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It's National Chemistry Week, and this year's theme is candy. That got us thinking about Doug's recent interview with Stephan Eirik Clark about "Sweetness #9," a comic novel...
Image: Stéphanie Kilgast Via: Flickr Creative Commons
It's National Chemistry Week, and this year's theme is candy. That got us thinking about Doug's recent interview with Stephan Eirik Clark about "Sweetness #9," a comic novel...
Over the last year or so, Russell Brand has increasingly used his celebrity status to advocate for changing our political systems. His new, best-selling book puts these ideas...
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“Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ new documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, hits theaters this week. The film chronicles the first meetings between Snowden, Poitras...
 Katha Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation and a pro-choice advocate who believes it’s time to reframe the whole abortion debate.  As she points out in her new book, “Pro...

What's on This Week

10.26.2014
In this age of globalization, why would anyone want borders, an army, currency?  Isn’t that kind of … old school?   
10.26.2014
Poppy
Is there anything science won’t tackle? The latest question neuroscientists are taking on is, “What makes something beautiful?” We're checking in with scientists, philosophers and...

The Cooks in Thug Kitchen

 

Thug Kitchen is a wildly popular, foul-mouthed vegan food blog. The formerly anonymous writers have just come out with a cookbook and revealed their identities. Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway are a white couple from L.A. Now they're fielding questions about the racial politics of the way they write about food. Read the article here, and listen to their full interview here.