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ABC News: Report: U.S. Soldiers Did 'Dirty Work' for Chinese Interrogators

"a 2002 arrangement between the United States and China, which allowed Chinese intelligence to visit Guantanamo and interrogate Chinese Uighurs held there"

Walruses - Animals - Natalie Angier - Science - New York Times

“A walrus really likes to be blown in the face.”

Footnoted: Is Jodie Foster Responsible for Reaganomics? - Chronicle.com

"Taxi Driver is the most important movie ever made from the standpoint of creating GDP," Mundell said. "It's the movie that made the Reagan revolution possible."

YuppiePunk » A (Not So) Complete History of Literary Tattoos

"That’s Henry David Thoreau on the left, William Faulkner on the right."

Who's the greatest film composer of all time? - By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine

Takemitsu was an amazing figure: a first-rate straight composer, detective novelist, and fanatic of film and pop music. ("My teachers," he said, "are Duke Ellington and nature.")

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