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    1. A mural of Mother Teresa in Calcutta. DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY / AFP file photo Paul William Roberts’s life and work have brought him into contact with the great, the good and the bad — some as personal friends (Amis, Thompson, Hitchens), others as history-makers to whom he was granted elusive access as a journalist.

    2. It may have featured Christopher Hitchens, Nora Ephron and Dave Chappelle, but viewers are unlikely to recall Where’s Elvis This Week fondly – or even at all Jon Stewart presents his final Daily Show on Thursday, a fact that hasn’t exactly gone unreported by the world’s press. Yet, the same couldn’t be said in November 1996 when Stewart’s comedy chatshow, Where’s Elvis This Week, was quietly put...

    3. Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

      Christian TodayAug 13 02:34 AM

      Martin Saunders looks at five former atheists who found that their belief in nothing ultimately led them nowhere.

    4. ‘I Am Strange Here’: Conversations With the Syrians in Calais

      The Atlantic via Yahoo! NewsAug 17 09:31 AM

      “We have breakfast, we smoke, we laugh, we joke, we eat again, and after that in the night we have a try . Every night.”

    5. Jorge Ramos Is Not Walter Cronkite

      New York TimesAug 31 03:53 PM

      What Hispanic viewers see when they watch the country’s most influential Spanish-language journalist.

    6. Notebook: Jorge Ramos Is Not Walter Cronkite

      New York TimesAug 31 03:52 PM

      What Hispanic viewers see when they watch the country’s most influential Spanish-language journalist.

    7. I agree with Dawkins more often than I do with the church. So why do I find Dawkins the more annoying?

    8. Clive James Is Good at Dying Publicly

      The New York ObserverAug 21 01:48 PM

      When writers develop terminal illnesses, we get the rare chance—if we're lucky—to see them publicly cope with the dying process.

    9. How the Mob Introduced Americans to Oral Sex

      Ozy via Yahoo! NewsAug 20 01:00 AM

      Here's a hint of history you'll never hear about in school...

    10. Spats with Truman Capote, punch-ups with Norman Mailer, a TV showdown that electrified the US and has now been made into a feature-length documentary … Jay Parini on the bravery and bite of Gore Vidal I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid 1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say he was a complicated and ...

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