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Criticism. Essay. Fiction. Science. Weather.
90ways Campaign Team
            • Attack ad.
Adeline Goss
            • Analyzing the use of the CT scan in the Terri Schiavo case.
Aidan Flaherty
            • The relationship between Martin Heidegger and Snakes on a Plane, part 1.
            • The relationship between Martin Heidegger and Snakes on a Plane, part 2.
            • Curtis Hanson's ability to transcend genre and build characters.
            • The discreet charm of the protagonist of television's Dexter.
Alex Reisner
            • Photographs of South Dakota.
            • Photographs of South Dakota.
Amanda Tubbs
            • Three poems.
            • Tales of experience from the world of word of mouth marketing.
Antonio Hopson
            • The background and dangers of Lahars.
Ben Heasly
            • A cultural comparison between chimps and humans.
            • The challenges and historical misadventure of unmanned space exploration.
            • Review of Revenge of the Sith musical score.
            • Creating, understanding, and seeing Magic Eye pictures.
            • Analysis of a sleep study.
            • Why Intelligent Design, whatever else it is, is not science.
            • In defense of Google Bombing.
            • Ingenuity in the face of roughly one quarter of a cubic kilometer of lava.
            • A call for music incorporating orchestras and organs.
            • Looking at the ups and downs of nuclear energy.
            • A videographic look into climate change.
            • An assessment of North Korea's nuclear test.
            • Crustacean bullies and their effect on fishery predictions.
            • Quantum mechanics, flash drives, and the future.
            • Whiskey reviews set to Schumann symphonies.
            • Whiskey reviews set to Schumann symphonies.
Brian J. Flanagan
            • Chance and hidden variables in modern physics.
Brian O'Neill
            • How Bionic Eyes might cure the blind.
            • Is cloned beef really safe for consumption?
Brooke Budner
            • Photographs.
            • Song.
Bryan Clark
            • Three poems.
            • Short short.
Bryan J. Maloney
            • Impassioned defense of Indiana's reluctance to adopt Daylight Saving Time.
Carter Romansky
            • The story of the civil rights movement as told by two prominent monuments.
            • Ohio: a tale of 2004's swingingest of swing states as told through popular music.
            • Mirror neurons and unrequited love: a match made in heaven.
            • How enterprises can - and must - seek to maxamize social, economic, and environmental returns.
            • The potential of Solar powered flight.
            • The good things about the Tour de France that got neglected in favor of Lance.
            • An examination of market-based mechanism to spur global economic development
            • Comparison of two buildings and their ecological ethics, part 1.
            • Comparison of two buildings and their ecological ethics, part 2.
            • The water flooding New Orleans comes not just from Katrina, but from over 40 percent of the Lower 48.
            • A discussion of the rise of Muslim democracy in Turkey.
            • A look at Turkey's economic and human rights reforms in the face of EU accession talks.
            • An explanation of the evolutionary advantage of bright fall foliage.
            • A discussion of Thoreau as an economist and the implications for contemporary nonprofit work.
            • Nine haikus about the World Series.
            • An examination of one thing Detroit and San Jose have in common.
            • Two pictures of the same water buffalo.
            • Examination of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture.
            • Convincing rant against excessively large physics experiments.
            • Extension of the Free Tibet discssion to the topic of religion in government.
            • Why the UAE non-story became a story.
            • Description of Al Jazeera International.
            • Discussion of the ads appearing on
            • The biology of narcissism.
            • An explanation of where our Unemployment statistic comes from.
            • An explanation of where our GPI statistic comes from.
            • A 90word eulogy.
            • Review of the Peruvian presidential run-off.
            • Beginning discussion of the way China is globalizing America.
            • Tour de France Preview.
            • An explanation of where the Gini Coefficient comes from.
            • Review of the Tour de France and the subsequent Tour de Floyd Landis' epitestosterone levels.
            • Explanation of where our fuel economy statistic comes from.
            • Reminder of fundamental systems left unquestioned one year after Katrina.
