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Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Part and Parcel: Nin Andrews

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Beauty leads to vulnerability, and beauty is most often seen as a feminine quality. These concepts are thoroughly, almost obviously embedded in our culture.

Todd Rundgren: I Saw the Light

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

"Hello, it's me." Todd Rundgren can never escape that greeting and song title. Nor would he want to, I imagine. It's a signature song for him, one that was transcendent for American radio.

The 'Ecomodernist Manifesto': Often Sensible, But With Large Doses of Utopian

Dan Turello | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Dan Turello

An ambitious document, the "Ecomodernist Manifesto" makes bold claims about history, philosophy, technology, and economics. Its authors, an eclectic group, are working with foundational myths.

'Utopia and Memory': The Third Eventi Letterari Monte Verità, and a Talk with Joachim Sartorius

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Orhan Pamuk by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs, image copyright of the photographer In its third edition, the rather new yet ambitious literature festival Even...

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

A Eulogy For This Season's Dearly Departed TV Shows

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

ABC's latest hit "How To Get Away With Murder" just had a show-stopping winter finale that left fans eager for its return in the spring, but there are...

Chatting with Genesis' Mike Rutherford, Kasim Sulton and Sallie Ford, Plus a Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.31.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Genesis' new anthology, R-Kive, is an overview of the musical creativity of not only Genesis but it includes the works of each member of the band as well. Here Mike Rutherford explains how it came together.

Make Me Beautiful: The Psychology of Our Love Affair With Plastic Surgery

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Katie Tandy

Here are four of the women's "arguments" for altering your body and face.

We, the Adolescents

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- ...

3 Ways To Kick Butt... Your Own!

David Kanegis | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

oday was the first step. Becoming more introspective, active and taking charge of your life is a slow but incredibly rewarding process.

Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science
Anis Shivani

I think we're headed toward a dystopia that will look for all the world like utopia. We may already have entered this new paradigm and be well on the way toward its irreversibility, which has profound consequences for individual and social action, and for making the best of this moment of transition that may well last centuries.

7 Best New Fall TV Shows for Teens and Families

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We've sifted through this fall's new stuff for titles that could work for families, plus some classic shows that offer fun watch-together experiences. And remember, there are plenty of family-friendly shows available through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

Pushing the Pause Button on Life

Maria Senise | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I don't know how else to explain the experience besides saying we put a pause on real life and took a break. We let ourselves immerse in nothing but fun and joy and forgot about everything else temporarily.

This Is The Government Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

For hundreds of years now, humans have tended to believe that the best sort of government is one which leaves its citizens maximally ‘free’. We’...

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to the...

The Book About Nothing Is the Perfect Book: Virginia Woolf Writes of Utopia (or the No Place)

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I think of Virginia Woolf, I think of her commitment to such a process: the duality of the possible and impossible, working to locate patterns of consciousness rather than sequences of events in the external world.

The Sharing Project

Joel Tauber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Tauber

I've been struggling for the last couple of years to understand the concept of sharing and how to teach it to our young son Zeke. We have a lot of questions.

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

ONE ON ONE: Lily Cole on The Gift Economy

Katherine Keating | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

lilycole At just 26, Lily has already carved out an incredibly successful career as a model and actress and graduated from Cambridge University. On top of that, she's just launched, a website and app that encourages people to do things for others for free. It's based on the idea of a gift economy, a mode of exchange where things are not sold but given. The site encourages people to post wishes of things that they want or need help with, and offer what they can give. Lily says she hopes the site creates a community that fosters giving and receiving. "I called it Impossible, because I thought that a lot of people would say that it was impossible," says Lily. "It's an incredibly utopian proposition and I quite liked facing the cynics from the beginning with the name."

'Literature Is My Utopia': Eventi Letterari Monte Verità in Ascona

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

art of the Primavera Locarnese, a cultural event that combines literature, cinema and a youth program, this year's Eventi Letterari explores the theme of "Utopias and Demons."

Catherine Pearson

Meet The People Starting Over In Actual Utopian Societies | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Most people have something about their lives they would like to be different. But when Peter Goldstein entered his late 20s, he had a realization that...

In Pursuit of True Happiness

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

We all wish to be happy. We seek material bounty, fulfilling relationships, peace and a connection with nature. But we know that there's another, deeper aspect to happiness, one that scientists cannot measure. It is the fulfillment of our calling and mission, giving us the deep satisfaction that our time here on earth was most fulfilling, for us and those who we impacted.

Fox Picks Up 'Utopia,' Social Experiment Reality Series

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.24.2014 | TV

This is (hopefully) as close as we'll ever get to William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" becoming a reality. The newest reality show to hit Fox will...

Popkissed: Is It A Fine Day In Oslo?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Within their new musical effort, It's A Fine Day, Popkissed, a duo based in Oslo, encompasses a litany of emotions such as anxiety, despair, love, melancholy, sexual passion, jealousy, and death.