Shortboards v. Longboards this week...
SYRIA: Recently jihadists from other parts of the Islamic world have started to arrive at Aleppo's front lines.
NATIONALISM: This controversial Japanese manga artist known for defending Japan's historical wartime aggressions joins in on the nation's nuclear issue.
SPEAK: Why are Americans who live in the northern states increasingly speaking English differently from the rest of us?
ASSETS: Rumors of Greece selling or leasing some of their uninhabited islands continues.
LIT: One of my favorite writers, Haruki Murakami, is at the top of the list for this year's Nobel prize for literature.