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photos of 70s nyc legends on their wildest nights out

Frequenting Max’s Kansas City and the Chelsea Hotel, Anton Perich captured celebrities and underground icons including Patti Smith, Salvador Dali, and Cyrinda Foxe.<p>“The back room was the church of the pink neon cross,” explains photographer Anton Perich of the storied back room at Max’s Kansas …

Art

This revolutionary sustainable community in Atlanta is still thriving 15 years after its founding

Almost 15 years since the sustainable community of Serenbe built its first home, the modern-day green utopia is still thriving. Located just …

Urban Agriculture

36-Year-Old Accountant Called In As Emergency NHL Goalie — And He Crushed It

Scott Foster is a 36-year-old accountant who lives in Oak Park, Ill. More than a decade ago, he was goalie on Western Michigan's hockey team. These days he plays in a rec league at a rink called Johnny's Icehouse.<p>That rink is just a few blocks east of the arena where the Chicago Blackhawks play — …

Ice Hockey

What a debate about Pope Francis’s supposed liberalism says about the future of Catholicism

Ross Douthat and Massimo Faggioli argued over Francis’s legacy last week.<p>Two high-profile Catholic thought leaders duked it out last week in a debate over the five-year legacy of Pope Francis — and what his papacy means for a church in crisis.<p>Longtime intellectual rivals Villanova professor Massimo …

Christianity

Trying to learn better español? A podcast of true travel stories aims to keep you engaged

If you're trying to learn or perfect your Spanish, you're not alone - it's the second most spoken language, with over 400 million Spanish language speakers worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are over 37 million Spanish speakers, up 233 percent since 1980.<p>It's not just non-Latinos who are looking …

Language Learning

Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Merton’s Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement

“Technics and wisdom are not by any means opposed. On the contrary, the duty of our age… is to unite them in a supreme humility which will result in a totally self-forgetful creativity and service.”<p><i>“Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent,”</i> marine biologist and …

Income Inequality

Sweden Wants Your Garbage for Energy

Martin Almqvist / Johnér Images / Corbis<p>Every day, some 300 trucks arrive at a plant outside the city of Göteborg on the west coast of Sweden. They carry garbage, but they are not there to dump the cargo. Instead, they deliver it to the plant’s special ovens, which burn it, providing heat to …

Sustainability

The Progressive Pope Has a Blind Spot

Francis has been moderate on many topics, but on women he’s no different from his predecessors—and don’t expect a conference in Rome this week to …

Books Hunter S. Thompson Thinks You Should Read

<i>No fear or loathing here. These are the books that the good doctor personally suggested to his friends and family.</i><p>“I don’t advocate drugs and whiskey …

Literature
Study Skills

Fideli Sundqvist: I Love Paper

In the summer of 2011, Fideli Sundqvist presented her graduation project at Stockholm's Konstfack University. In the midst of the overblown gaudy work from the art departments, the conceptual design pieces and rivers of clichéd scratchy pencil illustrations, Sundqvist's final project, "Tilly & Gul" …

Art

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