Archive: Activism

Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Talks Earth Day, Mars Day and "Exaggerated Optimism"

On Sunday, Earth Day Network will host Earth Day On The National Mall. The "inventors" of Earth Day have planned a line-up of environmental speakers including elected officials, environmental activists and cause-oriented celebrities (Matthew Modine!). You'll be able to join The Green Generation Campaign in support of renewable energy,...

By David Malitz | April 17, 2009; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

All Hail The Tweens: JoBros At The White House

Nick, Joe and The Other Jonas at the White House. (All photos: Kyle Gustafson for TWP) My journalism teachers would be so proud. I'm sitting in Helen Thomas's seat awaiting my first White House press briefing. OK, so it's not a press secretary coming out for a briefing about...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 18, 2008; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (11)

On Bono: Can A Saint Still Be A Rock Star?

(Nikki Kahn/TWP) Big Style section profile today on the African debt-relief activist Bono Vox. The central question asked by my colleague Sridhar Pappu is what makes Bono such an effective and powerful activist and lobbyist, particularly in a city as fractured as Washington. (Not sure this has anything to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 26, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (29)


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