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On Father’s Day three years ago, biologist Jonathan Eisen decided he’d like to republish all his father’s papers. His father, Howard Eisen, a biologist and a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, had published 40-some-odd papers by the time that he died by suicide at age 45.
Author: David Dobbs
Source: Wired
Published: May 11, 2011
Length: 20 minutes (5087 words)
The Megacity
Published: Nov. 13, 2006
Length: 38 minutes (9638 words)
Interfaith Moments
Jalees Rehman All true living is encounter (Alles wirkliche Leben ist Begegnung). Martin Buber, I and Thou (Ich und Du) Last year, our local masjid (mosque) organized an…
Length: 6 minutes (1541 words)
Prison Echoes
Shahrnush Parsipur, born in 1946, is one of Iran’s most celebrated contemporary woman writers. An outspoken proponent of women’s rights, Parsipur has seen all of her books – eight…
Length: 8 minutes (2162 words)
Fiber-Optics Exec by Day, Defender of Justice by Night
He was an ace fiber-optics executive by day. And a gun-toting, cop-impersonating defender of justice by night. Photo: Sian Kennedy U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez didn’t know what to…
Author: Joshua Davis
Published: Nov. 22, 2011
Length: 33 minutes (8433 words)
The novelist Ali Smith feels her spirits lift as she explores the borderlands between fact and fantasy at the Villa San Michele on Capri ...  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December…
Length: 10 minutes (2604 words)
Frank Miller and the rise of cryptofascist Hollywood
A sturdy corollary emerges in the wake of the graphic artist Frank Miller's recent diatribe against the Occupy Wall Street movement ("A pack of louts, thieves, and rapists … Wake up, pond…
Published: Nov. 24, 2011
Length: 6 minutes (1706 words)
Affirmative Inaction
Essays - Winter 2011 Print Opposition to affirmative action has drastically reduced minority enrollment at public universities; private institutions have the power and the responsibility to reverse…
Length: 20 minutes (5051 words)
Essays - Autumn 2010 Print "Deep Travel" opens our minds to the rich possibilities of ordinary experience By Tony Hiss One spring morning, with nothing on my mind while I was walking home on East…
Length: 11 minutes (2975 words)
Measuring the Impact of Mass Movements -
With the explosion of Occupy Wall Street protests, many people have begun to wonder whether this movement will have a lasting impact, and, if so, what political changes it might ultimately bring…
Author: Mark Engler
Length: 8 minutes (2058 words)
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