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Is Sci-Fi a Religious Experience? Adam Savage Thinks So

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 10.07.17.<p>Time of Publication: 8:55 am. 8:55 am<p>Adam Savage …

Former 700 Club producer: “I knew where the line was. But that didn’t stop us."

Pat Robertson's former producer Terry Heaton talks The 700 Club, Trump, and turning the Bible “into a self-help manual.”<p>In the 1980s, TV producer Terry Heaton was at the helm of one of the most influential media properties of the decade. As executive producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

6 smart questions you're probably forgetting to ask in a job interview

It's crucial to ask questions during job interviews.<p>If you shrug and tell the hiring manager that you don't have any questions at the end of your conversation, they're bound to think that you're just not that interested.<p>That being said, you can't just throw out any random query that floats to the …

Employment

Could You Write a Book in a Month?

In 2005 I was confident. I had just appeared on the <i>Today</i> show to promote my first nonfiction book, an account of how my life transformed by …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Everyone Hates Neoliberals, So We Talked to Some

I asked neoliberals about their political ideology and the tremendous backlash it's received from all over the place lately—especially since Trump won.<p>If I've learned anything from having my eyes glued to politics Twitter and the punditry it inevitably spawns for 12 hours a day, it's that I am …

Why capitalism can’t survive without socialism

A top Peter Thiel adviser on the crisis of late capitalism<p>“We think of capitalism as being locked in an ideological battle with socialism, but we never really saw that capitalism might be defeated by its own child — technology.”<p>This is how Eric Weinstein, a mathematician and a managing director of …

Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id

The famous preacher’s son embodies all the contradictions of Trump’s America.<p>Franklin Graham is a man of contradictions. He’s devoted his life to preventing persecution and helping those who face terrifying violence, yet he sees gay Boy Scouts as a major threat to children. His mission field knows …

The Leftovers: Among the Sea Lions

Matt, Laurie, and the Murphys find a love boat.<p>Each week following episodes of the third and final season of <i>The Leftovers</i>, Sophie Gilbert and Spencer Kornhaber will discuss HBO’s drama about the aftermath of 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishing.<p><b>Sophie Gilbert</b>: Well. Matt Jamison’s …

TV Series

Why the Phrase 'Late Capitalism' Is Suddenly Everywhere

An investigation into a term that seems to perfectly capture the indignities and absurdities of the modern economy<p>A job advertisement celebrating sleep deprivation? That’s late capitalism. Free-wheeling Coachella outfits that somehow all look the same and cost thousands of dollars? Also late …

Economics

What Will Kill Neoliberalism?

<i>Massive global inequality underlies our era of economic and political unrest. The rise of nationalist, populist movements, and the faltering</i> …

A tense election threatens Indonesia’s religious tolerance

THE mood in Jakarta was jittery in the days leading up to its gubernatorial election on April 19th. Around 64,000 police, soldiers and other security …

Hillary hatred, exposed: What drives America’s never-ending case against Clinton

<b>(Getty/Ramin Talaie)</b><p>Susan Bordo’s “The Destruction of Hillary Clinton” is a vital but incomplete look at her strange political life<p>David Masciotra<p>April 15, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>It is difficult to tally how many conversations I have had with someone making extreme, paranoid and hateful remarks about …

‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’

Trump’s attacks on the free press don’t just threaten the media—they undermine the public’s capacity to think, act, and defend democracy.<p>Are Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the press really that bad? Are they that out-of-the-ordinary, given the famous record of complaints nearly all his …

Donald Trump

Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami

Many of the problems humanity faces are shared ones. That’s why it is so vital that we start to find communitarian solutions to social problems<p>In an interview with Woman’s Own in 1987, Margaret Thatcher said: “Too many … people have been given to understand, ‘I have a problem, it is the …

Trump vs. The Neoliberal Market State

What is Trump doing?<p>Trump is rolling back neoliberalism and everything connected to it.<p>To understand what this means, here’s a narrative of Trump’s …

Why Is the White House Calling Its Yemen Raid a Success?

If the costly mission counts as winning, President Trump is right that Americans will get tired of it.<p>During the Obama administration, I repeatedly criticized the murky program of extrajudicial killings that slayed thousands of people—including hundreds of innocents—in countries including Pakistan, …

Donald Trump

Press, lies and Hillary’s campaign: Years of smears have created a fictional version of Clinton. They’re also a disservice to voters.

<b>Hillary Clinton (AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Many Americans think Clinton is a congenital liar — that’s because of the right and the media, not her<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>September 6, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>That tweet from Chris Cilizza of The Washington Post's The Fix blog is cleverly framed to be about the voters' …

Government

Coming of Age in North Korea

A man who served the regime recounts his efforts to bring it down.<p>The theory of Jung Gwang Il’s work is essentially this: Tiny packets of information just might bring an end to decades of tyranny in his homeland. From his base in South Korea, he sends USB drives, SD cards, and other devices—loaded …

How Humanities Degrees Cultivate Marketable Business Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a common misconception that degrees in the humanities -- like English, history and philosophy -- are the first nails in the coffin of a young person’s career prospects.<p>“We need more welders and less (sic) philosophers,” Florida …

Humanities

Why critics are wrong about liberal arts degrees

For the last time: No, earning a degree in English, philosophy, art history, name-your-humanities-discipline <i>will not</i> condemn you to a lifetime of …

Renato Sanches' Age Questioned by Guy Roux After Bayern Munich Transfer

The emergence of Portugal starlet Renato Sanches has been one of the major storylines of Euro 2016, but veteran manager Guy Roux claimed the 18-year-old—who completed a move to Bayern Munich this summer—is actually "23 or 24."<p>Speaking to Romanian broadcaster Dolce Sport, the ex-Auxerre boss of more …