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After the oil spill, an aging punk rocker takes the stage

It's a Thursday around noon, and I'm sitting in the Hi-Ho Lounge, a dimly-lit dive bar on St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 13, 2010

Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi talks about The Windup Girl

Paolo Bacigalupi talks about The Windup Girl

By ARAFAT KAZI  |  August 06, 2010

Report from the Gulf

On a windy Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, Clara Gerica is in her usual spot: beneath a small, blue tent at the Crescent City Farmers Market in the well-to-do Uptown neighborhood.
The BP spill is shattering hopes and dreams along the Gulf Coast.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 06, 2010

Finding art in the oil

Heide Hatry might not be the first person you'd think of to come out swinging in favor of all the pelicans and turtles screwed by British Petroleum's ongoing sliming of the Gulf of Mexico.
Emergency Benefit Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  July 16, 2010

Rough Seas Ahead

Eighteen months after Barack Obama took office with the largest plateful of troubles of any president in recent memory, it would seem only fair for him to finally get a stretch of smooth sailing.
Will the economy, the oil spill, and Afghanistan conspire to sink Obama's presidency?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 16, 2010

Crappy carnival rides

Bieber cars!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  July 02, 2010


The Great Unemployment Spill

Get a job, you lazy animals!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 25, 2010

Gassed-up seafood

New globular delicacies from oily waters.
By DAVID KISH  |  June 25, 2010

Boycott BP?

Over the past few weeks, friends have posted pictures of defaced BP signs, or empty BP lots, on Facebook. There's a pretty big Boycott BP...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 23, 2010
The oil spill and energy efficiency

The oil spill and energy efficiency

We've all seen the interactive map that places the Gulf oil spill on top of your hometown or region. (Around here, it would span from...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 18, 2010

Pointing fingers in the Gulf

Now that we have enlisted the aid of James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Betty White, and the Olneyville New York System Oil, Olestra, and Anal Leakage Institute to help plug the BP underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s take a look at what is really b
The disaster was waiting to happen; kudos for Grover; and gangsta talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2010

Backstreet Boys, Korn boycott BP

Backstreet Boys, Korn boycott BP

  A press release today announced that mutual disgust in BP has brought together two of TRL's most avowed enemies: the Backstreet Boys and "popular...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  June 10, 2010

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert beats up BP's Tony Hayward

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cOil's Well That Never Endswww.colbertnation.comFor those of you who missed last night's Report, Colbert offers some action-hero-style advice...
By webteam  |  June 08, 2010

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010

PODCAST: founder Bill McKibben at the Brattle Theatre [MP3]

There's nothing that anyone reading this post could've done to prevent the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Someone (or a group of...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  June 02, 2010

Oil, oil, everywhere

It is not enough that British Petroleum’s wounded oil well in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues to bleed millions of gallons of viscous crude oil, killing marshes that could offer protection from future hurricanes, destroying habitats for m
BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2010

How big is the gulf oil spill?

Here's a cool mapping program that lets you see how bad it is - here's the oil spill laid over the map of Maine. If...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 26, 2010

The high cost of free markets

Free markets are not free. They always carry a cost.
A lack of regulation invites oil spills and financial collapse
By EDITORIAL  |  May 21, 2010

Saving America from itself

The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
By EDITORIAL  |  May 07, 2010
Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns

Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns

BP Oil Spill: Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife? The chemicals BP is now relying on to break up the steady flow...
By Pro Publica  |  April 30, 2010