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#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page

Jason Schmitt | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.

Challenging Stigma Online: The Impact of Being Forever Known for Your Private Tale

Aspen Baker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media
Aspen Baker

Does viral, vulnerable personal content challenge cultural stigmas or does it exploit it?

2014: It's Time for Us to Use All That Data

Joan Michelson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

What accomplishments -- professional, community, business, and personal -- do you want to be celebrating this time next year? Here are a few that may resonate with you.

'F**K You, Congress' Creators Say What We're All Thinking

Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

Someone had to say it. Baratunde Thurston and Brian Janosch of have had quite enough, thank you very much. Watch them talk about ...

Five Reasons Crowdfunding Is Still Cool, Despite Zach Braff

Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

Did Zach Braff ruin crowdfunding for you? Well, it's time to get over it, because there are plenty of truly independent artists and entrepreneurs out...

3 Real Reasons To Unplug (And They Have Nothing To Do With Your Boss)

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The urge to obsess over your own feed, your own tweets, your own take and view of the world, as well as other people's reception of it, can send you down a self-involved spiral, and as you can imagine, that creates more stress than it does satisfaction.

Shingerview With Baratunde Thurston of Cultivated Wit and More!

David Shing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
David Shing

Humor makes us more human by revealing what matters to us, what triggers an emotional response. Before brands can seek to engage in humor, they must know what they stand for at their core.

Danielle Cadet

Baratunde Thurston Puts His Many Talents To Use In New Web Series | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices

Baratunde knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The author and comedian has a history of both successful and failed ventures throughout hi...

The Power of a Tweet, the Power of Reaction: Words Matter

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The ones who were less outraged -- and, in some cases, thought the tweet funny -- became driven to not only defend The Onion and the general thesis of satire and parody , but to turn tables to attack, sometimes quite viciously, those who were offended by it.

WATCH: Do You Know 'How To Be Black'?

Michelle Marques | Posted 11.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's an age old question that has fueled many debates--what does it really mean to be black? Author Baratunde Thurston seems to have the answer. I...

Presidential Debate Watch 2012

92nd Street Y | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Presidential Debate Watch 2012 took place at 92YTribeca on October 3, 2012. The event featured Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead moderating a panel...

Gene Demby

Where Are All The Blacks At the RNC? | Gene Demby | Posted 08.30.2012 | Black Voices

TAMPA, Fla. -- One hundred forty-three -- That's the tally of black people that comedian and author Baratunde Thurston said he'd counted at the Republ...

Baratunde Thurston's Epic SXSW Keynote Address

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy

Comedian and author of "How to Be Black"  delivered his SXSW keynote titled "How to Read the World" today to a packed room of hundreds. His thrus...

Baratunde Thurston Teaches You 'How To Be Black'

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.07.2012 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Few people are as good at being black as Baratunde Thurston. He's so good at it in fact, he decided to write a book on the subject. His book, "How to be Black," has quickly rose to the New York Times Bestsellers list and explores the subject using satire.

HuffPost Spotlight Series: Let's Innovate!

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Leading through innovation is what the 15 "Featured Doers" in HuffPost's inaugural Spotlight Series are all about. Some are recognizable names. Others are not. But they're all innovators and trend-setters in their respective fields.

HuffPost Spotlight Series: Baratunde Thurston

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Online, there's only one Baratunde -- and that's Baratunde Thurston, the web and politics editor of The Onion, whose tweets, blogs and TV appearances ...

Happy Black History Month, And Guess Who's Guest Editing?

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Baratunde Thurston

Really though, I just look forward to recommending Dick Gregory's book "Nigger". I want to make white people buy, but not reference out loud, a book called "Nigger".

Tweeting Behind Your Back: What You Can't See Might Hurt You

Catherine Ventura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Catherine Ventura

While public "conversation" and the creation of online community around a presentation can add value, many people feel that projecting a Twitterstream behind a speaker is distracting and just downright rude.

Let's Talk About Race: With Baratunde and Cenk (Part 3)

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

People of color have carried most of the burden of racial dialogue and fights for justice, but that's the way it is.

Let's Talk About Race, Baby!

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Baratunde Thurston and I appeared on MSNBC together to talk about the infamous chimp cartoon. Since then, we have been having the national conversation about race that Eric Holder wanted us to.

Can Netroots Entertainers Galvanize Youth Vote?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If the financial market doesn't implode first, the media may just explode in anticipation of the VP debate. Are expectations so low at this point that Sarah Palin wins just by showing up and sounding intelligent?

What Is Wal-Mart So Afraid Of? Four Words: Employee Free Choice Act

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Employee Free Choice Act is a vital piece of legislation that, if passed, will go a long way toward restoring the middle class in our country.