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Carly Schwartz
Carly Schwartz is Deputy National Editor of The Huffington Post. In 2011, she founded HuffPost San Francisco, where she spent two years as editor. Before joining HuffPost, Carly ran new media efforts for California Governor Jerry Brown. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Entries by Carly Schwartz

Mesmerizing Photographs Prove Burning Man Has Far From 'Jumped The Shark'

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Every year, roughly during the weeks before and after Labor Day, various members of the media pontificate on the mainstreamization of Burning Man.

The art-speckled dream that materializes in middle-of-nowhere Nevada each August has gotten too big/loud/expensive/popular to stay true to its weirdo hippie roots, they argue.

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9/11 Hero Now Battling Blood Cancer: 'If I Had To Do It All Over Again, I Would'

(10) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Jimmy Martinez, a 24-year veteran of the New York Fire Department, was off duty when two planes struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Still, he rushed to the scene, and spent the months that followed dedicated to Ground Zero recovery. Last year, he was diagnosed with a...

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Andrew Cuomo's Key Primary Opponent Draws Last-Minute Outpouring Of Support

(26) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:13 PM

NEW YORK -- Several dozen New Yorkers gathered in Manhattan's Union Square Monday night to rally behind Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic primary candidate for governor who over the past few months has mounted a Herculean campaign against incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

"I love New York and I'm not going to stop...

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Un premier aperçu du festival Burning Man en exclusivité

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 3:42 PM

La collection d'art qui va surgir cette semaine dans le désert de Black Rock dans le Nevada constitue l'impressionnante marque de fabrique du festival Burning Man.

Les installations et les créations artistiques itinérantes qui vont s'étendre sur plus de 3 kilomètres témoignent de la capacité illimitée de l'imagination humaine. Où...

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It's Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops

(743) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:26 PM

Snapping photos of police in Ferguson, Missouri, may have gotten Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly arrested Wednesday night while he was covering protests prompted by the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by a police officer.

Reilly and Washington Post...

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Robin Williams' Final Instagram Shows Touching Family Photo

(407) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 7:33 PM

Robin Williams, the beloved actor who died of an apparent suicide Monday, posted a touching photograph on Instagram two weeks earlier that showed him holding his daughter, Zelda Rae Williams, when she was a young child:

Williams, who was 63 years old, is survived by three children: Zachary, 31; Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22. Zelda is also an actress. His wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, with whom he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, said in a statement Monday that she was "utterly heartbroken."

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," she added. "As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Fans took to Williams' Instagram page to express their own grief, and dozens of celebrities paid tribute on Twitter.

In earlier Instagram posts, Zelda Williams shared pictures of her family in happier times:

According to his publicist, the actor had been suffering from severe depression. Last month, HuffPost confirmed Williams had checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota in what representatives said was an effort to maintain his sobriety.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention...

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Morning Raves On Boats Before Work: This Is Now A Thing

(24) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 9:09 AM

“Every morning you have a choice. To be an a**hole, or to be awesome.”

An emcee boomed this nugget of wisdom (along with “Hydrate! With water!” and “You are beautiful”) to hundreds of young New Yorkers, clad in various nautical-themed costumes and pumping their fists to electronic music.

It was...

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Exclusivo: a arte de outro mundo do Burning Man 2014

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:23 PM

Uma das melhores coisas do Burning Man, a celebração pós-apocalíptica de expressão criativa que aparece no deserto de Nevada por uma semana todo mês de agosto, é a admirável coleção de arte à mostra.

As instalações e os “carros-arte” que circulam pelos dois quilômetros da cidade temporária mostram...

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Children's Deaths Prompt New York Governor's Bold Medical Marijuana Move

(26) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 9:04 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday called for faster implementation of the state's medical marijuana law, which passed last month but won't take effect for another year and a half.

In a letter to the state Health Department, Cuomo cited the deaths of two children from complications...

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An Exclusive First Look At The Other-Worldly Art Of Burning Man 2014

(192) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:15 AM

One of the very best things about Burning Man, the week-long, post-apocalyptic celebration of creative expression that pops up in the Nevada desert each August, is the awe-inspiring collection of art on display.

The installations and the “art cars” roaming through the two-mile stretch of temporary city render humanity’s...

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9-Year-Old Girl's Death Shines A Tragic Light On Medical Marijuana Debate

(204) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 6:16 PM

NEW YORK -- Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after a 9-year-old girl who suffered from debilitating seizures died last week due to complications with her disorder.

Anna Conte, the child whose family has been at the center...

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The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men

(342) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:47 PM

Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a "gentle giant" nicknamed "Big E," was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused...

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California's Third-Largest City Just Cracked Down On Pot Shops, And It's Part Of A Larger Problem

(34) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 7:30 AM

After months of debate, lawmakers in San Jose, California, have passed an ordinance that imposes strict new rules on medical marijuana businesses within the city -- so strict, in fact, that some advocates have called the move a de facto ban.

And the fight that's now brewing underscores a...

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California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos'

(214) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 2:04 PM

A bill that would provide order to California's muddled medical marijuana program cleared a major hurdle Friday, when the state Assembly's Appropriations Committee moved it forward for a full Assembly vote next week.

Authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the measure, AB 1894, would create uniform rules...

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Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family

(222) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 7:38 AM

When Judy Appel and her partner of 22 years, Alison Bernstein, wanted to have children, the state of California didn’t make it easy.

Bernstein gave birth to their son using an anonymous sperm donor. But in order for Appel to gain legal custody of her child, she had to go...

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What Happens When New York's Most Creative Trespassers Have Their Event Space Bulldozed

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 9:30 AM

The instructions were equal parts unambiguous and mysterious: Meet in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel at 7:30 on Saturday morning. Dress in layers. Bring a flashlight and plenty of snacks.

I peeled myself out of bed and arrived, alone, at 7:32. Among the European-accented tourists and preciously-clad bellhops...

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Here's The Painful Truth About What It Means To Be 'Working Poor' In America

(3644) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 8:22 AM

In a nation that has long operated on the principle that an "American Dream" is available to anyone willing to try hard enough, the term "working poor" may seem to have a bright side. Sure, these individuals struggle financially, but they have jobs -- the first and most essential step...

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The California Drought Is Far From Over, And The Entire State Is Suffering

(113) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 7:17 PM

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled California for more than two years -- but the celebration turned out to be premature.

On Thursday, for the first time this century, the U.S....

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California's Medical Marijuana Industry Gets A Much-Needed Kick In The Pants

(24) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:23 PM

After multiple failed attempts at regulating California's haphazard medical marijuana program, one state lawmaker has introduced legislation he believes will finally establish some order to the state's multibillion-dollar industry.

"I'm cautiously optimistic," said Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), whose measure, introduced last month, would create a statewide set of rules...

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'Witness Uganda' Is Destined To Be A Broadway Hit (And It's Also Making The World A Better Place)

(6) Comments | Posted March 9, 2014 | 10:53 PM

When Griffin Matthews was 23 years old, the director of his church choir found out he was gay and asked him to leave the congregation. A broke, struggling actor living in New York City, Matthews decided it was time for a change. On a whim, he cashed in his entire...

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