The Intersection

Sheril R. Kirshenbaum

Last year we participated in Earth Hour, an international movement demonstrating that millions of people around the world are ready to do something about climate change. Join us again on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30PM (your local time): This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and…

The Evolution of Homer

Every now and then The Intersection likes to pay tribute to the family that has been kicking it in Springfield for the last 20 years. Today we present Evolution… Simpsons style:

The blogosphere is buzzing over the new middle school aged Dora The Explorer because of her recently released silhouette. Over at Packaging Girlhood, Lynn and Sharon suggest: If the original Dora grew up, she wouldn’t be a fashion icon or a shopaholic. She’d develop her map reading skills and imagine the places she could go.…

I’ve been fascinated by the Romanovs for decades hoping that perhaps, just perhaps… Anastasia had somehow escaped. Unfortunately, new research published in PLoS ONE finally provides grim evidence of what happened to the family’s youngest children in 1918: One of the greatest mysteries for most of the twentieth century was the fate of the Romanov…

The Guardian: Human pollution is turning the seas into acid so quickly that the coming decades will recreate conditions not seen on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, scientists will warn today. Say what?! Look, ocean acidification is a VERY real threat to our planet. That said, the seas are not turning to acid!…

Chris and I have been hard at work planning something big… Check back at 11 for details!

I’m off to the city for a panel in recognition of International Women’s Day. Given the theme, I’d like to point readers to a recent piece from The Guardian asking ‘Where are the books by women with big ideas?‘ Books like Freakonomics, defining significant cultural or economic trends with a punchy title, never seem to…

Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy posted this terrific piece that started off my Saturday with a smile.  It reads like The Onion, though I also can’t find the original source. Take a look and see if you agree that author Michael Haber might be onto something… Emboldened by their success in declaring Pluto not…

On Monday, I’m delighted to be attending a panel discussion in honor of the 2009 International Women’s Day celebrations!  This global holiday celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. Here in NYC, the World Policy Institute, the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Demos, and The American-Scandinavian Foundation have organized: The…

Remembering Rio

In 1992, a small group of 12 and 13 year olds from the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO) raised money to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This is Severn Suzuki’s address to delegates. Nearly early two decades later, her words are as relevant as ever. Are we doing any better?