Jon Stewart shares his thoughts on many issues during a recent talk with the New York Times.
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–Guest post by Kimberly Short, American University graduate student. In a 2009 article, Hamilton Bean analyzed the communication strategy of the 9/11 families in their successful pursuit to obtain answers […]
Martha Stewart. Bernie Madoff. Scooter Libby. Barry Bonds. They were public figures, leaders, and role models. They were also all liars, in fact, and part of a national epidemic of lying, says the author James Stewart.
Bored by “Citizen Kane”? Looking back from our era of psychologically messed up lead characters (think Bryan Cranston’s Walter Whitein Breaking Bad), Vertigo seems decades ahead of its time.
Why are today’s paparazzi so terrible? The combative relationship between photojournalists and their celebrity subjects seems to have become an all-out war as photographers look to capture content not already […]
Facebook has just spent a lot of money to purchase a photo sharing app that costs zero dollars to use and has no source of revenue. That sounds to us a lot like a bubble market.
What's worse, taking steroids or lying about it to Congress? What the Roger Clemens perjury case tells us about our "national epidemic of lying."
In the classic Western film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, James Stewart’s character confesses that he wasn’t a hero, only to hear the newspaper man he’s confessed to respond, […]
If you find yourself on one of these roads, it might be a while before you see another fellow traveler.
Remarkable 'fan art' commemorates 50th anniversary of legendary guitar player's passing.
Attempts to unite religion and science are not new. A big part of the challenge is finding the right language to draw parallels with, and physicists have been especially willing to walk this line.
Did you know the Metro to Embarcadero Station passes through a buried Gold Rush ship?
Visitors to the £90 million (US$141 million) building, located in London's Brent borough, can select questions from a touchscreen and "Shanice" will answer them from her "seat" on a screen behind the reception desk.
In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share an article written by my former colleague Ross Robertson for EnlightenNext magazine called “A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21stCentury.” […]
On the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as Boston police walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and 81 minutes later walked out with an estimated $500 […]
Yes, We Clan!
Arguments on both sides of this question were aired at a thought-provoking colloquium sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College on September 21-22: “Does the President Matter? A […]
Now that the silly season of American politics revs up for another presidential election, it’s a fair question to ask who will be the next great caricature? Nixon cast his […]
Stewart Brand’s famous maxim, “Information Wants to be Free,” has been, for more than 25 years, one of the most popular rallying cries of the Digital Age. These words have […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
Familiar idioms like 'a thorn in your side' and 'the writing on the wall' come from the King James Bible. An English linguist has recorded 257 such idioms from the text.
So as not to beat the dead horse that is the year-end top-ten list, today I wish to highlight a very short “best of” list: the year’s most distinguished misinformers. […]
After blogger Andrew Sullivan announced last week that he was “leaving the right,” I argued that there is no longer much room on the political right for conservatives in the […]