            • Pre-roadtrip briefing on Kenya.
            • A story about economic systems and norms.
            • One last story about economic exchange in Kenya.
            • Explanation of several baseball statistics.
            • Discussion of the report issued by the Brown University Committee on Slavery and Justice.
            • Description of various reactions to the ubiquity of Halloween.
            • Dissection of the Saddam Hussein conviction for crimes against humanity.
            • Discussion of the role of the MA state Legislature in the same-sex marriage debate.
            • A brief history of the many who founded the Polar Bear Club of Coney Island.
            • The Federal definition of Left Behind.
            • Explanation of American tax flows.
            • Discussion of a new frontier in agriculture.
            • A way around the pitfalls of the term social entrepreneur.
            • Discussion of the benefits of being small.
            • Trends to watch in the 2007 season.
Cassimer Gustafson
            • A look at the feast in your backyard.
Cassimer Gustafson
            • Attachment Parenting through the eyes of a nanny.
            • The rebuttal to the response to "Parenting with Oxytocin."
            • A look at the Leakey family and some of their finds.
            • Ethnography through time.
            • Some sound reasons for the paleo diet.
Charles Badley
            • Critique of "Bumster."
            • Critique of "Chartbuster."
            • Short essay on the house wren.
            • Short essay on the Rhinoceros.
            • Critique of "Girlf."
            • Short essay on the oyster.
            • On Dr. Hwang's emrbyo-cloning hoax.
            • A short essay on the Earwig.
            • A short essay on the wolf.
            • On the Terri Schiavo hoax.
            • An assessment of what would happen if we abolished taxes.
            • Critique of "Fabbo."
            • A look at Ann Coulter through the lens of crazy street people.
            • Solution to auto-based air pollution.
            • Why America should stick to torturing its prisoners.
            • A chronicle of problems with the Amish.
            • Critique of "Bad-talk."
Christopher A. Kelly
            • Short Story.
Christopher O'Brien
            • Short story.
Daniel Heil
            • A 90word story.
Daniel Senter
            • Discusses the implications of deregulation on the music industry.
            • A discussion of the benefits of treating the airwaves as a public commons.
            • Discussion of podcasting.
            • A history of electronic music.
Daniela Gesundheit
            • Poems
Darusha Wehm
            • Space exploration turns into a private venture.
            • Reviewing the new USDA food pyramid.
            • Why cyborgs are as much reality as science fiction.
            • The promise of Biodiesel.
            • How vital is global warming in the green energy debate?
            • The ermerging understanding of rogue waves.
            • A summary of emerging agriculture technologies.
            • The potential of the Barcode of Life project.
            • Short Screenplay.
David Krakow
            • Nonsexual life partnership: it's neither gay nor marraige.
            • The dangers of planning urban development via sites on a map.
            • A response to "Parenting with Oxytocin."
            • Overcoming the difficulties of short term teaching.
David Myers
            • How theater helps us understand the dichotomy of life.
            • Short story. Out of the box.
            • Critique of "Crap ton."
            • A 90word explanation.
            • Poem.
David Winstanley
            • Critique of "Chav."
            • Review of the movie Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
            • The glory of movie trailers. Even for bad movies.
            • Critique of "ASBO."
            • Casino Royale restores one movie-goer's faith in the Bond franchise.
El Nino & The Southern Oscillations
            • A Song
Eli S. Evans
            • The narrative arc and a judgement on Michael Jackson.
            • Personal essay about teaching in Spain and living in New York, part 1.
            • Personal essay about teaching in Spain and living in New York, part 2.
            • A discussion of belonging, part 1.
            • A discussion of belonging, part 2.
            • Personal essay about poverty at the laundromat, part 1.
            • Personal essay about poverty at the laundromat, part 2.
            • Preparation for a critical discussion of Archie comic books.
            • Critical discussion of Archie comic books.
            • Critique of an ad for diamonds.
            • On taking the train and the worth of dirt.
Elisabeth Divis
            • An account of collective mentality in translation.
            • New growth brings new neighbors to the hood.
