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Conversation Starters

This is just a list of suggestions for when the channel is too quiet. It's mostly for the aops to use, but visitors may feel free to browse this page as well. All topics are on topic in #ThinkingCafe, even ones not on this list.

Current Events
BBC News
CNN
Slate
National Public Radio (U.S.)

Humor
The Onion
Ironic Times

Politics
Move On (left)
Cato Institute (right)
American Prospect (left)
Heritage Foundation (right)

Sex
World Sex Records
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Hite Research International (as in Shere Hite, "The Hite Report")
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Maste rs and Johnson
Sexual Health Center

Polls
Gallup
Zogby
Pew Research Center
Barna Research Group

Movies
Internet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews and Previews
Roger Ebert, movie reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times
Bad Movie Planet

Religion and Philosophy
Secular Web
Christianity Today Magazine
Religious Tolerance.org
About.com links to different religious views
Meta Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Music
Yahoo Music Videos
Music-Critic.com

Books
Which ones have you read lately?
MidWest Book Reviews

Freedom of Expression
American Civil Liberties Union
First Amendment Center

Psychology
Stanley Milgram's Experiment on Obedience and Individual Responsibility
The Perils of Obedience
The Stanford Prison Experiment (aka the Zimbardo Prison Experiment)

Controversial Issues
Sources for Controversial Issues Research
Controversial Issues
Homework Center - Social Issues
Twin Lakes School, controversial issues page

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