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Amanda Gutterman is Associate Special Projects Editor at The Huffington Post. Amanda grew up in Washington, DC and is a graduate of Columbia University. She was formerly an editorial intern at The New Yorker and n+1. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys watering her plants and making long lists.

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Obama Sent Joan Rivers' Family A Beautiful Handwritten Condolence Letter

(42) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:07 PM

President Barack Obama sent the family of Joan Rivers a handwritten condolence letter after the beloved comedian died earlier this month, Rivers’ daughter Melissa revealed Thursday in an interview on E.

“Not only did she make us laugh,” Obama wrote of the celebrity comedian, “she made us think.”

Joan...

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Paul Ryan Says He'll Wait Until 2015 To Decide On A Presidential Bid

(108) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 4:43 PM

While Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hasn’t announced plans to run for president in 2016, he is certainly open to the possibility, telling Larry King in an interview set to air Thursday, “I’ll make my mind up with my family in 2015.”

Speculation about a presidential bid for the...

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Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

(93) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:11 PM

There's a big problem with the Ice Bucket Challenge, and it has nothing to do with Pamela Anderson, animal testing or "haters."

Don't get me wrong: I think raising money for ALS research is a great idea. My dad died of ALS when I was 16. One day, he...

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What I'm Actually Giving Up For Lent

(10) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 12:48 PM

I am making an exception and giving something up for Lent. That thing? Saying the R-word. The reason? I have had the privilege of working with the Special Olympics on their campaign to end the use of this hurtful word, a campaign called Spread the Word to End the Word...

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A Fourth Dimension: The Price of Admission

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

"You might want to take a closer look," says Alexa Meade in a September TEDTalk on her approach to mixed media artwork. "There's more to this painting than meets the eye." What appears to be an...

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Calling for a Bloomberg-Banksy Ceasfire

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Mr. Bloomberg said that while he is a big supporter of the arts, he didn't think Banksy's works should be allowed.

"You running up to somebody's property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art," he said. "Or it may be art, but it should not...

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Google's New Policy and the Conscientious Click

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 3:07 PM

On Friday, Google announced an update to its terms of service that allows the company to include adult users' names, photos and comments in ads shown across the Web, based on ratings, reviews and posts they have made on Google Plus and other Google services like YouTube. --

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