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The Backstory of Somali Pirates Does Not Fit Neatly on the Big Screen

Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali

Captain Phillips is a cinematic feat of suspense: masterfully directed, superbly acted and beautifully executed. It is a thrilling and compelling ride into a harrowing journey through the pirate infested waters of Somalia.

WATCH: 'Girls' Writer On What It's Really Like To Work With Lena Dunham

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

Few shows have generated the caliber of enthusiasm (and opposition) that "Girls" inspires every episode. But while Lena Dunham is undoubtedly the face...

LOOK: Snowden's Ex-Employer Backs Super Ironic Discussion

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

Despite firing one if its own employees for leaking information about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, Booz Allen Hamilton appear...

The Revolution Is Coming and It's Wearing Pink Shoes

Peggy Clark | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Peggy Clark

Pink is not a shy color. Pink demands to be seen; pink is brave and bold and shouts "Here I am -- make room for me!" And this is what the millions of young women all across the world are saying.

Fracking Debate At Aspen Ideas Fest Changes Minds

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.06.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Kath...

Reinventing America -- From the Bottom Up

Peter Sims | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Peter Sims

Buckle up, America. This revolution will be improvised. And, it's all coming to the forefront of our national consciousness soon, thanks at least in part to That Used to Be Us, a very important and timely book.

Greening the Empire State Building

Ginna Kelly | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Buildings in New York consume 80% of all energy. If you want to have a sound solution to the coal issue, you need to get serious about designing and running buildings very differently.