‘Last week I spent a whole week fasting, on a Jiva retreat in France. I should probably call it cleansing because not eating for a week is one means to the whole…


In the 1980s it was Satanic Ritual Abuse. In the 2000s the latest bugbear to scare parents is the emo subculture: hardcore angst portrayed as youth suicide and pessimistic despair. CBS 46…


Transnational corporations are establishing corporate and financial relationships with a new university elite: professors that headhunt for academic stars who could be the next generation of managers. These new relationships are reshaping…


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…