THE PLANK JULY 19, 2007
It's been a bit of an Ashgabat explosion over at The New York Times lately. In the last four weeks, C.J. Chivers has filed four stories--for a total of 4706 words--about the previously little-heard-from totalitarian state nuzzled between Iran, Afghanistan, and the Caspian Sea.
Curious about the country's official tour guides? click here.
Interested in the country's heroin problem? See here.
Want to get to know the country's new leader? Here.
Finally, how about American-Turkmen relations? Here.
In completely unrelated news, The Times will shrink its margins by an inch and half come August 6.