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Estee Lauder
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What do Steve Jobs, Estee Lauder and Ted Williams have in common? They were driven by individual compulsions.More

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Christian Picciolini recounts his experience leaving the white supremacist hate group.
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Charles Monroe-Kane talks with Christian Picciolini about his campaign to de-program white supremacists, including Richard Spencer, the most prominent face of American white supremacy today.More

Art from Ingrid La Fleur's Afrofuturist mayoral campaign in Detroit. (Ingrid La Fleur)
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Artist and activist Ingrid La Fleur says the optimism of the Afrofuturist art and culture movement is not just a dream. She recently ran for mayor of Detroit as the Afrofuturist Party candidate. She told Haleema Shah that Afrofuturism is both cosmic and practical.More

Kshama Sawant, councilwoman in Seattle
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Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant is the first socialist to win an election there in almost a century. Her platform included fighting for — and winning — a $15 minimum wage, and a tax on the wealthy.More

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Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.
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Sean Wilentz is a leading American historian and a proud liberal. Steve Paulson asked for his take on the new pink tint in Democratic politics.More

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The spiral of the edges of belief
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Here's an excerpt from the extended print edition of Steve's conversation with Jeff Kripal in the LA Review of Books.More

A bee's communication infrastructure
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Tania Munz recently wrote a biography of Karl von Frisch — the German scientist who cracked the mystery of the honeybee’s waggle dance, which shows the rest of the hive precisely where to find a new food source miles away.More

Yanis Varoufakis
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You’re the finance minister of a small bankrupt nation. It's 2015 and the biggest financial power in Europe is forcing you into a deal you know will ruin your country. What do you do? Yanis Varoufakis said "no."More

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Earth
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N.K. Jemisin’s “Broken Earth” trilogy — set in a futuristic world grappling with power, racism and oppression, with a dash of magic thrown in — is rooted in the historical moment we’re now living in.More

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Where Heather and the bees converse
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A single empty yellow chair sits next to Heather Swan’s tall, buzzing beehive in her backyard in Madison, Wisconsin. Swan keeps it there to sit next to the bees — some 60,000 insects —and talk with them.More

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