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Will HBO's "Going Clear" Change The Church Of Scientology Forever?

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The only murky thing in “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” HBO’s scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the c...

Movie Review: While We're Young -- Aging Ungracefully

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Films about the generation gap tend to pit parent versus child, old values against new, youth versus age, experience against optimism. Which is what makes Noah Baumbach's While We're Young such a treat...

How Practice Perfects Us: Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein At Their Best

Adele Scheele | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Adele Scheele

Hawke's documentary film captures that intimate conversation in which Seymour Bernstein bares his soul and reveals his true passion -- to transform young, gifted pianists into fine interpreters of music.

Maureen Ryan

10 Thoughts About 'The Jinx'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment

“The Jinx,” the HBO true-crime series that ended March 15, engendered a wave of intense attention and discussion as it rolled through its six-epis...

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

Joe Navarro | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

I don't know if the statements made by Mr. Durst in the HBO documentary will be admitted in a future trial or even if they are needed. What I can say from experience is this: We should not be surprised when people make utterances that inculpate them in crimes.

On Bone Boxes and the Brother of Jesus

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

While some scholars question James' being the author of the epistle bearing his name in the New Testament, those five chapters associated with the brother of the Lord offer a rich sense of Jewish wisdom as how to make sense of suffering, how to walk in faith, and how to care for the poor.

What It Really Takes To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that the United States' childhood obesity rates are beyond problematic -- approximately 17 percent of kids and adolescents in ...

Thank You, Albert Maysles

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sandi Bachom

There will be volumes, written about Albert's contribution to the paradigm shift, which took place in American cinema, when he freed the camera from its tripod. When he and his brother David, courageously, told the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Three Major Misconceptions About Africa

Timothy Kurek | Posted 03.18.2015 | DC
Timothy Kurek

As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.

Albert Maysles, RIP

Michael Winship | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Winship

A word about documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last week. I didn't know him well, but well enough to call him Al. We had not seen one another very often in the past few years, yet decades ago, he played a crucial role in my transition to independence and adulthood.

Women in Business: Alina Reyzelman

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Alina Reyzelman embraces the world and is passionate about sharing her international experiences through a variety of services provided through her on...

How to Hang With Warhol

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

I caught up with Brendan to talk about his project, what he learned from Danny (that every artist needs to hear) and the moment he discovered tape of Lou Reed listening to The Ramones for the first time.

Entrepreneurship in a Mug

Arancha González | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

Around the world, it is much more difficult for women than for men to run a successful business. Even when laws are not explicitly biased against them, companies owned and operated by women often face discrimination every step of the way, from obtaining finance to finding customers.

ReThink Review: The Hunting Ground -- Sexual Assault and the Colleges That Won't Stop It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you still think rape culture is some sort of exaggerated feminist faux-conspiracy, The Hunting Ground will dissuade you of that belief.

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

Why Black History Still Hasn't Paved the Way for Black Transgender People

Leon Cato | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Cato

Now, perhaps more than ever before, black people are joining forces and standing up for their rights and recognition. Yet, there is still disharmony within that same united front when it comes to accepting our transgender brothers and sisters.

'Little Ballers' Is A Documentary The Whole Family Needs To Watch

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Different players across the NBA have something in common: they once played basketball with the AAU, aka the Amateur Athletic Union, a non-profit orga...

Oscars' Near Misses: Poverty Documentaries

Joy Moses | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Joy Moses

In the lead up to the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony, 134 documentaries were submitted for consideration by the Academy. Only 5 were nominated. Amongst the 129 near misses, was a list of films illuminating interesting aspects of poverty in America. Here are seven of the better ones.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

My Oscar

Jason Cohen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jason Cohen

Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. When the big moment came and I didn't get called to the stage, my sons were almost in tears. When we arrived back home, the boys gave me a huge comforting embrace that put a final coda on the whole experience for me... or at least so I thought.

Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.

Getting Burglarized 24 Days Before My Show's Launch

Caroline Shin | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Caroline Shin

The first thing that struck me as soon as I stripped off my winter coat and scarf was how uncharacteristically cold it was in my apartment. "I gotta text my landlord about this," I thought. But things seemed awry. A little too messy. I'd been robbed.

Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.

Christina Wilkie

New Film Explores 'Washington's Wildest Week'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once a year, Washington parties like it's Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, is the...

Millennials Must Hunt

Michael J. Parker | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Michael J. Parker

As a generation, we face a choice: either continue the disastrous environmental, and economic food policies of the Boomers or make new choices regarding how and what we eat. It's time for us to start hunting.