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Hot Flat and Crowded

Avoid Quoting From Bestsellers

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Those nonfiction books that purport to explain life, the universe, and everything will occasionally rocket to the top of the bestseller lists and stick there for months, like a wine stain that won't scrub from the carpet.

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.

Live from the Aspen Institute: Tom Friedman Speaks at The Socrates Society's Annual Fundraiser

Lynda Resnick | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media
Lynda Resnick

Tom Friedman, who spoke informally with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, is not only one of the world's greatest journalists, he is also a marketing genius.

Matt Taibbi Takes On Tom Friedman's Green Cred: "Porn-Stached Resident Of A Positively Obscene...Mega-Monstro-Mansion"

New York Press | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When some time ago a friend of mine told me that Thomas Friedman's new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, was going to be a kind of environmentalist clario...

Tom Friedman: We Need "Overwhelming Force" To Green The Economy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New York Times columnist and Hot, Flat and Crowded author Tom Friedman spoke at the CORE: club last Friday night on the energy crisis facing the Unite...

The World Is Ending, Or, What I Had For Lunch With My Friend, The Ambassador

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

New Journalism has gone cold, flat, and crowded, as too many books, movies, and TV talking heads showcase journalists calling attention to themselves. Paradigmatic example: Thomas Friedman's new book.

What the Heck Is Biodiversity? And Why Should We Care?

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

We should care about biodiversity because it is increasingly threatened as we keep encroaching on natural habitats and polluting our air, water and soil.

Tom Friedman Calls For Green Revolution

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At the Aspen Ideas Festival Thursday, New York Times columnist and The World Is Flat author Thomas Friedman gave a preview of his new book, Hot, Flat,...