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The Moth Presents Moran Cerf: When In Rome

Study Skills

The Moth Presents Courtney Bellanti: Meeting The Folks

High School

Paperless public libraries switch to digital<p><b>The phrase "bookless libraries" arrives with a dull, oxymoronic thud, enough to get the blood of any bibliophile boiling.</b><p>It's the sort of thud made …

Wind Farms Killing Eagles With Impunity

Most environmentalists agree that wind power is a good thing. It’s clean, it’s a job creator, and it fights global warming. Birds, on the other hand, might feel differently.<p>Over half-a-million birds are killed by the country’s wind farms every year, according to an estimate in the <i>Wildlife Society</i> …

One World Trade Center Gets Its Spire

The building former known as Freedom Tower ascends to its ultimate height of 1776 feet.<p><i>Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.</i><p>One World Trade Center has ascended to its zenith. Crews today raised the new tower's spire, bringing the building to its final height of 1776 feet. Now the debate begins: Is …


David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …