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Jun 26

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Book Review: The Divide - American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

In journalist Matt Taibbi’s latest book, The Divide, readers are lead through a justice system which is full of injustices.

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Do-Gooder Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles can be utilized for social good.

Mar 28

Why Do I Work So Hard?Two starkly different visions of life’s meaning from a pair of car adsvia On the Commons

Why Do I Work So Hard?
Two starkly different visions of life’s meaning from a pair of car ads
via On the Commons

Lonely TogetherAcknowledging social isolation is the first step toward meaningful community

Lonely Together
Acknowledging social isolation is the first step toward meaningful community

De-Extinction Brings Dead Species Back to LifeWith technology reminiscent of Jurassic Park, scientists plan to revive long-extinct species like the passenger pigeon.

De-Extinction Brings Dead Species Back to Life
With technology reminiscent of Jurassic Park, scientists plan to revive long-extinct species like the passenger pigeon.

Mar 25

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Review: A Brief History of Time - Criterion CollectionErrol Morris allows us to travel to the stars and beyond through the mind of Stephen Hawking.

Review: A Brief History of Time - Criterion Collection
Errol Morris allows us to travel to the stars and beyond through the mind of Stephen Hawking.

Mar 24

From Trash to Treasure: Turning Food Into ElectricityThis wastewater treatment plant is turning food into fuel to heat New York homes.

From Trash to Treasure: Turning Food Into Electricity
This wastewater treatment plant is turning food into fuel to heat New York homes.

Last chance to catch new tracks from Linda Perhacs, War on Drugs, and more on the March music sampler.

Last chance to catch new tracks from Linda Perhacs, War on Drugs, and more on the March music sampler.

Mar 21

I remember it was the summertime that my dad got shot and killed. I don’t really know the reason. He was in Michigan. I don’t know why he was out there. I think it was one of them white girls he was messing with that stayed out there.
My mama told me to come into the crib. I was, like, 13. She told me and my sister that my dad had just got killed. Everything went blank. I remember that day like yesterday. Everything went blank and I couldn’t cry. I didn’t know what to do. It was hard to take it all in. I just remember thinking, like, “He’s gone.”
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I remember it was the summertime that my dad got shot and killed. I don’t really know the reason. He was in Michigan. I don’t know why he was out there. I think it was one of them white girls he was messing with that stayed out there.

My mama told me to come into the crib. I was, like, 13. She told me and my sister that my dad had just got killed. Everything went blank. I remember that day like yesterday. Everything went blank and I couldn’t cry. I didn’t know what to do. It was hard to take it all in. I just remember thinking, like, “He’s gone.”

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