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Posted on: Jun 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Can Harry compete with his own hype?

Posted on: Apr 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Robert Fuller's new book 'Somebodies and Nobodies' hopes to do for society's lower ranks what Betty Friedan did for women.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Regardless of what you think of Moore's new film, "Bowling for Columbine," it’s impossible to see it without wanting to talk about it afterward.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The anti-corporate activist and author talks about how to create a world free of neo-liberal market orthodoxy and full of vibrant, local participatory democracies.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new report says farmers and workers who grow coffee beans from South America and Asia are slipping into dire poverty while U.S coffee giants grow rich off their labor. Two fair-trade campaigns hope to reverse the trend.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Married priests are an organized, vocal and dedicated group. Though at the margins of Catholic life in the U.S., they may represent the Church's best hope for the future.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A record-breaking 1.5 billion people, about one in four of the planet's population, chose the final match of this year's World Cup over all else -- over sex, over sleep.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Kevin Phillip’s new book, "Wealth and Democracy," uses the lessons of history to show why today’s dramatic economic problems aren’t that much different from yesterday's.

Posted on: May 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Why does everyone insist on bashing online personal ads? The truth is, online and off, bad dates happen.

Posted on: May 19, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The University of Missouri, Kansas City, watched $100,000 in funding disappear when the religious right went after Professor Harris Mirkin. Here, the man labeled as the "pedophilia scholar" clears up the misconceptions.

Posted on: May 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Summertime's almost here -- and the blockbuster movie pickin' ain't easy. AlterNet saves the day with a sneak preview list that feeds our jones for action, schmaltz and starpower.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Greg Palast, the "best investigative journalist you've never heard of," makes headlines in Britain all the time. So why doesn't he get published in the States?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

By trying to censor Michael Moore's new book, publishing giant HarperCollins gave media-savvy Moore the perfect platform to harass his real arch-enemy -- George W. Bush.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Nell Minow leads a double life. By day, she's The Movie Mom, a kid's film critic and radio personality. By night, she investigates corporations like Global Crossing and Enron.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

From paperweights to "Lay'd Off" t-shirts to a bound volume of its "Code of Ethics," Enron memorabilia is selling like hot cakes on the Web.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Enron's meltdown is more than a lone business scandal, it's an indictment of our entire financial and political system. This smart, simple Enron primer explains why.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

What does email, viral marketing, nailing Nike on sweatshop labor and a Web site for romantic rejections have in common? Jonah Peretti, who talks here about why the Internet is still a subversive medium.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

After 15 years of building their multi-billion dollar empire by marketing schlock to young girls, can tween twins Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen survive in the ruthless adult market?

Posted on: Dec 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Everyone professes to love free speech, just not in their backyard. While the debate rages over exactly when and where speech should be free, the bigger questions are going un-discussed.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Actor Danny Glover is getting slammed by right-wing talk show hosts as "un-American" after saying that no one should receive the death penalty, not even Osama bin Laden.