Copenhagen, the New Berlin

Chris Lewis

December 20, 2009

Guardian environmentalist extraordinaire George Monbiot on the Copenhagen climate negotiations: Watching this stupid summit via webcam (I wasn't allowed in either), it struck me that the treaty-making system has scarcely chang...

AWOL Newswire: Pentagon Hacks Still ‘Experts’

Chris Lewis

December 13, 2009

According to a recent Huffington Post article, retired US generals are still appearing on network news as expert "military analysts" without disclosing clear conflicts of interest. The piece is worth quoting at length: One of these men in particular -- NBC News military...

Academic Talk: An Expanded Marxist Approach


December 10, 2009

Academic Talk is an AWOL blog feature that steps out of the newsroom and into the classroom -- highlighting theory's relevance and manifestation in the country's conversations. In the latest New Left Review, London-based academic...

AWOL Newswire: You’re a Secret Muslim, Charlie Brown

Peter Harrison

December 6, 2009

In the past week, two news stories arose that, despite their comedic value, served only to shave still more dignity from this country's dignity-deficient conservative voice; The Obama Muslim-smearing that reared its ugly head bef...

Magazine launch party

Amberley Romo

December 2, 2009

Fall 2009 "Divided" issue release tonight! Where: Hughes Formal Lounge When: 8-10pm Why: Must you ask?

V.I.P. Prospies Displace Art History

Emily Reid

November 18, 2009

“Your visit to American University is like a premiere!" reads a new section of AU's Web site, which lauds the birth of the “Green Room" in the Katzen Arts Building. The Green Room was developed as a replacement, or -- judgi...

Orwell Deleted His Facebook Page

Kelcie Pegher

November 11, 2009

When logging into Facebook, the illusion of privacy is given with the password-protected page that a no one should be able to unlock. However, once logged into Facebook, all privacy is lost. A recent report in ca...

The Death of Print Journalism

Sarah Allen

November 11, 2009

The newspaper industry is undeniably transforming, bolstering Web models while barely hanging on to hard copy. But, whatever the form, news will always have readers. Newsrooms have experienced traumatizing cuts. The New York Times,...

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