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Horns of a dilemma
Posted on: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Category: Cultures

The rhino is targeted by a posse of pick-ups. The lead vehicle accelerates across the grassland, the driver slews to a halt and, standing in the back, I watch as a silver gun barrel pokes through the open window on the passenger side. The rhino, in a group of three, takes a shot to the hindquarters. She swerves and staggers then runs for her life. While we wait for her to drop, the woman who pulled the trigger jumps from the Land Cruiser and lights up a cigarette.

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City of Big Stories
Posted on: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Category: Cities

Looking trim, exuding cool, 81-year-old Buddy Guy dips his head to the microphone. 'They don't play this kinda blues on the radio no more,' he growls. The audience in his eponymous bar in downtown Chicago whoops in anticipation. Then this doyen of the Blues guitar, mentor and hero of Keith Richards (one of whose guitars hangs behind the bar) and Robert Plant ('Inspiring me since I was a kid,' says a note on the wall from the Led Zep frontman) launches into Love Her With a Feeling: 'The woman I love, man, she kinda big and fat...'

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'Overpaid, oversexed and over here'
Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 Category: Cultures

All that's left are ghostly traces. Nissen huts incorporated into farm buildings, runways pushing up through East Anglian soil. Outside the Suffolk village of Horham, near Diss, there's a patch of concrete where feet once jitterbugged to Glenn Miller and his Army Air Force Band. Suddenly I was hearing A String of Pearls among the sugar beet and cereals.

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