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Jodi Ettenberg

Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
THE FAT AND THE FURIOUS The top 1 percent may have the best houses, educations, and lifestyles, says the author, but their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Its no use...
Length: 9 minutes (2265 words)
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Length: 1 minutes (360 words)
Is Sugar Toxic?
On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which was
Author: Gary Taubes
Published: April 13, 2011
Length: 25 minutes (6361 words)
A Political Meltdown
f youve ever had a cardiac perfusion test to see how the blood was flowing in and a
Length: 20 minutes (5009 words)
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science
Mon Apr. 18, 2011 3:00 AM PDTA MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he…
Source: Mother Jones
Length: 4 minutes (1051 words)
On the Set of Apocalypse Now
It was the middle of the day in the steamy Philippine jungle and the sun was merciless. Director Francis Ford Coppola, dressed in rumpled white Mao pajamas, was slowly making his way upriver in a motor launch. “Right here is where we hang the dead body,” he said to his production designer, Dean Tavoularis. “I want skulls – a pile, no, a wall of skulls.”
Length: 11 minutes (2867 words)
The New York Review of Books
Masaccio: The Expulsion From the Garden of Eden, c. 1425 (detail) To be exiled is not to disappear but to shrink, to slowly or quickly get smaller and smaller until we reach our real height,…
Length: 9 minutes (2299 words)
The Inner Voice
Published: May 2, 2011
Length: 13 minutes (3389 words)
Half a Miracle
Fifteen years ago, a single mother named Libia Gomez converted part of her modest cinder-block house into a shop selling sundries ranging from pencils to toothpaste. The location was hardly…
Published: April 25, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1950 words)
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"Basically: steer towards the rapids. Say we're writing 'Little Red Riding Hood,' and weve just typed: 'One day, Red's mother handed her a picnic basket and told her to go see Granny, but not to talk…
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