15 March 2012 For decades the science of child-rearing was guided by patriarchal ideas, but now the cradle rocks to an older rhythm. Eric Michael Johnson, in conversation with eminent evolutionary…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3928 words)
In 2010, The Village Voice produced a five-part series, the "NYPD Tapes," about a cop who secretly taped his fellow New York Police Department officers. Photography: Henry…
PUBLISHED: March 7, 2012
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3303 words)
this is a takeoff on a phrase i used in some post a while back. i'm doing some writing on stuff that isnt about mccarthy per se but i wanted to explore the ideas vis a vis blood meridian and…
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John Phillip Walker Lindh, my son, was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Islam when he was 16 years old. He has an older brother and a younger sister. John is scholarly and devout, devoted to his family, and blessed with a powerful intellect, a curious mind, and a wry sense of humour. Labelled by the American government as "Detainee 001" in the "war on terror", John occupies a prison cell in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has been a prisoner of the American government since 1 December 2001, less than three months after the terror attacks of 9/11. #Sept11
BERLIN - "I do philosophy now like an old woman who is always misplacing something and having to look for it again, now her spectacles, now her keys." …
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3942 words)
It's high time people stopped kvetching about Wikipedia, which has long been the best encyclopedia available in English, and started figuring out what it portends instead. For one thing, Wikipedia is forcing us to confront the paradox inherent in the idea of learners as "doers, not recipients." If learners are indeed doers and not recipients, from whom are they learning? From one another, it appears; same as it ever was.
The Misconception: You celebrate diversity and respect others points of view. The Truth: You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others.
PUBLISHED: Aug. 21, 2011
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4057 words)