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Entries by Lucas Kavner from 05/2011

NYC Muslim Community Reacts To Bin Laden's Death: For Many, Relief

Posted 05.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Around Manhattan today, Muslims responded to Osama bin Laden's death with a range of emotions. Happiness and disbelief were common themes,...

2011 Tony Nominations Announced, Hollywood Stars Snubbed (VIDEO)

Posted 05.03.2011 | Arts

Standing before a podium straight out of a retro game show, Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose, the Broadway actress best known for her star-making...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: George Namkung And The Climb That Changed His Life

Posted 05.03.2011 | Impact

The phrase "He's seen it all" isn't usually taken literally. But for George Namkung, founder of the California-based nonprofit Kids of Kilimanjaro, it...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: We Need Your Help

Posted 05.04.2011 | Impact

The Huffington Post needs your help. Thus far, the Greatest Person of the Day column has featured artists, doctors, musicians, educators, academics...

Keith Haring Exhibit At Gladstone Gallery In NYC Sheds New Light On The Iconic Artist

Posted 05.05.2011 | Arts

Keith Haring was never one to shy away from an audience. He wanted to give his work to everybody, any way he could. Even after his death in 1990 at a...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Luke Dowdney Wants Kids to Fight for Peace

Posted 05.05.2011 | Impact

Boxing has long been a staple of rough neighborhoods. From South Central, L.A., to war-torn Ireland, boxing gyms have instilled hard work and a sense ...

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday

Posted 05.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Rick Phillips Stops Bullying From The Inside Out

Posted 05.09.2011 | Impact

When he was 10 years old, Rick Phillips moved from Montreal, Canada to a motel room in Los Angeles, Calif., along with his brother and newly single mo...

Vic Armstrong, 'World's Greatest Stuntman,' Looks Back

Posted 05.10.2011 | Entertainment

Leading up to one of the most well-known stunts in cinema history, Indiana Jones –- galloping atop a stolen horse –- flies alongside a Nazi tank i...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Russell Morse Goes From Reality Star To Outreach Coordinator

Posted 05.10.2011 | Impact

Growing up in San Francisco, California, Russell Morse was a troubled kid. He didn't have the best relationship with his parents and got involved with...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Malika Saada Saar And The Rebecca Project

Posted 05.11.2011 | Impact

Malika Saada Saar has spent her entire life around strong women. When she was 12, her mother went back to college. By the time Malika was 15, her m...

In-N-Out Burger Expands To North Texas, People Line Up (UPDATE)

Posted 05.12.2011 | Huffington Post

In-N-Out Burger, the extremely popular and fanatically-followed California-based burger chain, has long remained a staple of the western United States...

Mitch Hedberg, Late Comic, To Be Honored By Wife And Friends May 17

Posted 05.13.2011 | Comedy

Mitch Hedberg always looked like he'd just happily stepped out of a tour bus in the early 1970s, with his tinted aviator sunglasses, his affinity for ...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Darell Hammond And KaBOOM! Want You To Play

Posted 05.13.2011 | Impact

Darell Hammond (not to be confused with the similarly named "SNL" alum) is very serious about playing around. He's spent more than 15 years establishi...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Kohl Crecelius Crochets For Communities

Posted 05.16.2011 | Impact

Along with his two best friends, Kohl Crecelius is expanding the boundaries of digital connection, philanthropy and retail with a business rooted in a...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Maria Citino Sfreddo Empowers Latina Domestic Abuse Victims

Posted 05.17.2011 | Impact

Maria Citino Sfreddo has a voicemail greeting that's over a minute long. "Please speak slowly and clearly and I'll get back to you as soon as I can," ...

Debbie Georgatos And Her Avant-Garde Political Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

Debbie Georgatos, a candidate for Dallas County GOP chair, has released one of the more unusual campaign ads in recent months. Equal parts Michele ...

Network Upfronts: Powerful Woman Plus Slacker Dude Equals Comedy Gold (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2011 | Comedy

Judging from the fall schedules released thus far by NBC, ABC, and Fox, a decent number of the networks' comedy offerings will aim to encroach on the ...

Rob Corddry Talks 'Childrens Hospital' [EXCLUSIVE]

Posted 05.18.2011 | Comedy

Rob Corddry's "Childrens Hospital" began as a web-based lark during the 2007 writers' strike -- a time when so many in the entertainment business foun...

CW Upfronts: Sarah Michelle Gellar And Rachel Bilson Return To Network TV

Posted 05.19.2011 | Entertainment

The CW is sticking to its guns. With a combined focus on supernatural-themed series and the younger female demographic, the network announced a host o...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Kristal Burns And The Superheroes Of Kindness

Posted 05.20.2011 | Impact

In these ADD-riddled days of inattention and idleness, getting a group of 3-year-olds to focus their energy on a shared objective is about as easy as ...

Susan Roy's 'Bomboozled' And A History Of The Shelter-Craze

Posted 05.24.2011 | Books

"And some people thinkin' that the end is close by / 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die" So Bob Dylan sings in "Let Me Die in My ...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Ola Ojewumi Increases Transplant Awareness With Sacred Heart

Posted 05.24.2011 | Impact

Odunola “Ola” Ojewumi, quite possibly the most optimistic college junior in America, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart defec...

'Candy Land' Film Will Be Like 'Lord Of The Rings,' Says Writer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The classic Hasbro board game Candy Land is aimed at preschool-aged children who cannot yet read, and follows a bunch of plastic gingerbread playing t...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Anna Chan, the 'Lemon Lady,' Feeds The Hungry On Her Own Dime

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Anna Chan's story is proof that one passing thought could have a lasting effect. Less than three years ago, Anna found herself constantly searching...