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World's Largest Family Reunion: Genealogy or Preen-ealogy?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Megan Smolenyak

Here's my deepest concern about the Global Family Reunion: Has the marketing of it been so successful that we're in danger of changing the definition of genealogy? The interest in famous cousins has always been there, but has its prominence in the GFR's PR campaign been such that many will think that's the whole point?

Indian Award-Winning Documentary 'Daughters of Mother India' -- Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

Jim Luce | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

I left the theater in complete silence, with a mild headache and bloodshot eyes from the sheer force of my tears. I had never in my adult life, been more cognizant of my good fortune, my male privilege, my American cocoon.

Filming 'Planet Earth' Was Even Crazier Than The Documentary Itself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's strange to think how we can now watch the BBC's "Planet Earth" on Netflix, curled up in our pajamas with all the blankets, cookies ...

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!

Greg Louganis:Back on Board and on the Red Carpet

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Listen to this episode to learn on which famous dating website Greg met his now-husband, Johnny Chaillot-Louganis, as photographed above by Nicholas Snow at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Gregory Drew Confronts Obesity And Himself In This Stunningly Candid Biographical Photo Essay

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Gregory Drew, Courtesy of Gregory Drew At first blush we might be quick to dismiss Gregory Drew's work as just another artist...

A Riveting Never-Before-Broadcast Q&A with Academy Award-Winning Documentary Film Director Laura Poitras of Citizenfour Fame

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Snow

I am honored to present exclusive audio of a Q&A with Citizenfour Director Laura Poitras, which took place as part of the Talking Pictures program at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

IRIS , A Fabulous Film About A 90+ Fashionista

Judi Freedman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I've always adored the style-maven Iris Apfel. I've followed her flamboyant fashions and over-sized iconic eyewear since I was in college in the '70s.

John Legend: Racism Is Killing Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices

HBO's upcoming documentary, "Southern Rites", delves into the role of race in modern day America. It's a hefty subject, but the film has been expertly...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Susan Sarandon and Jack Henry Robbins

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon and her son, Jack Henry Robbins. The two have teamed up to create a thought-provoking documentary that explores homelessness in America.

Lilly Workneh

This Documentary Powerfully Explores Two Counties That Have Been Racially Divided For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub's new documentary, “Southern Rites," is a powerful portrayal of how perceptions and politics have divided tw...

Meet a Feminist Hero at the Heart of the Ebola Crisis

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Sarah Beauchamp

Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.

WATCH: Fashion Icon IRIS APFEL On the Creative Process of Dressing Up

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
Zorianna Kit

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Apfel and we chatted about the challenges of staying unique in the fashion world, the creative process of dressing up and the secret to her marriage to husband Carl Apfel, whom she married in 1948 and who celebrated his 100th birthday in the film.

A Talk With Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Erin McKelle

Filmmakers and life partners Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason talked to 365 strangers in the last year, as they set out to create a new bite-sized documentary (they call them docobites) every day about a stranger they met during their adventures.

John Newton Photographs The "Nation of Shopkeepers"

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

"L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers," were the exact words Napoleon used. In English, "England is a nation of shopkeepers." Napoleon had bor...

Burlesque Is Back and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

A tradition of breaking taboos included new jargon like bump and grind, "immodest" clothes like tights, and women speaking in men's voices. The performers were early explorers of sexual and gender norms.

James Thilman

Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts

Fourth-grader Scout is struggling to keep her composure during a parent-teacher conference as the teacher expounds upon the character-building aspects...

ReThink Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - The Man Inside the Wail

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's difficult to imagine a documentary about Kurt Cobain that could be more thorough, intimate, and definitive than Montage of Heck, which has more than enough rare and exclusive material that will surely be new to even the most obsessive Nirvana completist.

Crossing Enemy Lines

Betsy Chasse | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Betsy Chasse

A funny thing happened after I made the BLEEP -- for a while I found dogma. I found righteousness. I found the right road to heaven replete with the p...

A Planetary Perspective

Erin Sharoni | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Erin Sharoni

Planetary uses the unique perspective of astronauts to illustrate the earth's vulnerability in a way that is as extraordinary as it is simple.

Another Glimmer of Hope That the Veil of Silence Is Lifting

Allison Hope | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger does what a lot of films have not yet done: Shine a light on the life of a pioneer transgender activist and artist, without shying away from the nuances that makes Kate Bornstein the quirky, colorful, brilliant person she is.

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Film Seeks to Compel Parents to Ask Hard Questions about Mercury and Vaccinations

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

There are few issues more polarizing these days than vaccines. Merely saying the word forces us to claim a side, often vehemently. Which is why it's i...

For the Love of People

Mimo Khair | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Mimo Khair

Attempting documentary photography and not feeling compassionate love for people would be pointless as far as I am concerned. I love feeling the ...