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Video: Michelle Thaller — “We Are Dead Stars”

. In this collaboration between The Atlantic and the podcast TRBQ (The Really Big Questions), NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller explains how every atom in the human body – and, indeed, … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: The Boat

Give me the humility of the physicist who knows how little we know of anything. Four percent is measurable and we don’t know the meaning of even that. All this … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael T. Young: Reading for Pleasure

I sometimes — no, often — have to say things out loud to understand them because that voice in my head doesn’t sound like me, doesn’t know that words have … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth West: Love And Loss In The Anthropocene

As a species, we have been unable to meet the challenges posed by our own misguided attachment to growth. “Easiest to see are the larger and most tangible of consequences … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Josué Rivas and Bailey Williams: “Decolonization Starts Inside of You”

Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Archer on Sam’s Table

Because we have the archer,  I always arise about the same time to walk him.  He lies patient and silent in his crate as I dress in the big room, … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Gibb: Home Scrap Project — Unemployed Steel Worker, 1987-1988

for Ramon Elouza . Close-ups in an eye-level lineup, His photographed faces hung on their wall, Each behind lines of writing,   well I lost my job my wife and … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Tools To Make A Change

Memorably marching for their lives. Reuters photo. Seeking to keep up the momentum to oust politicians in the blood-soaked pockets of the NRA, voting registration activists with HeadCount signed up … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kenya Downs: The Koch Brothers Vs. God

The fossil fuel lobby preached its gospel in Virginia. Now, black churches are fighting back.  Rev. Paul Wilson fastens enough buttons on his jacket to stay warm on a chilly … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chana Bloch: The Messiah of Harvard Square

Every year some students would claim to be the Messiah, It was the rabbi who had to deal with them. He had jumped, years ago, from a moving boxcar on … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Phoebe Cirio: Stormy Speaks Out

Stormy Daniels has told her story. She, like perhaps many other women, was driven to Donald Trump’s preferred bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The purpose of the visit ostensibly … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sam Hamill — To the Tune: Spring at Wu Ling

The breeze has passed, pollen dust settled, and now the evening comes as I comb out my hair. There is the book, the inkstone, the table. But he who was … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stephanie Savell: We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001

15 years after the invasion of Iraq, what are the costs? . Anti-war protesters gather in London at the start of a demonstration against war on Iraq, February 15, 2003. … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: David Brooks — “Trump and Afterwards: The Next American Culture”

. In this hour-long lecture, New York Times columnist David Brooks talks about the major trends in American culture over the last 50 years and how they have led to … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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