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Louise Rubacky is an editor, filmmaker and writer. She has edited for directors Jean-Jacques Annaud, Francis Coppola, George Lucas and Nicolas Roeg, among others, and made short documentaries. She is also a fellow of the Climate Prosperity Project, which focuses on building public interest in a...

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Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

A team of scientists and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recount, in the new book “Fukushima,” what happens when a catastrophe strikes that no one imagines. Early and often comes the warning: Hubris Ahead.

Posted on Jun 12, 2015



Being Mortal

Surgeon and public health expert Atul Gawande writes in his book on facing the final phase of life that “as people’s capacities wane ... making their lives better often requires curbing our purely medical imperatives. ... When should we try to fix and when should we not?”

Posted on Mar 20, 2015



The Sixth Extinction

Many now-extinct species had traits that were advantageous for millions of years, until some change made them lethal. Mostly, Homo sapiens are that change.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014



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The Race for What’s Left

It’s dire but simple: There are no longer any essential resources for economic expansion or survival that are abundant, accessible or safe to obtain.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013



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Lights, Camera, Activism

In “Hollywood Left and Right,” Steven J. Ross details the public lives of 10 Hollywood notables who made significant marks on American political history, and posits that it is the Hollywood conservatives who have had a lasting effect on the country.

Posted on May 10, 2012



The Con’s on David Mamet

The author-playwright-filmmaker’s most recent book, “The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture,” is an irrational and reactionary diatribe about what’s wrong with liberals. Humorless too. Talk about a loss for America.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011