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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” 629 more words

Books

Biometric Identification Control: What Will You Do?

Biometric Identification Control: What Will You Do?

By Michael Snyder

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested.  1,533 more words

Society

Algeria: Chronicle of the Years of Fire

(1975, dir: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina; language: Arabic, French; original title: وقائع سنين الجمر or Chronique des Années de Braise)

Chronicle of the Years of Fire is an epic 177-minute film set in the lead-up to the Algerian War of Independence against colonial France. 668 more words

Algeria

Lagoon's Deleted Scene

There’s little point to reading this without first reading my review of Lagoon, and indeed, preferably the novel as well. When you’ve done that, come back and we’ll talk. 563 more words

Review

Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt (Sort of, not really)

This is part 3 of a series of posts on Egypt. You can read parts 1 and 2 here and here.

On another trip, I visited the Dakhla oasis in the Western (Libyan) desert. 986 more words

Politics

Trainspotting and the Dilemma of Scottish National Identity

Trainspotting and the Dilemma of Scottish National Identity

By Matthew Jones

Trainspotting, a film by Scottish director Danny Boyle, follows the misadventures of a group of Scottish heroin addicts in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. 2,895 more words

Film

Thinkpiece Thursday: A Defense Of Colonialism

Happy Thinkpiece Thursday, everyone. Today I’m going to cogitate on the subject of colonialism.

There’s a lot of debate regarding the impact of colonialism. To some – many, actually – the most abhorrent evil the world has ever witnessed is the act of colonization by white men. 1,358 more words