesters in Libya

Bulgarians take to the streets

Uighurs vs China

The Earth’s forests continue to disappear

Central African Republic – “We live and die here like animals”

Possible changes on abortion in Chile

China’s Mystery Warriors

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

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