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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...

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With the 2014 and 2016 elections looming, techies are hard at work on how to change our votes. Teddy Goff, Digital Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, talks about the experiments we’ll all be part of. 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...

Creme Brulee

Food journalism isn't all filet mignon and creme brulee recipes. Ruth Reichl, former NY Times food critic and Gourmet editor, talks Twitter, blogs, and the value of sitting down for meals. 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...

Julia Child

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

Stuck in traffic

Whether it's your morning commute or a weekend trip to the beach, nothing's more frustrating than sitting in traffic. Kara Kockelman, University of Texas engineering professor, has a solution, but are people willing to pay? Read More...

Stephen Dubner

Go ahead, quit. It may be counterintuitive, but sometimes it's the best thing to do, says Stephen Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio. Read More...

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