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Don Bacigalupi


State of the Art: At Journey's End

Don Bacigalupi | April 23, 2014 | Arts
Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Chad Alligood and President Don Bacigalupi have recently wrapped up their epic adventure: meeting and talking with nearly 1,000 artists all across the United States in preparation for an unprecedented exhibition called State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.
Em & Lo

Dear Em & Lo: How Can I Find Someone to Love Me... and My Labia?

Em & Lo | April 23, 2014 | Women
You're normal! Your guy friends are assholes and wrong! You shouldn't date any of them! But you should date other guys -- now, often, lots, slowly. And when you get naked, don't apologize for a thing.
Laura E. Enriquez


Are Deportations Rising or Falling? A Focus on the People Affected

Laura E. Enriquez | April 23, 2014 | Latino Voices
Although clear and correct statistics are no doubt useful in painting a picture, we must ask how much they matter. What is clear from these statistics is that people are being deported, and families and communities are suffering. With that in mind, isn't any number too high?
Sasha Toperich

Political Inclusiveness: The Key Word for Arab Spring Nations

Sasha Toperich | April 23, 2014 | World
By all means, prosecute those who committed crimes and defrauded the country -- on an individual basis. Avoid the mistake of collective punishment.
Chris Weigant


Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | April 23, 2014 | Politics
The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).
Antonia Opiah


Why Nigeria's Economic Potential Matters

Antonia Opiah | April 23, 2014 | World
A prosperous Nigeria would obviously be a huge win in the battle against poverty. Also, if Nigeria pushes past its hurdles and gets to where it could be, a blueprint will be lain for other African Nations to follow.
Jenny Block


If You Don't Go Down, You Gotta Wonder Why

Jenny Block | April 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
In the name of not getting too naughty here, let's just say it's a feast for the senses. The thing is that if you're not feeling so secure about your nether regions, oral sex might become a problem. And that's a problem.
Tom Spiggle


Top 5 Cities to Live in if You're Working and Pregnant

Tom Spiggle | April 23, 2014 | Parents
Where you live can have substantial impact on your legal rights at work if you are pregnant.
Penny C. Sansevieri


How to Research Keywords to Help you Create the Perfect Book

Penny C. Sansevieri | April 23, 2014 | Books
Keywords affect all areas of promotion: from creating the right copy on your website, to placing ads on Facebook that get attention, to developing an irresistible book idea. But more than that, you want to create a book idea that Amazon will love.
William Bradley


Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | April 23, 2014 | Politics
This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.
David Kroodsma


Ride for Climate: A Bicycle Journey Across Asia

David Kroodsma | April 23, 2014 | Green
The real reason we're doing this ride is the same reason we chose careers focused on global environmental issues: We're fascinated by our planet, and we want to explore it in order to better understand it and meet the people with whom we share it.
Koritha Mitchell

Supreme Court Agrees With Michigan Voters: Affirmative Action Must Remain for Whites Only

Koritha Mitchell | April 23, 2014 | Black Voices
American discourse demands that no one notice that being white gives people unearned advantages. It is long past time to admit that dominant groups do not prevail because their members are so exemplary but because the system is set up to ensure that they win even when they are mediocre.
Bob Cesca


Antonin Scalia Suggests a 'Revolt' Against the Government in Response to Tax Hikes

Bob Cesca | April 23, 2014 | Politics
It's not 100 percent clear the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia meant what it sounded like he meant, but tossing around the word "revolt" in the context of a discussion of the U.S. government is never a smart nor rational idea.
Bob Hildreth


The Big Dupe: What's the Truth About Student Loans?

Bob Hildreth | April 23, 2014 | College
Even if the government's optimistic accounting system is used, there is little profit to be had from undergraduates. Almost all of the "profit" comes from loans made to graduate students.
Paul Szep


The Daily Szep- Broken TV

Paul Szep | April 23, 2014 | Comedy
Keith Mestrich

Since Bangladesh Factory Collapse, What Has Changed?

Keith Mestrich | April 23, 2014 | Impact
The factory collapse was a horrific reminder of how important it is to support companies that make treating workers fairly a priority. That means taking more responsibility as consumers.
Lori Wallach


Obama's Asia Trip: TPP Make-or-Break Moment?

Lori Wallach | April 23, 2014 | Politics
Whether or not any real deal is made, some sort of "breakthrough" almost certainly will be announced because the U.S.-Japan summit is viewed as a do-or-die moment to inject momentum into the TPP process. Familiarity with kabuki theatre may be useful in interpreting the summit outcomes on the TPP.
Filippo Brunamonti


The Little (Gay) Prince Who Wanted to Commit Suicide

Filippo Brunamonti | April 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
When I was 18 I asked my mother to put me away in a mental hospital. I told her to do this so that thoughts of homosexuality and suicide would not cross my mind. This had to be done, for I was in unbearable pain. But my mother did not do what I had asked.
Phil Simon


Anatomy of an Overnight Success

Phil Simon | April 23, 2014 | Business
As I know all too well, managing group activities can be difficult. Of course, in crisis there is opportunity. These days, nearly 7 million people around the world use TeamSnap to manage sports and other activities, is hitting its stride. The company raised a $7.5 million venture capital round led by the...
Kevin Swan


Cold Hands, Warm Hard Drive

Kevin Swan | April 23, 2014 | Impact
As this tenacious disease continues to attack my body, I am forced to rely on others for so much of my day-to-day life. Accepting this was extremely difficult in the beginning but I have learned to not only accept it, but embrace it.