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The Labor Movement Must Learn These Lessons From the Election

Although she’s long been one of the most outspoken—and controversial—critics of the American labor movement, Jane McAlevey doesn’t just talk the …

Jim O’Rourke: Bad Timing Album Review

In the early 1990s, years before he joined Sonic Youth or partnered with Wilco or tried his hand at singing, Jim O’Rourke was a kind of prodigy in the experimental music underground. He recorded albums in his early twenties for labels like Sound of Pig, Amsterdam’s Staalplaat, and John Zorn’s …

Children of Men Might Be the Most Relevant Film of 2016

On Christmas day, 2006, a curious twist on the Nativity debuted in a handful of movie theaters. Directed and co-written by Mexican auteur Alfonso …

Mad Max

On Being Too Much for Ourselves: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Balance and the Necessary Excesses of Life

“There are situations in which it is more dangerous to keep your balance than to lose it.”<p><i>“Something is always born of excess,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in June of 1945 as she contemplated the value of emotional excess, adding: <i>“Great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great</i> …

It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change – Matter – Medium

By Margaret Atwood<p><i>Animations by Carl Burton</i><p><i>Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator,</i> …

Robert Nozick, father of libertarianism: Even he gave up on the movement he inspired.

<b>1.</b><p>Recently, I overheard a fellow Amtraker back off a conversation on politics. "You know, it's because I'm a <i>libertarian</i>," he said, sounding like a …

American Philosophy

After rehabilitation, the best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead

<i>An abridged version of this story appears in the Nov. 16, 2015, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. To subscribe, click here.</i><p>For almost five days in the …

The GQ Interview

The leader of the free world sits down with the free agent of the year—HBO’s Bill Simmons—to discuss the Obama era and beyond. The exclusive White House Q&A<p>There's the president of the United States, and then there’s the person who happens to be the President of the United States.<p>Bill Clinton …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous

“He was a real purist. His tenderness separated him from others and it came through in his music.”David Lynch on Mark Linkous

The battle for Turkey: can Selahattin Demirtas pull the country back from the brink of civil war?

As Turkey prepares for the most important election in a generation, the charismatic politician Selahattin Demirtaş holds the key to whether Turks and Kurds can live in peace<p>In the autumn of 1990, six years into the Kurdistan Workers party’s (PKK) insurgency against the Turkish state, a political …

Aggressive Humanism

Of democracy’s inability to generate great human rights activists<p><b>1.</b> The storm glass of revolution<p>When Diogenes, with a lit lamp in daylight, stumbled …

This Former Weed Grower Now Breeds the World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Smokin' Ed Currie no longer cultivates or consumes weed, though he does still occasionally get high on his own supply of hot peppers—if you believe severe intestinal distress followed by a major endorphin rush qualifies as a high.<p>Smokin' Ed Currie claims his nickname doesn't refer to the …

Cannabis

The Love Of My Life

The first timeI cheated on my husband, my mother had been dead for exactly one week. I was in a cafe in Minneapolis watching a man. He watched me …

Empathy

Björk shares a series of her personal emails

Back in March, Icelandic visionary Björk opened up her oeuvre in a major mid-career retrospective at the MoMA gallery in New York. The exhibition reflected on two decades of her work, from the early days with her – appropriately titled – 1993 album <i>Debut</i>, to the recent premiere of music filmmaker …

Björk

The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.<p>When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in …

Christoph Niemann

#BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement

How a new generation of tech-savvy activists made violence against African Americans into global headline news<p>Alicia Garza was in a bar in Oakland, California, drinking bourbon when the verdict came in. It was July 2013 and she had been following the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch …

The Myth of the Ethical Shopper - The Huffington Post

<b>There’s this video</b> that went viral earlier this year. On Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a vending machine is selling plain white T-shirts for €2 each. Customers approach in ones and twos, insert coins, pick a size. Then, before the shirt comes out, a photo appears—a black-and-white image of rows of …

What Labour's next leader needs to know

<b>© Amer Ghazzal/Demotix</b><p>After nearly two months of hustings, speeches, and the odd bout of internecine nastiness, it does not feel as if the Labour …

New Zealand Labour Party

When You Give a Tree an Email Address

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.<p>"My dearest Ulmus," the message began.<p>“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. …

Freedom of Information

Nihilist Job Résumé

David, Candice, whatever<br>EndlessMurk512@aol.com<br>This Abject World<br>(555) 555-5555<p>Objective<p>I have no objective. What’s the point when cold death is the …

Microsoft Excel

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

New research suggests that competent employees are assigned more work—but they don't always like it.<p>The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage “the garbage hit the fan.” As the Online Etymology Dictionary has it, it derives from an old …

Psychology

Why 'I Have Nothing to Hide' Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance

Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again. Back then, surveillance programs like [Carnivore](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore_(software), Echelon, …

Comment on Interview: Scor-zay-zee picks up the pieces by Groovement favourite albums 2015 |

[…] Czarface – Every Hero Needs A Villain (Brick Records) BUY When disappointments like the last Wu album are unfortunately all too expected, it’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Al Worden: ‘The loneliest human being’

What’s it like to be the most isolated human in all eternity? Our space correspondent meets Al Worden, command module pilot of Apollo 15, who holds that dubious honour.<p>Seven men in the history of humanity stand apart from the rest of us. These are the Apollo command module pilots who spent time …

Space Science

The Anthropocene Myth

Last year was the hottest year ever recorded. And yet, the latest figures show that in 2013 the source that provided the most new energy to the world …

The Deadly Global War for Sand

• Author: Vince Beiser. Vince Beiser Business<br>• Date of Publication: 03.26.15. 03.26.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The killers rolled slowly down …