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Meatless Monday: Sorghum -- An Ancient Grain Gets Some Modern Love

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

This Sunday it's a double party. It's Father's Day and it's Juneteenth, Africa American Emancipation Day, commemorating the end of slavery. What to ...

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.

The Classic That Beautifully Explores Identity And Race

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.14.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

You can dissect this novel from a hundred critical angles. Undoubtedly it's one of the most important novels ever written about race and racism. But to me it's this naked, utterly unmooring question of "Who am I?" that strikes a fundamental nerve like few other books I can think of.

Banning Books Doesn't Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Although attempts to ban books are very disappointing, the reasons behind why people have tried to do so are worth exploring and create an excellent starting point for discussion and debate among readers.

First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charman Does It Better

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my ...

Hiding In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist known as the "Invisible Man," performed one of his signature disappearing acts at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York this week...

Happy 100th Birthday, Ralph Ellison!

Posted 03.01.2013 | Black Voices

Happy birthday, Ralph Ellison! The legendary author would have turned 100 today. Ellison may have never even entered the literary world, as he or...

Can You Spot The Artist?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Arts

Liu Bolin is the "Where's Waldo" of the art world. But instead of a red skull cap and sweater, the Chinese artist dons his own painted artworks -- rea...

Rehearse, Rewrite, Rehearse, Rewrite...

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

An intellectual always wants to craft a clear and truthful work, one that presents their ideas in the best possible light, even if it means endless revamps and tweaks.

Notes of an Adopted Self, Part 1

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

When I started this search 20 years ago, this is what I knew: When I was two months old, I was adopted through the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington, Vermont; my birthparents were young teenagers; my birthmother was white; my birthfather was black. That's all.

FACE IT: We Are Not as Dumb as They Think

Michele Willens | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Michele Willens

We can choose to believe that everything and everyone is dumbing down. But I don't buy that. And I think a lot of others also don't want to be told what to think. People who -- if it's smart and sturdy -- will come, and sit still for as long as it takes.

Eastwood's WTF Moment Galvanizes Empty-Chair-Hater Base

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

He's pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, pro-getting out of Afghanistan, pro-auto bailout, and apparently pro-not combing your hair after a nap. I have no idea why he's so anti-chair.

Will Harry Potter-Style 'Invisibility Cloak' Make Real-World Appearance?

Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 05/15/2012 01:08 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's ...

Liu Bolin, The Disappearing Artist

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

Where's Waldo is for amateurs; now it's all about Where's Liu. Liu Bolin is quite the chameleon. Whether standing in front of a grocery store aisl...

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Our Favorite Classic Outsiders In Literature

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

You'd be lying if you were to say that never in your life did you feel like an outcast. Whether only for a few moments or maybe a few years, everyone ...

Literary Love Letters To NYC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s crowded, expensiv...

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

Gregory Beyer

Death Becomes Them: The Imperfect Art of Posthumous Publishing | Gregory Beyer | Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

When an author dies, what happens to his unfinished manuscripts? From Max Brod’s famous refusal to burn the papers left behind by his friend Franz K...

A Very Important Reminder

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

There is nothing like marching down Sixth Ave and seeing literally millions of New Yorkers exhibiting their creativity in the most horrifying or hilarious ways imaginable.

Who Are These Invisibles? Living Up to the Truth of the War in Iraq

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

The suffering innocents in Iraq remain invisible. We barely know the names of the American soldiers who have died, but as to the innocent non-combatants in Iraq, we know even less.

Invisibility Cloak: Scientists Engineer Material That Can Bend Visible Light Around Objects

Times Online | Jonathan Leake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Times Online reports that scientists have developed a material that can bend visible light around objects: INVISIBILITY devices, long the realm o...