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Abandoned stadiums around the world Information

Abandoned stadiums around the world

There is no such thing as a universally popular sport, but the excitement of a crowd watching its favorite team win is the same everywhere.Like the teams they’re built for, stadiums are a great source of pride for cities. Still, razing them to build more modern facilities or abandoning them altogether does happen.

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On the front porch with a gun, waiting for the black people to come

It was August 10 2003, the day an enormous blackout darkened the entire eastern United States and parts of Canada. People worried that another terrorist attack was upon us. People worried there would be riots and looting. One person I know sat on his front porch, deep in Long Island, sat there all night long with his shot gun.

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David Černý’s wicked public art in Prague [PICs] Information

David Černý’s wicked public art in Prague [PICs]

Matador Community expert Kat Lapelosa points out her favorite David Černý pieces while walking through Prague.DAVID ČERNÝ is a contemporary Czech artist known for his controversial, sometimes gruesome sculptures and installations. He also had a piece on display at the London Olympics this year. While in Prague, I planned an art walk to find more of his public, permanent works.

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The map of how to write

I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play.

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Russian court bans Scientology literature, calls it ‘extremist’ Information

Russian court bans Scientology literature, calls it ‘extremist’

L. Ron Hubbard’s What is Scientology? is “the complete and essential encyclopedic reference on the subject and practice of Scientology,” and has been banned by a Russian court, along with other books by Hubbard and the Scientology community.Russia and Scientology haven’t had the most agreeable history.

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Fighting deforestation in Copenhagen Collections

Fighting deforestation in Copenhagen

Photo of Dr. Jane Goodall by: JJ W.Famed primatologist, Jane Goodall, joins thousands of other participants at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.ONE OF THE LARGEST political conferences of the year, the UN Climate Change Conference draws various experts, political figures, media members, and other participants to discuss climate change and international efforts to combat it.

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