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There's a Green Card-holder at the heart of Greek philosophy

When it comes to immigration, not all foreigners are the same. The treatment of non-citizen legal residents, for example, raises very different moral and political ...

Chuck Berry Jams Out “Johnny B. Goode” with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, John Lennon & Bruce Springsteen

The King of Rock and Roll is dead, and, no, I don’t mean Elvis, but Chuck Berry, who proclaimed himself at every opportunity the rightful ...

Download Animals and Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights (Free)

FYI: Nathan Nobis, a philosophy professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, recently published Animals and Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights. A well-reviewed introduction ...

Rum-Soaked, Bloody, Sprawling 'Heretics' Is A Romp Through Centuries

Leonardo Padura returns to one of his favorite characters — broken-down Cuban gumshoe Mario Conde — and puts him on the trail of a missing ...

In '2140,' New York May Be Underwater, But It's Still Home

Kim Stanley Robinson envisions a future that’s closer than we like to think in New York 2140. Sea levels 50 feet higher have swamped Manhattan, ...

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman ...

5 Reasons to Teach Your Children Business

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Business. In today’s average school curriculum, quite a number of important subjects that our children could benefit greatly from are unrepresented or ...

Hero Cat Pounds On Door, Saves Owners From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A fluffy brown tabby cat is being hailed as a hero after she alerted her human family to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in ...

Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dies At 90

Berry was central to the development of rock ‘n’ roll, with indelible hits like “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Johnny B. ...

Ashamed, Confused And In The Closet

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering “radical empathy” and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a gay man ...

Chuck Berry (RIP) Reviews Punk Songs by The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Talking Heads & More (1980)

Image via Wikimedia Commons When the punk wave broke in the UK and the States in the mid-1970s, it threatened to leave behind the established ...

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a United Nations report has recognized biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as essential to human rights. The report, authored by U.N. Special ...

Spring: A Great Time for a New Year’s Resolution

Spring is in the air. There’s more daylight and more warm days to go around, the birds are busy, and buds are beginning to appear. Back ...

5 Elements for a Fun Saint Patrick’s Day with Your Children

It’s time for Saint Patrick’s Day—one of those I categorize as “minor” holidays (no disrespect to all of my Irish relatives). I love these occasions ...

Shady Crisis Pregnancy Center Audited, Responds In Shady Way

Last summer, Pennsylvania state auditors discovered that anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center chain Real Alternatives failed to account for three percent (or close to $1 million) of ...

Time Loops Back On Itself (Even Without Heroin) In 'T2 Trainspotting'

20 years ago, a low-budget film with a great soundtrack became a huge hit. Now, director Danny Boyle is getting the old (much older, in ...

Netflix's 'Iron Fist' Stumbles In Depiction Of Asian Culture

Netflix releases another Marvel superhero series, Iron Fist. This one features a white martial arts expert who fights bad guys, most of whom are Asian. ...

Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law

Socrates, while serving on the Athenian Council, sought to prevent it from making an illegal decision. Martin Luther, when a council convened by the Emperor ...

David Graeber on the value of work

If capitalism is supposed to value work, why has it led much of the workforce into the age of seemingly meaningless tasks, titles and functions? This ...

Hear Prince’s Personal Playlist of Party Music: 22 Tracks That Will Bring Any Party to Life

Many years ago, I took a job as a wedding DJ for a few months to knit ends together in college. Whatever you picture about the ...

Marshall McLuhan in Two Minutes: A Brief Animated Introduction to the 1960s Media Theorist Who Predicted Our Present

Marshall McLuhan, writes novelist and artist Douglas Coupland, entered the zeitgeist in the 1960s as “a guru or as a villain – as a harbinger ...

Chinese Plastic Surgeons Offer To Transform Patients Into Ivanka Trumps

Fancy yourself as the president’s daughter? You might at least be able to look … a bit … like Ivanka Trump if you fork out ...

Wal-Mart Supplier Recalls Frozen Pizzas In 11 States Over Possible Listeria Contamination

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer ...

A Unlikely Romance Blossoms, Rooted In A Secret: 'Frantz'

French writer-director Francois Ozon adapts Broken Lullaby, Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama about a mysterious Frenchman and a German war-widow in the aftermath of World War ...

Dream city

Hurtling down the tracks of a New York City subway train line with the Twin Towers on the horizon, the camera suddenly plunges into the Hudson ...

A Family Struggles To Connect In The Rueful, Richly Detailed 'After The Storm'

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama about a stalled writer’s attempts to make peace with his extended family is a quiet and meticulously wrought character study. (Image credit: ...

Tripping in the ICU

For those suffering the trauma of intensive care, the soothing swoosh of otherworldly ambient music can be a welcome gift By Charles Fernyhough Read at ...

New Interactive Map Visualizes the Chilling History of Lynching in the U.S. (1835-1964)

Whether we like to admit it or not, the history of the U.S. is in great degree a history of genocide and racist terror. As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has ...

Listen to Grace Slick’s Hair-Raising Vocals in the Isolated Track for “White Rabbit” (1967)

“One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small…” Sometime in the summer of 2016, this isolated track of Grace Slick’s vocals for ...

4 Ways The Republican Health Care Plan Uniquely Screws Older People

Social Security ― often called the third rail of American politics ― is getting some competition for that title from another issue: health care for seniors. ...

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