Wow. Just wow. This article reads like a twilight zone political thriller. Incredible reporting that delves into the quasi-state Russian sponsored global troll/pseudo-news network. This will blow your mind a little bit.
My 977 days held hostage by Somali pirates
Mandatory reading. An unfathomable account of a kidnapped journalist tale of survival amidst Somali pirates--and an interesting thought piece on paying ransoms.
The Wrath of Grapes A band of upstart winemakers is trying to redefine what California wine should taste like — and enraging America’s most famous oenophile in the process.
Who knew that the wine world got down like this...
A $1000 Day in Paris for $100
Love me some Paris insider information.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: My Father’s Kidnapping
One of the best writers today tells the heart-breaking tale of her father's kidnapping in Nigeria. It's one of those pieces that sticks with you and can you give the reader more insight into a country than 20 pieces of political analysis. Adiche fails to mention, HOWEVER, that she and her father are dual-citizens (US and Nigeria) and she leaves out just who helped get her father back--a glaring omission.
One church’s sunset means a new day for another
An Egyptian Arab Baptist revival in the Bible belt--a fascinating piece. I'd be curious to get more background on the Arab Baptists--are they all Muslim converts or are some Coptic Christian Baptist crossovers?
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