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Choice Eats 2013: The Village Voice's Annual tasting event
From chicken chorizo to fluke ceviche to an entire roasted pig, the sixth annual Choice Eats food festival in New York had it all, featuring 50-plus restaurants serving dishes from more than 35 countries.
If you've ever dreamed about being able to sample the fare at some of New
York City's best eateries all in one place, there's an event where you can actually do just that.

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5 US towns with bizarre sounding names
1 5 US towns with strange sounding names
These towns have names that may sound bizarre, silly, or perhaps even a little made up. But they're all actual places. In fact, America is filled with small town with bold names--and many are worth a look.
Here are some of the craziest sounding towns to visit - and don't forget to send a postcard to startled friends back home. 1Hell, Michigan
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MALE drones needed now to fly solo in hot spots
By Allison Barrie
War Games
The military seeks a way to launch drones from smaller ships, greatly increasing their range for surveillance and intelligence.DARPA
Independent drones that dont need bases could give the U.S. military quicker and more flexible reaction to hotspots.

The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence - review

Susanna Rustin is won over by a boy-hero who suffers a brain injury when he is hit by a meteorite Share Tweet this Email Susanna Rustin The Guardian, Friday 15 March 2013 17.45 GMT Jump to comments (...) Author Gavin Extence's first novel tells the story of a teenager whose adolescent awakening is more death than sex. Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer

Young Dreams, Verdensrommet, Razika: the Bergen wave is back

The Norwegian city is riding the smart pop tide again with a scene that's 'more into helping than competing' Share Tweet this
Matthew Horton The Guardian, Friday 15 March 2013 13.00 GMT
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Opera and Classical Music Listings for March 15-21

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Ian Hyland column

Dancing on Ice needs a little warming up to overcome Bolero fatigue 12 Mar 2013 02:08
it was beaten by a special episode of BBC1s muddy TV barbiturate Countryfile, which featured hedge laying with Prince Charles
Winners: Beth Tweddle and Daniel Whiston
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Its fair to say Life Stories was a pretty emotional experience for Torvill and Dean last Friday night.
But I wonder what they found most upsetting.

Christopher discussing his difficult relationship with his real mum?
Jayne recalling the pain of not being able to have children?


Here is a brief look at todays newspapers.
Yeni afak says President Abdullah Gl was welcomed with a royal ceremony in Sweden by King Carl XVI Gustaf. All flags including the Turkish flag were lowered half-mast because of the death of Princes Lilian.
Vatan says the mysterious ring photographed by NASA in Iranian capital Tehran, turned out to be the 6 km long LED lighting system built by a Turkish firm in Velayet Square. Director General of the company says the LED system has 16,7 million colors and as the spots face skywards and are too powerful they could be seen from space.

Q&A: South Sudan independence

The people of South Sudan are preparing for independence after 99% of voters backed leaving Africa's biggest country in two, following decades of conflict with the north.
Why do most southerners want their own country?
Sudan's borders - like those in the rest of Africa - were drawn up by colonial powers with little regard to cultural realities on the ground.
South Sudan is full of jungles and swamps, while the north is mostly desert.