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Warren Adler


Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | July 28, 2014 | Media
To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.
Sarah Thomas

5 Ways to Find Romance in a Porn-Saturated World

Sarah Thomas | July 28, 2014 | Women
Human sexuality is complex. And porn is a facet of it that still incites ambiguity in me -- I don't have it all figured out.
Nigel Hamilton


A Kind Word for Amazon

Nigel Hamilton | July 28, 2014 | Media
Shouldn't I say something nice here about Jeff Bezos? Bezos? Yes, inventor of Amazon. You mean the bully, beating up on Hachette, and Hachette's poor authors? The same. Why be nice to him? Because, mon vieux, he's done something we should all be grateful for.
Jesse Damiani


Is All Clickbait Created Equal? In Defense of Deep Thinking

Jesse Damiani | July 28, 2014 | Media
In the age of bite-sized lists, tweets, and pithy "tl;dr" wrap-ups, we're losing the ability to engage deeply with subjects. Hoax sites have learned our diet and how to disguise themselves as food. The only way to fight back is to change what we eat.
Jim Joseph


Today's Modern Family, As Advertised

Jim Joseph | July 28, 2014 | Parents
It's actually kind of fun to see modern day portrayals of parenting, because the style is so vastly different than in generations past.
Christina M. Russo


News Media, There's a War on Elephants

Christina M. Russo | July 28, 2014 | Green
As a journalist dedicated to reporting on animal issues, nearly all of them are brimming with news-worthy elements: poverty, climate change, land-ownership issues, gender imbalance, rural plight, global trade, corruption, and blatant abuse of power.
Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) Hearst is Building a "Netflix Model" Around Magazine Video Content

Andy Plesser | July 28, 2014 | Media
Hearst has just launched "Cosmo Body," a daily fitness show which is advertiser-free and is  being offered on a subscription basis.  This is the first of what will be a number of Hearst titles and Hearst partners who will be part of a new "Netflix model," explains Chris...
Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) If "Content Is King," then "Distribution is Queen" as Paid Media is Essential, Mindshare Entertainment Prez David Lang

Andy Plesser | July 28, 2014 | Media
Mindshare, the media agency within WPP, has created some 250 branded campaigns for video and television over the past 9 years, says David Lang, Chief Content Officer and President of the agency's entertainment division,  in this interview with Beet.TV  On the subject of viral video hits and paid vs....
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD


Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | July 28, 2014 | Media
Don't expect to learn much about the creative process from this documentary, even though it surfaces in the story. Some people are simply born that way -- though I don't think you have to arrive dead to be gifted.
Laura W. Murphy


The Civil Rights Fight of the Information Age

Laura W. Murphy | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Very soon the Federal Communications Commission will either empower minority voices on the Internet and help close the digital divide, or it will make it easier for communications giants to silence and exclude those communities from the free or low-priced content now on the web.
Sharanya Haridas

Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Sharanya Haridas | July 28, 2014 | Media
Bhagat's accessibility and trustworthiness, and indeed, his popularity, sometimes make it difficult to detect or denounce the serious lapses in his judgement.
Jennifer Risi


The Power of Today's Newsroom: No Match for the Buzzfeed Listicle?

Jennifer Risi | July 28, 2014 | Media
Online stories often have an eternal shelf life that holds no geographical boundaries. The more that traditional media and brands collectively embrace this new normal, the more these challenges will become opportunities for us all.
Tony Newman


Why the New York Times' Editorial Series Calling for Marijuana Legalization Is Such a Big Deal

Tony Newman | July 28, 2014 | Media
The Times' editorial has the feel of legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite coming out against the Vietnam war. They dropped a bomb on our country's disastrous war on marijuana with unprecedented force.
Ian Reifowitz


Wanna Know Why Republicans Can't Give Up Calling Obama 'Not American'? They've Got Nothing Else.

Ian Reifowitz | July 28, 2014 | Politics
The question remains: Why do Republicans come back, over and over, to this kind of thing, to peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate?
Lisa Daniels


In Defense of David

Lisa Daniels | July 27, 2014 | Media
Let's face it: most of us don't like David Gregory. He's the smug brat we always hated in high school. No wonder so many of us are salivating at rumors that NBC may relieve the grey-haired wonder boy from his Meet the Press duties.
HuffPost Radio


Media on Middle East, ACA in Court, GMOs in Food

HuffPost Radio | July 27, 2014 | Politics
Matalin and Corn debate déjà vu news - Israel back in Gaza and ACA back in court. Consensus: there's not a media bias but a rough balance between pro-Israel talking heads and the flood of photos of dead civilians. Also: why not label GMOs in processed food?
Mariam Khan


Ramadan: Religious Fervor Taken Over by Media Capitalists?

Mariam Khan | July 26, 2014 | Religion
For the first time in my life, I got an opportunity to spend Ramadan outside my home country, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The mantra of an "Islamic" state of Pakistan is continuously blared on every other media one comes across. But, is real Islam being practiced?
Chris York


The Week in Social Media

Chris York | July 26, 2014 | UK
A little round-up of some things of note that happened in the world of social media this week. Highlights include traditional media outlets being beaten to stories by Twitter, Scottish Terriers stealing the show at the Commonwealth Games ceremony and the inevitable dog gif...
Joe Hansen


President Obama Should Go Big on Immigration Reform

Joe Hansen | July 25, 2014 | Politics
The unfolding humanitarian crisis on the border further highlights the urgent need to fix our broken immigration system and create a clear and fair path to citizenship. Yet some Congressional Republicans are using the plight of immigrant families to call for even stricter enforcement policies. It's shameful.
Jonathan Kim


ReThink Review: The Purge: Anarchy -- An Unlikely Allegorical Franchise

Jonathan Kim | July 25, 2014 | Entertainment
The Purge had interesting ideas but ultimately failed as the horror film it was marketed as. But with Anarchy, the pretense of being a horror movie seems to have been abandoned, leaving something pretty unique: a political allegory dystopian action thriller that slyly attacks conservative ideology.
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