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Headlines for Monday, July 11, 2011

Morning Edition

Writer of Syrian revolution’s theme song believed to be killed.

Niemann unveils world map, with slight New York bias, of useless stereotypes.

Google wins image points in Japan for post-quake tools.

Steve Wynn wins points for buying vases for $13 million and restoring them to China (in his new hotel).

Audio: Birth of South Sudan: challenges of nation building.

Lovely interactive catalog of the Space Shuttle’s program’s missions.

Every astronaut ever listed by NASA.

The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home. Profile of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Chronicle of two young alpinists climbing in Canada.

Buffett: Anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of congress should be ineligible for reelection

Why is Pittsburgh covered in numbered protractors? Not a rhetorical question.

The moral stream is quite different. Le Carré reminisces about the MI6 he knew.

Good account of America’s World Cup thrilling win yesterday over Brazil.

Video summary of U.S.-Brazil match.

Video: Hula hoop demonstrates excellent girl-ing.

Greenwich Village pet store bans drunken customers from petting or purchasing puppies.

Report from training camp for Indian call center: Seinfeld clips, accent faking, geography studies.

Aesthetic study of chewing gum litter, from splotchy streets to Ben Wilson’s art.

Everyone can use another Hermès tie. Morgan Entrekin on wedding gifts.

Skate videos we watched as teenagers never looked so beautiful as “Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation.”


Sorry About Your Generation

Today’s young women are scared to commit because Mel Gibson may attack them, and today’s mothers should keep their opinions to themselves. BECKY CARDWELL relates a visit home.


Matthea Harvey & Amy Jean Porter

Matthea Harvey is the author of three books of poetry and a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper, and BOMB. Amy Jean Porter is an...


Can’t Get No Satisfaction

From Wislawa Szymborska, "I'm old fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised."


If a Bird Can’t Fly It Walks

Our bumper sticker, perfect for your hopeless cube or above your workbench at home, where the real work is done.