Cult novelist Chuck Palahniuk is not what he seems. The author of the apocalyptic hit Fight Club and Choke, his recent novel on sexaholism, is neither angry nor nihilistic. He's a dreamer who likes to talk about romance.
The Jubilee 2000 debt relief movement has mobilized millions of people, transformed international policy and shaped public opinion -- in Europe. A look at why Jubilee 2000 never took off here in America.
Slowly but surely, Ecstasy is becoming the drug of choice for the millennial era. Is it just the ultimate party high, or a postmodern cure that eases spiritual emptiness, rancorous individualism, alienation and lack of community?
Just when the drug war had started swinging into reform mode, the most conservative administration in years stepped into the White House. Will George W. Bush ignore the mainstream backlash against the drug war?
Buying fair trade coffee -- coffee grown and sold with concern for both the coffee farmer and the land -- may not be the bravest form of activism. But the impact of consuming ethically on poverty and the environment is impossible to ignore.