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  1. The Observatory

    The American Nightmare

    October 16, 2008 01:26 PM

    Two weeks after the bailout heard round the world, and with three weeks to go until one of the most anticipated presidential elections in American history, journalist-turned-novelist James Howard Kunstler’s got a lot to say. He loves sermonizing about the... Continue reading

  2. The Observatory

    Do Green Issues Make Green?

    June 17, 2008 02:24 PM

    Readers of monthly magazines may have noticed that a number of their favorite glossies have been publishing a green issue every spring (usually the May issue) for about three years now. In late April, The Observatory published its second annual... Continue reading

  3. The Observatory

    Green Thumb: Sports

    May 5, 2008 04:22 PM

    Editor's note: The Observatory is on “green” watch. Two weeks ago, on Earth Day, we launched Green Thumb, a new feature that will shout out sightings of the greening of America and welcome your picks and comments. Here’s our... Continue reading

  4. The Water Cooler

    Doping’s Next Frontier

    April 10, 2008 08:00 AM

    In mid March, Sports Illustrated ran a three-part series titled "Steroids in America," which chronicled the "the culture of personal physical enhancement" through past, present, and future. The third article was about what might be the next big... Continue reading

  5. The Observatory

    To Count or Conserve?

    March 7, 2008 11:07 AM

    I keep a birding life list, a spreadsheet on my computer that I update every time a new species crosses my path. With fewer than 100 birds, my list is relatively short considering that I've been bird-watching for four years.... Continue reading

  6. The Observatory

    Blowing in the Wind

    February 1, 2008 01:11 PM

    Over the course of the last year, much of the journalism about climate change has shifted from explanatory science stories to solutions-oriented politics and business stories. Scientific "consensus" on one fundamental point-that humans are causing global warming-encouraged the shift, but... Continue reading

  7. Behind the News

    Best of 2007: Genes, Exoplanets, and a Cardboard Bridge

    December 21, 2007 10:00 AM

    Each December, many magazines deliver their obligatory summing-up issues of the highs and lows of the past twelve months. Time names its person of the year, Rolling Stone names the best songs of the year, et cetera, et... Continue reading

  8. Bio

    Michele Wilson

    Michele Wilson is a freelance writer who lives in New York City.

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