New on Facts and Opinions:

DISPATCHES   

Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
IAN MCALLISTER

Survival Lessons in Iceland’s Resilience
JOHANNA HOFFMAN

Verbatim: Bombing to lose – air attacks bolster insurgents
MICHAEL SASGES

Gut bacteria linked to depression and brain health
CLIO KORN

Tech shares: undervalued, or dangerous bubble?
BENJAMIN DEAN

Dark Money: How a Mining Company Defeated a U.S. Senator
THEODORIC MEYER

Verbatim: Canada court blocks Zahra Kazemi suit against Iran. 
DEBORAH JONES

Nobel Peace Prize, hope for children’s rights 
ZAKI WAHHAJ AND M NIAZ ASADULLAH

Deadly Force in Black and White America
RYAN GABRIELSON,/RYANN GROCHOWSKI JONES/ERIC SAGARA

Stealth campaigns in the net neutrality battleground. 
ROBERT FATURECHI, ProPublica

Verbatim: Desert depredations
Excerpt by F&O: UN report on Islamic State

“Volcano Season” — is it real?/GEO
ROBIN WYLIE

Hong Kong’s storms threaten China’s Economy/MONEY
DAMIAN TOBIN

Swapping privacy for (real) cookies/PUBLICA
LOIS BECKETT

U.S. Financial Reform: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash
JAKE BERNSTEIN

Britain’s New World/PUBLICA
DEBORAH JONES

The Hitchbot’s Guide to a Continent/GEO

 FRAUKE ZELLER and DAVID HARRIS SMITH

Gerontocracies rule Africa/PUBLICA
STEPHEN CHAN

COMMENTARY

JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs 
Ebola perspective/The Koreas talk/Hong Kong

CHRIS WOOD — Natural Security  
Kool-Aid Economics

LOOSE LEAF — F&O’s salon

Ebola: the Black Death Revisited
EWA BACON

No monkeying around: animal’s “human” rights
ALASDAIR COCHRANE

ARTS

BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters 
From High School Dropout to Brand-name Novelist: Leon Uris
“Amazing Grace”: Judy Collins
Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll: Chuck Berry
The Musical Travails of Duddy Kravitz: Mordecai Richler
Twisting the Years Away: Chubby Checker
“They Went That-a-way”: Burt Mustin
Troubled First Lady of Country Music: Tammy Wynette
Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor: Randy Bachman
Choreographer to the Stars: Norman Maen
From Marathon Dancing to Pop Stardom: Frankie Laine

Man Booker Prize: Colonization’s Long Shadow 
PRETI TANEJA

Nobel winner Patrick Modiano, Memory, identity and time
ALAN MORRIS: Who is Patrick Modiano?

MIKE BERNERS-LEE: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein

 

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2014 -- Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and fellow reservist Brandon Stevenson stand guard at the War Memorial in Ottawa, moments before a shooter killed Cpl. Cirillo. Photo © Evanem on Twitter @kamakazi19982, with permission

OTTAWA — Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and fellow reservist Brandon Stevenson stand guard at the War Memorial in Ottawa, moments before a shooter killed Cpl. Cirillo. The 24-year-old was one of two Canadian soldiers murdered on home turf in a two-day period. Photo © Evanem via Twitter @kamakazi19982, with permission.
READ: F&O’s Frontlines note

 

 

A mammal-eating transient killer whale circles a sea lion haul waiting to make a kill. Photo by Ian McAllister, Copyright 2014

A mammal-eating transient killer whale circles a sea lion haul waiting to make a kill. Photo by Ian McAllister, Copyright 2014
READ: Book excerpt — Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest. Click here for a schedule of talks in Western Canada and the U.S. for the book launch

There is no rational reason to fear Ebola in the developed world, writes Ewa Bacon, because we know the source of contagion and have methods to deal with it.  However, panic has set in.  Image: Plague is defeated -- a detail of the "Column of the Plague" (Pestsäule), in Graben, Vienna, Austria. Photo by Jebulon via Wikimedia, Creative Commons

There is no rational reason to fear Ebola in the developed world, writes Ewa Bacon, because we know the source of contagion and have methods to deal with it. However, panic has set in. Image: Plague is defeated — a detail of the “Column of the Plague” (Pestsäule), in Graben, Vienna, Austria. Photo by Jebulon via Wikimedia, Creative Commons
READ: Ebola: the Black Death Revisited, an essay
READ: Ebola’s first casualty: clear thinking. (paywall)
READ: Biodefence Drives Ebola Drug Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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