December 09, 2013
The battle over climate change, carbon pollution, and America's energy future is not confined to Congress. In fact, considerable progress is happening at the state and local level with 31 states, and DC, setting targets for renewable energy and over 1,000 mayors signing on to the US Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement. The policy debate is also migrating from Washington to the states as the EPA prepares a carbon pollution standard and begins the implementation process. Will the efforts at the state and local levels develop solutions that achieve the goals of the Climate Action Plan? Or will the uncompromising attitudes of the national debate trickle down and further roadblock climate change action?
In Sunday’s paper, The New York Times reported on a rising phenomenon: Powerful female financial executives who are abetted by husbands willing to “stay at home” and be the primary caretakers of the couples’ children.
Poet John Milton turns 405 today.
Hiking Mount Baker with the Wilderness Collective.
December 08, 2013
When Mandela Became Real to Me
Ariel Dorfman on talking to Nelson Mandela About his Parents, spousal abuse, and pain
The new feminist erotic magazine Adult masquerades as subversion, but actually reinforces male ideas about women and power and sex.
December 06, 2013
Is This the Death of Apple?
Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.
Rudyard Kipling’s creations in verse and prose are among the most familiar in the English language.
A blackface holiday in the continent's most famously tolerant country
This week, amidst the whir of art-world mega-fair Art Basel Miami Beach, local developer Nadim Achi unveiled a new plan for the Surf Club residential and resort complex on northern Collins Avenue.