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by Ethan Nichtern CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Nobel Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, about his apparent brush-off from the newest Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Barack Obama. The Dalai Lama, in the fashion of embodying peace, was quite gracious. […]

by Patrick Groneman I too, was lucky enough to get tickets to see a very timely talk by Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh today in New York City.  He spoke of the importance of building peaceful and compassionate communities, just […]

by Ethan Nichtern All day yesterday, many of us, myself included, were saying to ourselves, they gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, For What? On the day that our President was awarded arguably the most hopeful award that exists on […]

by Ethan Nichtern Hope renewed? The Nobel Committee in Norway has awarded President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. According to the Washington Post, the award was given “for his work to improve international diplomacy and rid the […]

Jerry Kolber is a writer, filmmaker and television producer based in New York City. His personal site is at and you can follow him on Twitter. Past projects include Inked and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and he […]

by Ethan Nichtern File this under world turned upside down–or under political opportunism–depending on your viewpoint. According to The Hill, Republican lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for failing to support Tibetan rights and human rights in general by not […]

by Kirsten Firminger Following up on my previous post, Setting sail for the plastic vortex, which focuses on Project Kaisei researchers who are studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, I found that they have posted up some great new videos […]

by Ethan Nichtern According to the Washington Post, President Obama has postponed meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama until after a summit with Chinese Leader Hu Jintao. The Post claims this is an attempt to avoid ruffling feathers and […]

by Ethan Nichtern The gentleman to your left seems not to like his job much at all. Maybe we should help him find a new one. As the Senate Finance Committee debated the Public Option‘s inclusion in the Health Care […]

by Kirsten Firminger I am finally collecting data for my dissertation. It is focused on people living in New York City who have voluntarily chosen to buy less. I launched the survey last Thursday and I am already amazed at […]