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Americans drowning in stuff
"The American workplace is intense and demanding; when we come home, we want material rewards, like people all around the globe," anthropologist Elinor Ochs, one of the book's co-authors, told UCLA Magazine. "What distinguishes us is the normative ...
Book review: Chuck Thompson's 'Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession'
I wish I knew whether to take this book as an elaborate piece of hyperbolic performance art or a serious argument. It's an entertaining and worthwhile read either way, but it sure would make it easier to assess. Take the opening: Hang out in my living room ...
Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures
Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a neighboring teenager, who then committed suicide. In another case of courtrooms v. technology ...
Why the Sale of The Washington Post Seems So Significant
Someone will figure out later on how much of the Post's downward spiral was inevitable -- it can't be a coincidence that nearly all newspapers ... parasites that need to ride along on some profitable host body. In the old days, that was the fat, bundled ...
State-by-state guide to green hotspots
You don't have to venture far from home to find eco-friendly places to eat, shop and play. Here are several dozen of our favorite spots around the United States. If we've missed something in or around your town, let us know. ALABAMA Highlands Bar & Grill ...
AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’
A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans. State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during ...