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Celebrating the Dynamic Between Spock and Captain Kirk

Christopher Reddy | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Reddy

At every level, local, state, federal, international, and personal, we need that combination of both Kirk and Spock, complementing each other, to solve problems and ensure that we live long and prosper.

Spock Was My Guy

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Spock was my guy: calm, rational, and funny in that understated way. He didn't bluster, he observed, and he solved problems with Hemingway-style grace under pressure. I admired that.

Farewell to Leonard Nimoy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.27.2015 | Celebrity
Lincoln Mitchell

Few fictional characters, particularly from television, have been as enduring in the public consciousness, memorable and profound as Spock, and few actors have both inhabited and created a character as fully and brilliantly as Leonard Nimoy did with Spock.

Star Trek's Troubling 50th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.

Conversations with The Fray's Isaac Slade, Los Lonely Boys' Henry Garza, Graham Colton and Michael Schenker, Plus a Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The idea behind the video is how an obsession, good or bad, can easily end up controlling you," says Jordan Mayland. "A song, a relationship, a situation, life, death, a person, the thing you thought you had control of ends up really controlling you."

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

SheZow, Bam, Pow! Children Trangressing Gender in Real Life and Media

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The one group of trans persons over whom there is still oftentimes fierce debate in the medical community is composed of children. We simply don't have any evidence-based understanding of which gender non-conforming boys will turn out trans, which will be gay, and which straight -- gender conforming or not.

What Obama Can Learn From Star Trek

Nola Barackman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Nola Barackman

President Obama often points to lessons he has studied and learned from great American leaders -- Lincoln, Jefferson, Johnson. Here's another he should add to the list: Captain James T. Kirk.

Why Captain Kirk Would Intervene in Syria

Michael Peck | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Michael Peck

Would Captain Kirk try to stop the raging civil war in Syria? Or would the Prime Directive prevent him from attempting to end the bloodshed?

'A Man Of Passion'

Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Star Trek Into Darkness" puts Chris Pine back in familiar territory: The captain's seat on the Starship Enterprise. "Kirk is a man of passion and...

'Star Trek' Parody: 'Does Your Species Have A Vagina?'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.05.2013 | Comedy

Poor Captain Kirk. The intergalactic dating scene is a mess. In the new "Star Trek" parody "Kirk's Blind Date," the commander has a lot of question...

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Posted 03.22.2013 | Celebrity

Happy birthday goes out to William Shatner, who turns 82 today (March 22)! The beloved Canadian actor rose to fame in 1966 when he assumed the role...

Going Topless: Natural Vitamin D Immersion While in Motion

Howard Barbanel | Posted 11.30.2012 | New York
Howard Barbanel

I admit it. I love going topless. I'm not referring to nude or topless beaches or nudist colonies. I'm talking about the sun in my face and the wind in my hair when my hardtop convertible is the fully retracted position.

Railroading John Edwards: Welcome to the Starship Enterprise

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Wouldn't it be better if Edwards were providing free legal backup to those who need it than in prison at a cost of thirty thousand dollars per year to us taxpayers?

William Shatner's One-Man Show Comes To Broadway

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — Bravado is a familiar part of William Shatner's image and his acting portfolio, whether he's in character as James T. Kirk, Denny ...

Don't Worry, You Might Die

Daniel Will-Harris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Fifty
Daniel Will-Harris

There's always a difference between what someone says and what you hear. Whatever the words are, they get filtered through your brain and distorted ...

George Takei Smacks Down 'Twilight'

Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment

Star nerds, unite. Leave it to Mr. Sulu to broker peace between the warring factions of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" fans. Following the back and fo...

Shatner's Tips For Avoiding Disaster This Thanksgiving

Esquire | Posted 11.18.2011 | Fifty

Deep-fried turkey: moist, delicious, and a grease fire just waiting to happen. The vogue for frying turkeys has somewhat tapered off in the last few y...

Carrie Fisher Hits Out At William Shatner

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

Princess Leia needs no rescuing in this battle; she can take on the USS Enterprise all by herself. Asked about statements William Shatner, the orig...

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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William Shatner: 'Star Wars Is Derivative Of Star Trek'

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

The original Captain Kirk himself has thrown down in the ongoing "Star Trek" vs. "Star Wars" debate. In an interview William Shatner tweeted today, he...

Four Star Trek: The Wrath of General Stanley McChrystal

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

As that great military strategist Sarah Palin once said, "I am merely attacking from a different direction."

OkayAfrica Heats Up Prospect Park (VIDEOS, SLIDESHOW)

Alex Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Thornton

Last night over 12,000 eager listeners packed every inch of the Prospect Park Bandhell while thousands more waited outside of the gates when they we...

President Obama: Learn from Mr. Spock!

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

President Obama, what can you learn from Spock's first command? That we could use a little inspiration. That we want less analysis and more action. That we may even need a game-changing gamble.

A God By Any Other Name: Semantics in Malaysia

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Christian Malaysians have the right to use "Allah" to describe their Christian God, because "Allah" simply means "God." In fact, Arab Christians have called their God "Allah" for centuries.