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Turkish Authorities Detain 18 Over Mine Disaster

By DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread anger over Turkey's worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager,...

Turkey's Many Occupational Hazards

Ozan Varol | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Ozan Varol

Where the failings of Turkey's democratic functioning have become as common as the failings of its coal mines, neither can be dismissed as mere occupational hazards. Both are pathological dysfunctions in need of immediate repair.

No Death Is Ordinary: Soma Work Massacre in Turkey

Nukhet A. Sandal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Nukhet A. Sandal

The recent mining tragedy in Turkey has cost hundreds of lives, and the death toll is rising by every hour. This is everything but an ordinary accident. Death is not in the nature of the job, but it is the result of decisions conveniently not taken.

Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters In Mine Disaster Town

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

By Ece Toksabay SOMA, Turkey, May 16 (Reuters) - Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse several thousand protesters o...

14 Turkish Miners Shared Last Breaths In Refuge Chamber

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

Hopes faded for nearly 150 miners still missing after a fire raged through a coal mine in the Turkish town of Soma on Tuesday. Dogan News Agency r...

Turkish Prime Minister Accused Of Punching Protester, Staffer Kicks Another

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

UPDATE 2:13 PM: Another video from the donnybrook that is currently Turkish politics has emerged, this one featuring Prime Minister Erdogan himself as...

Public Outraged As Death Toll Passes 250 From Turkish Mine Disaster

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Women sang songs about departed miners Thursday over the graves of relatives killed in Turkey's worst mining accident, even as m...

LOOK: Photos Of San Francisco In 1978 Are Barely Recognizable

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

Cities change with time, but sometimes it takes a photo to remind us of the way things used to be. New to San Francisco’s blue-collar South of M...

Oscar Style Snagged: 10 Red Carpet Stylista Secrets For Real Women

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 04.01.2014 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

The Oscars are the Superbowl of awards seasons. To get ready for the close ups that are tweeted round the world, A-listers kick up their styling regimens into overdrive.

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

WATCH: Clean Drinking Water For All

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 11.16.2013 | Small Business
Mike Del Ponte

We knew that we couldn't follow through on our promise of delivering the freshest water if we weren't doing our part to help those in need. Eight-hundred million people don't have access to clean water. That's 1 in 9 people on Earth.

How Do You Develop a Brand Around Doing Good Business?

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Lane Wood, veteran of charity:water and Warby Parker, has set out on his own to give advice to companies with social missions.

PHOTOS: Forgotten San Francisco

Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel

There's more to the city than the Golden Gate Bridge.

A New Water Filter Both Al Gore and Steve Jobs Could Love

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Launching on Kickstarter last week, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco that aims to make Brita and other plastic water filters obsolete with t...

Beautiful, Clean Water, Delivered Right To Your Door

Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste

The Soma Water Filter might give Brita a run for their money.

PHOTOS: Check Out SF's First Eco-District

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.17.2012 | San Francisco

Last month, the San Francisco Planning Department released a framework for the city's first eco-district, taking an oft-ignored area of a city and reo...

SoMa Author Kemble Scott Brings His Edgy, Hyperlocal Stories to Magnet Book Club

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

The outdoor orgies of yesteryear have been replaced by outdoor patio furniture stores, but luckily the gritty South of Market spirit has been cleverly captured by Kemble Scott in SoMa.

Local Beauty Secrets

Gina Pell | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco
Gina Pell

Here is my personal rolodex of a few local beauty secrets, each where I have been a loyal client for many years. I hope you love them as much as I do and that I'll still be able to get an appointment now that the word is out.

Bubble or Babylon? The Bay Area Tech Boom

Randy Howder | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Cutting-edge Bay Area workplaces are creating a new worker's paradise that is becoming increasingly set apart from any other labor market in the country and the world.

Sightglass in SoMa Ready to Open Its Spacious Café and Roastery

Marcia Gagliardi | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco
Marcia Gagliardi

2011-07-11-foodhopperpull.gifThe enormous, light-filled, multi-level warehouse has a lot to offer: there's the Probat roaster in the front, and the back has a large poured-concrete oval bar, with two sides that will be able to caffeinate your sleepy self.

ANIMALISTIC ART: Carsten Hoeller's Reindeers on Mushrooms

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Carsten Höller's Soma exhibit in Berlin Carsten Höller's new exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, 'Soma' examines the mythic trad...

PHOTOS: Ground Zero Mosque Plans Unveiled

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP)-- Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a hone...

Is Monday Night Football Our Culture's Soma?

Kyle Shamberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kyle Shamberg

The never-ending carousel of pro sports gives us a never-ending soma to throw back. MNF is only the most obvious, and the grandest spectacle, of the drug.