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Baghdad

  1. world view
    At U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Trump’s Middle East Rhetoric Meets RealityThe attack underscores that Trump’s efforts to hobble Iran and conclude our “endless wars” won’t come to fruition anytime soon.
  2. awful things
    At Least 120 Dead After ISIS Car-Bomb Attack on Baghdad Shopping DistrictIt’s the third major terror attack in a Muslim country that has been linked to ISIS in less than a week.
  3. international affairs
    Protesters Breach Green Zone and Storm Parliament in BaghdadThe political unrest in Iraq appears to be intensifying. 
  4. Reports: 3 Americans Kidnapped in BaghdadIf true, this would be the first abduction of Americans in Iraq in more than five years.
  5. Whoppers for All
    Baghdad Burgers: Fast Food Gaining Popularity in IraqLook out for Burger Friends, Pizza Boat, and something called KFG.
  6. terrible things
    Iraqi Teens Killed Because of Emo LookIt’s all kinds of screwed up.
  7. travel
    You Can Be a Tourist in Iraq, If You Want ToAnd some people do.
  8. iraqi nightlife
    Baghdad’s Hottest Club Cost $2.5 Million to BuildBut investors expect to make that money back, because Iraqi nightlife is apparently getting lucrative.
  9. Mediavore
    Obama Mulls A White House Farmer’s Market; Iraq Loves Its Own Top ChefWhite House could start its own farmer’s market and Iraq has its own top chef.
  10. it just happened
    Obama Makes Pit Stop in BaghdadAccording to Politico, the president is currently making a surprise visit.
  11. neighborhood watch
    Is There a Park Slope in Baghdad?Dumbo: Last night was the first night that passersby could see Adriana Varella’s giant Applied Kinetics projection installation at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. There are no pictures yet, so go tonight and see it yourself. [DumboNYC] East Village: A funny guerilla-marketing tactic for a Black Lips show has finally made our favorite advertising blogger smile! With black lips! [Copyranter] Park Slope: After a kind of annoying string of posts on a couple of real-estate blogs about what neighborhoods are the “Park Slope”s of other cities, this blog just gets right down to business: What is the Park Slope of Iraq? [Gowanus Lounge]
  12. in other news
    Questioning the ‘Times’ DogsThere are a few things we can’t wrap our heads around with this whole story about Blackwater shooting one of the New York Times’ dogs in Baghdad. One of them is, why does the Times bureau have dogs? It wasn’t someone’s personal pet, according to the stories. It was a pet shared by the residents of the Times compound. Even a Huffington Post blogger who was bitten by one of them doesn’t explain why they are there. Another question is this: On a day when Britney Spears’s 16-year-old sister gets knocked up, who at the Post thought it would be a good idea to split the cover between the pregnancy story and a drawing of a doghouse with “Pooch Sulzberger” written on it? The Spears family is like the mother lode (ha, they’re all mothers now) for the Post. Over the years, the paper’s probably devoted more ink to hating them than to hating Al Gore. But somehow a cheap joke comparing Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger to a dead dog elbowed Jamie Lynn halfway off the cover. And finally, how come everybody who has written about it gets to use a “this time the deadly shooting in Baghdad was of a dog” joke? How is that, in any way, appropriate? Ha-ha! Murders are so common here, it’s funny when something dies that isn’t an American! That’s a real home run. New York Times in Iraq: Blackwater Shot Our Dog [Reuters]