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The New Collective LA

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Ever wonder while in LA where the edge and the grit is that we all know, see and feel in NYC and other parts of the world? Well I know this has been on my mind and in my roaring impulses for over a decade.

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

Capturing Carbon: An Industrial Future?

David Saddington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Teesside Collective is a landmark project which is on track to revolutionise UK industry through carbon capture and storage (CCS) of emissions. But what actually is industrial CCS and how close are we to seeing low emissions from energy intensive industries?

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Make-Up

Anne M. Strick | Posted 06.14.2015 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What is it like to be a Make-Up Artist? What do you do? "I love it," says BEVERLY JO PRYOR, who suspects she's made up "over a thousand people" by now.

The Travel Industry Loses Its Way In A Blizzard

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As the snow falls today, maybe in a quiet moment, the managers who create and enforce these draconian policies should ask themselves: Why don't we do this more often? Why don't we show our customers a little more compassion?

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Costume Designer

Anne M. Strick | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

How does a costume designer go about the job? "It's all very precise", says Louise Frogley, among whose credits are The Conspirator and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and who has been in the business for 35 years.

Shooting Non-targets

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The "non-target" costs of spraying lethal poisons in the environment are often high. In a cotton field, everything but the bugs feeding on cotton is non-target: that includes farmers, farm workers, children, birds, beneficial insects, other crops and wildlife.

International Design Week Down Under

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

by Carlos Andrade During the first week of April, designers from across the world migrated to Melbourne, Australia, to share ideas, practices and dr...

"The Lord of the Rungs"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have never climbed the corporate ladder because I have acrophobia, which is an irrational fear of being any higher off the ground t...

Industry Assurances Over Drug Safety Found to Be Misleading?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

In the early 1980s, the European Union prohibited the use of such steroids in beef production on safety grounds, banning the import of hormone-treated beef in 1989 on safety grounds. The $64-million question is: How much of this allegedly inert material persists in our environment?

Why Walmart Must Help to End Antibiotic Abuse in Farming

Andrew Gunther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

By continuing to turn a blind eye to the indiscriminate use of antibiotics among its meat suppliers in the name of producing so-called cheap meat, Walmart is effectively sanctioning the inevitable rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post: Trading in Idiocy for Stupidity to Save It!

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Laura Wellington

Forgive me but all of the controversy around Jeff Bezos riding up on his white steed to save the Washington Post has me laughing... not at Jeff, mind ...

Manufacturer on a Mission

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

I'm often surprised and gratified to discover how many folks are already doing good things above and beyond their work and family lives.

Empowering Young Women Economically Through Fashion

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.

John Legend Is Helping Young Girls In Africa With His Show Me Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to...

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

Obstacles in the Path to a U.S. Oil Boom

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Maria van der Hoeven

While new pipeline links, supplemented with increasingly efficient railroad links, will give producers short-term relief from depressed prices, new export outlets will ultimately be necessary to leverage the full potential and reap the benefits of the new American oil revolution.

Diamonds Are Forever? Not Even Close

Linda Constant | Posted 02.21.2013 | World
Linda Constant

Botswana, well known for their diamond industry, is now experiencing a setback despite its relatively positive deal with DeBeers back in the 1960s.

Ford Motor Co. Doesn't Need These Autoworkers Anymore

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — About 1,700 Ford Motor Co. factory workers have decided to take early retirement offers and will leave the company by June 1. ...

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Long Beach Port Finalizing $4.6B Shipping Lease

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Port of Long Beach, the nation's second-largest cargo container facility, reached a tentative $4.6 billion, 40-year lea...

In Occupy Wall Street, Some Small Farmers Find a Natural Ally

Turnstyle | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Turnstyle

By: Nelson Harvey Photo Credit: BRENNAN CAVANAUGH/Turnstyle News On a practical level, farmers have been involved in Occupy Wall Street almost si...

Report Documents Industry Efforts to Delay Health Assessments of Toxic Chemicals

Jennifer Sass | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Big business chemical industries have repeatedly blocked the Environmental Protection Agency and other government bodies from assessing the harms of h...

Industrial Policy Reconsidered

Marc Fasteau | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business
Marc Fasteau

The world's manufacturing superpowers -- Germany, Japan and China -- as well as every other advanced country except the U.K. have carefully thought out industrial policies. Why don't we?

The Keystone XL Pipeline: A Tar Sands Folly?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. State Department is in the rare position of having to decide on an environmental issue. Hillary Clinton is in the tar sands hot seat. Is she asking the right questions?