Quick look, Sept. 25, 2017

So much today, I will probably cover:

  • Aftermath of earthquake in Mexico (A8) and, more deeply, impact of Hurricane Maria on crops in Puerto Rico. “There will be no food in Puerto Rico,” (A11) has great photographs and historical background on agriculture in Puerto Rico, import/exports and opportunities to modernize energy-inefficient practices.
  • Maybe I just love this story so much because I visited the Philippines two years ago, but great story and photos plans to build a road through an isolated town that’s a three day jungle trek from Manila. a three day jungle trek. Farmers still cross fields on the backs of water buffalo and people travel by canoe down the river. Includes background on indigenous groups. (A8)
  • Odd and interesting back story to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in which Charlie is black and becomes trapped in a mold of a chocolate boy. Interview with Dahl’s widow, who explains the story and changes, discussing it as a racial allegory and describing why it was changed. (C1)

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