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Cultural Divide

Catching Fire: The Hunger Games' Young Heroes Reinvent the Unsettling World of Politics, Violence, and Revolution

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Russell C. Smith

In some ways, the YA dystopian novels of the early 21st Century can be looked upon as narrative handbooks for navigating an uncertain and murky future.

Rick Santorum and the Cultural Divide

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Running for president as if America is a 1950's sitcom is slightly delusional. You may win a Republican primary or two by running against gay marriage and contraception, but there are no national elections to be won in that political space.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.