Laura Barcella

Laura Barcella

Culture. News. Women. Cats.

I'm an author, freelance writer, & ghostwriter with 15+ years experience.

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Life 'After Innocence'

A powerful new documentary explores the struggle of seven former prisoners, newly exonerated of horrible crimes....

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Never Enough

In his book American Mania, a psychiatrist urges us to stop our endless quest of accumulation -- unless we want to witness a mass psychological and economic meltdown....

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How Secure Is Your Job?

Author Louis Uchitelle talks about how the rising tide of layoffs in corporate America isn't just damaging the nation's job security, but our sense of self-worth....

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Is Everything Bad Really Good For Us?

We talk with media darling Steven Johnson about pop culture, 'media diet,' and -- ahem -- whether his much-hyped new book should really be taken seriously....

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The Slow Death of the Middle Class

Conservatives are working hard to dismantle almost every policy that protects average American workers. Air America host Thom Hartmann speaks up about how we can fight back....

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The Failures of Post-9/11 Media

A new book asks America's top journalists for insights on why post-9/11, pre-Iraq War news coverage was so shoddy....

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I Was Addicted to Sugar

Experts say that sugar affects brain chemistry and contributes to cancer, alcoholism and depression. It was also my first addiction—and it's still hanging on tight....

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Barbara Ehrenreich on the Importance of Collective Joy

In her new book, "Dancing in the Streets," Barbara Ehrenreich links the current epidemic of depression with our lack of group bonding rituals and explores how festive gatherings can be vehicles for social change....