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Occupy Wall Street?
Image: david_shankbone via Flickr
Activists have been occupying Wall Street for weeks, demanding an end to corporate political influence. They're sleeping, eating and debating on the pavement. Similar protests happened earlier...
Iranian Internet Comic Strip
"Zahra's Paradise" is a web-based comic strip about a pro-democracy blogger whose brother disappeared in Iran's 2009 election protests. The strip has just been released as a...
Texas Ends Meals for the Condemned
Texas Ends Meals for the Condemned
Texas prison cook Brian Price has cooked special final meals for condemned inmates for years. After Texas officials banned the practice this week, he offered to pay for the meals and cook them for...
Honey, Have You Had Your Coffee?
Honey, Have You Had Your Coffee?
Daily coffee consumption seems to lower the risk for depression in women, according to a new study. (But if we're having a bad day, don't even think about asking if we've had our...
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maatha passed away on Sunday at the age of 71. She was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and the first person to win for environmental activism. In this 2007 interview she...
Particles Break Speed of Light
Particles Break Speed of Light
Physicists at CERN say they've clocked neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. If true, it will wreck Einstein's theory of relativity. And, open the door to time travel. But...
Neal Stephenson on Reamde
Neal Stephenson on Reamde
Neal Stephenson is a literary cult phenomenon. A new book from him is a major event. He's just released Reamde, a 1,000-page techno-thriller. Hear the full-length (uncut) interview we did...
Statehood for Palestine?
Statehood for Palestine?
As the Palestinians seek U.N. membership, we revisit the long history of conflict over Palestine. Here are some of the most memorable interviews we've done, with writers who've lived the...
Is Capitalism Doomed?
Is Capitalism Doomed?
The turmoil in the global markets has some of us wondering whether capitalism itself can survive this much crisis. Cultural geographer David Harvey has grave doubts.
Happy Birthday, Upton Sinclair!
Happy Birthday, Upton Sinclair!
This week marks the birthday of our favorite muckraking journalist. Novelist Chris Bachelder imagines what would happen if Upton Sinclair came back from the dead.

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