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Slumdogs, Millionaires, Tigers

Shantaram is a novel by Gregory David Roberts, published in 2003, detailing his experiences travelling through India as an escaped convict. When I first read it, it blew me away, with Roberts’ elegant descriptions of Indian society, and its compelling narrative. 858 more words

Tragedy In Woolwich Sparks Social Media Frenzy

By now most of you would know about the tragic news that on Wednesday in Woolwich, England, two men stabbed and beheaded a man, now identified to be British soldier and father Lee Rigby. 319 more words


Fun with headlines, Al Jazeera edition

A predictable, but still terrible, story out of Iraq:

Again, this is disgusting but probably expected. IS is so extremist, they were bound to wind up here eventually. 112 more words


Day twenty-nine: Vox

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News as we know it is rotten. It’s a constant stream of context-less bits of information that don’t inform, they only serve to kill time between a series of ads and the next. 960 more words

A Hundred Days Of Writing

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Imagine a building filled with the worst kinds of people society has to offer.

I don’t mean criminals here and we’re not talking about a prison. 801 more words

Big Brother

O say can you see...?

Yesterday, I covered the Mooresville fireworks celebration at Pioneer Park. I did this last year, too, when I was an intern for The Reporter-Times. But this year they didn’t need a story, just photos. 598 more words