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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“Down Stream” by Suzanne Marshall

Culture Shock

Agua Fresca

If you remember anything about Waterworld, it's probably the scene where Kevin Costner drinks his own piss. The rest was pretty forgettable. But the idea of a world where fresh water is a finite commodity is undeniably eerie. The reality is that water is the world's third largest financial industry, and demand for clean water will increase exponentially in the near future.

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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010

Culture Shock

One of the coolest things about being me is the amount of stuff people tell me. Sometimes it’s off the record, even though it’s not juicy/verifiable/interesting enough to be on the record. Occasionally the gossip is so good the whole down-low thing makes me want to scream. Most of the time the information I get is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes and totally shareable. Generally, this kind of stuff is sent via e-mail with the words “for immediate release” in big, bold and sometimes italic letters at the top. It’s maybe not the most exciting, but some of those e-mails actually include the interesting stuff. Let’s open the vault.

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