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Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."

Americaville

Carl Corey | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
Carl Corey

An Advantage Of Having Nothing Is There Is Less To Repair. Picture 4397 • Hersey, Wisconsin © Carl Corey / Americaville...

The 33 Best Donut Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 02.26.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers @KAlexander03 @lizchilders1 Credit: Bryan Avigne/Thrillist The donut's origins -- as a pragmatic New En...

One Zimbabwean Shares Thirty Shocking Things He's Learned About America

Quora | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Quora

What are the most unexpected / shocking / baffling things people encounter when visiting the USA for the first time? originally appeared on Quora - th...

Black (Women's) Lives Matter: A Conversation with Tonya TKO

Peter A. Grant | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Peter A. Grant

Continued police brutality in an age of social media and video sharing has awakened a racially charged fire in America we know now as Black Lives Matter. The flames have primarily been fuelled by the headline-grabbing deaths of black men including Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. But what about the women?

This Initiative Beautifully Shows Everyday Life As A Black Woman

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

Njaimeh Njie is exploring the many different complexities of black womanhood in the United States with her new website, Power(ed) by Grace: Musings on...

Breakdown of US High School Graduation Rates

Tom Ostapchuk | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Tom Ostapchuk

Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate by State (2012-13) The American public education system is operated in part by the state government, but mostly at...

Diet Guidance in America: Of, By, And for What People?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have every reason to expect, and right to demand, that dietary guidelines for health be born of the best available science, be produced by the best experts, and be relevant for all the people.

Diversity Programs and the Labor Market

Justin Curmi | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

Diversity programs can be assumed to be a good policy to uphold, but if one truly ponders on the effects of the diversity programs, they will realize something stunning about it.

Americaville

Carl Corey | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts
Carl Corey

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.

So You Want to Be President: How's Your Interfaith IQ?

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 02.14.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Our democratic system is laudable, and can be transformative for those of us who participate fully in it. We don't need to give up our system of allowing individuals to run for office and share their vision for the United States.

Americaville

Carl Corey | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Carl Corey

Waiting For Peyton Manning Picture 6411 • Wisconsin © Carl Corey / Americaville...

I am Your New America

Babak Rahimi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Babak Rahimi

Oh, how I blushed when President Obama told a Muslim American audience at a Maryland mosque "We are one American family". As a working father from Dea...

Bernie Sanders: America's Mainstream Candidate

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Bernie is running a grassroots, people-funded campaign and is therefore only beholden to us. The polls are telling the underlying truth: the more people hear Bernie, the more people like Bernie.

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

Why the Redneck Riviera Is an American Paradise

Thrillist | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Scott Gold Credit: Shutterstock You've been to Malibu, South Beach, and the Hamptons; to Cannon Beach, the Outer Banks, and the Jersey Shore, a...

From Syria to SoHo: The Message of the Malek Jandali Trio

Hamzah Raza | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Hamzah Raza

Malek Jandali is a critically-acclaimed Syrian composer and pianist. A naturalized American citizen, Jandali has used the power of music to impact the...

U.S. Politics: Birth Pangs Of An Inner Revolution

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

The pain the word bashers seek to inflict on Clinton may actually be coming from inside themselves. They may see in her something that has long been suppressed inside themselves.

13 Percent of Alaskans Live in No-Man's Land

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler Photo: Courtesy of Google Ken Jennings explores the unorganized territory smack in the middle of the America'...

The Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Vogel, Condé Nast Traveler Photo: Courtesy Southern Methodist University To achieve "higher learning" requires a bit of inspiration-...

The Silver Lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an Aging Population Could Empower Women and the Economy

Daanish Hussain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Daanish Hussain

According to the Census, more than one in five (twenty per cent) Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030 - a 'Grey Tsunami' poised to shrink the ...

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Why North America Needs to Pivot to North America

Michael Kergin | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Michael Kergin

We are much more important to each other than we realize: pivoting to North America can be the way to ensure that in a turbulent 21st century, our three countries are partners in success rather than accomplices in failure.

The Lairds Came To America!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

249 years ago during a bitterly cold January and February, they were on two ships...Samuel Laird, 41, his wife, Margaret Gibson, 36, and their three s...

To Be Born a President

Justin Curmi | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

No one is born a leader, but there are two types of leaders, one who was taught and circumstantially produced. One can be taught to be leader as anyone can be taught any other occupation, thought, and so on.