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5 Action Steps to Improve End-of-Life Care in Your Community

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

While we may not be able to singlehandedly transform the death industry in our country, each one of us can do something in our lives and our own communities to make a difference. We just have to be creative and strongly motivated to implement change.

The Many Voices of Being a Man

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

While Roman and Nyro begin to navigate the tween express lane toward adulthood, I find myself connecting with and interpreting the many voices of being a man that I absorbed from my father.

Addiction and Death: Who Wants to Talk About It?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eddie Parsons

The topics of religion and politics are off limits when at a dinner party according to social advisors, but they are often discussed whether or not ...

Rescuing Vivian Maier

Jon Eig | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Here's my favorite type of movie puzzle. In this 2014 American movie, a fascinating woman is absent, leaving behind nothing but mystery. A man searc...

Why I Want You To Watch Virunga

Errol Morris | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

Heroes usually make a decision to put themselves in danger or to protect people who are in danger. But the true victims in this story -- the mountain gorillas of Virunga -- are hard to see as anything other than innocent quarry of machinations far beyond their ken.

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

Patrick Creadon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Patrick Creadon

Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.

If You Want to Support Farmworkers - Buy a Florida Fair Food Tomato

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

Animal welfare, organic growing, integrated pest management - these are all great things. But none is closer to the heart of our nation's agrarian ideal than a system where people are treated justly and with respect.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

'Citizenfour' Review: An Incredible Documentary About Edward Snowden

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden's first few days of revelation which opens in theaters this Friday, is mesmerizing. It feels more like an espionage fiction film, and I had to continually remind myself I was watching a documentary about real life events.

The Obscure Hockey Documentary That Every American Needs To See

Lindsay Moran | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsay Moran

Red Army is a documentary about so much more than just hockey. It's a window not just into the world of elite athletes, but also into the Cold War -- its oppression, its defections, its KGB trickery, its era of indefatigable distrust and ever-simmering antipathy between them and us.

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Where Do We Come From?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 10.20.2014 | Weird News
Denise M. Wilbanks

My dear readers, Denial is not a river in Egypt. What will it take to wake up? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so disempowered that we have thrown in the towel? If so, is self destruction imminent? I would hope not.

Life Is Like a Salad Bowl (or Should Be!)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When it comes to diversity, I say it should be like a salad bowl: Each culture presents its own flavor. We need to respect the cultures of all nationalities and appreciate the differences between them in what I call the salad bowl of life.

Documentary Film, "The Poet and the Con"

Eric Trules | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Eric Trules

It took me seven years to make my documentary film, "The Poet and the Con", a "personal voice" autobiographical movie about my relationship with my uncle, Harvey Rosenberg, a career criminal who spent more than half of his adult life in prison for crimes as varied as armed robbery and murder for hire.

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Don't expect to learn much about the creative process from this documentary, even though it surfaces in the story. Some people are simply born that way -- though I don't think you have to arrive dead to be gifted.

WATCH: How We Built a Tiny House and Why We Made a Film About It

Merete Mueller | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Merete Mueller

If a home wasn't defined by stuff or by space, we wondered, then what was it? We hoped that building our own, from scratch, would help us to find out.

Two Outstanding Films Not to Miss: 'Belle' and 'Fed Up'

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...

WATCH: 'The Rules Of Racism' Film Trailer You Need To See

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

One summer documentary is tackling the topic of American racism head on. "Hidden Colors" -- a documentary series about the cultural history of Afr...

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Jennifer Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today.

The War Against Poets and Adjuncts: Is Obamacare Enough?

Julie Sokolow | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Julie Sokolow

How can creatives who freelance, wait tables, and piece together stressful hodgepodge livings achieve security?

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Mona Shattell

How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness.

Pitching for Manipur: Documentary Sheds New Light on Northeast India Through Baseball

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

The Only Real Game follows passionate Manipuri baseball players fighting for happiness amid the daily chaos that threatens their lives. When U.S. envoys from MLB arrive to tutor Manipuri coaches, the love of a game shared by two disparate cultures becomes a powerful force for change and hope.

Battered Women Behind Bars

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Julie Flynn Badal

At the time of their trials, the legal system had little understanding of the Battered Spouse Syndrome and did not allow evidence of ongoing abuse to be presented to the judge and jury. As a result, these women were harshly convicted with life sentences.