Archive for May, 2012
Here’s my picks
Thanks Richard Metzger
Why does France’s new Socialist President strike fear into the hearts of the elites?
The 57-year-old Socialist has openly admitted that he “does not like the rich” and declared that “my real enemy is the world of finance”.
Is Cheating a Rational Choice?
My sociological research, combined with the work of psychologists, […]
==Wednesday, May 30==
Dawoud Kringle to Perform at the Rubin Museum
I will be joined by Jimmy Lopez (percussion) and Steve Booke (guitar). We will be presenting all kinds of beautiful music; improvisations based on melodies and themes both ancient and modern. aThis is a Free concert in a family friendly venue
150 West 17th St.
Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream
It’s time to put the taboo subject of public ownership back on the progressive agenda
This Bright-Red Housing Complex Is Actually Green
The residents of these bright-red social housing units in Salburua, Spain, are the envy of every bill-paying apartment (and house!) dweller everywhere.
An Interview with Robert Loggia and […]
Home Invasion! How Old Is Too Old for Roommates?
With apartments scarce, even settled, married couples are opening up their homes to strange bedfellows.
Too Hot for TED: Income Inequality
There’s one idea, though, that TED’s organizers recently decided was too controversial to spread: the notion that widening income inequality is a bad thing for America, and that […]
Art Adventurer: The Incredible Story of Michel van Rijn
Michel van Rijn is responsible for ninety percent of all art smuggling cases throughout the world. And he would gladly like to claim that he was also involved in the other ten percent.” DCI Richard Ellis, New Scotland Yard
2012: End of the World or Consciousness Revolution?
Do Kids Care If Their Robot Friend Gets Stuffed Into a Closet?
I know Robovie isn’t sentient, and that there’s a human behind a curtain somewhere directing it to say what it says. But I still cannot help feeling bad for the robot, and this (I’m guessing) is what the researchers are trying to get […]