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Litvinenko inquiry is launched: now there's a coincidence!

Credits: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: A painting of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko Until now, government didn't want to risk Russian relations: after MH17, we're happy to upset Putin Column The Mole Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Russian Orthodox priest calls World Cup a 'homosexual abomination,' citing pink shoes and fun haircuts

Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky has unleashed a rather imaginative diatribe against the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, declaring that soccer must be gay because the shoes are too colorful. In his column on the Christian websiteShow More Summary

Ideas in Food vs. Strawberry Shortcake: Reinventing the Biscuit

Who can resist classic strawberry shortcake? Still, that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon. In their first Serious Eats column, Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot, the great minds behind the blog Ideas in Food, rethink the biscuit portion of the dessert.

Why stars matter?

Ajay K. Agrawal, John McHale, Alexander Oettl, 18 May 2014 Stars have direct impact on local economies. They can also indirectly affect growth in a positive way. This column examines the effect of academic star arrivals on the departmental knowledge productivity. Show More Summary

British and French educational legacies in Africa

Denis Cogneau, Alexander Moradi, 17 May 2014 The quasi-experiment of arbitrary border design allows for causal interpretation of institutional effects across territories. This column presents evidence on the impact of British and French colonial education policies in West Africa. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 37: Post-Fight Stock Report

The UFC continued its Fight Pass series with UFC Fight Night 37 from London. As expected, the card did not disappoint with good action and fun finishes. The main event saw Alexander Gustafsson jump back into the win column with a knockout of Jimi Manuwa. Show More Summary

10 Looks Good Enough to Make You Forget About the Golden Globes

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

When there's a red carpet as big as the Golden Globes, it's easy to get tunnel vision. Yes, Allison Williams looked stellar in her black and white Alexander McQueen Golden Globes gown, but did you catch her in the colorful column from...Show More Summary

Understanding regional innovation disparities

Ajay K. Agrawal, Iain M. Cockburn, Alberto Galasso, Alexander Oettl, 23 December 2013 Many regions struggle to attract innovation activity. This column discusses new evidence suggesting that there is no universal

John Ostrander: Two Good To Read

For this week’s column I’m going to talk about two books that I’ve read recently, both of which I enjoyed although they are vastly dissimilar. The books are The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (published by Pantheon) and Steelheart   by Brandon Sanderson (published by Delacorte Press). Show More Summary

Eurostar stake for sale to pay for big spend on infrastructure

Royal Mint won't be sold, says Danny Alexander, but Channel 4 and Met Office could be privatised Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 11:24 ON Wed 4 Dec 2013 THE government’s 40 per cent stake in Eurostar is to be sold off, Danny Alexander,...Show More Summary

Did Jena Malone Pull a Jaimie Alexander on the Red Carpet?

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Jena Malone seems to have taken a page from Jaimie Alexander's book at last night's LA Catching Fire premiere. Wearing a sleek Nicholas Oakwell Couture column dress, the actress took full advantage of strategic sheer panels for a look that was daring from the front and downright shocking from the side. Show More Summary

Do Lib Dems plan to tax £50k earners or not? Chaos reigns

Lib Dems' Danny Alexander says wealthy must bear more of burden - but what does 'wealthy' mean? Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:30 ON Tue 17 Sep 2013 CHAOS and confusion reigns in the Liberal Democrat camp this morning after the Chief...Show More Summary

Do Lib Dems plan to tax £50k earners or not? Chaos reigns

Lib Dems' Danny Alexander says wealthy must bear more of burden – but what does 'wealthy' mean? Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:24 ON Tue 17 Sep 2013 CHAOS and confusion reigns in the Liberal Democrat camp this morning after the Chief...Show More Summary

The impact of sovereign-debt exposure on bank lending: Evidence from the European debt crisis

Alexander Popov, Neeltje van Horen, 6 July 2013 The European sovereign-debt crisis has raised many questions regarding the link between sovereigns and banks. This column goes to the heart of one and shows that tensions in Eurozone government-bond markets were transmitted internationally through the bank lending channel. Show More Summary

Dwell’s New Promo Daily

Dwell Magazine has a new column online called “Promo Daily” where Photo Director Anna Alexander and  Associate Photo Editor Julia Sabot highlight promotional pieces they love. You can view their picks here: http://www.dwell.com/people/julia-sabot...Show More Summary

Predecessors

Last month - in the issue for 4 May 2013 - Ray Keene had an column published in the Spectator. It was called Great Alexander and it annotated the game Alekhine-Rubinstein, Carlsbad 1923. Here's the diagrams, to which Ray refers in his notes. Show More Summary

How Nixon Won Watergate

Below is today’s column in USA Today. It is a follow up to my speech at the National Press Club on the 4oth anniversary of Watergate. The event included a number of Watergate figures from Daniel Ellsberg to Liz Holtzman to Alexander Butterfield and others. It was an extraordinary event organized by Common Cause. This [...]

Alexander Spit's Musical Euphoria

last yearMusic / Indie Music : Play

[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] If you want to understand where Alexander Spit i...

Diversifying Russia

Simon Commander, Alexander Plekhanov, 29 January 2013 Russia aims to diversify its economy and reduce its dependence on natural resources. Despite laudable aims, this column argues that progress has been sluggish. Longstanding obstacles...Show More Summary

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