Inside the Daily Planet, 11/22/07

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VIEWS AND REVIEWS Folk duo James Curry keeps the spirit with lucky ’13’ by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet James Curry is not a he, it’s a they: two gifted singer-songwriters, Brian Tischleder (vocals, guitar) and Casey Fearing (lead guitar, vocals), who perform exquisite folk blues. James Curry add a haunting, existential edge to the raw, rural stuff for which we remember Woody Guthrie, the young Bob Dylan, and Joe Hill. Look again at India by Susannah Schouweiler, MN Artists No swamis or street urchins here. Minneapolis filmmaker Simone Ahuja wants to introduce you to stories of contemporary India that transcend stereotypes. Through Ahuja’s lens you’ll see past Varanasi’s famous ghats by the Ganges and into the lives of Bollywood stars turned professional rugby players or inside the entrepreneurial world of the fast-paced lunch-runners in Bombay. Profile of an upcoming hip hop artist by Nahea Lee, KFAI Nahjea Lee is entering the 9th grade at Brooklyn Junior High School in the fall. For her story as a 2007 Youth News Intern, she chose to profile an up and coming hip hop artist to better understand what it takes to get an album produced in an age when sex and violence seem to be hottest selling points of a hip hop album. Nahjea is African-American, and born in Minneapolis. NEW IN BLOGS Schools need Web 2.0 by Rosa Maria de la Cueva, Special to the TC Daily Planet NEW IN VOICES Some people don’t count by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor You can be forgiven if you missed the story of a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in Asia. After all, our news media has been focused on really important stories over the past few days. Like Barry Bonds’ indictment — that’s pretty important. There was the 749th Democratic Presidential Debate last Thursday, and that required a lot of time for the pundits to decide if they liked Hillary Clinton that day or not. (They did.) And did you know that a lot of people are going to be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? Well, probably, since they always do, but still, they are, and it’s important you know it. Certainly more important than that you hear about what’s happening in Bangladesh.

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