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‘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…


‘China, like Great Britain in the 19th century, has become an industrialist’s playground. In the UK that led to marches and strikes and the beginnings of the labor movement. But in China,…


…The three greatest threats to the Constitution are the Executive, the Legislative, and Judicial Branches. All of the things that We the People have worked for, fought for, and died for, are…


‘NEW DELHI and LONDON – When President George Bush visited this country of 150 million Muslims last year, he introduced his wife to the prime minister with a fact surely intended to…


’60 years ago a pilot saw something he couldn’t explain and the term "flying saucer" was born. Then, just a few weeks later, something unidentified crashed in a place called Roswell. But…


In this episode of The G-Spot, Joseph Matheny and Marijana Wotton take you to a premier party and movie premier at the Los Angeles Film Festival. No, not some craptastic, over budgeted,…




Alan Harrington’s The Immortalist (1969) was a watershed book for cryonics and life extension advocates. In this 1997 article for the Tucson Weekly newspaper, Harrington’s friends present memories and tributes to the…


‘WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON — President Bush’s decision to defy congressional demands for documents and testimony in the U.S. attorneys case leaves Democrats with a difficult choice of lowering their sights in the…


After being denied entry to a event despite buying a ticket, Iraq War Veteran Josh Lansdale approaches Congressman Mark Kirk and asks him to explain his position on the Iraq War. It…


We are calling for a public review into the actions of Canadian officials in illegally transferring him into the United States, where—despite being cleared after two months of any connection to terrorism…


‘In the summer of 1889, when this was still an analog world, a young astronomer named Solon I. Bailey carefully packed two crates of glass photographic plates taken at his outpost in…





‘Scientists are struggling to stay relevant and convey important information in today’s oversaturated, 24-hour media landscape.’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY



‘For Democrats, this little episode highlights the promise and peril of a Hillary Clinton presidency. On the one hand, President Clinton spoke for many in the party who are furious about the…


‘I’ve come back out of the woods, and I’m not entirely sure I’m happy about it. Once again I’ve replaced cathode rays for sunlight, and instant messages and teleconferences for conversations. Plugged…


‘In his remarkable book, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore does a service by focusing on the intimacies of power. In his detailed, highly readable account of Joseph…