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Orwell's Nightmare: The NSA and Google -- Big Brother Meets Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What would happen if the most powerful technology company in the world and the largest clandestine spying agency in the world joined forces?

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness?

Erica Wides | Posted 05.19.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

It looks like food, it talks like food, but it's really food's alien doppleganger.

The Poop of the Matter

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The P.I. I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.* Sewage Let's discuss the influents and the effluents. That's right, you high scho...

Why Rod Serling Still Matters

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Mitch Horowitz

The visuals of The Twilight Zone form a kind of collective generational nightmare. The remarkable thing about the man who created many of these episodes from 1959 to 1964, Rod Serling, is that the writer-presenter learned his craft not in the visual era but in the age of radio drama.

The Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2012

Zach Udko | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

After surviving an unparalleled disaster that rocked us to our core (Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick), we pulled together as a nation of Thelmas and Louises, ready to boldly drive off the fiscal cliff together.

When Does Corporate Personhood Begin and Other Questions

Dylan Brody | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

This week the Supreme Court said that Montana cannot limit the power of corporations to act as if they were people. And by "act as if they were people...

PHOTOS: A Geek's Top 10 Favorite Quotes...And What You Can Learn From Them

Stephen H. Segal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Segal

My great-grandfather used to pepper his talk with a lot of timeless quotations from wise men.

Clean Air: You Have to Be In It to Win It

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Advocating for what you believe in is a lot of work, but getting what you don't want is much worse. Don't leave the heavy lifting to others.

Mika Rottenberg's Squeeze at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Enter Mika Rottenberg's grossly amusing world, as seen in her new 20-minute video installation, Squeeze, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Baby Dies in Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Gregory

The Gulf Oil Spill will change our world forever. BP, Government apathy, underfunded code enforcement, and a burgeoning oil-addicted population are ...

The Best Lack All Conviction

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

President Obama seems to be having a rocky time steering the Ship of State lately. He tacks right, he tacks left; he sails in an ever widening circle. We've been given many explanations for this reality.

What Sarah Palin and Other Patriotic Traitors Think About Health Care Reform: "Soylent Green Is People!"

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

When I call Sarah Palin a patriotic traitor, I'm not equating her with Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, or Kim Philby. I have no reason to doubt that she loves the United States.