It’s all about salesmanship.
Don't feel compelled to start a napping routine just yet.
See the world through the eyes of a horse — or a cake pan.
Some authors never saw their books score widespread acclaim—or even get published at all.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
The top of Mauna Kea is the ideal physical site for this new, ready-to-be-built telescope. But that’s far from the only concern. For many years, astronomers have looked forward to a […]
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten thinkers span thousands of years, include several religions, and more than a few fields of expertise.
The world today is far more complex than it was 200 years ago, but the speeches and writings of the Founding Fathers point to a common general principle.
Douglas Rushkoff's new book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus is a refreshingly practical progressive how-to amid the rhetorical excesses of this election year.
The apple of American politics never falls too far from the tree.
Locate any of the 57 trillion three-by-three-metre squares on Earth with just three words.
The field of bioarchaeology is concerned with investigating skeletal remains to learn how people in from the past lived (as opposed to how they died).
It’s one of the most unforgettable opening acts of any 20th century film. In the midst of a dense jungle, a mercenary pulls a gun on the man paying the […]
The breakthrough innovation development of the year so far is the White House’s upcoming plan to map the entire human brain. By essentially enabling us to reverse-engineer the human brain, the Brain […]
On March 10, 2009, President Obama announced that environmentalist and civil rights activist Van Jones would serve as a Special Advisor to the White House, overseeing the administration’s ambitious and […]
–Guest post by Patrick Riley, AoE Culture Correspondent The recent Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA, which I guest posted about here, wasn’t just about eating like a caveman. It was about […]
Hollywood Buzz and Bust Marketing: Comparing The Green Lantern to Iron Man, Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones 4
–Guest post by Patrick Riley, AoE Culture Correspondent There was a time when mainstream media coverage of an upcoming movie would create buzz about the film. Nowadays, publications like the New […]
INDIANA JONES IV SLATED FOR MAY 2008: Spielberg to Direct, Reports Variety; Spider Man Scribe to Pen Script; Questions About Harrison Ford’s Age Linger
Time out for a bit of soft journalism….Variety reports that after an eighteen year wait, Indiana Jones 4 is going into production and will be released in May 2008. After […]
AU and WAMU Examine “The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics in an Unsustainable World”
Monday night, March 1, starting at 630pm, American University’s School of Communication will be hosting a panel discussion focused on “The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics in an […]
AU Forum and Report on The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics in an Unsustainable World
UPDATE: Due to the weather, the Forum is postponed until the end of February or early March. When a date is finalized, I will post details.Tuesday night at 7pm, American […]
Last week, I introduced a series about a Colorado ballot initiative that would amend the state’s constitution to define a person under the law as “a human being from the […]