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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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Botswana beauty

As any fan of traditional mysteries knows, a good detective must pay attention to details. And Precious Ramotswe, the founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, finds that truer than most.
HBO does Alexander McCall Smith proud
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 16, 2009
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Universal tales

For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 13, 2009
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Bon appétit

With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 28, 2007