This is what photographs are for, people! To put a face to suffering and injustice and to motivate us, the viewers, to do something about it. Photographs, in their immediacy, have the ability to hit us in the gut far more than any collection of words, no matter how eloquent.
We have been critical of Wikipedia's approach to censorship in the Middle Kingdom. In a recent piece, I lamented the loss of Wikipedia in China. The encyclopedia's founder, Jimmy Wales, reached out to us and agreed to publish our unedited exchange on the difficult nature of dealing with censorship in China.
It is time to take Donald Trump very seriously indeed. When we do, the results can be alarming. For Donald Trump is not only a serious candidate. He is also a dangerous one, in a series of linked and disturbing ways.
Instead of striving for a more inclusive world, she is going to jail in her desire to exclude. Instead of seeking justice for all, she was the obstacle to justice for gay couples. If your love feels like hate then it is not love. If you are using God to denigrate and humiliate then it is not God.
Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.
Brave New World,
Stop And Frisk,
Black Lives Matter,
New York Civil Liberties Union,
Stand Your Ground Laws,
Whether it is Black Lives Matter who demand to be heard or others, Fox News will attempt to shout down the movement to protect their cherished vision of a monochrome America, instead of the messy, rigidly stratified America that so many face.
Presented as containing some damning revelations, upon closer examination the emails simply produced more yawns. They contained nothing proving any kind of wrongdoing on the part of Clinton. (Unless Clinton aide Huma Abedin using emails to organize a small dinner for the former secretary of state now qualifies as wrongdoing.)
At his favorite diner in Chelsea in New York, Francesco Marconi talks about Frankly Speaking, his career playbook, which cuts through the noise of career cliches and promises to help navigate through the early career steps.
Some say the images coming out of the migrant crisis are too offensive to share online or print in our newspapers. But what I find offensive is that drowned children are washing up on our shorelines, when more could have been done to prevent their deaths.
Jon Stewart reminded us that while democracy (and life) is funny, it can also be intermittently devastating, and leave the pausing complex thinkers eating the tyranny of inanities left by the panting race of power-obsessed double-dealers.
When I think about 9/11, I remember the fliers. Thousands of fliers fluttering in the ash-coated breeze during the long nights and days and weeks after the dust had settled but the devastation was still settling in.
Many filmmakers are experiencing a change in their relationships to short-form filmmaking.
Recently, two editors at The Denver Post decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby.
If you listen to the recent televised discussions on mass shootings, you would think that those of us with serious mental-health diagnoses are responsible for most of the tragic shootings that occur in this country.
We asked millennials who besides Trump has been vocal on the issue? Who's been gaining the most traction with voters? And, who do millennials hope to hear from on this issue?
Part of the spirit of the age of networking and social communication is ending exclusion and the elitism of traditional pyramids of power. It is opening up a vast flat playing field of dialogue. This is exactly what the Arab world needs.
While the world's eyes were on Roanoke last week, this week most national and international media have made their exodus from this small community I now call home, and though their focus is on the next horrible breaking news story, it's as if time was frozen here. 8/26/15.
CNBC no longer runs ads touting "In Cramer We Trust." That is a very small step in the right direction. It has a long way to go.
Pastrami and wisdom. That was my first in-person encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer. In April 2006, I had interviewed him by phone for my New York Times' column "Long Island at Worship" and our conversation had wandered into open spiritual water.
I am convinced that if the traditional mainstream media decided for a week to not cover Donald Trump, we would see a complete transformation in his behavior, because he wouldn't be getting traction. As long as the media continues to cover him, they are depriving the American people from having a true democratic experience.