Héctor Carrillo on gay marriage in Brazil, Stephen L. Carter on the scope of the First Amendment, Melanie Springer Mock on the pitfalls of Christian adoption, Sarah Posner on Obama's 'Watergate', and Alexandra Petri on the manners of live theatre.
Grist on the information vacuum around fracking, The Atlantic Cities on Google's personalized maps, ABC News on the impact of climate change on human allergies, The Guardian on the threat of flooding in London, CNN on the specter of oil manipulation.
An arcane court case has revealed that an Ivy League university awarded a racist fellowship for 77 years. As it turns out, the school may have known about the "Caucasian" clause all along — even though its recipients did not. Columbia says it's trying to get back the money for "a diversity of students," but what happened in between? And why are we just learning about this now?
National Geographic on how cell phone can help fight pirate fishing, London Review of Books on the recent literature of climate change, The Huffington Post on the reality of our environmental harm, The New York Times on how insurers are dealing with increasingly catastrophic weather, and Forbes on the future of energy storage.
A public memorandum issued on Thursday by the Justice Department's Inspector General indicates that the U.S. Marshal Service was unable to locate two "known or suspected terrorists" participating in the Witness Security Program. Not the good news Attorney General Eric Holder was likely hoping for.
The company's selection of chicken and hearty sides is so popular that Palestinians living on the Gaza Strip, where imported goods and travel remain restricted, are willing to pay a team of smugglers to run KFC orders through underground tunnels, usually waiting four or more hours to see their orders fulfilled.
President Obama and Jay Carney have now more or less officially shifted their public energy to dealing with the IRS targeting of "tea party" and "patriot" keywords, and more or less ignoring Benghazi and the AP investigation. After all, people are getting in actual trouble with the IRS affair.
The Atlantic on the future of human oil consumption, Associated Press on the new supply (and demand) of global oil, National Journal on the Republican boycott of the Obama's EPA nominee, Smart Planet on the United Kingdom's fracking envy, National Geographic on the recent destruction of Mayan ruins.
Lynn Oberlander on the law behind the Justice Departmen's AP subpoena, Neal Gabler on the impact Barbara Walters made on journalism, Jenée Desmond-Harris on the politics of African American names, Sadhbh Walshe on the cost of Angelina Jolie's preventative surgery, and Tara Murtha on the misunderstandings of the Kermit Gosnell verdict.
James Franco wants you to know he reads William Faulkner. And there is a lot of James Franco in this trailer: James Franco riding a horse, James Franco trying on a Southern accent, James Franco looking intently at someone. James Franco, people. James Franco.
More than two hundred gay men and lesbians were recently arrested in Kuwait after an intense investigation of "Internet cafes and suspicious places" across the country, The Kuwaiti Times reported early Monday morning.
Slate on why we need to remove, not just cut, CO2 emissions, Quartz on Tesla cars as status symbols, Time on recent troubles of the green movement, National Geographic on an anti-fracking activist in South Africa, and The Independent on the failure of the Clean Development Mechanism.
Geekosystem on North Carolina's attempt to ban Tesla cars, National Journal on how Washington should make climate policy, The Guardian on how the energy politics drive conflict in Syria, The New York Times on the Earth's temperature, The Atlantic on Kazakhstan's nuclear legacy.
We thought hipsters were dead! Not quite, according to the latest survey from the (attention-starved, but still reliable) folks at Public Policy Polling, which reports that just 10 percent of Americans identify as hipsters — that ill-defined category of urban, overeducated youth — while 50 percent of citizens between the ages of 18 and 29 say they wear the label with pride.
Five weeks after Facebook debuted the HTC First — and four days after AT&T priced the device at less than a dollar — the joint venture appears to be unraveling.
Two days after the temple of journalism announced its intent to honor Hussam Salama and Mahmoud al-Kumi, who were killed in November while working as cameramen for the Middle East-based Al-Aqsa TV, the museum has decided not to recognize them, citing their employer's deep ties to Hamas.
Michael Macleod-Ball and Gabe Rottman on the IRS's wrongful targeting, Elizabeth Cline on the clothing made in the collapsed Bangladesh factory, Emily Nussbaum on Don Draper's evolution, Matthew Winkler on his company's accountability, and Michelle Cottle on Republican masculinity.
Government officials in Pakistan have expelled 39-year-old New York Times reporter and Islamabad bureau chief Declan Walsh for participating in unspecified "undesirable activities."
CNN on the myth of energy independence, The New York Times on the new carbon milestone, The Washington Post on how the World Bank can mitigate climate change, Treehugger on how young people flock to public transportation, and Scientific American on the produce industry's safety strategy.
