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The Conversation Africa

Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors

The Conversation Africa | September 28, 2016 | World
Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg; Enver Motala, University of Fort Hare; Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand; Mondli Hlatshwayo, University of Johannesburg; Rasigan Maharajh, Tshwane University of Technology, and Zolisa Marawu,
Irina Bokova

Timbuktu trial: Justice vs. extremism

Irina Bokova | September 28, 2016 | World
History will remember 27 September 2016 as the date when impunity for the destruction of heritage finally came to an end. In a world scarred by recurrent violence against people and their heritage, the conviction of Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi for war crime by the International Criminal...
The Conversation Africa

Under the influence of ... working class rocker Bruce Springsteen

The Conversation Africa | September 28, 2016 | World
Richard Pithouse, Rhodes University In our regular series, "Under the influence", we ask experts to share what they believe are the most influential works of art or artists in their field. Bruce Springsteen will soon release his long-awaited...
Armine Sahakyan

Why a Trump Presidency Scares Those Longing for Democracy in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | September 28, 2016 | World
Image: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, gives his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a thumbs up after Pence addressed the Republican National Convention. Author: A. Shaker/VOA. Public Domain I watch the polls in the American presidential race go up and down...

See How Much House $300,000 Can Buy Across the U.S.

NerdWallet | September 28, 2016 | Business
By Deborah Kearns Have you ever asked yourself, "How much house can I afford?" in different cities across the country? Well, in conjunction with, we've crunched the numbers for you to find out what $300,000 buys in the 20 largest metro markets in the United...
Daniel Maidman


Daniel Maidman | September 28, 2016 | Arts
By now, there is no question that representational painting rooted in the classical idea of skill is again the heart of a living culture. It may not have access to all the apparatus of institutional and financial reward the broader art world has to offer, but it has caught fire...
Courtney M. Soliday

Idina Menzel Announced She's Doing a Straight Play and We Can't Even

Courtney M. Soliday | September 28, 2016 | Arts
Read the entire AMA with Idina Menzel on
Shannon Schuyler

How Businesses Can Foster Financial Literacy, A Key To Students' Realizing Their Potential

Shannon Schuyler | September 28, 2016 | Business
The workplace is evolving both in ways we can predict and in ways we cannot. Because the jobs of the future, due largely to emerging technologies, will require new skills and novel ways of solving problems and approaching tasks. Because we will need a workforce that is both stable and...
David Hinckley

Just for Kicks, Keep an Eye on Isabella Acres

David Hinckley | September 27, 2016 | Entertainment
When Mirabelle Harris first shows up in the new Amazon series The Kicks, it's like, "Okay, the mean girl is in the house." Then an odd thing happens. Isabella Acres, who plays Mirabelle, not only makes her sympathetic, but kind of cool. "She can seem standoffish, but there are...
Vincenzo Prosperi

Tiramisu With Mango, An Exotic Twist To An Italian Classic

Vincenzo Prosperi | September 27, 2016 | Taste
Tiramisu With Mango This is a real twist on Tiramisu Recipe. It's a tropical inspired dessert packed with flavors that will make you drool. Mango, mascarpone and chocolate, how could you possibly resist? Watch video recipe: Mango-sue | Tiramisu Recipe with Mango | Italian Food Recipe Ingredients: 3 x eggs 1 packet of savoiardi biscuits 1 tub of mascarpone cheese 2 table spoons of white sugar Bowl of mango Juice 1Fresh Mango cut into small pieces 200g x block of milk or dark chocolate (chopped into small pieces) Cocoa Utensils: 2 x medium size mixing bowls Electric mixer 4 wide rim glasses to serve 1 x table spoon 1 x small sieve Method: 1. Crack each egg separating the yolk from the egg white and put them into individual mixing bowls. 2. Mix the egg white using an electric mixer until it becomes fluffy. 3. Add 2 tablespoons of white sugar to the egg yolk and mix it through until it forms a cream. Then add 500g mascarpone and mix once again. 4. Fold through the egg white using a spatula until it becomes smooth. 5. Dip both sides of a savoiardi biscuit into the mango juice, holding it flat for 3 seconds in total then cut it in half and place it into the bottom of a glass. Each layer needs 1 ½ biscuits. 6. Cover the biscuits with a few spoonful's of cream then add a few chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of cocoa. 7. Add a few pieces of fresh mango on top and repeat the process until you reach the top of the glass. Vincenzo's Plate Tip: Only add cocoa and mango to the final layer of your mango-sue! How To Serve: This tiramisu recipe is best served chilled. Once it is ready, leave it covered in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Mango-sue | Tiramisu Recipe with Mango | Italian Food Recipe E ora si mangia, Vincenzo's Plate...Enjoy! Enjoy this amazing dessert with these delicious dishes: - Burrata Salad | Burrata Cheese Figs and Nuts Salad - Rigatoni all'Ortolana | Vegetarian Pasta Recipes | Italian Food Recipes
Charles R. Wolfe

