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5 Reasons HBO Needs to Renew Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

HBO is apparently on the fence about renewing Family Tree, the mockumentary series dreamed up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. It may be that th...

The 5 Stages of Accepting a New Doctor Who

The Second City | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
The Second City

Sorry, dudes. You thought he was the man that never would, but he has to. And it's not just happening to you, it's happening to everyone, but probably you the hardest. You swear this next Doctor will never blow your socks off, no matter how hard he tries.

A Black Actor Turned Down 'Doctor Who'

Posted 08.06.2013 | TV

A black actor turned down the lead role in "Doctor Who," one of the show's writers Neil Gaiman said. Gaiman took to his blog to answer reader ques...

The New Doctor Isn't All That New To 'Doctor Who'

Posted 08.04.2013 | TV

Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor of "Doctor Who" on Sunday, Aug. 4, but this isn't his first foray into the world of TARDIS travels. I...

Meet The New Star Of 'Doctor Who'

Posted 08.05.2013 | TV

Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor during a "Doctor Who" special on BBC America and BBC One on Sunday. "Being asked to play the Doctor i...

'Doctor Who' Fans, Rejoice!

Posted 07.28.2013 | TV

Here's some news that will delight Whovians and viewers afraid of spoilers: The "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary special will air at the same time around...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media

Dear New York Times CEO Mark Thompson-- We have a bone to pick with you. Don't worry. It's not about anything you've done in your current job, a...

WATCH: BBC Reporter Is Reaching His Limit

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media

The BBC's Simon McCoy has been covering the royal labor from outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, but has taken his reports in a distinctly differen...

'Now... Where Are Those Females?'

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.11.2013 | Comedy

You know David Attenborough as the king of all narration. In this amazing video he reaches heights beyond BBC Wildlife and Planet Earth voice overs, a...

BBC Editor Undergoes Surgery After Being Shot In Head

Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

BBC editor Jeremy Bowen underwent successful surgery this week after being shot in the head during the political crisis in Egypt. While covering a ...

It's Time For A Female 'Doctor Who'

Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

It's time for the new "Doctor Who" to be a woman, according to Helen Mirren and John Barrowman. "Arrow" star Barrowman -- who played Captain Jack ...

Damned Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't in Egypt. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen was hit in the head and leg by birdshot while covering a demonstrat...

Reporter Shot In The Head In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Media

BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head and leg on Friday while covering the violence in Egypt. Bowen, the organization's Middle East editor...

Top 10 Reasons Edward Snowden Should Seek Asylum in Iceland

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Edward M. Weinman

Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Hindustani Dabkeh

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

With Shakti, I watched videos of her dance and I felt increasingly connected to this girl. She was a little less than a month older than me, we were both born in 1985 in vastly different parts of the world and here she had traveled thousands of miles to create something with me.

A 50th Birthday Wish to The Doctor

Michael Varrati | Posted 08.21.2013 | TV
Michael Varrati

This year, the crown jewel of the BBC turns a remarkable 50 years old. While the program's actual anniversary date isn't until November, the entirety of the Who-universe is rolling out the carpet in year-long celebration.

Queen Of England Photobombs BBC Anchors

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media

AS BBC presenters reported news from their anchor desk on Friday, a woman dressed head to toe in robin's egg blue stood out behind them. PHOTO: ...


Posted 06.02.2013 | TV

Matt Smith is leaving "Doctor Who." BBC announced Smith's departure will take place after he appears in the 50th anniversary and the 2013 Christma...

In the Air With Hillary Clinton

James Denselow | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
James Denselow

In this absorbing and highly readable work Kim Ghattas, the BBC's State Department Correspondent, has attempted the ambitious task of combining personal memoir, an on-the-road record of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's term and an appraisal of the modern reality of U.S. power.

A Win-Win Scenario

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The current media agreement in force in the United States has severely limited the amount of orchestral music (and opera performances) on public television, radio and the Internet. Most orchestras cannot afford to do any broadcasting anymore.

BBC Reporter Apologizes For Controversial Muslim Comment

Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

BBC political editor Nick Robinson apologized on Thursday for quoting a source who said the perpetrators in the Woolwich attack were of "Muslim appear...

BBC Director Says Network Has Women Problem

The Independent | Ian Burrell | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

James Harding, the incoming Director of News at the BBC, has admitted his discomfort at the lack of women broadcasters on the BBC's bulletins and has ...

LISTEN: Is This Radio Host Drunk?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Media

It's unclear whether BBC radio host Paula White was having an awesome or terrible day on Friday, but she was definitely having a "P-A-R-T-Y." Whit...

Roula Ayoubi R.I.P., A Valiant Lebanese Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I met her once, but I already knew her. Roula Ayoubi was that distinctive voice I heard countless times on the BBC's Arabic Service newscasts reporti...