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‘Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket and finger-fucking your brain in the last 20 minutes. Yes!…


‘The Treasury is planning to disband the government’s controversial arms sales department, the Guardian can disclose. The 450-strong defence export services organisation (Deso), based near Oxford Street in London, has long been…


…Hillary believes that "the President should abandon his escalation of the war." She chooses not to say "his" war because it could not have been "his" war without the help of people…


This episode is work safe. Esalen Institute is a combination alt-think tank, academic community and sensual retreat perched on the Pacific-facing cliffs of Big Sur, California. Its thinkers formed the leading edge…


‘Should you be able to drive anywhere you damn well please? An alliance of local officials and timber, mining, and off-road-vehicle lobbyists


‘Now, don’t get me wrong. Carbon emissions may indeed be causing harmful climate change, and dramatic reductions by Americans may actually do some good. But in typical green journalism fashion, the feel-good…


‘Graffiti was an easy, natural fit with plenty of alienated youth. One 1980s writer describes the nascent culture as a "weird private communication for teenage kids



‘I can’t believe it’s been nearly a week since the Guitar Wolf gig and I’ve not posted to rave about it. ‘I only heard of them when a friend asked me if…


Linda Immedialtio’s obituary for a San Francisco ‘indie’ music shop evokes how an album can change your life, the impact of local identities in a music scene, and why local bands can…


The only reason to link to Emily Yoffe’s patient memoirs is that she "had 23 head-to-toe physicals from 23 second-year students at the Georgetown School of Medicine." Which gives me another opportunity…



‘With the United States angling to update its aging nuclear arsenal, critics are worried that non-proliferation efforts will take a big hit. When it comes to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons,…


‘A growing community of amateur scholars believe that the world as we know it will come to an end in 2012, as prophesied by the ancient Maya. Is the New Age apocalypse…



Political activism on the Internet — and in the so-called blogosphere, in particular — has long been considered a liberal stronghold. But conservative bloggers show increasing signs of their own coming of…


”Death-worshipping church’ or apocalyptic prophets? Gary Lachman investigates the Process Church of the Final Judgement, a Sixties movement with a far-reaching influence.’ (Fortean Times article). GO TO FULL STORY


Sure, the next gargantuan summer blockbuster, Transformers, opens tomorrow (with enough mind-blowing special effects to make George Lucas weep), but if you want to see true technological wizardry and a robot to…


‘It is fast becoming one of the most important issues of the 2008 presidential campaign. Oil prices are expected to rise to even higher levels as the United States dependence on foreign…


By Paula Moore If your summer vacation plans have you buying tickets to a marine mammal park or a "swim with the dolphins" program, be forewarned: You could be helping to finance…


Mitt Romney has a secret weapon: political maven and pollster Alex Gage and his firm TargetPoint. Gage explains his "microtargeting model" and methods to map an individual’s "political DNA" to Washington Post…


This episode of the G Spot (#8) takes you on a borderline insane behind-the-scenes trip into the recording studio, to hear the various outtakes and other mishaps that occurred in the production…


‘The creation of NORTHCOM, as part of the "unified plan" in the wake of 9/11, established the military’s first domestic combatant command center. This precedent departs from a long-standing tradition of distinguishing…