Q&A: Chris Anderson, Author

Written on September 21st, 2007
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Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, which has won a National Magazine Award under his tenure. He coined the phrase The Long Tail in an acclaimed Wired article, which he expanded upon in the book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (2006). He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and five young children. He is the Chairman of a new startup, www.BookTour.com Before joining Wired in 2001, he worked at The Economist, where he launched their coverage of the Internet. He also has a degree in physics from George Washington University and did research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has also worked at the journals Nature and Science. The Long Tail has possible implications for culture and politics. Where the opportunity cost of inventory storage and distribution is high, only the most popular products are sold. But where the Long Tail works, minority tastes are catered to, and individuals are offered greater choice.

Q&A: Arianna Huffington, Author and Syndicated Columnist

Written on September 21st, 2007
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She's moved from Greece to America, from the east coast to the west coast, from the political right to the independent left. Arianna Huffington writes about how to move on in her new book: On Becoming Fearless. Huffington describes herself as a "former right-winger who has evolved into a compassionate and progressive populist". She is the founder of The Huffington Post . www.huffingtonpost.com Huffington is co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Left, Right & Center. She was originally introduced by the moderator as occupying the chair "from the right," but is now described as "coming from the fourth dimension of political time and space", or from the 'independent-progressive blogosphere'. In May 2007, she and Mark Green began co-hosting a new radio show on Air America Radio, 7 Days in America.

Q&A: Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga

Written on September 21st, 2007
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Crashing the Gate is a shot across the bow at the political establishment in Washington, DC and a call to re-democratize politics in America. Written by two of the most popular political bloggers in America Markos Moulitsas Zúniga served in the U.S. Army for three years and later earned two bachelors degrees from Northern Illinois University and a law degree from Boston University. After moving to California to work in the tech industry, Markos started www.DailyKos.com (2002) Jerome Armstrong, a pioneer of the political blogosphere, founded one of the first political blogs, www.MyDD.com (2001); the book hails the new movement that is changing the way political campaigns are waged.

Q&A: Dr. Andrew Weil

Written on September 16th, 2007
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Dr. Andrew Weil discusses Integrative Medicine, a new vision of health and health care and how environmental issues and public policy affect our health and well being. http://www.drweil.com

Q&A: Frank Rich, N.Y. Times Columnist and Author

Written on September 14th, 2007
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New York Times columnist Frank Rich reviews the trajectory of fictions spun by the Bush administration from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, revealing the most brilliant spin campaign ever conducted.