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[Reading Response] Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

After reading Blue Boy, I couldn’t help but noticing how similar the title of this book was. I bought the book when I was in college, looking through the Gay and Lesbian section in Barns and Noble near the campus. 1,584 more words

Gay Youth

News You Really Need To See: "South Sudan's Looming Disaster: Famine in the Wake of Civil War"

“South Sudan’s Looming Disaster: Famine in the Wake of Civil War”

The Washington Post, August 25, 2014, p.A6


“Less than four years after South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, a milestone that successive U.S. 294 more words


News You Really Need To See: "Latvia’s Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict"

“Latvia’s Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict”

The New York Times, August 24, 2014, p.A10


“History has bequeathed this Baltic port capital much beauty, captured in elegant Art Nouveau buildings or the Gothic church steeples that stud the windswept skyline.   310 more words

World History

Don't Lay Down Your Arms, Aceh Edition

As part of a new paper, I’ve been doing research on decentralization in Aceh, Indonesia. Bringing to a conclusion an approximately 20-year insurgency, the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and Indonesian government came together in a spirit of comity following the devastating… 502 more words


Thinking Aloud: Update on the Afghan Election

August 11, 2014 by Darius

The contested Afghan presidential election is well into its recount.  Both candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have agreed to (a) abide by the recount’s results and (b) form a national unity government and share power regardless of the outcome.  347 more words

Thinking Aloud

News You Really Need To See: "Ethnic Unrest: Spreading the Net"

“Ethnic Unrest: Spreading the Net”

The Economist, August 9-15, 2014, pp.37-38


“In the oasis town of Kashgar, in the far western region of Xinjiang, the authorities are keen to stop the spread of uncensored news about recent bloodshed in the area.   337 more words