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On the "A" w/Souleo: Dance Exhibition Celebrates 'Firsts' While Looking to the Future

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

There was the body of a civil rights leader shot down, and rising from that tragedy would be the bodies of young and motivated African-American dancers ready to lead the charge of challenging racism head-on in the world of dance.

Finding Hope & Healing at Ground Zero

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion

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After His Art was Destroyed in 9/11, Ronald Mallory's Creative Muse is Back!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Carole Mallory

On April 24, at a private VIP opening at the new 220,000 sq. ft., Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, Ronald Mallory's contained mercury sculpture will be on display.

Richard Albero on Wounded Warriors and Presidential Leadership: Part II of His 1,200-Mile Yankee Trek

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

As for Hillary Clinton, she and other presidential contenders might heed the words of Albero, who said that the first principle of leadership is "consistency. When you form a policy, you can't let politics change that policy you believe in." He added, "A really true leader can see the consequences of an action down the line."

My Friendship and Journey With Albert Maysles

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

My friend, my supporter, my colleague -- whom I shared so many deeply personal stories with, as he shared stories of his life with me -- was leaving this world. I would no longer be able to call him, to see him or speak with him.

Guantanamo Military Commissions Stall Again: Time to Move On

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's time for the U.S. government to put an end to this fiasco. The legitimacy of such important terrorism cases as the September 11 attacks is not something to be disregarded, nor is the impact on the victims' families, who have yet to see justice done. All the military commission cases could be reliably tried in the seasoned and successful U.S. federal court system.

Getting Real on Iran, and Israel

William Bradley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The remaining question for Netanyahu and the rest of what will be yet again the most right-wing government in Israeli history is what they really mean by calling the prospect of Iranian Bomb an "existential threat" to Israel.

Yemen Crisis Points Up Danger of Our Close Ties To An Increasingly Irrational Middle East

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.

First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With Disabilities

Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans st...

Read An Excerpt Of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Latest Book

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

In her latest book, Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her controversial views on Islam, argues that the religion is not a pea...

Excerpt: Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.

There Are Few Legal Requirements To Be An Ambulance Driver -- And That Makes For Deadly Accidents

WABC-TV | Posted 03.19.2015 | Crime

SPRING VALLEY (WABC) -- Private ambulance companies have tremendous responsibilities, tasked with protecting the sick and safely transporting them to ...

What Happens if 911 Gets a Call and Nobody Is Talking?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime
Quora

The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. Sometimes the call might be an erroneous "butt dial" or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Regrets Not Closing Guantanamo Prison 'On The First Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that if he could go back and do his presidency over again, he would have immediately shut down the...

Former NYPD Cop Claims 9/11 Debris Haunted By Ghost

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weird News

Workers who were tasked with sifting through the rubble from the Sept. 11th terrorism attacks saw a female ghost among the debris, a new book claims. ...

James Van Der Beek Was Caught with ‘Dawson's Creek' Gay Porn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices

You know you've made it when your TV show is made into porn, right? That's certainly how James Van Der Beek saw it during his "Dawson's Creek" days. ...

For Love of the Game, Family and Country: Part I of Richard Albero's Quixotic Yankee Walk

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.13.2015 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

The pitchers may be ahead of the hitters, as the adage goes, but Richard Albero, a 65-year-old native of New Jersey, is ahead of all of the players, as he treks on foot from Tampa's George M. Steinbrenner Field to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Are the Saudis Dragging Us Into Their Ideological War Against Iran?

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The United States must come up with a strategy to deal with many Middle East developments rather than wasting time, energy and resources in senseless political bickering back home like we saw over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit last week.

Endless U.S. Support for Dictators Powers Islamic State

Steve Koppman | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Steve Koppman

What if the real problem in the Middle East isn't a few thousand crazy guys running around in the desert chopping off heads? What if the real problem is the established order that inspired them to organize, the very order the U.S. continually helps perpetuate?

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...

The Reality Behind Nixon and Khrushchev's Kitchen Debate: Cabbage Soup vs. Red Meat

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Alparslan Akkuş

To see how pictures can change the reality, and make the history, just take a look at before and after of an iconic photo taken by Elliott Erwitt unearthed in Magnum's "Contact Sheets" documentary.

War Against Muslims Post 9/11?

Alev Dudek | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

9/11 has changed the life of Muslims substantially. Almost overnight, they became the target of media-hype, various "anti-terror" efforts, religious intolerance and hate crimes.

Own Goal

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Here's the irony of the Homeland Security funding fiasco. The Republicans have found their groove.

Judge Halts 9/11 Case as Defense Charges Unlawful Influence

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After the chief Guantanamo commission official convinced Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to issue an order forcing military judges involved in the commissions to move to Guantanamo until their cases are over, defense attorneys objected. The order puts undue pressure on the judges to get their cases over with so they can get back home, they insisted.

American Sniper Leaves Oscar Weekend Behind Without Top Prizes But With Larger Laurels

William Bradley | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper may not have come out of Oscar weekend with any of the top prizes, but it did come away with a new cumulative box office of more than $320 million. That's by far the highest of any war film in history, not to mention more than all the other Oscar Best Picture nominees combined.