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Our daily cheat sheet collects other interesting headlines reported today from around the world wide web.

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2NE1-ugly

Yesterday, Korean pop powerhouse 2NE1 released the music video for its song, “Ugly.” Around the same time, 2NE1′s PR Director Sandra Park announced that a “Not Ugly” campaign was in the works. So just what are they really trying to say?

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amazon-rainforest

William Hsu has spent over the last month in the Amazon rainforest, conducting field research on primates. He shares his thoughts on his experience in the jungle, and how even across the world, we are partly responsible for its destruction.

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Representative David Wu Resigns

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Wang Qishan and Eric Li both think Americans are Simple...

Venture capitalist Eric X. Li is partly correct, but also partly mistaken, when he argues that David Shambaugh and Minxin Pei’s analyses of China’s “failures and challenges” in the New York Times are “misunderstandings.”

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Shi Daoxin hipster monk

He blogs full-time, owns an iPhone, and wears thick-rimmed glasses. Introducing 29-year-old celebrity monk Shi Daoxin (释道心), who has stirred up some controversy in mainland China over the past few years.

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Ai Weiwei breaks silence

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fake-apple-store

In less than a week since the original BirdAbroad blog post, two of the five “fake Apple stores” in the city of Kunming have been shut down by municipal authorities—not for blatant copyright infringement, but for “operating without business licenses.” In other words, in response to international media attention.

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Squid in the Room

Most of you probably like your orange juice fresh, but mileage may vary when it comes to seafood. Introducing odori-don, a trendy Japanese dish in which seasoned soy sauce poured on a freshly killed squid causes the meal to “dance.”

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21CB 21st Century Boy

After a long summer hiatus, marked by guilt and the occasional self-flagellation, 21CB finally announces its return to the cybersphere. But, with many of our writers in stages of transition, it only seems fitting that 21CB evolves with us.

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