Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Caltech basketball team beats Occidental, breaks 310-game losing streak

Read about the game on the Failure site (with video of the celebration).

Or check out Failure magazine's feature on the history of Caltech's basketball program.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Remote Area Medical in Nashville

This past weekend, Remote Area Medical (a non-profit that offers free medical care at clinics in the Third World and the United States) came to Nashville, Tennessee. Truth be told, the event was a sad commentary on what we value (and don't value) here in the U.S. The school where the clinic was held (McGavock High School in east Nashville) is kinda run-down, and the cinderblock walls give its halls a prison-like feel. (Did I mention that the Nashville Metro Police Department has an office in the school?)

Of course, education isn't the only thing that we fail to make a priority here in the U.S. We don't do enough to make sure our populace has access to affordable health care, hence the desperate need for an organization like Remote Area Medical.

Below are a handful of photographs that Failure magazine took during the Nashville clinic. Pictured above is Stan Brock, founder of RAM. Or read Failure's feature about RAM.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fire on the Horizon

Curious about the little-understood culture of offshore oil drilling? Read Failure magazine's interview of John Konrad, founder of gCaptain and author of the forthcoming book Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mao's Great Famine - reviewed

The story of the Great Leap Forward, one of the most deadly mass killings in human history, in which an estimated 45 million people perished between 1958 and 1962.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Abacus and the Cross

The popular perception of the Dark Ages is wrong. Nancy Marie Brown, author of The Abacus and the Cross, explains why in the latest Failure Interview.