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I/O: A Documentary About the World of Electronic Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Electronic music has long since been a debated genre of music. For those who live within its pulsating, body-moving lifestyle, it is an important aspect of the counter-culture experience. The way in which it affects the human body and emotion is a deeper and more complex connection than many might think.

Coming Out of the Infertility Closet to HAVEABABY

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

The fertile public at large may not know it, but there's something called "The Infertility Closet." It's where one in eight people choose to either ...

Something Is Happening: Basic Income Create-a-Thons Are Here

Scott Santens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.

Behold the Beauty of Bhutan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Two weeks ago, I headed to the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Since I was invited to speak at the Royal Palace...

Why Critiques of the Campus Rape Documentary The Hunting Ground Only Prove its Point

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media
Elizabeth Nicholas

As a young woman, it is jarring to learn that there are people who doubt that sexual violence is common, and stranger yet to learn there are people who are skeptical it should be taken seriously. Those unsure what they believe should certainly watch The Hunting Ground, for it is as convincing as its detractors are not.

Queer Voices: Do I Sound Gay? Does It Matter?

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices
David Michael Conner

What's so interesting about the gay voice is that it's a primary indicator that we as beings are more complex than we physically appear to be.

Putting Faces On the Immigration Debate: The Cortes Family and Ted Roach's '120 Days'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Miguel Cortes was detained for a full week at Wake County Jail without proper access to a telephone or lawyer, and was poised to be deported in chains with a group of others when a friend of the family in Raleigh posted his bail of $5,000.

Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

Tommy Mottola: HBO’s ‘The Latin Explosion’ Is For Americans Who ‘Still Don’t Get' The Power Of Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Tommy Mottola remembers a childhood filled with the lively rhythms of Latin music, hearing it trickle out of houses and shops in his neigh...

Documentary Film Legendary AD Goes to Cannes Film Festival in 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Legendary AD tells the stories of the lesser-known names in Hollywood who have played monumental roles in the production of films such as Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Interstellar and many more.

Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Tab Hunter Confidential Offers an Unprecedented Journey Through One of Hollywood's Most Famous Closets

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

His journey out of the closet is part of the film, but on a greater level, the film is about the Hollywood machine and a man looking to find his freedom. This is a film about a man who evolves. One thing is clear from our interview. He believes in the power of positive thinking.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.


Carl Corey | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

For too many veterans their war starts when they end ours.


Carl Corey | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

Three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead.


Dwight Brown | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 1987 Mugabe became President with unbridled powers over other branches of the government and army. Enter the very alarming and revealing documentary Democrats, which thoroughly catalogues the constitutional process and how difficult it is to remove an embedded leader.

Do Liberal Arts Students Learn How to Collaborate?

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Education
Jeffrey Ruoff

Liberal arts colleges teach many valuable skills, but collaboration is not often among them. This is curious, because virtually all human activities involve collective behavior. A conversation, or an Op-Ed such as this, takes at least two to tango (or tangle, as the case may be).

If You Know the Words, Feel Free

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I got to kick it with Baltimore, Maryland native, photographer, filmmaker, storyteller Artemus Jenkins. I was first introduced to Artemus' work when I saw the feature length documentary Color Outside the Lines, a documentary he directed that gives voice to the stories of Black tattoo artist.

The Real Haunted History of Frightland

Kyle McMahon | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Frightland Haunted Attractions sits on 1300 acres, with 350 of them being dedicated to the haunted attractions themselves. It is a vast property with a very rich history that wasn't always necessarily "happy."

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty -- What's Going Wrong?

Laurie Jones | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Laurie Jones

In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and working at a college or university would seem like a sure bet for anyone. And yet, in 2015, a PhD does not guarantee a great living.

Radio That Changed Lives: A Film About How NYC's Infamous Duo Stretch and Bobbito Shaped Hip Hop

Shannon McDeez | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Shannon McDeez

Last week inside Harlem's Maysles Cinema, I had front row seats to a peek inside New York's legendary 89TEC9, a radio show that defined an important era of Hip Hop and launched the careers of some of the most notorious artists of all time:

Millennials; Celebrate Yourselves, Even When Others Don't

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Millennials have a bad reputation. The media tells us they are entitled, spoiled and in constant need of approval. But I agree with James Wolcott who wrote; "We may need millennials to remind us what we should have remembered from the '60s, that social change comes only once you stop playing charades."

Banned In India, This Powerful Film On Rape Will Show In U.S. Theaters

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

When India's Daughter, a documentary on the horrific gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was released earlier this year, the Indian ...

Interviewing the Team Behind We The People: The Market Basket Effect

Sam Rivman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

We The People: The Market Basket Effect is a documentary that focuses on the dramatic relationship of the Demoulas family over control of their $4 billion supermarket chain, Market Basket. I spoke with Robert Friedman and Ted Leonsis about the production of their film.

Byrd 1933: The Importance of Documentary Film in the History of Scientific Exploration

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
K.J. Wetherholt

With the restoration of those remaining 10 reels, and the Byrd Center having hired filmmaker and artist Pamela Theodotou as their media specialist, in seeing what the Center had in the remaining reels from the Discovery Lecture Film Series, it became apparent to Theodotou that there was enough content to piece back together one of Admiral Byrd's most famous expeditions to Antarctica.