New on Facts and Opinions:

 COMMENTARY

JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs 
Gulnara Karimova/China’s Island Creation/Imran Khan

JIM MCNIVEN — Thoughtlines 
The Future of the Global University System

CHRIS WOOD — Natural Security 
Avoiding Eco-Geddon/Clam Rolls/Stop Digging/Triage

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PENNEY KOME: Granny admirers more overt in the UK

MAGAZINE 

The Drowning of the ‘Amazon of North America’
BOB MARSHALL, BRIAN JACOBS AND AL SHAW

ARTS

BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters 
 Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor: Randy Bachman
Choreographer to the Stars: Norman Maen
From Marathon Dancing to Pop Stardom: Frankie Laine

DEBORAH JONES: Short review: The Hundred-Foot Journey
CHARLES MANDEL: Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey
JOE BENNETT: Guardians of the Galaxy mixtapes
LOUISA MILBURN: Richard Attenborough touched my life 
ANDREW CROME: Doctor Who, teaching tool?
SEAN CUBITT:  Lauren Bacall 1924-2014 
DINAH BIRCH: Judging the Man Booker Prize

DISPATCHES  

Gerontocracies rule Africa/PUBLICA
STEPHEN CHAN

ALEX SALMOND: The Independent Scot/PLAYERS
MURRAY LEITH

The haunted painting of Sir John Franklin’s ship/GEO. 
LAURA MACCULLOCH

The microbiome you (and your pets) share/SCIENCE
EMMA SAVILLE AND PENNY ORBELL

International law fails to protect journalists from savagery/PUBLICA
CARMEN DRAGHICI

Cancer catching up on heart disease and stroke/SCIENCE 
IVY SHIUE

Does Atlantic heating account for global warming hiatus?/SCIENCE
RICHARD ALLEN

Biodefence Drives Ebola Drug Development/PUBLICA 
 CHRISTOPHER DEGELING

Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests/PUBLICA 
LOIS BECKETT, PROPUBLICA

Toxins in everyday products affect fetuse/SCIENCE 
JAKE JACOBS, The Conversation

Who are the Yazidis?/GEO
CHRISTINE ALLISON

Grandmother’s reunion after Argentina’s Dirty War/JUSTICE 
LOUISE MALLINDER, The Conversation 

Toxic Tobacco Deals Burden U.S. States/MONEY
CEZARY PODKUL, ProPublica

WWI helped win British women the vote/PUBLICA 
NICOLETTA GULLACE, The Conversation

Electric Cars the New Company Workhorses/MONEY
RICHARD BROOKS

Ruling on Srebrenica may affect UN peacekeeping/PUBLICA 
REGINA E. RAUXLOH

Can Disneyfication save a Chinese City’s Poetic Soul?/GEO
MICHAEL SILK/ANDREW MANLEY

The Forgotten Concentration Camp/GEO
By TOBY THACKER, The Conversation

 

 

Weed, California. Fire burned 100 homes September 15, 2014 in the Siskiyou County town of Weed. The state, experiencing record drought, declared an emergency in January. Photo by California Emergency Services.

Weed, California. Fire burned 100 homes last week in this small town in California, which is in a state of emergency due to record drought. Natural Security columnist Chris Wood has little hope that the Climate March September 21, prior to the United Nations Climate Summit, will help. Photo by California Emergency Services.
READ: Climate march well-meaning — but means next to nothing


Photo by Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons via Flickr Kilchurn Castle, north of Glasgow, Scotland, in Loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle, north of Glasgow, Scotland, in Loch Awe. Photo by Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons via Flickr
READ: Britain’s New World

 

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“Man Proposes, God Disposes” by Edwin Henry Landseer, 1864
READ: The haunted painting of Sir John Franklin’s ship

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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