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Food cart, Cairo, November 2011, a painting by Rebecca Bird, whose work was featured in the Readings section of our September 2013 issue. Bird’s work will be on view next year at Kopeikin Gallery, in Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist
More from Rebecca Bird:
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”