No shields, no gas, rien de rien, what kind of protest is this? From the Reggae-bar to groups of chador-clad women, join our own Carla Vitantonio as she inquires her way through recent political protests in the Southeast-Asian metropolis of Kuala Lumpur.
The mighty, juicy, cheeseburger meets the lowly leafy green… or is it the other way around? Having a curiosity about the energy required to produce different foods, Vero Alanis and I put the Cheeseburger to the energy-efficiency test, pitting it against the cabbage.
We are born to the world as a part of nature — well, except for test tube babies — and will also leave the world as a part of nature — okay, plus maybe some formaldehyde, antibiotics and whatnot. It’s just this whole ‘living’ part between being born and death where we seem to have things a little screwed up.
Sociecity’s Carla Vitantonio reflects on the plights of Italian revolutionaries whose stories are not unlike those who have come before them, and who are acting during the present day in concert with those in nations around the world.
Industrialized nations know very well that their lifestyle is both a social and ecological impossibility for a majority of the world, so for them it’s either war, exploitation, or…
Today’s eco branding is no longer here to better the world, but to exploit consumer demand, making us feel rewarded for consuming. So, how does the marketplace get away with ruining the world, and yet claiming credit for fixing it at the same time?
To ‘let it be.’ What does it mean in terms of modern American politics, social, and business policy, and are those who believe that pure merit and creativity will always prevail are utopian dreamers?
Seoul really is the most technologically advanced city, and as columnist Carla Vitantonio notes, the new cyborgs have already been born. Join Carla as she explores life and gender issues through the eyes of an Italian woman in South Korea.
“A 3,000-kilo SUV traveling 55kph beside a 10-kilo bicycle traveling 15kph? Are you Americans fucking nuts?” Take a look with us, at the current misgivings of the U.S. bicycle infrastructure, and how it can be fixed.
Americans eat enough excess food in a single year to provide power to 7.95 Billion households, or enough to power every house in the U.S. For about 70 years. How do we harness the power of the American belly?
Columnist Raymond Yeung examines how corruption, bureaucracy, and diversity have come together to form today’s Empire State, answering the question: how did the shiny star of capitalism come to this?
Leaders ranging from the King of Bhutan to the President of France have been pushing for a change which many are resisting. Find out why GDP might be on its way out as an indicator of prosperity.
Raymond Yeung joins sociecity with the “Heads or Tails” column. His first whack reflects on the very idea of a coin toss, on randomness, and on how the very simple act of decision-making ties into our everyday lives.
The average person in the average city or town still has little opportunity to see what is really in their food, let alone where it comes from… in a market dictated by shiny marketing messages, how do we re-connect with our food sources?