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FROM THE CRIKEY BLOGS: Literary Minded interviews Nam Lee of The Boat fame on Kafka and Silly Putty. And much more besides. Of David Foster Wallace he says: “I thought he was one of our best. One of our brightest lights. An incomparable mind lashed to a mighty heart. I thought he was unfailingly brave and, to me, of late, that’s become the real yardstick.” Read more here.

FRIDAY TRASH WRAP: Crystal bikini teen bride and much more.

STATE OF THE PLANET: Global warming goes … truly global (that isn’t good)

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US MEDIA WRAP: All eyes on The Obama Show.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Barack Obama on The Daily Show