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Her Big Idea: Annie Lennox The Aspen Institute

Her Big Idea: Annie Lennox

We can overcome HIV/AIDS, she says.

Staring at the Sun (With a Telescope) The Aspen Institute

Staring at the Sun (With a Telescope)

Thoughts on clearly viewing our star for the first time

Twitter Is the New Haiku Danilo Ramos/Flickr

Twitter Is the New Haiku

Are short bursts of information their own art form?

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About NSA Abuses

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About NSA Abuses

He did say that his company's policy is to fight what they regard as overly broad requests for information.

Rick Perry and the Muslim Brotherhood: Compare and Contrast Jonathan Ernst/Mike Segar/Reuters

Rick Perry and the Muslim Brotherhood: Compare and Contrast

Mona Eltahawy on social conservatism in Egypt and the U.S.

His Big Idea: Lil' Buck The Aspen Institute

His Big Idea: Lil' Buck

Some ideas are bendable.

Consider the Wine Glass Igor Klimov

Consider the Wine Glass

A wine glass is hard to hold and easy to break. And that's what makes it great.

Justice Kagan and Justice Scalia Are Hunting Buddies—Really The Aspen Institute

Justice Kagan and Justice Scalia Are Hunting Buddies—Really

"I shot myself a deer," Elena Kagan said of a recent big game hunting trip with the conservative justice in Wyoming.

Her Big Idea: Mona Eltahawy The Aspen Institute

Her Big Idea: Mona Eltahawy

The Middle East needs a sexual revolution.

Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive' Reuters

Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive'

The consummate Hollywood creator on the web-driven way to fund creativity

Is Abraham Lincoln the Most Unifying President in U.S. History? Cliff 1066/Twitter

Is Abraham Lincoln the Most Unifying President in U.S. History?

Southerners think so at roughly the same rate as other Americans.

Marketers v. Redditors Sherif Salama/Flickr

Marketers v. Redditors

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on which companies should fear the Internet

Jane Harman: The Top-Secret Clearance System Is Like Something Out of the 19th Century The Aspen Institute

Jane Harman: The Top-Secret Clearance System Is Like Something Out of the 19th Century

One way to prevent future Snowdens is to transform a broken and "ridiculous" screening process, said the former congresswoman.

A Big Idea: Abraham Lincoln, MBA The Aspen Institute

A Big Idea: Abraham Lincoln, MBA

Nancy Koehn finds business-leadership insights from Lincoln, Shackleton, and other historical figures.

That Time an Astronaut Got a Pie Sent to the International Space Station NASA
Kickstarters of Yore: Mozart, Lady Liberty, Alexander Pope Wikimedia Commons/Megan Garber

Kickstarters of Yore: Mozart, Lady Liberty, Alexander Pope

"Hey guys, will ye funde my Kickstartere?'

Lloyd Blankfein on Short-Term Profits vs. Long-Term Value

Even investment banks want people to love their brands

A Realistic Model for New Democracies: The Most Corrupt American City Ever? The Aspen Institute

A Realistic Model for New Democracies: The Most Corrupt American City Ever?

Discerning zingers from the eminently quotable Husain Haqqani

A Reddit Co-Founder's Devastating One-Line Takedown of Facebook The Aspen Institute

A Reddit Co-Founder's Devastating One-Line Takedown of Facebook

Alexis Ohanian's case for interacting with people who aren't your friends.

Booz Allen Leader: How We See Snowden Inside the Company Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Leader: How We See Snowden Inside the Company

Vice Chairman Mike McConnell said those he talks to see the NSA leaker as a traitor.