Arthur Chu on "Jeopardy" Arthur Chu hacked “Jeopardy!” So why do people say he’s boring? He’s the exact opposite February 4, 2014 9:14pm (UTC) Arthur Chu is making a lot of people angry just by being good
I interviewed three organizers about their experience collaborating with Whole Foods: Linda Campbell of Building Movement, Gloria Rivera of Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, and Mary Lou Malone of MOSES. are
We did not choose women based on number of followers or those listed as the "most powerful" by other business publications. We made our selections without regard to big brand affiliation or title. Instead,
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University are normally bitter rivals, but their student governments put aside their differences this week to issue a joint statement denouncing the
You grew up in an environment where many of your peers and family led lives plagued by drugs, prison and violent death, yet you became a neuroscientist and the first tenured black professor of science
The threats go for hours. At long last he ceases And stumbling, half-blind in his boozy paresis, He crosses the room and falls into the bed. Nearby, Margaret prays, “Dear God, please make Frank dead.”
If we repeat this exercise to compare “real” numbers (these include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and irrational numbers) with natural numbers, we find that the collection of real numbers is larger.
Christopher Hitchens (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) His style, the “brilliant uncle talking at a party,” doesn’t always hold up in the trenches of religious argument July 14, 2013 5:15pm (UTC) Welcome to
The legitimacy of all of these figures was founded on zeal, which Aslan characterizes as "a strict adherence to the Torah and the Law, a refusal to serve any foreign master -- to serve any human master
By turning Hitchens’ argument into a tinder-dry straw man, White has no problems in pushing it over. But his claim that Hitchens failed to recognize the important role religion has played in these fields
Social scientists will tell you it’s that same swirl of commingled ideas and constant interactions–albeit on a much larger scale–that makes cities founts of creativity. In fact, research published earlier
How's the crusade going so far? It's pretty amazing, it's going really well. We were at the Clearwater Festival north of New York. This past weekend we were at the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan.
2) Israeli children are always garlanded by a crown of leaves or fresh flowers on their birthdays. The custom is even enshrined in the Israeli version of the song, "Happy Birthday." The child then sits
The distinction between social organization and mating arrangements also applies to humans. Extramarital sex certainly occurs, although not as frequently as media depictions or faulty statistics would
Joseph Stalin, David Brooks (Wikimedia/AP/Nam Y. Huh) Edward Snowden offended the commentator by declining to honor his oaths. There’s a history behind such bromides June 11, 2013 9:05pm (UTC) David Brooks
If we had a strategy designed to increase jobs and wages, what would it look like? For starters, it would focus on raising the productivity of all Americans through better education — including early-childhood
So many publications are bashing the experience that dissatisfaction has almost become a self-fulfilling prophecy May 26, 2013 3:00pm (UTC) This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard. It’s almost
So what the average human should fear is not global warming but rather local climate destabilization, i.e., a change in the relative stability and predictability of his or her own local situation. This
Sir Isaac Newton The famed physicist and mathematician also had a passion for linguistics — and even devised his own idiom May 11, 2013 3:00pm (UTC) Isaac Newton laid the foundations of modern science.
The “general welfare” is an element in the common good that the government was created to serve. The critical question is how much should the government do to serve the common good and thereby secure its
(©John Kelly/Body of Art Foundation) The star of “Drop Dead Diva” reflects on hanging out at J.J. Abrams’ house, Confucius and her next tattoo May 11, 2013 5:00pm (UTC) This piece originally appeared asiasociety.org.
Of course there’s one glaring difference between Obama and Gatsby, which feeds into the obvious current of racial bigotry and panic behind the obsessive Right-wing quest to tar Obama as a “fake president”
Now, Brownback has fired back. In a letter to Holder yesterday, Brownback wrote: “The people of Kansas have clearly expressed their sovereign will. It is my hope that upon further review, you will see
After a general collapse, one’s means are influenced by whether the economy is growing ￼or shrinking. If I am out of work, with depleted income, almost any normal expenditure is ￼beyond my means. If my
For close to 400 years, the painting was closed off to the world. For the past 124 years, millions of visitors walked by without noticing an intriguing scene covered with centuries of grime. Only now,