As a universally misunderstood lot, artists tend to hate talking to people. Whether you're in the industry or a layperson, our best friend, family member, or colleague, we don't want to talk to you. It's not because of rampant introversion or elitism in creative people. It's because you're not good at talking to us.
The writing is clearly on the wall about what lies ahead. Yet even the most brilliant economists -- and futurists -- don't know what to do about it.
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Gay Rights In Russia,
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Freedom can be simulated, replaced by false statistics of well-being and justice, but someone always puts it to the test. That public protests on national and international issues don't happen in our territory is evidence of the lack of rights and social autonomy we endure.
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End Of Zoos,
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An increasing number of people see zoos themselves as inherently problematic, and argue that even the best-funded, most conservation-minded institutions in which animals are kept on display should go the way of the dodo.
"We're creating irreversibility in areas of global depletion. If we're going to make it as a civilization or species, we have to change," says Dr. Richard Oppenlander. "To move the world in the direction that's truly more sustainable, the most efficient way possible means adopting fully organic, plant-based...
From the get go, the quick-witted duo were both having fun on stage cracking corny jokes, poking fun at one another, bantering back and forth and interacting with audience members.
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Humans have been looking for the giant squid ever since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film -- until now.
The dramatic humanitarian nature of children rushing to the U.S. border has catapulted the issue of immigration back on the national agenda.
The debate about our failed immigration policies is back in full force in the American consciousness with the recent news of tens of thousands of "children" trekking to our southern border dominating the headlines.
Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development -- and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.
Cuban-Americans supplied not just votes, but candidates for the GOP. But now there is survey evidence that the group is split between the GOP and Democrats. The question is no longer if, but why.
Ann Brenoff's On The Fly,
On The Fly,
Talking To The Dead,
Forget trips to the psychic. Increasingly, Facebook has become our conduit for talking to the dearly departed.
Child Migrants America,
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Explaining why Nicaraguan unaccompanied children migrants are not part of the recent surge may help explain why so many are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras -- the so-called Northern Triangle. Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than the Northern Triangle.
Florida ranks third in the nation for solar potential, but is currently not in the top 10 solar-producing states.
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United For Care,
Morgan & Morgan,
Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.
Like most people, I am curious by nature and thrive on the allure of the forbidden. The naughty and the unmentionable is something that is not easily avoided in a city like Miami. So checking out E11EVEN Miami, downtown's...
The floor felt like solid concrete with no softness or give. The room was long and narrow, angling to a point at the end. The ceilings about 12 feet high. Suddenly, one of the sleeping men lying below the bench pushed my blanket away.
So you're going to Miami for a weekend of fun in the sun. You're planning on checking out the city's art, food, museums, beaches, and hotels. Well, look no further!
After a recent public talk, I shocked the crowd by admitting that the Levi's jeans I was wearing that day "hadn't seen the inside of a washing machine." Now, everywhere I go, the first thing people say to me is "Oh, you're the guy who never washes his jeans!"
When Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Havana this week to build closer ties with Cuba's senior leadership, it begged the question, "Haven't we seen this movie before?"