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For the Love of It: Lifelong Joy Through the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Summer is a time when many Americans make an effort to ease into a slower pace and reset their focus on personal passions that make them feel most ali...

Yazidi Youth Protests Through His Art

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Raza Rumi

Recently, I came across a young Ezdi, Nasser H. Kassow from Shingal (Sinjar) who is a student of English at a University in Zakho. Kassow had tweeted some of his impressionistic paintings on the state of Yazidis. As we engaged on social media, I interviewed him via Skype to know a little more about his work.

Purpose Can Be Something New

Ari Andersen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Andersen

It wasn't until this week though, when I read a particular letter, that the reality of what going this deep with one another on a large scale could look like. And feel like.

The Amateur and Her Audience: In Praise of the Lawyers Philharmonic

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Frank H. Wu

I praise the Lawyers Philharmonic of Los Angeles. I heard them perform this past weekend. When they arranged themselves on stage in the glorious Walt...

My Amateur Porn Date With James Deen

Jenn Tisdale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jenn Tisdale

I made a porn. Have I always wanted to film a porn? No. But when James Deen tweeted that he was accepting submissions from regular folks like me to film scenes with him I laughingly turned to my coworker and said, "Oh, let's submit!" I was the only one who submitted.

PHOTOS: 14 Ambitious Amateurs Who Made It Big

Jack Hitt | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Jack Hitt

America's amateur status has produced one generation after another of tinkerers and fiddlers--kids in dorms, grownups in garages--poking around with a new idea, some of which occasionally become a pair of bifocals, a desktop computer, or a whole new way to organize human society.

Bill Clinton Allegedly Urged Hillary To Challenge President In 2012

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

A new unauthorized biography of President Barack Obama alleges that Bill Clinton pushed his wife Hillary Clinton to mount a primary campaign for the W...

Entrepreneurs and Investors Will Make a Better World for All of Us

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If there was one common thing linking the entrepreneurs I met at the LeWeb Technology conference, it was that uplifting, optimistic feeling of individuals taking their passions and turning them into realities.