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'Sherlock' Just Schooled Us On The Value Of 'Emotional Context'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts

Warning: “Sherlock” spoilers ahead, duh. Shrewd, deliberate, unsentimental. These are, apparently, the qualities we value in a fictional detectiv...

'Real Housewives of ISIS' Spoof Galvanizes Fans And Haters

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.06.2017 | Arts

The BBC comedy show “Revolting” turned out to be a bit ... revolting for many viewers who watched its spoof reality skit “The Real Housewives of...

BBC Reveals Happy Ending To 'Planet Earth II's' Most Heartbreaking Scene

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.13.2016 | Green

A scene from Sunday’s episode of “Planet Earth II,” featuring disoriented baby sea turtles facing near-certain doom, was almost too much for som...

Sport And Society For Arete -- Sexual Abuse In British Youth Football

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.08.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It has been almost three weeks now since the first stories of child abuse in British football were published in The Guardian. The first revelation inv...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Calls Out BBC For Trump Debate

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.28.2016 | Black Voices

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says she was “ambushed” during a news segment in which she was pitted against a staunch supporter of President-elect Dona...

Remembering Leonard Cohen

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.14.2016 | Arts
Barry D. Wood

When in 2014 I cycled across southern California I passed near Mt. Baldy, where Cohen spent years in solitary pursuit of Zen enlightenment. Gazing at the snow-capped mountain not far from L.A., I smiled remembering Cohen's observation that he spent endless hours there shoveling snow.

Back-Scratching On Trees Is A Blissful Bear Necessity Of Life

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.14.2016 | Weird News

“Some itches just have to be scratched.” So said British naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a satisfying new clip from the BBC. And boy, was he ...

Baby Lizard Chased By Snakes Is Every Nightmare You've Ever Had

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.08.2016 | Science

More gripping than a Hollywood drama, the life-or-death stakes in this new BBC clip are all too real. Watch as a baby lizard gives a snake the slip, ...

Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

How would I -- or you -- look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage...

BBC Airs Tone-Deaf Segment On Black People And Fried Chicken

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.31.2016 | Black Voices

The BBC is catching flack for a U.K .Black History Month video posted on Monday which asks whether it’s a “myth or reality” that black people li...

Watch This 1971 Clip Of A Woman Pinching Men’s Butts For ‘Equality'

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women

Sexism is not cheeky. A BBC video from 1971 of a female reporter pinching the bottoms of unsuspecting men in England has resurfaced, courtesy of Hint ...

Islam Isn't Just Compatible With Western Values, It Fully Endorses Them

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.10.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

It was Islamic injunctions which first spurred the great advancements made during the Islamic Golden Age from the 8th to the 13th century. Many are quick to point out though, how today, Islamic nations seem to have fallen into Dark Age depths.

Another Wild Week in the Transhumanism Campaign

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan at RoboBusiness with a robot on the conference floor -- Photo by Rachel Lyn The last week has been a whirlwind--and I think busiest of...

How I Got There: Evan Davis

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Lan Anh Vu

Davis joined the BBC in 1993 as a general economics correspondent for news programmes. He then served as economics editor at Newsnight from 1997 to 2001, before going on to become the BBC economics editor.

Amorous Couple Interrupts BBC's Live Olympic Coverage

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports

The perils of live TV. The BBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games was interrupted Thursday by a couple who were definitely weren’t having sex on Rio...

Blossoms: 'How Could You Not Want This?!'

FaceCulture | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment

For British indie pop band Blossoms the sky seems to be the limit. Behind their catchy single 'Charlemagne' the young musicians from Stockport we're s...

Media's Mix-Up Of ISIS Branches Fuels ISIS's Terrorism

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deaths of over 1,200 people in attacks in 21 countries outside of Iraq and Syria, larger terrorist organizations have arranged only a fraction of incidents labeled as ISIS attacks.

Daesh Thrives on Publicity While 30,000 Peaceful Muslim Event Goes Unnoticed

Atif Rashid | Posted 08.11.2016 | Media
Atif Rashid

Co-authored by Imam Farhad Ahmad Last month when some French media decided against showing photographs of terrorists, I was pleasantly ...

San Diego a Leader in Phones, Drones and Genomes: the TPP and Jobs of the Future

Carl Nettleton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Carl Nettleton

While presidential candidates have continued to focus on the negative aspects of U.S. trade agreements, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited San ...

I Resent That: The Art of Taking Offense

Shayne Looper | Posted 08.08.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

This mindset of offense seems to serve a purpose. It is forward-looking. It gives the offended a platform from which to demand that other people (parties, races, organizations) change their behavior. One could be excused for thinking that some people can't wait for the chance to be offended.

Why Women Don't Report Sexual Harassment

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Margaret Gardiner

In light of the Roger Ailes allegations at Fox News people ask how women can be sexually harassed and not only stay in contact with the alleged perpetrator, but also speak well of them? A 2015 study found that one in three women have been sexually harassed and that 71 percent did not report it. That's staggering until one takes a closer look.

In The Shadows Of The Dark Continent

Women's Rights News | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Women's Rights News

"Empathy suffers from jet-lag -- it often wakes up only after it's no longer possible to do anything to help," said my father, a man who lost many relatives to the holocaust.

Citizen Referendum? I Vote "Needs Review."

Larry Schooler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Larry Schooler

The use of a referendum in such high-profile ways, however, also suggests that governments must continue to examine and re-examine what it means to engage the public effectively--before a matter reaches the ballot. Are governments enabling those affected by decisions to affect those decisions, without ballots?

Liliane Daoud: TV Star to Oblivion?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Liliane Daoud went from star of a show on Egyptian TV, to villain, to persona non-grata, to deportee in one fell swoop as the regime of President Abde...

The Augmented World Expo in San Jose was Fascinating

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan trying on the Atheer AiR Suite at the Augmented World Expo A few months ago, I was invited by tech guru Tom Emrich to speak at the Augm...