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Politicians Sculpted Into Pencil Tips

To promote German political magazine Cicero, artist Ragna Reusch Klinkenberg carved miniature busts of U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel into the graphite tips of pencils. The pencils were then sent to each of the world leaders with the message “Politics directly from the source.” The magazine claims [...]

What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to his friends), head of the IMF since 2007, is a political rival to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and a well-known seducer of women (seriously, his French nickname roughly [...]

The Quick 10: 10 People Not Invited to the Royal Wedding

While about 1,900 people are making preparations to attend tomorrow’s big wedding, most of us… well… aren’t. And while most of us didn’t expect to find invites in the mail, here are 10 who probably did. The Politicians 1. The Obamas. While it seems to have created a bit of a controversy that the POTUS and FLOTUS [...]