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Thinking Aloud: "How to Make Peace? Get Angry"

Apr. 18, 2015 by Darius

In his TED Talk, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi credits a rather surprising emotion to his work: anger.

Satyarthi said he has been getting angry his whole life—angry at the injustice around him.  286 more words

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Thinking Aloud: Surprising Tidbit From the "Shahnameh"

Apr. 17, 2015 by Darius

I’ve started reading the Shahnameh, the Iranian national epic written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi about 1000 AD, and I came across an interesting “creation” story.  320 more words

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What's the Point?

On my latest podcast, I interviewed Celebrity Artist and Pointilist David Ilan. He got his start in the ’90s when he was invited to draw the cast of Seinfeld. 136 more words


Thinking Aloud: "Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook"

Apr. 16, 2015 by Darius

Earlier this week, the World Bank released its 2015 brief “Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook.”  I’ve summarized a few of the report’s most pertinent findings. 310 more words

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Thinking Aloud: A Farewell to Arms?

Apr. 15, 2015 by Darius

Right now, warships from 15 nations, including the US, are combing the waters of the Persian Gulf.  Their mission: to interdict Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen.  265 more words

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What Goes Up

One thing on which those of us in media could always count was the constant gradual increase of prices.  Oh sure, unit rates might drop as audiences came and went, but the underlying metric – the cost per thousand views ( 348 more words

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Thinking Aloud: Günter Grass and "Crabwalk"

Apr. 14, 2015 by Darius

German writer Günter Grass died yesterday at age 87.  Although his book The Tin Drum will probably be mentioned in every obituary you read, his lesser-known novel… 503 more words

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