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The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

Siamese nightmare: how sour grapes scuppered the Pumpkins' reunion

With the news that D’arcy Wretzky will not be joining Billy Corgan and bandmates, should fans feel cheated that bands reform with their classic lineups incomplete?<p>When the late Mark E Smith declared: “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” he spoke for the vast majority of indie …

Indie Music

Eddie Kramer Completes Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Trilogy With 'Both Sides Of The Sky'

Producer and engineer Eddie Kramer still remembers the first time he heard Jimi Hendrix play. It was 1967 and he was assigned to work with a young guitarist that everyone in London was talking about.<p>"Jimi got up and plugged into the Marshall stack," Kramer remembers. "I had never heard anything …

Guitar

Kim Deal: The Breeders frontwoman on their fifth album, Pixies and touring with Nirvana

As The Breeders release their fifth album, frontwoman and estranged Pixies bassist Kim Deal talks Kevin EG Perry through her rock’n’roll life<p>1. …

Are You Too Old Now for Marilyn Manson?

The elderly people, the elderly people.<p>Youth is like hugging a stranger goodbye: It’s more awkward the longer you hold on. Just give your glory days a mutual high five and move along before it gets weird. Back In The Day™, us 90s kids used to listen to a lot of Marilyn Manson. Songs like “The Dope …

Brad Pitt

Science Has Finally Explained Why Old School Hip-Hop Heads Hate Modern Rap

Hip-hop’s generation war has raged almost since its inception. In fact, hip-hop itself grew out of New York teens’ rebellious need to reject their parents’ staid funk and disco tunes and establish their own sound. However, since then, every subsequent generation of rap fans has demeaned and …

White House rushes to defend Donald Trump Jr. in Russia meeting scandal

'There’s no evidence of collusion,' top adviser Kellyanne Conway insisted as she hit the cable news shows.<p>The White House is rallying around the president’s oldest son after Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged meeting last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising information about Hillary Clinton, …

Donald Trump

How Trump Made Justin Trudeau a Global Superstar

After one year, Canada’s charismatic young prime minister was struggling. Then Trump was elected.<p>The last time a Canadian prime minister got this much attention, his last name was Trudeau.<p>It was the late 1960s, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the hip 48-year-old law professor-turned-Liberal Party …

Canada

Canada’s Polite and Diffident Independence Celebration

The last Presidential election drove many liberals to muse about packing up and fleeing to Canada. Not many actually did so, but Cori Carl had already made good on the fantasy. She and her wife were committed New Yorkers but felt increasingly disillusioned with the “political backlash after Obama,” …

Canada

The Pentagon Uses Plant DNA to Catch Counterfeit Parts

An innovative marking system spots the fakes.<p>A V-22 Osprey, laden with eighteen Marine infantrymen, speeds towards a landing zone under enemy fire. Dodging anti-aircraft tracers, the pilot pushes the aircraft to the limit. Until suddenly the Osprey falls from the sky.<p>This time, the killer isn't the …

Shiites are participating in the world’s largest pilgrimage today. Here’s how they view the world.

Millions of Shiite Muslims traveled from across the Muslim world to walk in procession to the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, today for the world’s largest, yet largely unknown, annual pilgrimage. This <i>ziyara</i>, or visit, to the shrine in southern Iraq is known as the Arbaeen<i>.</i> It marks the …

Middle East

Canada Moves Ahead on Carbon Taxes, Leaving the U.S. Behind - MIT Technology Review

The victory of climate change-denying Republican candidate Donald Trump was one of two big setbacks for U.S. climate policy earlier this month. The …

Fossil Fuels

Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

<b>The Ginkgo tree has had its genetic code laid bare by researchers.</b><p>The tree is famed for being a “living fossil” - a term used to describe those organisms that have experienced very little change over millions of years.<p>In the case of the Ginkgo, there are specimens preserved in the rock record from …

Biology

Degrowth - is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch …

Sustainability

What 50 Years of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions Look Like

Earth has a violent heartbeat.<p>We feel it whenever the ground quakes and volcanoes erupt. These devastating events, which kill thousands of people and affect millions more every year, may seem like random acts of nature. But when you watch them over a long time scale, a pattern emerges.<p>A new …

Earthquakes

Bloomberg: Trudeau’s national carbon tax a model that should be ‘widely copied’ around the world

<i>The editors at Bloomberg endorsed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate plan in an editorial and said ‘Canada is an unlikely model for</i> …

Whiteness is a racial construct. It’s time to take it apart

There is one word that is largely anathema in mainstream Canadian conversations about race, one that has been excised from my work throughout my career. That word is "white." People, especially white people, really don't like to say it.<p>Yes, I know that "white" doesn't mean anything specific. There …

Elections