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David Wood

The Air War Gets Harder, and Harder

David Wood | September 18, 2014 | Politics
It's worth remembering these days -- as President Obama declares that air power will be the primary and perhaps only U.S. effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria -- that the impressive Pentagon videos of missile warheads exploding in the crosshairs obscure the difficulty that air power has in achieving positive, lasting effects on the ground. And that the effects of air campaigns diminish over time -- as the Germans discovered when their intense bombing of London in 1940 failed to break Britain's will. Shock and awe are short-lived.
Gina Ciliberto

Paying Someone to Do Your Homework? You Might Not Like the Results

Gina Ciliberto | September 18, 2014 | College
At the very least, college should be a place where work isn't a total drag. The statistics suggest otherwise.
Marisa Churchill

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Ancient Grain Mixed Berry Crisp Recipe

Marisa Churchill | September 18, 2014 | Taste
There are several rising stars new to most of us, such as amaranth and sorghum.
Rebecca Solnit

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The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

Rebecca Solnit | September 18, 2014 | Green
To make personal changes is to do too little. Only great movements, only collective action can save us now. Only is a scary word, but when the ship is sinking, it can be an encouraging one as well. It can hold out hope.
Mackenzie Patel

My Journey of Self-Publishing

Mackenzie Patel | September 18, 2014 | Teen
Self-publishing has sprung up recently due to the advent of the amazing Internet, and it allows anyone (like myself) to be proclaimed authors.
Travel + Leisure

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Best Oyster Bars in America (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | September 18, 2014 | Taste
Like a fine wine exhibits its terroir, an oyster's merroir imparts a distinct flavor, from the briny Blue Points of Long Island to snappy Kumamotos of the Pacific Northwest to the bright Malpeques of Prince Edward Island.
Louisiana Channel

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Diébédo Francis Kéré: Architecture is a wake-up call

Louisiana Channel | September 18, 2014 | Arts
"Architecture is much more than art. And it is by far more than just building buildings". Meet award-winning architect Diébédo Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso in this interview about his architectural philosophy. Architecture, Kéré explains, is basically a social process - especially in the poorer and less developed regions of the world. It is about integrating the people, you build for, making them feel, it is their project. In this way, they identify with the building and are proud of it. In his works, Kéré chooses to work with local materials - wood and clay - although his buildings must have a modern articulation. The local community very often identify traditional materials with a premodern stage of development. Involving people means teaching them modern building skills, which they later on will need to maintain the building. Besides that, local materials are ideal in confronting the climatic challenges of the region: Clay keeps the heat out of the building and stabilizes the temperature inside, which is "better than artificial climatization", Kéré says. "If we learn to build with local materials, we have a future. Architecture can bring a lot to a local society like mine. Architecture makes people proud, simply proud. And that can generate a lot of energy." Diébédo Francis Kéré was born in 1965 in the village of Gando. He was the first child in the village to be sent to school as his father, the village chief, wanted his eldest son to learn how to read and translate his letters. Since no school existed in Gando, Kéré had to leave his family when he was 7 years old to live with his uncle in the city. After finishing his education, he became a carpenter and went on to study architecure at the Technical University of Berlin, where his study is based today. During his studies Kéré felt it was his duty to contribute to his family and to the community which had supported him, and to give the next generation the opportunity to follow in his footsteps. In 1998, with the help of his friends, Kéré set up the association Schulbausteine für Gando to fund the construction of a primary school for his village. His objective was to combine the knowledge he had gained in Europe, with traditional building methods from Burkina Faso. He completed his studies and built the first school in Gando as his diploma project in 2004. Since then, Kére has received numerous architectural awards - besides others the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004 and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2009. Diébédo Francis Kéré was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner. Camera: Klaus Elmer Editing by Kamilla Bruus Produced by Marc-Christoph Wagner Copyright: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014. Supported by Nordea...
Vicki Larson

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An Open Letter to the Sanfords About Divorce

Vicki Larson | September 18, 2014 | Divorce
Having to deal with your former husband's cheating in such a public way must have been awful, Jenny. But to still be dragging him to court five years after you filed for divorce speaks more about you now than him, quite honestly.
Andy Schmookler

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Angry White Men on the Right

Andy Schmookler | September 18, 2014 | Politics
The Republican Party, as the instrument of the forces of corporatist oligarchy, has had a major hand (more so than the Democrats) in injuring the economic prospects of these men. But the ways these injuries have been inflicted are more hidden than the social revolutions that toppled the old order of automatic superiority.
Rachel Smolker

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After the Climate March, Then What? Flood Wall Street

Rachel Smolker | September 18, 2014 | Green
Climate Change is not just an "inconvenience" to be resolved by plugging into some other currency of extraction ("sustainable, green and renewable" energy). It is the defining context of our lives and of this time in the history of life on earth.
Marshall Fine

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Movie Review: Art and Craft

Marshall Fine | September 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Art and Craft is a potent title that can be taken in several different ways, in this fascinatingly complex and endlessly entertaining documentary from a trio of filmmakers: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker.
Jesse Kornbluth

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They Call Musicians 'Artists.' Blake Mills? He Really Is

Jesse Kornbluth | September 18, 2014 | Entertainment
The beauty of Blake Mills is that his primary concern is making music that's absolutely authentic to the moment of creation. And then, because he's a genius at the editing console, authentic to the possibilities of production.
John A. Tures

I'm an FSU Graduate and I Approve Winston's Suspension

John A. Tures | September 18, 2014 | Sports
Word came to Florida State University fans that Jameis Winston did something else to embarrass the school. So therefore, I applaud FSU for suspending Winston for half of one of the most critical games of the season, even if it costs us the game against Clemson.
Joanna Riquett

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Off The Beaten Path Travel In Cabo De La Vela, Colombia

Joanna Riquett | September 18, 2014 | Travel
This is a place where you can enjoy sitting in front of a perfectly calmed turquoise beach, swimming in cool water, hiking small hills, watching perfect sunrises and sunsets, discovering hidden beaches and mixing with the friendly locals.
James Baraz

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The Contagion of Goodness: NYC Climate March

James Baraz | September 18, 2014 | Green
This Sunday, as thousands in New York and millions more around the world gather to express their love for the Earth, you might let yourself catch that shared nobility and be another agent of compassion for this planet. The Earth is crying out for humanity to be wise stewards of this precious, fragile world.
Paul Bessire

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Game of the Week: Florida @ Alabama

Paul Bessire | September 18, 2014 | Sports
This week, we feature a cross-divisional matchup in the SEC that could have major college football playoff ramifications, especially if the game is as competitive as we anticipate throughout.
Marcia Liss

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Ommm?

Marcia Liss | September 18, 2014 | Comedy
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

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What Fashion Footwear Is Always Lacking!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | September 18, 2014 | Style
No matter how expensive shoes are or how high or low the heel height is, over time women's feet will start to scream help because of the lack of arch support provided and the way their foot structure is designed. By purchasing the proper arch support, it will allow you to wear the shoes you love to wear more comfortably and expand your shoe horizons!
Elena Mauli Shapiro

6 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Don't End In 'Happily Ever After'

Elena Mauli Shapiro | September 18, 2014 | Books
These stories do not end with "...and they live happily ever after." Instead, they often end in death -- as life does -- or in an ambiguous place that does not grant a tidy moral.
Heather Taylor-Miesle

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The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

Heather Taylor-Miesle | September 18, 2014 | Green
It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, floods, and storm surges.