Prone to Mistakes? So Was Plato


Michael Amity notes that even one of our greatest thinkers blundered.

Why Is the Media Silent? #PrayForVenezuela


Eduardo Garcia spent most of his youth in Venezuela, and it breaks his heart to see how it’s being torn apart, its people killed. Even worse, why is the world ignoring it?

Scorpions Release MTV Unplugged Set

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Hard rock legends strip it down for new album.

Serie A Match Stopped Due to Racist Chant

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European football is plagued by violence and racism, an epidemic that seems to infect primarily young, unemployed men.

The Young Turks: Greek Neo-Fascists, Racists Gaining Power (VIDEO)

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Emboldened by their growing popularity, the far-right party have also conducted “Greek only” blood drives around the country and taken, increasingly, to storming state-run hospitals to root out foreign staff.

Greek National Soccer Team Bans Player For Life After Nazi Salute

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Giorgos Katidis, the Greek soccer player who celebrated a goal Saturday by giving the crowd at Athens’ Olympic Stadium the Nazi salute, has been banned for life from playing on Greece’s national team by the country’s soccer federation.

Shark Week: Close Encounters With Jeff Kurr


Discovery Channel Shark Week producer and shark expert Jeff Kurr has more advice for finding—and avoiding—close encounters of the shark kind on your summer vacation.

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My Dad Never Told Me He Loved Me. And That’s Perfectly Fine.

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Ali Rizvi writes: “I was his first child, and his first son. I wonder if I was also his first experience with real intimacy.”

Adam Cohen and the Warm Shadow of His Legendary Father


Joanna Schroeder interviews musician Adam Cohen about love, success, and the perilous allure of pursuing fame over art.

Newsflash: America Isn’t the Only Country Holding Elections

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HeatherN offers a short primer on elections around the world.

Opinion: The Commentary Track for the October 26th Buy Pile, Issue #15 [@cbr] “@Marvel Uber Alles”

An analysis of elements from Hannibal Tabu’s reviews column on Comic Book Resources looking at the power of myth and Matt Murdock’s blood stained smile.

The Most Annoying Pickup Basketball Players

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Pickup basketball has no shortage of interesting characters. We found the 10 worst.

A Heat Wave, an Archeological Ruin, and a Foundation for Marriage


High atop the Acropolis on his honeymoon, Gabi Schaffzin realizes that now is the time when things begin to matter.