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'Empire' Star Explains Why Television Is The Place To Find Diversity

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices

The growing Hollywood trend of a-listers making a transition from the silver screen to television have attracted the likes of Charlie Sheen, Ashton Ku...

Lee Daniels Is Using 'Empire' To 'Blow The Lid Off' Homophobia In The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Director Lee Daniels is using his new Fox series, "Empire," to shine a light on homophobia in the black community. Daniels was asked about the ant...

Get Ready For More 'Gotham'

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment

Fox just announced three early series renewals — and one is really early. ...

'Empire' Tops 'Idol'

www.vulture.com | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

Viewers were clearly in an "Empire" state of mind Wednesday: Fox’s new hip-hop soap-opera opened to a very impressive 3.7 rating among adults under ...

This Is How Terrence Howard Filmed His Most 'Difficult Scene' In 'Empire'

Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices

FOX’s new series, “Empire,” has drawn a great deal of attention leading up to its television premiere this week. The show, which centers aro...

Terrence Howard Talks New FOX Series Empire

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Lee Daniels and Brian Grazier's new offering Empire, a television drama dealing with a hip hop family dynasty, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as an embittered and formerly married couple vying for the control of a thriving music corporation.

Maureen Ryan

So Far, There's Only One Reason To Watch 'Empire'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

"Empire" is being marketed as a bold, original show from high-profile artists, but it feels strangely tentative in its first episode. And if I may...

New Year Reflections on the US Global Role and Its Limits

David Coates | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
David Coates

What is it about our contemporary political role that makes so much of what we attempt to do abroad ultimately self-defeating?

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

Putting the Great Back into Great Britain

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Britain faces an existential nomenclature challenge. Will the word "Great" be expunged from its name and sentenced to permanent exile? Or, will Britain's better angels gather to resurrect a second finest hour?

The Riches of Nature v. Private Property: An Interview With Gerardo Cerdas

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell July 1, 2014 Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement Grito de los Excluidos, Cry of...

Raising Hope Across Borders: Transnational Social Movements and Power

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell June 17, 2014 Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movem...

And The Greatest Movie Of All Time Is ...

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is officially the greatest movie of all time. Well, at least if you trust the fan poll conducted by film-centric ...

May the Fourth Be with You! A Star Wars Empire Custom Storm Trooper Helmet Show

Eric Frank | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
Eric Frank

Stormtrooper helmets re-imagined by celebrities and artists will be on display in celebration of the global fan holiday, May the 4th.

Shakira's New Song Probably Won't Do Much For Your Hips

Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

The second single from Shakira's forthcoming self-titled album sounds more like a '90s singer-songwriter power anthem than it does a gyration-inducing...

Christmas vs. the Empire

Craig S. Keener | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Does it matter where our wealth and merchandise come from? Or do we pledge first allegiance to different values, identifying with those in need and working for peace and justice in the world?

The World Without US

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

The recent government shutdown has prompted many to contemplate a world in which the United States hasn't so much disappeared but collapsed in on itself. Would the world be better off? How one answers this question depends a great deal on who one is.

If You Really Want to Understand Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria (and More), You Need Context. Try Blowback

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The message that our military has exported for the last half century --- America as a super-nation, as the exception to all rules --- has made its way around the world and has returned home. Too bad so few of us have read Chalmers Johnson.

Syria: A Turning Point Against Empire?

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama has threatened gratuitous, unilateral, offensive military action against Syria, which would compound the already grisly Syrian war casualties. His juvenile justification is national prestige.

From Iran in 1953 to Egypt in 2013 -- Why Should the World Have to Pay for U.S. Empire?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

The U.S. has the power to help calm the situation by stopping military aid and by sincerely condemning violence against Egyptian protesters. But many are lobbying Washington to turn a blind eye to what is happening in strategically important Egypt.

Retiring the American Empire

John Feffer | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

If the United States were to change its global behavior, it might discover that the calls for early retirement fade. Then, as a more cooperative international player, America could truly enjoy its imperial twilight in the sure knowledge that the deluge is not imminent.

Why Obama Supports Tyranny Over Democracy in Bahrain

John Glaser | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
John Glaser

The Bahraini regime's repression has not let up. U.S. support has kept up throughout. And it isn't because the Obama administration actually buys into the lie about this being a sectarian conflict.

Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

William Astore | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
William Astore

Perhaps our new national motto should be: When in America, do as the Roman Empire would do. Eat to your fill of food and violence, cheer on the warfighters, and dismiss expressions of doubt or dismay about military interventions and drone killings as "feminine" and "weak."

Revelation, Politics And Injustice

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

There is a God of justice, and those who unjustly indulge their comforts at the expense of others will one day have to face reality. Numerical calculations of 666 aside, perhaps Revelation still has something to teach us today.

America in Denial

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

It's a sobering lesson of history that all the great empires -- including the Roman, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, Soviet (and yes, even the British) did not fall apart from foreign invasion, but from their own over-expansion, hypocrisy and corruption. This, I fear, is the future of the American Empire.