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Comedy on Vine and YouTube: Bo Burnham

Sep 27, 2013
Comedian Bo Burnham talks about his new book of poems and his theory behind comedy.
Posted In: comedy, Bo Burnham, Vine, social media

Why having "too little" can focus the mind

Sep 3, 2013
Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan has written a book called, "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much."
Posted In: resources, budget

The global economy, as seen in a hull of a ship

Aug 29, 2013
How do the clothes you wear and products you use get from the factory to your house?
Posted In: shipping

Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Aug 27, 2013
Edwidge Danticat's new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," describes the economic difficulties of life in Haiti, even before the 2010 earthquake.
Posted In: Haiti, slavery

How do I love work? Let me count the ways ...

Aug 21, 2013
Writer Victoria Chang uses poetry to deal with the frustrations of bosses, and coworkers and workplaces.
Posted In: poem, poetry, bosses, workplace, workplace culture

On the waning of American exceptionalism

Aug 13, 2013
A new book explores 'American exceptionalism' in a historical context.
Posted In: america

'Five Star Billionaire': Hidden side of China's economy

Aug 5, 2013
In a new novel, author Tash Aw follows five characters as they try to make their way in the big city of Shanghai.

The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

Aug 1, 2013
The American Dream is moving away from suburbia. Why?
Posted In: suburbs, American dream

One family rebuilds in northern Michigan

Jul 26, 2013
One Michigan mother describes the year she went "from broke to badass" on her northern Michigan farm.
Posted In: Michigan, foreclosure

'The Unknowns': A story of our relationship with data

Jul 18, 2013
The debut novel from Brooklyn-based author Gabriel Roth delves into the world of the data and the tech boom.
Posted In: Gabriel Roth, big data, dot com boom

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