Ellen Siobhan Mitchell
            • A personal narrative about genetic ambiguity.
            • A discussion of death, and the need thereof.
            • Ecstasy use has its ups and downs.
            • Ritalin use from the perspective of a neuroscience researcher.
            • The grant process from someone on the inside.
            • A personal account of a scientific job hunt.
Ellery Biddle
            • Personal essay on bus travel in Cuba.
            • First-hand account of the spreading of Azucena Villaflor de Devencenti's ashes.
            • Essay on the consumptive nature of traveling abroad.
            • Political description of Buenos Aires' School of Architecture and Urban Design.
            • On getting famous Wall Drug-style: free water, fresh donuts, and foreign labor on the cheap.
Elyne Kahn
            • Examination of FEMA's woeful evacuee housing solution in Louisiana.
Emily Clarke-Pearson
            • Paintings, watercolor on paper.
Erica Ray
            • Short story.
            • Short story
Esperanza Groom
            • Three photographs.
Eva Kaplan
            • Shortcomings of the charity bracelet phenomenon.
            • The pros and cons of Gmail's advertising.
            • A comparison of the ways in which we handle disasters.
Friends of 90
            • Panic! at the 90
Gabriel Caplan
            • Short story.
            • Short Story.
Gloria and Simon
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 1.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 2.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 3.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 4.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 5.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 6.
            • Podcast from two NYC Starbucks baristas, episode 7.
            • A 90word poem.
Greg Carbone
            • Discussion of anti-administration heckling in the wake of Katrina.
Hannah Jacobs
            • Poem.
Hilary Gerson
            • Excoriation of the lazy way we think and talk about Africa.
Holly McBain
            • For the death penalty.
Ian McAlpin
            • A brief history of the birth of science.
            • Some of the creatures of lore, fiction, and invention.
            • The occult and early photography, a match made in hell.
            • The occult and early photography, a match made in hell.
Jack Rusley
            • Contemplation of the value of medical school.
Jason Raymond
            • Critique of "Hella."
            • Critique of "Chindia."
Jessica Breland
            • The possible benefits of alcohol on the heart.
John Flynn-York
            • Short story.
            • Poem.
            • a piece of experimental fiction.
            • Three poems.
            • Short Story.
            • A poem.
            • A poem.
Jonathan Moncrief
            • A look at week four in the NFL.
            • A look at the week in the NFL.
Josh Cook
            • America's unhealthy relationship with oil.
            • Review of Sean Carrol's Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Josh Nugent
            • Some hectoring on the topic of energy overindulgence.
            • Some hectoring on the topic of energy overindulgence, part 2.
Josh Shulruff
            • The culture of life and division of labor in political morality.
            • Lessons learned while watching the NBA Finals.
            • Review of the album Pure Religion.
Joshua Nugent
            • Review of the album Na Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda.
Joshua W. Jackson
            • Lebowski Fest West reveals some things about referential humor.
            • Chewing gum preferences.
            • Review of the game Avoid-A-Bob.
            • What's wrong with the gaming industry.
            • Short play.
            • The psychological crises of A-Rod and Yankees fans.
            • A vote against ripping out body hair to wake up.
            • Monologue.
            • Investigatory dialogue.
            • Against "Merry Christmas."
            • Critique of "Bagelry."
            • Against fiction in memoirs.
            • Who Jimmy Rollins is and what gets attention in baseball.
            • Analysis of China's horrid showing at the World Baseball Classic.
            • Canada steals one in the World Baseball Classic.
            • Review of the HBO Series.
            • Steroids have stolen the limelight from baseball.
            • Ken Griffey, Jr. continues to play sound baseball.
            • Baseball's old-timers still got it.
            • The wretched country music tie-in at
            • Discussion of some broadcast booth blunders.
            • How Roger Clemens better make all the suspense worth it.
            • From the annals of bad teams doing good things strangely.
            • Critique of "I-Swear-I-Deserved-The-MVP-itis."
            • A close look at a helps-you-fall-asleep game.
