Sambhu and Kanhaiya may be rendered homeless, but villagers such as themselves have created (in Jai Sen’s phrase) the unintended city, bringing their sensibility to urban landscapes. They make their way to a city slum (bustee) where the reigning matriarch, an old woman referred to as Chachiji (aunt), takes them under her wing. They may […]

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Parking space, not politics, is what usually gets my thoroughly decent, middle class Istanbul neighborhood in a twist. But Sunday morning, the Burberry set trendy teenagers in Ray ban Aviators, pensioners in sun hats, young professionals and entire families turned revolutionary. Waving red and white Turkish flags and chanting “Turkey will not become Iran,” they […]

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Jay Z’s rise has not been without problems. Fallout with former partner Damon Dash threatened to portray him as ruthless and opportunistic. Bromance allegiances are integral to hip hop culture, so seeming to abandon longtime homies Beanie S igel and Memphis Bleek made him look disloyal and selfish. Billionaire for the ‘right to roam’ in […]

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Mammoth Mountain will play host to the Ray Ban Great Race Series today. Playboy Ski Fest ’91 will offer a potpourri of activities at Snow Summit Friday through Sunday. Snow Valley will counter with Corona Days, featuring Mexican buffet lunches, Saturday through Monday.. 15 that an unknown person attempted to file a state tax return […]

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