Desert Road

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  • It is a little-known fact that some of the silver and chemicals to produce the films that made Hollywood the global center of the movie industry were extracted from the Owens Valley.
  • With Focus on Europe, DW has developed a new program that adds a more personal touch to the issues affecting people across the continent. The weekly magazine which replaced European Journal in October 2014 provides audiences an inside perspective on the diversity of people, places, conflicts and coexistence that define Europe. Focus on Europe presents genuine stories about the lives of real...

  • ... researching how cities develop policies for attracting new industries to ignite economic activity and to generate jobs. In many cases ... process due to the rapid decline of the more traditional industries . Our conversations also make me think more intently about how the ...
  • Historian Dan Snow travels back to a seething Manhattan in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Millions fled persecution, poverty and famine in Europe in the 19th century in search of the Promised Land. When they arrived what they found was even worse than what they'd left behind. New York was a city consumed by filth and corruption, its massive immigrant population crammed together in...

  • Surveillance, spying, and infiltration has a long history in the United States — from the Police Red Squads in the 1880s to the FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) to today. The “surveillance-industrial complex” has profound, but poorly understood impacts on our political, structural, economic, and cultural lives, according to Hamid Khan, director of the Stop LAPD Spying...

  • The contributions of women to comic books are often ignored. "Womanthology" is part of a feminist movement emerging in the comic book world.
  • Utilizing large-scale constructions and modified objects, Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE address the use of natural resources and the partial privatization of Mexico's oil industry.
  • Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. While discussions about this spiraling health crisis have...

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