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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
A self-described “poppy, fun rock ‘n’ roll band,” Sugar Stems will release their second album, Can’t Wait, at a Dec. 21 show at the Cactus Club. They hope it won’t be their last
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Reviewing the Science and Superstition

By David Luhrssen
Even Hollywood is getting in on the act. Director Roland Emmerich, whose preposterous disaster flick The DayAfter Tomorrow set back the cause of stopping climate change by making it seem ridiculous, has made a movie called 2012 based on the Mayan calendar doomsday prediction that has circulated with increasing velocity in chat rooms and among book publishers and History Channel producers alike. ...
06.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The icecap is melting under the polar bears� feet. The bees that pollinate the plants are disappearing and the bats that eat the bugs are dwindling. Enormous hurricanes have wreaked havoc on seacoasts and brush fires threaten cities. War and rumor of war have always been with us, but the usual downbeat headlines have been compounded by a global recession, triggering unrest in many parts of the w...
12.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Everything we thought we knew turned out wrong. Just a few years ago we knew a black man would never become President in our lifetime, that Wall Street was impregnable and Alan Greenspan infallible and, say what you want about those Republicans, at least they�re fiscally responsible. Everything reasonable has turned to bosh. Why then take that superior Wall Street Journal tone and scoff a...