The long-awaited Citibike bike-sharing program is scheduled to debut in New York on May 27. To the denizens of brownstone Brooklyn and Greenwich Village, however, the Citibike program amounts to an urban insurrection.
The next bank heist movie just got a lot less interesting. Prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed on Thursday afternoon that eight men successfully organized and executed an elaborate heist involving ... ATMs on the same subway line.
Time on human developments as seen from space, New York on Obama's climate change strategy, Slate on the future of China's climate, CNN on reaction to Tesla's Model S car, and Media Matters on The Wall Street Journal's climate change coverage.
The special Senate election between Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez took a familiar turn for the scandalous on Thursday, after Gomez's 2005 tax records surfaced in a front-page Boston Globe story about the candidate's mega-home.
A Time story about "senior advisor" Gabriel Schoenfeld offers a sneak peek at his short eBook, A Bad Day On The Romney Campaign, which comes out on May 14. The gist: Romney should have listened to Schoenfeld more. Duh.
The 52-year-old former schoolbus driver accused of holding and abusing three women in his Cleveland home, will face four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, police announced Wednesday afternoon. Castro's two brothers, Pedro and Onil, have not been charged at this time.
U.S. News & World Report on natural gas-powered cars, The New York Times on the future of nuclear energy in Japan, Grist on the hidden history of spills in the Gulf of Mexico, Business Insider on how to make money off the fear of climate change, and Nature on the threat of Beijing's air quality.
Karen Tumulty on Mark Sanford's comeback, Aisha Harris on the reaction to Charles Ramsey, Jill Lawrence on Terry McAuliffe's trouble with women, Maureen Dowd on sexual assault in the military, and Brentin Mock on how the Sierra Club embraced immigration reform.
Harvard was only the beginning. Eight months after allegations of widespread cheating rocked the Ivy League university, another cheating scandal emerged on Tuesday afternoon at an affiliate college of Columbia University.
Last week the Harvard professor said that Keynes came up with bad economy policies because he was gay and childless. Ferguson eventually apologized, but in an open letter in Tuesday's Harvard Crimson, he dug in further on the substance of his claim, that Keynes' sexuality influenced his economic policy.
The Guardian on how climate change affects British wine, National Journal on the difficulty of regulating carbon, The Daily Beast on who works where in the energy sector, The Nation on New York City's fracking threat, and The New York Times Magazine on the economics of food trucks.
Kathryn Schulz on America's Gatsby obsession, Jillian Kay Melchior on the morning after pill, Sital Kalantry on the making of a pro-life movie, Ramesh Ponnuru on adoption politics, and Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers on what a flawed economic study teaches us.
Vincens Vuktilaj turned the subway tunnels of Harlem from mass transit into a shutdown maze of escape after eluding policy custody on Monday — only to emerge five hours later, under a cab, still in handcuffs.
Mother Jones on lead-filled lipstick, USA Today on how the military could go green, The Atlantic Cities on the future of public roads, MIT Technology Review on how much oil we have, and National Geographic on Pakistan's energy crisis.
Nobody told Kurtz, but four years before Collins came out of the closet, he was engaged to Carolyn Moos. And nobody told Moos that Collins was gay until a few days ago, but now she wants to tell — or at least sell — her story to the world.
The Arizona Republic on the Grand Canyon's uranium mine, The New York Times on water conservation in the U.A.E., Forbes on the future of coal, The Guardian on bribery-based energy policy, and The Atlantic Cities on the vulnerability of sewage plants.
Time on the Fukushima power plant cleanup, The Atlantic Cities on pedestrian energy, USA Today on climate change and precipitation, Politico on Obama's Keystone deliberations, and New Statesman on the climate effects of the recession.
On Tuesday afternoon the Food and Drug Administration issued a press release about the approval of Plan B One-Step, a brand-name emergency contraceptive. Here's what that means.
An enormous new billboard in South Carolina features the serial philanderer just a week ahead of his special election. But the CEO of the extramarital "dating" site tells The Atlantic Wire that a Sanford victory would be a move toward cultural acceptance of cheating — or at least would help the site buy some Super Bowl ads.
NBC on the marketing of energy-efficient light bulbs, The New York Times on burning garbage in Oslo, The Washington Post on Fisker Automotive, The American Prospect on Obama's green record, and National Geographic on solar nanotechnology.
We still don't know much about the seven people who died when a cargo plane crashed Monday at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, but dashboard camera footage surfaced Tuesday morning — and it provides more answers than you may even feel comfortable watching.
A Boeing 747 jet enroute to Dubai crashed and caught fire moments after lifting off on Monday morning from Bagram Airfield in northeast Afghanistan. Seven crew members were killed.
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