Stories by Rod Bastanmehr

Rod Bastanmehr is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @rodb. subscribe to Rod Bastanmehr's feed

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why are so many of America's youth spending time behind bars?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What does it mean that the Nazi mastermind is topping the non-fiction charts?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

On the opposite side of the world from the 'polar vortex,' dangerously high temperatures are wreaking havoc.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New study shows that hallucinogenic drugs may reduce recidivism rates.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The bankrupt city is attempting a comeback story, and needs writers to tell it.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Italian promotional campaign has come under fire for marginalizing its black star.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Whistleblower wishes all a happy new '1984'.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Consumer Reports shines a sickening light on America's most popular meat.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

School lunch programs are very expensive, he argues.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Experts and social media wonder: Has zero tolerance run amok?

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Yet another indication of the callousness of some of the city's 'haves.'

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Two new physics papers add credence to the notion that the universe resembles a 3D Projection.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Scientists have found a genome that links humans with species that is neither human nor neanderthal.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

'Binders of women!' 'Legitimate rape!' War on choice! Good luck guys!

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The state wants 10 death row inmates to be executed in 2014, despite questions about its new lethal injection drug.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Not that false advertising bother the rabidly right-wing billionaire brothers.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The fast-food conglomerate would do just about anything to avoid paying a living wage.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Commission bars speakers with accents, unless they provide written text.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Despite cannabis being legal in Colorado, an 'odor ordinance' could spell trouble for users.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new report states that a wave of asteroids could hit over the next 10-20 years.

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