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…


‘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


‘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…


Village Voice journalist Nat Hentoff blames University of California professor John Hoo for the antiterror strategies that led to Abu Ghraib, renditions, ‘waterboarding’ and other interrogation. Hentoff narrates a blistering exchange between…


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



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…



’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…


‘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,…


‘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…




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…



‘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…



‘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…


‘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…


‘When Bob Dylan sang, "To live outside the law you must be honest," he probably wasn’t thinking of seventeenth-century pirate captains. Nonetheless, his dictum seems to apply to them. While pirates were…



‘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…


‘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…



‘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…