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After a tempest of controversy regarding a popular theater production, a retraction and conversation.

Daisey revises 'Steve Jobs' Monologue After Dispute Over Facts http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/daisey-revises-steve-jobs-monologue-after-dispute-over-facts/?hpw Mike Daisey speaks out against media in Apple controversy http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/mike-daisey-speaks-out-against-critics-in-apple-controversy.html This American Life:...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0323
Can "Big Data" tell us new things about big cities?

Why Bigger Cities Are Greener Cities http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/04/why-bigger-cities-are-greener/863/ The Economic Productivity of Urban Areas: Disentangling General Scale Effects from Local Exceptionability http://www.santafe.edu/media/workingpapers/11-09-046.pdf Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/casa SENSEable City...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0629
As the Summer Olympics begin in London, there is some well-founded anxiety about the long-term benefits of hosting such a grand venture

London Olympics: Are organizers not willing to pay for play? http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-0724-olympics-music-20120724,0,4734546.story Why The Olympics Aren't Good For Us, And How They Can Be http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/24/opinion/opinion-olympics-future-perryman/index.html BBC Sport: Olympics http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012/ London...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0727
The Economist: World in 2013

What is the world like in 2013? It's a great question, and The Economist has a few answers. Each year, this publication publishes a guide to the trends and quandaries that will consume the attention of policy-makers, politicians, concerned citizens, and others across the globe. The materials here include political analyses, technology reports, and commentaries on culture. The pieces here are...

https://www.economist.com/theworldin/2013
Vox

Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Vox offers up a range of topical essays, complemented by videos and images, that illustrate the latest news and trending stories. Visitors can scroll down to Understand the News to get concise and pithy summaries of everything from Bitcoin to the recalls of major automobile manufacturers. The Today's Top Stories area is quite nifty and the Most Read...

https://www.vox.com/
Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is. Start with the newsfeed,...

https://www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035
The Upshot

Since The Upshot opened its virtual doors on April 22, 2014, it has published over 1,500 articles, charts, tables, interactive calculators, maps, and photo essays. Since we covered the site in September, the Upshot has celebrated its first anniversary. In commemoration, it published a must-read list of its most popular pieces, including a map of migration in the U.S., a photo essay of what 2,000...

https://www.nytimes.com/section/upshot
Economist’s View

If you’re looking for a mountain of information, opinions, trends, and skirmishes on economics, this site is for you. Granted, it’s not the most flashy site, but it showcases an incredible array of authors, from Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman to Fed Chair Janet Yellin. Assembled by Mark Thoma, an economics professor at the University of Oregon, there is no end to the fascinating debates you can...

https://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/
Tween Tribune

This excellent news website from the Smithsonian Institute covers science, history, the environment, and other topics. Kids will love it for its quirky news stories. Parents and teachers will love it because they know they can trust the content coming from one of America's greatest institutions of knowledge. Stories are sorted into age appropriate levels (Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12)...

https://www.tweentribune.com/
Youngzine

Youngzine seeks to "help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world." Using simple, direct language and engaging visuals, the site presents complex global events in a way that will engage elementary and middle school students. Readers may explore the site through categories such as World News, Science & Tech, Our Earth, and...

https://youngzine.org/
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