Graeme Wood

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A Tarnished Jubilee

From Kampala, for the IHT.

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times,

The Blasphemy Divide

At The Boston Globe, I have a piece about the different ways in which the West (the U.S., really) and the Muslim world (and Europe) approach blasphemy.

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Cairo, City of Fights

A report for the IHT.

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times,

A History of Mob Violence

On public violence in Cairo. (IHT)

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times,

Trouble in Timbuktu

At the Boston Globe Ideas section, I wrote about the history of Timbuktu.

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Invisible Hand to Mouth

Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

An Economist Gets Lunch

By Tyler Cowen

Dutton, 293 pages, $26.95

“Let’s be clear,” Tyler Cowen writes in “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies,” an eccentric first-person hodgepodge of gastronomic thoughts, strategies and travel stories. “Every meal really matters to me.” Readers of his blog, Marginal Revolution, know that he means it. Nominally devoted to economics, the site also catalogs meticulously the ethnic restaurants in the Washington area. In a typical post, he’ll review a new Bolivian restaurant and compare it not only with other Bolivian restaurants but with others serving food from the Cochabamba region. Read the rest of this entry »

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About the Rampage in Panjwaii

A brief comment for the IHT.

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times,

Death of a Poseur

Jonathan “Jack” Idema, the pseudo-mercenary who was jailed after being convicted of operating a private prison in Kabul, died of AIDS in Mexico last week.

For the International Herald Tribune, I visited his semi-abandoned office building in Fayetteville, N.C., and found chains on the doors.  Idema’s adjoining apartment, where he allegedly conducted his assignations, had a poster for the Broadway musical Urinetown on the wall and a single cowboy spur rusting in the grass outside.

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