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Art That Hurts

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

It is unusual to see people crying over artwork these days. Most contemporary art seems to purposefully distance itself from emotion, relegating human sentiment to some basement realm far from the light of intellectual discourse.

A Defense of Neuroesthetics: An Interview with Semir Zeki -- Part Two.

F. Scott Hess | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

In Part One of this interview with the founder of neuroesthetics, Semir Zeki, he spoke about beauty from a neurological perspective. Here he defends his field after some recent academic and media criticisms.

Beauty and the Brain: An Interview With the Father of Neuroesthetics, Semir Zeki -- Part One

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

As a renowned neurobiologist who ventured into the realm of aesthetics and how the brain processes art, Semir Zeki has drawn fire from a number of more conventionally oriented art writers and critics.

Elise Foley

Young Mexican Men Were Most Likely To Be Deported In 2013 | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the immigrants who were deported last year were Mexican citizens, male and in their twenties or thirties, according to a r...

Elise Foley

Record-High Court Backlogs Keep Immigrants In Limbo | Elise Foley | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Pongo, a 32-year-old immigrant from Ghana, was released from detention earlier this month after 16 months -- or about 487 days -- a...

Dan Froomkin

Super Rich Still Have Little To Fear From IRS | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Despite the Internal Revenue Service's promise to bring new scrutiny to tax avoidance schemes used by the super rich, a new report finds...

LA's Shameful Health Care Fraud Cases

| Christina Jewett | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett The federal government is on track to prosecute nearly twice as many health care f...

The Department of Justice: Indicting Immigrants, Ignoring Wall Street Crooks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

From the federal government we've now seen two thousand prosecutions of people who ripped off banks, and no prosecutions for banks who ripped off people. The moral seems to be "don't mug a racketeer."

Feds Tight-Lipped on Results of Immigration Enforcement

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's recent clampdown on the data it gathers raises serious questions about the Obama administration's commitment to transparency and accountability.

Tracking Immigrants in Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Today the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched its Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) designed to provide current status on the locat...