            • Review of the album Funeral.
            • Lament for a pretty sweet friendship lost.
            • The virtues of the puzzle-crazy.
Joshua W. Jackson and Sergio Sandino
            • The premiere installment of 90ways' illustralogue, The Family Tate.
            • The second installment of 90ways' illustralogue, The Family Tate.
            • The third installment of 90ways' illustralogue, The Family Tate.
            • The fourth installment of 90ways' illustralogue, The Family Tate.
            • The fifth installment of 90ways' illustralogue, The Family Tate.
Judson Merrill
            • Masculinity and the word "fact" in advertising.
            • The biological model of the Internet.
            • Accepting holidays because we get to drink.
            • Review of Family Guy and American Dad!
            • The power and political influence of California's prison guard union.
            • Advertising repetition applied to celebrity naming.
            • Permission slip.
            • Review of Vanity Fair's Deep Throat article.
            • The similarities between the advertising for Fantastic Four and the local news.
            • The Corporate-State is replacing the Nation-State as the world's dominant organizing framework, part 1
            • Review of the Boston Celtics Message Board.
            • The Corporate-State is replacing the Nation-State as the world's dominant organizing framework, part 2.
            • Introduction to 90ways' D-T-V movie reviews.
            • Discussion of cartoon premises and why they might seem tired.
            • Helpful hints for dealing with Administrative Types.
            • The economic and biological consequences of Red Tide.
            • Sanitizing and rebuilding the Big Easy, corporate cowboy style.
            • Short Scene.
            • Denouncement of the New York Times' Times Select.
            • Praise for the advertisements on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].
            • Concerned monologue.
            • Review of the D-T-V movie The Park.
            • Cover letter with clips.
            • Unease over the vague words used to discuss weather.
            • Critique of "Emoticon."
            • The bad rap on DST.
            • Probing Hollywood's popular properties.
            • Letter to Wanda.
            • How successful comedians are eulogized before they die.
            • Foreword from a scholarly work on the history of the alphabet.
            • In defense of "Merry Christmas."
            • Critique of "Posterize."
            • About returning to work.
            • The charm of stunted branches on technological trees.
            • In favor of fiction in memoirs.
            • Rememberance of strong Executives past.
            • Interrogative story ideas.
            • Steering the new news outlets toward Dubai.
            • Short story.
            • Critique of the performers in the latest Bill O'Reilly farce.
            • Collection of thoughts prompted by the live-action Simpsons intro.
            • Definitions of phrases.
            • Life in the intertidal zone epitomizes what's really interesting about Darwin's work.
            • Review of the online magazine
            • Why XHTML is a good thing.
            • Review of the new look of
            • The NBA's approach to the playoffs is quantity over quality.
            • Reflections on reflections on a screenplay.
            • The Cornell Image Committee is caught up in rankings.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie Be Still.
            • Skepticism over the American release of a Zarqawi blooper reel.
            • Meeting minutes.
            • The desire for expensive movies to open big.
            • Excerpt from a short story.
            • Discussion of the defense's claims about the word Nigger in the Nicholas Minucci trial.
            • The advertising industry lamely tries to co-opt anime.
            • The luxury SUV market. For toddlers.
            • Al Gore's publicity and market-driven solutions have a whiff of disappointment.
            • An interview with the Internet.
            • A call to get rid of the US penny.
            • Notes on changing commercial possibilities for artists.
            • An online dating exchange between people looking for different things.
            • A procession of vendors at a baseball game.
            • Short play about Nero operating on his mother.
            • The Intersate Highway System as American monument.
            • Notes from four motels in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nevada.
            • Transcript of a political speech regarding a pastrami sandwich.
            • Two minor observations (on fast food and time zones) from the road.
            • The hopeful things about NBC's fall line up.
            • Sketch.
            • Critique of "Islamofascism."
            • Unsentimental look at the teevee show Dallas.
            • The rise and fall of bloodletting.
            • The expectations of holidays and New Year's Eve in particular.
