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The Biggest 'Big Brother' Move Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 09.02.2013 | TV

It finally happened! Somebody had the -- as GinaMarie put it -- the "balls" to do what should have been done weeks ago on "Big Brother." As it turns o...

'Big Brother': Julie Chen Confronts Aaryn About Racism, Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.30.2013 | TV

To say it was a tough night for Aaryn Gries on "Big Brother" would be an understatement. First, she was unanimously evicted from the house. Then, she ...

'Big Brother': Amanda Unleashes Nasty Side After POV Competition

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.29.2013 | TV

Amanda won her first-ever competition on "Big Brother," and if fans thought she could be obnoxious when she lost, she proved herself an even worse win...

'Big Brother': Which Juror Returned To The Game?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.26.2013 | TV

It was a game changer on "Big Brother." After last Thursday's eviction of Helen, an epic HOH competition began. Not only was the Head of Household pos...

'Big Brother': Jury Competes For Chance To Return

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

Once again, inevitability became reality on "Big Brother" when it came eviction time. The house has been riding the Amanda wave for weeks now, and Ama...

The Empire Strikes

George Heymont | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

You know that little game where corporations like Netflix, TiVo and Amazon.com try to "recommend" products they think will appeal to you? That process is based on meticulously crafted algorithms that apply artificial intelligence to retail choices.

Two Go Home In The Midst Of One Of 'Big Brother's' 'Most Aggressive Fights Ever'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.09.2013 | TV

This week's elimination episode of "Big Brother" was the show's patented "week of 'Big Brother' in under an hour" and that meant an elimination, an He...

Another 'Big Brother' Twist!

EW.com | Posted 08.07.2013 | TV

The motto of "Big Brother" is “expect the unexpected,” and the contestants are going to have to do just that. EW has confirmed that this season...

The Next 'Big Brother' Controversy

Posted 08.07.2013 | TV

"Big Brother" Season 15 contestant Spencer Clawson has traded in the hate speech for joking about child porn. His comments, which seemingly were in...

Terms and Conditions May Apply Documentary: A Must See Horror Film

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Cullen Hoback's film takes us down a rabbit hole to try and answer the question: Is privacy dead? In the process, he exposes us to a massive civil liberties nightmare.

'Big Brother' Evictee Faces Tough Racism Questions

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.02.2013 | TV

Howard did what he could to try and win the support of the house, but an overwhelming consensus sent him packing on "Big Brother." As one of the Afric...

'Big Brother': Howard's Incoherent Plea To Save Himself Confuses Everyone

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.01.2013 | TV

Howard is physically the biggest target on "Big Brother," and he knows it. So he was very concerned that his time had come when he was put on the bloc...

Interview: Lionel Shriver on Big Brother and the Obesity Epidemic

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.29.2013 | Books
Chris Sosa

After a series of little-known novels throughout the 1990s, Shriver burst into the public conscience with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2003. Her latest novel, Big Brother, is a sobering look at obesity and its effect on relationships.

Les Moonves On 'Big Brother' Racism: 'I Find It Absolutely Appalling'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

The rampant racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism on "Big Brother's" current Season 15 has created a firestorm of controversy. Houseguests Aaryn and G...

Facebook Fatigue or Facebook Fracture?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is floundering under the weight of its own scorched earth policy towards privacy. This policy has created a growing base of disenchanted users that could cause the company to come crashing down a lot sooner than people realize.

'Big Brother': Aaryn Thinks She Deserves Kudos For Playing Nice

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

The game was on the line for Aaryn, Jeremy and Spencer as "Big Brother" sent its third houseguest packing. Would Helen and her alliance complete their...

Big Brother Shows Contestants' True Colors

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 09.17.2013 | TV
Sunny Bjerk

Is it more responsible for CBS to edit out the contestants' racist and homophobic comments from the primetime broadcast or show the contestants with little to no filter? This question is further muddled when some viewers may take the airing of these epithets as mere entertainment.

'Big Brother': MVP Nomination, Power Of Veto Results

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.18.2013 | TV

There was no need for a disclaimer this week, as the focus switched from racism back to the game of "Big Brother." With the MVP nomination and the POV...

Julie Chen 'Enraged' By 'Big Brother' Contestants

Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

As the "Big Brother" contestants continue to spew racist comments, host Julie Chen is speaking out. On "The Talk" on Monday, Chen showed a clip of...

'Big Brother': CBS Airs Disclaimer, Puts Racism Front And Center

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.15.2013 | TV

The racism has become so prevalent in the "Big Brother" house that CBS aired a disclaimer -- which Variety called "unprecedented" -- about the issue a...

Predicting the Winner of Big Brother 15

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

However, after two weeks of watching the fifteenth installment of the show, I have some early predictions. See if you agree.

'Big Brother': Aaryn Confronted About Racism

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.12.2013 | TV

The rampant racism in the "Big Brother" house is such a huge media story on the outside of the house, we were beginning to wonder if anyone was pickin...

Homophobic Slurs On 'Big Brother' Inspire Awesome Reponse

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The latest season of "Big Brother" certainly has been the most talked about in years thanks to the homophobic and racial slurs some of the contestants...

Racism -- An American Tradition

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Gil Laroya

As an Asian American, it pisses me off to no end when television shows like CBS' Big Brother sensationalize racism. Since when did America yearn for e...

Filter Success: The End of Social Discourse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

237-ish years ago, a great, nascent political experiment fought its way into being. A government of the people, by the people and for the people - jus...