Newsweek Exclusive: Christopher Hitchens Hates Sports, Doesn’t “Believe in Miracles”


Christopher, why don’t you tell us what you really think about sporting events because I don’t believe your latest Newsweek piece, “Fool’s Gold,” did the job.
With trademark flourish, you revealed a portfolio of the world’s worst behavior, decrying sports competition as the catalyst.  As your subtitle stated,
How the Olympics and other international competitions breed conflict [...]

Is the Internet Destroying Our Lives or Enriching Them?


My friend Douglas Rushkoff, author of the must-read book Life Inc., has a new documentary on PBS on February 2 at 9:00 PM EST. It’s called Digital Nation and is about the effects of the internet on our culture and lives.
Salon has a story worth reading which interviews Rushkoff about this new project.
Let’s see, so [...]