            • Series of letters from a drug study.
            • Critique of "Real."
            • Critique of "Big."
            • Against the death penalty.
            • Race in the American political discussion.
            • The NBA's poor problem solving and what it should do about tanking.
Justin Carroll
            • Disappointment over movie posters becoming book covers.
            • The effect music videos have on songs.
Justin Wyckoff and John Flynn-York
            • A Sculptural Investigation of the Death Penalty.
Justin Z. Wyckoff
            • Poem.
K. Keenan
            • Confessions (and explanations) of golf love.
Kerry Smith
            • Character study with pictures.
            • Photographs.
Lindsey Morrison Grant
            • A 90word essay.
Little Billy Undecided
            • Why I respect my dad the Undecided Voter.
Louisa Lombard
            • A first-hand account of order and peace in Somalia
            • A discussion of property rights in the context of international development and holiday shopping.
M. C. Wood
            • Pitch for Death Equity.
            • The language we use to talk about, and value, life and death.
            • The philosophical justification of the death penalty.
Matt Stewart
            • Short story.
Matthew Fisher
            • Review of the D-T-V movie Direct Action.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie Bikini Girls on Dinosaur Planet.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie The Gingerdead Man.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie Little Fish.
            • Unsentimental look at the teevee show Punky Brewster.
            • Unsentimental look at the teevee show The Rockford Files.
Matthew Quezada
            • Report on the mood of the Korowai People of Papua New Guinea.
Megan Hall and Andrew Oesch
            • Mission statement for experiencing city and radio on a bicycle.
Michael Clarke-Pearson
            • The genetic dogma-smashing implications of the hothead article.
            • How it came to pass that we have the term "dwarf planet."
            • The voodoo magic of crystallography.
            • Just how much we don't know about protein folding. And what we can do about it.
            • PCR could be the hammer of immunity.
Mick Mize
            • Photographs.
Naama Kates
            • Modern memoir-genres have cashed in and become less probing.
            • Brother-sister email exchange.
            • Gender dynamics on the road to an acting career.
Nicole Miller
            • Photographs of immigrant workers.
Ollie Rasini
            • A 90word reflection on NYC.
Oona Flaherty
            • A 90word lament.
Paul Gacioch
            • Part 1 of a 90word serial.
            • Part 2 of a 90word serial.
            • Part 3 of a 90word serial.
            • Part 4 of a 90word serial.
            • A 90 word serial, completed.
Peter Forham
            • A few cool things about ice and what it would be like to skate on the moon.
            • A call for society to respect nonprofit work as a profession.
            • Stream of consciousness left to the mercy of the digital age.
            • A story about the manipulation of nature.
            • Discussion of loons and the fall.
            • Discussion of the architectural beauty of biological systems.
Rachel Eagle Reiter
            • Poem.
            • A poem about science.
            • Some personal thoughts on herbal remedies.
            • Poetry.
            • Homeopathy, lyrically.
            • Α or Ω
            • What there was in the beginning.
            • A poetic celebration of neurodiversity.
            • A poem about science.
Robert Fitzroy
            • Stickers for your bible! Print them out and give them to your friends!
Robert Hartzell
            • Critique of "-Centric."
Robert Klein
            • Critique of "OMG."
Robert Louis Stevenson
            • Reflection and images from an Internet performance piece.
Robert Regan
            • On Edgar Allen Poe's Balloon Hoax.
S. Elizabeth Deiwert
            • Short Story.
Sam Posner
            • The uber-efficient energy transfer of Photosynthesis.
            • A political history of the stem cell debate.
            • Review of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.
            • Wastewater treatment coupled to energy creation.
            • Insulin's role in the causes of Type I diabetes.
            • The discovery of a new family of rodents...being sold as food in Laos.
            • A review of four foods modified to suit human idiosyncracies.
            • Recent discoveries in the field of Sex Science.
            • Understanding energy transfer through the Tour de France.
            • Analyzing ecstasy's effect on Parkinson's and Italian Cocaine use.
