Entries in Innovation Hub by Kara Miller and Genevieve Gilson

Old political ad

Venture into President Obama's "cave," where techies helped shape the 2012 election. We talk with Jonathan Alter, author of "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," about how tech is quietly revolutionizing our politics. Read More...

WikiCell ice cream

Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry. Read More...

Clay Shirky

Technology theorist Clay Shirky has been studying the Internet since before most of us had email. He says a number of industries - from the media to higher education - need to shape up, or prepare for extinction. Read More...

Dictionary art

As technology makes communication easier, some worry that it may fundamentally change language. Linguist David Crystal says we don't have to be so concerned...yet. Read More...

Bald eagle

 
Here are three things to know about America's evolution:

1. Wally and the Beav may be done with the suburbs. People are choosing to live with less space if they can be closer to the social amenities that they want, say authors Leigh Gallagher and Alan Ehrenhalt.

2. The last Apple was in the U.S., and the next Apple will be in the U.S., according to Joel Kurtzman, analyst and author of Unleashing the Second American Century.

3. Julia Child ended up with a cooking show by accident. And that television show set the stage for today's cooking culture.

Julia Child

Julia Child was more than a great cook. She changed both television and the culture of cooking. Read More...

Picture book

As the Cold War raged, concerns grew over American children’s education. Then a new rhyming book flipped literacy on its head. Read More...

Suburban houses

As younger generations increasingly choose to make cities their home, suburbs are facing an identity crisis. Read More...

Universal Studios

When it comes to sequels, Hollywood is sticking with the script. Read More...

Fireworks

What if the economy is surging, but no one realizes it? Read More...

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