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The Big Think
TED, PopTech, and other 21st-century innovation conferences — nerds giving speeches to rich guys — have done something rather remarkable: they've turned the public intellectual into popular entertainer.
Providence designer Seth Goldenberg convenes the best and brightest to tackle the "Epic Challenges" of our time. But who appointed them ?
| June 03, 2011
Apple loses its cool
Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
| May 14, 2010
It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
| February 19, 2010
The Harvard Psychedelic Club
Timothy Leary brought the bowl of mushrooms up to his nose and sniffed.
How Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil killed the fifties and ushered in a new age for America
| January 15, 2010
Hammer swings through Harvard
When he was known as MC Hammer, the man born Stanley Burrell famously sold consumers Rick James samples and parachute pants.
Ad lib department
| September 04, 2009
The Mighty Wind
The Rhode Island recession, among the worst in the country, has become something of a national curiosity: how could such a little state be in such big trouble?
New England is answering Obama's clarion call and beginning to harvest its most viable renewable energy source. In Rhode Island, can Deepwater also blow life into our ailing economy?
| August 21, 2009
Maine House candidates
As with the candidates for Maine Senate, we compiled some biographical information on each candidate and then asked each person what they would take action on right up front, if they were elected.
Who wants to go to Augusta?
| October 29, 2008
Are universities selling out to oil nations?
As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
As their big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses boom
| September 24, 2008
The Muzzle Awards: Collegiate Division
Stamping out free speech in academia
| June 25, 2008
Like a lot of people, Soren Ryherd and Vida Jakabhazy were drawn to Providence by their fondness for the city.
Techies and digital innovators are injecting fresh life into the Rhode Island economy
| July 18, 2007
Romney’s real friends
As you probably know, word has leaked out that Mitt Romney once considered homosexuals to be actual human beings; this is giving him a little trouble with the social conservatives he’s trying so desperately to woo for his presidential run.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 13, 2006
Rather than take pride in the bi-monthly’s stellar 108-year-old reputation, university administrators effectively declared war on Harvard magazine earlier this year when they brought out an in-house competitor.
How University, Inc. is controlling the message to its graduates — and funding base
| November 16, 2006
The Huffington express
We were on our way to San Francisco as part of a Huffington book tour, a surreal world in which hitching a ride on Norman Lear’s jet is no big deal. Jill Sobule, Kay Hanley, and Michelle Lewis featuring Arianna Huffington, "Fearless" (mp3)
Norman Lear’s jet? Arianna rapping? What the hell am I doing here?
| October 04, 2006
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