            • Musings on the current state of Genetics and the discovery of mamalian transposable element piggyBac
            • Squinting at some recent developments in nanotechnology.
            • Background on the bacteria contaminating the New Orleans floodwaters.
            • Album leaking in the world of digital music.
            • A Look back at the global SARS scare.
            • An explanation of the Mpemba Effect
            • A short trip up and down the Colorado Rockies.
            • A donut analogy for the cellular secretory pathway.
            • A review of the $100 laptop.
            • Debunking the turkey/tryptophan myth.
            • The discovery of a skin tone gene.
            • The genesis of champagne bubbles.
            • A new method for cancer detection.
            • A brief update on some new planets, near and far.
            • A review of Bodies...The Exhibition.
            • Radio piece about touring the Broad Institute, part 1
            • Radio piece about touring the Broad Institute, part 2
            • The fundamental goal of 90ways science.
            • A review of the Darwin exhibition at the Museum of Natural History.
            • A personal essay about an illuminating journey through the Grand Canyon.
            • The next step in sustainable farming may be to the past.
            • The three drugs of death.
            • The completion of the Monkey genome opens doors for genetics.
Sara Schieron
            • Review of the D-T-V movie Shallow Ground.
            • Review of the D-T-V movie Blood Angels.
            • Review of the D-T-V movie Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
            • The irony of Hallow's Eve being celebrated with pirate outfits and candy.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie the Wickeds.
            • Review of the D-T-DVD movie Ice Queen.
Sara-Lee Primo
            • Analysis of speed dating.
Sarah Gustafson
            • A quick look at what saving seeds can do.
Sarah Mehta
            • An American woman traveling in Iran and her account of America's image there.
Schuyler Dunlap
            • Poems.
Scott Mastro
            • Short Story.
            • Short Story.
Seth Dutcher
            • A 90word poem.
Seth James Dutcher
            • New spring fashion lines and what any of them have to do with you.
            • An open letter to Congress advocating the incorporation of the United States.
            • Field report from the world of toddlers and anxious parents.
            • Against Google Bombing.
            • An introduction to the Aquatic Ape Theory.
            • Recounting of an odd exchange of paper products.
            • A personal exploration of migraines.
            • The poetry of general relativity.
            • An ode to STS-90.
            • A brief look at ice plant.
            • Thor has a metal. And now a poem.
            • What stage lighting was, is, and could be.
            • The poetry of general relativity.
Shaun L. Kelly
            • An old school appreciation of a legendary Red Sox broadcaster, part 1.
            • An old school appreciation of a legendary Red Sox broadcaster, part 2.
Shayne Hansen
            • Two Poems.
            • Taking airline pilots down a few pegs.
            • Two poems.
Sonja Drimmer
            • Lament for the golden days of film dialogue.
            • Why time travel would not live up to the hype.
            • How to make friends by quoting media.
            • How to make your own slogan t-shirt.
            • How iPods transcend object and become identity.
            • How 9/11 steel makes war and destruction begets destruction.
            • Critique of proper nouns.
Spencer T. Campbell
            • Short story/screenplay.
Tess Lynch
            • Short story, part 1.
            • Short story, part 2.
            • Poem.
            • Poem.
            • A poem.
The Committee to Preserve 90
            • 90 out and about in the world.
The Committee to Re-Elect 90
            • 90 on the outside.
The Double Belly Boys
            • An album.
The Moves
            • Music video rolling on 26-inch rims.
Tim Hofmann
            • Nine-piece collage series.
Tom Rendall
            • The might of the US Military: up close and personal.
Tyler Watts
            • A prose poem.
Umang Kumar
            • Critique of "Blogosphere."
            • Critique of "Rebrand."
            • Critique of "Dooce."
Uncle 90
            • 90 cuts loose.
Wes Romansky
            • Four poems.
Witney Seibold
            • On the Amityville Horror hoax.
            • On the Gallagher Too hoax.
            • On the Knox Riot hoax.
Young Dennis Wolf
            • Incomplete novel.