Their new album Build The Nation (2007) has gotten mixed reviews. Their enigmatic frontman HR has gone reggae. Yet Bad Brains remains a visceral live experience, Village Voice journalist Rob Harvilla. Good…


Z Magazine‘s Jeff Nygaard probes the hidden and unreported records of bombings by Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nygaard compares his estimates with The Lancet‘s controversial study in 2006 that estimated…



For systems economists like James Surowiecki prediction markets are a powerful tool for large group forecasting and delving into uncertainty. Surowiecki focusses on Simon & Schuster’s tool MediaPredict, which you need to…




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…


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…


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…


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…


‘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…



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…


Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham has journeyed to the darkside in his legal struggle to expose the institutional problems with the Combatant Status Review Tribunals used at Guantanamo Bay. Andy Worthington’s CounterPunch analysis…


‘As the Gates and Rockefeller foundations prepare for an African "Green Revolution," critics warn of the potential for turning sub-Saharan Africa into agribusiness’ newest feeding ground.’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY


US Southern Command’s James Stavridis believes that solution to thwarting anti-American rhetoric lies in "soft power" and inter-agency cooperation between the US military, US Department of State and others. Stavridis’ solutions draw…


The New Yorker‘s Hendrik Hertzberg provides a scathing depiction of US Vice President Dick Cheney in his post-mortem on the Washington Post‘s blog reportage series on Cheney. Hertzberg lists a familiar litany…


British counter-terrorism officials investigating the cell that bombed London and Glasgow have focussed on 6 doctors who were central to the plot. Officials face a new fear from the doctors’ plot: the…


Reason‘s Radley Balko testifies before the US House Subcommittee on Crime. Balko’s key argument is that paramilitary police actions create violence and escalate conflicts with non-violent offenders. Visit Preston Peet’s DrugWar site…


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