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In 50 states and 49 countries, the experience is the same: a placid sense of place, air suffused with the rich aromatics of fresh-brewed espresso. Customers dollop cream and sprinkle brown sugar into their drinks. Behind the counter, green-clad baristas
The meteoric rise and startling fall of Starbucks is emblematic of the contemporary American dream — just ask the history professor who's been to 425 branches
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2009

The SLA: Unity Through Violent Action?

From Mu, a lost land of legends, they march on America (or at least San Francisco) — the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Patricia Hearst kidnapped, a media mogul's ransom, and the FBI
By VIN MCLELLAN  |  March 30, 2009

Prescriptions for pot

Smoking a joint can be a better and more effective way of easing chronic pain than the use of prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and morphine.
It is time to make the medical use of marijuana legal. Plus, genocide and the ADL
By EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2007

Don’t Ask, Don’t Help

Brain injuries. Burns. Broken bones. Infections.
Medics who could be treating soldiers in Iraq are home instead — because they’re gay
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 02, 2006