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This Real-Life Alien Hunter Inspired The Main Character In 'Contact'

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science

Are we alone in this vast cosmos? That's the burning question that drove Dr. Eleanor Arroway -- a fictional astronomer in Carl Sagan's book "Conta...

One Man's Journey From Closeted Church Boy to Polygamous Gay Wedded Bliss

Matt Baume | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Today, Ben is a happy proud polygamous gay atheist. Those are a lot of labels, and required repeated confrontations with social stigmas. After all, being openly polygamous is a little unusual. Gayness is unusual. Atheists are unusual.

Nice Jewish Music

Glen Roven | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

When Jerome Kern announced he was going to compose a score for a show based on Marco Polo, an enthusiastic reporter asked, "What type of music will you compose?" Kern answered without missing a beat, "Nice Jewish music." (Oh, how I hope that's true.)

Interstellar - Time Blown

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

But I spent more than enough time watching this film, so I will keep my review proportionately brief. Save a buck, wait for Interstellar to show up on one of your pre-paid movie channels. And if you haven't yet, watch Contact.

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

Burden of Proof

James Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
James Bell

It is pretty well known throughout society that our justice system requires some burden of proof be met in order for one adversary to prevail over ano...

Are We There Yet? The Blessing Of Traveling Uncomfortably

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Always choosing the comfortable option might not be what brings us the most satisfaction; especially because the comfortable route frequently reduces the amount of contact with other people - beautiful, hurting, hilarious humanity.

7 Ways To Reach the President

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

I think I'm out of ideas. I've been trying to reach the president to tell him about The Rebuild Your Life Project jobs initiative -- United 9 to 5. ...

Artistic Comeback? From Where? Matthew McConaughey's Best Films, Post-Stardom

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Much of the babbling over this weekends The Lincoln Lawyer has been about the idea that the well-reviewed legal thriller represents some kind of artistic reawakening for Mr. Matthew McConaughey.

Curate Your College Address Book

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Authored by Sean Quinn from HackCollege.com I guess I'm getting a reputation around HackCollege as the "phone guy." Ironically, my cell phone is prob...

Disappearing Acts: Should you think the best or assume the worst?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, It is hard to know if lengthy silences and withdrawals by friends are because they are trying to dump you or because they are ...

Are You My Friend or My Associate?

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gil Laroya

A few months ago I received an email from a guy who I'd worked with some three or four companies ago. I had never really been that close with him, and...

Want Healthcare Reform? Pick Up The Phone.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday, over 300,000 people picked up the phone and called Congress demanding health care reform this year. The phones ringing off the hook certainly did not go unnoticed by Congress.

The ABC's Of Good Communication

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever had an experience like that? Where you wanted to connect with someone, but just could not? Blame, guilt, frustration, shame, shyness are other forms of static that get in the way of communicating clearly, and produce misunderstanding.