Importing Bad Goods

An alarming number of Chinese imports are turning up defective, dangerous—and even deadly!

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Mixing Politics and Oil

As prices at the pump skyrocket, John McCain and Hillary Clinton have offered a quick fix—but it is likely to disappear just as quickly.

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Michael Ignatieff: Man for All Seasons

His work as a journalist brought the reality of ethnic cleansing to millions of readers. His writings laid the intellectual basis for the controversial right to protect. Support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq branded him as an interventionist. As a politician he hopes to lead Canada’s Liberals to power.

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Missionaries to America

Once evangelicals went from the U.S. to Asia, Africa and Latin America to spread the gospel. Now, reverse missionaries from the developing world are importing their own brand of Christianity.

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Singled Out

Over half of American households are headed by an unmarried person. Are you wedded to the idea that spouses should have more rights?

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Open to Possibilities

The ascent of open-source technology puts the world at your fingertips. Get a glimpse of a future that already exists.

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Tasty Greens: Eco-friendly Kitchens

Make the kitchen the greenest room in your house with products made from recycled paper, plastic and aluminum.

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On the Town: Spring is in the Air

With the arrival of warmer weather, we tell you where to have a good time in the great outdoors.

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Love Ave.: My Partner is Addicted to the Web

My partner is addicted to the Internet. What do I do?

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Poker University

A Harvard law professor is planning an online, open source university that he claims will teach today’s kids logic and reasoning better than algebra. The coursework? Poker.

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Public Artist: Olafur Eliasson

From museums to the Brooklyn Bridge, Olafur Eliasson’s art will be everywhere in New York this summer.

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Planet of Sound: Band Marino

From house parties in Orlando to the Knitting Factory in New York, Band Marino is learning how to kick it on the indie circuit.

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Foresight

Events that will matter.

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The End: Sounds of the Swarm

In the coming weeks, Brood XIV, a population containing several species of cicadas, will begin emerging from a 17-year slumber across much of the eastern portion of the U.S. If you miss them, you will have to wait until 2011 when Brood XIX emerges. Listen to the swarm.

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