‘In an essay titled "The Plight of the Prosperous," published in 1950 in this magazine, Lewis Mumford dismissed the living accommodations of upscale New Yorkers as little better than slums. "I sometimes…


‘According to Arlington County District Court, the Michael Bay adolescent action-packed orgasm Transformers is worth $30,672. Precisely how they derived this figure I’m not certain, but they’ve just ruled that one Jhannet…



‘House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proving to be the surprise O. Henry ending to last November’s elections. The American voters gave Democrats clear control of Congress, rebuked President George W. Bush, and…


‘Watani and George had just escaped from San Quentin Prison. ‘For the next 20 years, Watani lived the life of a free man, eventually winding up in the South American country of…


‘The idea that punishment can be therapeutic is widespread among the hundreds of "emotional growth boarding schools," wilderness camps, and "tough love" antidrug programs that make up the billion-dollar teen residential treatment…


‘New Orleans is only three-fifths the city it was before Hurricane Katrina hit. In 2005, the Big Easy was home to 455,000 people. Today just 273,000 dwell there. The city drowned and…


‘The following is Part-2 of a multi-part true story adapted exclusively for The Paranormal Report from the author’s ebook on CD, The Secret of Nine. It is a story about a series…


‘In August of 1998, disaster loomed for the U.S. economy. Panic among investors after Russia defaulted on its sovereign bonds led to plummeting stock prices and a freeze on global credit markets….


‘This is what I heard one critic mutter as the lights went down on a screening of the latest documentary of climate doom, The 11th Hour. I knew just what he meant….


‘Pundits of the Internet age are fond of excoriating the Web because anyone can post on it anonymously. Andrew Keen, whose recent book Cult of the Amateur is a good primer on…


‘The Restaurant Opportunity Center of New York (ROC-NY) is a nonprofit organization founded shortly after 9/11 by Saru Jayaraman, at the time a 25-year-old Ivy League


‘There’s a lot of things I expect to see in my lifetime; personal jetpacks, genehackers, and flying cars being close to the top of my list. After talking with Paul Laffoley, I…


‘Washington – The administration’s warrantless wiretapping program looks set to be the subject of renewed and bitter wrangling between Congress and the White House when lawmakers return to Washington in September. ‘And…






Racism remains one of the most confounding and damaging social issues of our time. Few subjects contain such a vast difference of opinion. Some people seem to believe that all racist thought…



‘The limits of our senses confront the limitlessness of the universe.’ (Seed Magazine article). GO TO FULL STORY


‘As the saying goes, a museum is only as good as its collection. So it must follow that the Museum of Modern Art stacks up as the world’s best. But does it?…


‘Saddam Hussein’s cousin and 14 other former regime officials today went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity for their role in the brutal suppression of a Shia revolt in 1991….


‘Ramallah, West Bank – Even for those considered to be among the most successful Palestinian entrepreneurs, staying in business sometimes feels more like something you do on principle rather than for profit….