The Undercurrent is pleased to announce its second Blogger Contest, which invites bloggers to write an article for the newsletter. The winner's article will be published in Issue 3, both in the print and the online edition?along with the name and URL of the winner's
Here at HQ we're up to all kinds of mischief: fund-raising, creating policies, refining the editing process, preparing for the next academic year, and generally entrenching ourselves and solidifying the identity of the paper. Partly because of all of this, and partly because it's harder
In recent weeks, with the world's eyes fixed on the deteriorating health of an ailing Pope, Google quietly offered users a God's-eye view of Earth via its newest innovation--satellite imaging.
The feature augments Google's widely lauded mapping service. Detailed digital photographs allow users to scope out
Breaking every viewer record and emerging as the #1 primetime TV sensation, ABC's Desperate Housewives has been called the Sex and the City of the suburbs. Writer Marc Cherry told The Age that "Desperate Housewives is a kind of skewed homage to suburban life," and
Last March in Atlanta, suspected rapist Brian Nichols overpowered a deputy and stormed a courthouse, eventually shooting four people. Nichols then fled the scene and hid in the apartment of a woman he had taken hostage. The next day, the killer--his location unknown to police--voluntarily
The way the media would have you see it, the pharmaceutical industry is made up of a bunch of greedy businesses trying to make a buck off of you and your ailing family members' illnesses.
And the truth is that they are trying to make a
I want to elaborate some on a point I made to introduce my editorial: that there is no general cultural awareness, in intellectual circles or in the media, of the incredible technological advancement going on. I'm thinking specifically of the computer industry.
Because of my day
In 1906, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, the Food and Drug Act was passed, and the FDA was born. Founded on the premise that consumers can't distinguish between a bottle of cough medicine and poison--or between a scientific drug study and an advertisement for a
My roommates drove to Boston last night to see a preview screening of Serenity, the movie based on Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly.
Here at The Undercurrent HQ, we guard our Firefly DVDs with an unholy zeal. If you haven't heard of it, it's a plotty,
According to a recent poll, 80% of Americans think it their patriotic duty to give preference to American-made products. But "Buy American" is wholly un-American in both its economics and its philosophy.
America's distinction among all the nations of the world is that it enshrined political