Why 'The Well-Tempered City' is a One-Stop, Urban Epic

Charles R. Wolfe | September 27, 2016 | Books
Spoiler alert: I love epic stories with universal meaning for varied audiences around the world. In sum, that is why I think Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book will become a must-read classic. And, if 400-pagers are not your...
Dough Mamma

Maple Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

Dough Mamma | September 27, 2016 | Taste
It's been another busy week in the Doughmamma household, on top of our normal craziness, we had the lovely addition of our washing machine overflowing, which wouldn't have been so bad, had it not been on the second floor. Luckily we were home...
OpenSecrets Blog

Gaping Holes, Confusion Mar FCC's Data On Political Ad Buys

OpenSecrets Blog | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Four years after it began requiring TV stations to upload their records of political ad sales to a central government website, the Federal Communications Commission maintains a recordkeeping system that makes finding out who an ad's sponsor is feel like a treasure hunt.
Craig K. Comstock

Consulting to the Rich

Craig K. Comstock | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Imagine that, for an attractive fee, you have been engaged as a consultant to the rich. They have a problem, or at least had a problem starting with President FDR. Our society celebrates formal equality and democracy (at least to the extent of holding regular elections), but the society is, in fact, grossly unequal in terms of wealth, and is becoming more so. How to protect and grow that wealth in a system where the mass of less affluent people vote (or at least could)? What are your recommendations?
Catherine Nagle

My Request For A New Title For Women

Catherine Nagle | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Thank you so much, for hearing my request, during this most important debate!
Wayne Anderson

No, Canada Won't Get Me If Trump Wins

Wayne Anderson | September 27, 2016 | Politics
In them I see America's promise and I would never abandon them or the fight for their future in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I truly hope that America will make the right decision and elect Hillary Clinton our next president but if America falls prey to Trump's fear mongering and racist hatred, then I will stand as I always have and my voice will only grow stronger.
Andy Schupak

Is The Clinton Foundation A Front?

Andy Schupak | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Because Donald Trump has continually accused the Clintons of turning the Clinton Foundation into a crime organization, I decided to investigate his charge. What I discovered was that Bill Clinton has built one of the most extraordinary non-governmental organizations in the world.
Jane White

Hillary's Biggest Challenge: Bringing Back Decent Jobs

Jane White | September 27, 2016 | Politics
One of the biggest ironies about Donald Trump's Presidential campaign is his pledge to bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries--the major driver behind his support from blue-collar workers.
Julie Zack Yaste

Are Men Like Trump Afraid of Vaginas?

Julie Zack Yaste | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Are guys really so afraid of people with vaginas that they'd rather elect Donald Trump than an intelligent woman? I know it comes down to more than that.
Shawn Doyle

10 Ways To Be The Husband Your Wife Always Wanted

Shawn Doyle | September 27, 2016 | Weddings
Some husbands reading this will say "why should I do this?" That's the wrong question the real question is why shouldn't you? I assure you that if you strive to be a great husband then your wife will love you back 10 times more than you expect.