Midweek News is Fallin’

What’s been happening in your world? I’m settling into fall, and the world is falling into…well, the spiral it has always been in.

A gif of a girl doing a cartwheel and falling.
The world is trying. And falling.

Mr. Obama goes to the UN. If only he were as entertaining as Mr. Smith. New York Times

The Kenyan mall standoff ended yesterday. There’s probably something to be said in this whole tragedy about late-capitalism, terrorism, and zombies in malls. But that’s a dissertation I’d rather not write. BBC

Emergency contraception is often hard to get in Native American communities. Al Jazeera 

An earthquake in Pakistan left hundreds dead. Al Jazeera

China has unblocked Facebook for a select few. Salon

Brazil’s prime minister calls the US out on NSA Spying. Huffington Post

The NCAA has lifted some of the sanctions imposed on Penn State. NPR 

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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