Destination: Algeria

What We Loved This Week: Rachid Taha, Fall Colors at Alaska’s Denali Park and More

Jim Benning
Algerian musician Rachid Taha. I discovered him recently on a flight—he was a featured artist on Delta’s in-flight audio entertainment system. He has covered the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.” Here’s a taste of something perhaps slightly less familiar:

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Photo You Must See: Waving the Algerian Flag

Photo You Must See: Waving the Algerian Flag REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Fans of Algeria’s soccer team wave the Algerian flag in Khartoum.

Khenchela, Algeria

Khenchela, Algeria REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman weaves carpet at her house in Babar village, in the eastern city of Khenchela. Babar carpets are the most expensive carpets in Algeria, and take up to three months to make.

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‘Travels with Herodotus’: Kapuscinski and the Weight of History

Frank Bures considers Ryszard Kapuscinski's newly translated book -- and the Polish writer's controversial legacy

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Suffering and Smiling: Vanity Fair Does Africa

Africa is hot. Why? So we can save it? Frank Bures deconstructs the magazine's latest issue and what it says about Western views of the continent.

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