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Gaming to Unite a Divided City in Cyprus

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, February 5 2014

The Last Divided Capital (Dan Nevill/Flickr)

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Nicosia became the last divided capital in the world. Located on the island of Cyprus, the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sections are separated by a United Nations buffer zone. A new online game allows young Nicosia residents on both sides of the divide to experience—virtually—their city as a whole, and helps them understand their shared history.

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In Warsaw, Obama Gets iPad Full of Polish Geekery

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

Photo credit: kampanianazywo.pl During the Polish stop of President Obama's European trip, Polish prime minister Donald Tusk gave the American president a special iPad2 -- one stuffed with artifacts of Polish geek ... Read More

The Art of Online "Bombings" Spreads to Spelling

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

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Daily Digest: Call the Plumber, Debate's Still Blocked Up

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 16 2008

The Web on the Candidates Across the Spectrum, Calls for Debate Reform: How often do you think MoveOn's Adam Green and conservative firebrand Grover ("drown it in the bathtub") Norquist are of one mind? Trust ... Read More

Political Spores

BY Zephyr Teachout | Tuesday, September 30 2008

I gave a talk tonight discussing 10 years in the future, internet and politics, what it might produce. In researching the talk I found some current day political spores. Spore, for those who haven't followed, is a ... Read More

Daily Digest: The One with Obama's VP Pick!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 22 2008

No, not really. Instead, we look at the seemingly instantaneous response yesterday to the hubbub over where John McCain hangs his hat(s); C-SPAN does a convention-inspired upgrade, pulling in an impressive amount of ... Read More