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‘During a visit to Tehran in the spring of 2005, we were impressed by the degree of intellectual freedom Iranians had carved out within the Islamic Republic. The numerous bookstores on Enqelab…


‘Today, music distribution venues include the Internet, television ads, video games, and even Starbucks. Guests discuss how musicians are marketing their music, and where consumers are discovering new tunes.’ (NPR article). GO…


Eli Lilly’s new incubator Innocentive is tapping "crowdsourcing" to streamline its innovation pipeline. Dr. Alpheus Bingham discusses how Innocentive taps current research on "combinatorial networks" from the Santa Fe Institute, how managers…


‘If you aren’t familiar with the books and website of Clifford Pickover yet I recommend you drop whatever you’re doing and go check them out for a intelligence boost, as the quick…


‘An intelligence briefing of the House Armed Services yesterday revealed al Qaeda resurgent, and Pakistan’s Musharraf facing a "Shah of Iran situation." Translation: Duck.’ GO TO FULL STORY



The frontline is now televised everywhere: black market services in Internet connections, satellite phones and cable television are booming in Cuba. Christian Science Monitor journalist Eloise Quintanilla interviews Cubans to understand the…


‘Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona said yesterday that Bush administration officials tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports. And when it comes to public-health appointments, the administration has its…


Transnational corporations are establishing corporate and financial relationships with a new university elite: professors that headhunt for academic stars who could be the next generation of managers. These new relationships are reshaping…


‘After spending five weeks in Bolivia this summer, I was convinced that the new paths out of this destructive, hateful morass we call neo-liberalism would come from those most marginalized by its…



In the 1980s it was Satanic Ritual Abuse. In the 2000s the latest bugbear to scare parents is the emo subculture: hardcore angst portrayed as youth suicide and pessimistic despair. CBS 46…


‘I met Jennifer Dumpert during a trip to California in 2005. In a bar on Haight Street in San Francisco she outlined a dream practice she developed during a rough time in…


Larry Flynt’s ongoing investigation into the dirty secrets of prominent elected officials has exposed another hypocrite. Monday’s confession of marital infidelity by GOP right-wing marriage-protection advocate Senator David Vitter of Louisiana was…


‘Last week I spent a whole week fasting, on a Jiva retreat in France. I should probably call it cleansing because not eating for a week is one means to the whole…





‘The Jordanian Option was more than a political concept – it was a love story. For decades, almost all Israeli leaders were enamored of it – from Chaim Weizmann to David Ben-Gurion,…



‘I’d like to see new media tacticians think more about sustainable income models for everyone rather than focus primarily on the livelihoods of creatives or high-skill knowledge workers.’ (Network Cultures article). GO…



‘A recent AP article was headlined "7 Million Americans in arms of the Law". Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project was quoted: "Misguided policies that create harsher sentences for nonviolent drug offenses…


Seed Magazine‘s summer picks range from the backroom politics of climate change and meditations on Gaia’s resurgence after humanicide to new research on rapid decision-making and the beauty of symmetry. GO TO…


‘The Hippocratic oath is null and void for practicing Muslims [because] when a call for jihad is made by the emir [Osama bin Laden] everyone must answer including doctors and surgeons." That’s…