Obama Hearts Bankers

Matt Taibbi @ Rolling Stone Magazine - A power play is underway in the foreclosure arena, according to the New York Times. On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the practice of chopping up assets like mortgages and …

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The Coup in Slow Motion

Marc Adler @ The Blood Crossroads - Many Americans know that our government is run by and for the rich. But few understand just how dramatically the game is rigged. Investigative reporter and specialist in tax and economic issues David Cay Johnston describes in his 2007 book, Free Lunch, How the Wealthiest Americans enrich themselves …

Censorship’s Deadly Crossroads: Cell phones, mental health and homelessness in San Francisco

On the evening of July 3, Charles Blair Hill was shot and killed in San Francisco.  At the time of the shooting, Hill was on the platform of the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Civic Center station, located just a couple blocks from San Francisco’s City Hall complex. Hill was homeless and also thought to …

Is Obama a Fraud?

Mark Adler @ The Bloody Crossroads - The debt deal is yet another sign that hope and change has been a fiction from the start: The debt ceiling fiasco is yet another illustration of Obama’s failures, not just because it’s a betrayal of his base and the American people, but because it further calls into …

Jon Carnage of Detructoid.com on video games, culture and the arts

Jon Carnage is an online video producer.  And in recent years, he has carved out a niche for himself on the Internet after having had former careers with both CBS and FOX.  Carnage now works for Destructoid.com, and has his own show on Justin.tv, which runs daily.  In a multi-part, podcast interview for MaxEternity.com, Carnage …

Pan Seared Sausage with Sweet Peppers and Basil

Eternity Eats presents a delicious, nutritious small-plate idea: Pan Seared Sausage with Sweet Peppers and Basil.  It’s a savory, tasty meat-free meal that’s low on fat and calories.  And yet–belive it or not–it’s completely vegan!  Click here for this oh-sosimple recipe.

Flora and Fauna get digital remix in Photo-Synthesis @ CCC Oakland (Video)

(On the Cover) Variegated striations of green come alive in Penny Olsen's "0028.9i (Fennel)" "Grasses" by Young Kim (Courtesy: CCCG Oakland)   This month in Downtown Oakland, California, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery (CCCG) presents Photo-Synthesis.  It’s an exhibition where flora and fauna get a digital remix, resulting in a variety of innovative and very interesting …