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When Art School Rejects Hitler

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.23.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

It was a Hitler joke that landed Elizabeth Shapiro her own TV show. Actor/writer/opera singer/creator Elizabeth Shapiro created, produced, wrote and...

Kunta Kinte Descendant, Lamin Jatta, Challenges Snoop Dogg

Saba Tekle | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

I, like most people, was disappointed after watching Snoop Dogg's video on WorldStar Hip Hop about boycotting the television remake mini-series of Roo...

10 Things You May Not Know About Roots

Matthew Delmont | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Matthew Delmont

Roots became a cultural phenomenon and encouraged more people to engage seriously with the history slavery than anything before or since. Explore 10 surprising facts about one of the most important representations of slavery and black history of all time.

'Roots' Remake To Highlight Strong Black Female Narratives

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices

The History Channel's reimagination of Alex Haley's "Roots" will tell the stories of all its most memorable characters, but viewers can also expect po...

Roots Returns Us To The Seed

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Sister Jenna

A sweet, yet sometimes pungent aroma of change is wafting in the atmosphere right now that is affecting us as individuals, communities, and collective...

When It Comes to Genetic Genealogy, Women Need Not Apply

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not long ago, I observed that genealogy is now officially a TV genre. One of the reasons I felt confident in making this claim is the frequency with w...

Multitasking While the Titanic Sinks

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.27.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I wish to apologize to the development team at Four Funnels Entertainment for being such an impatient, easily distracted oaf. This past weekend I learned I am utterly incapable of watching history unfold, particularly if my phone is nearby.

Discovery of Egypt's Boy Pharaoh: No Ifs ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

Tired of red carpets, awards shows, insulting debates, boring Town Halls and droning political pundits? Check out the newest incarnation of the Egyptian boy wonder at The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.

‘Roots’ Remake To Premiere On Memorial Day, First Trailer Released

Variety | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.15.2016 | Black Voices

The “Roots” remake from A+E Studios will premiere this Memorial Day. The first full trailer for the high-anticipated event series was released on ...

Transforming Higher Education

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Steven M. Gillon

Cost is the number one reason why people do not go to college, and it's the main reason why they drop out. Many of those who do get a degree are saddled with burdensome debt.

It's 1984 All Over Again

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

While most people equate the book with the ever-watching tele screens or the ominous presence of Big Brother, what I came to realize, reading the book, is that it is actually about history, or rather, the control of history. The narrative.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

Moving Beyond MOOCS

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the world.

Maureen Ryan

Prepare For 'Vikings' To Invade Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment

The third season of "Vikings" begins Thursday, and it's only fair to warn you about the effects the show may have on your life. I was a slow conve...

These 6 Creepy, Abandoned Islands Are Definitely Not Suitable for Your Next Vacation

Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

Don’t let Hawaii or Tahiti fool you: islands are scary. For every tropical paradise, there’s some Shutter Island or Island of Dr. Moreau -- from w...

Is This Just Soft Porn?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

"Game of Thrones" just can't catch a break this week. First the "Masters of Sex" cast slammed the HBO hit drama for its gratuitous sex scenes and ...

A Hashtag Passover

David Fagin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
David Fagin

I had the honor of running the Seder. Have you ever tried to keep a half-dozen kids -- let alone 20 adults, all with advanced adult A.D.D. brought on by the use of social media -- quiet? It's practically impossible.

'Swamp People' Will Make You VERY Grateful For Your Desk Job

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.06.2014 | TV

Work sucks sometimes, but you probably don't hunt alligators for a living. The cast of "Swamp People," on the other hand, aren't as lucky. Check out w...

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

Jesus Horror Show Coming To History Channel

Posted 12.04.2013 | TV

History isn't afraid to get controversial with a new show in development about Jesus' teenage years. Deadline learned that the cable network is wor...

Jaweed Kaleem

New Bible Series Promises To Reveal "Mysteries" And "Hidden Facts" Of The Bible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion

After breaking records with The Bible, the 10-part dramatic miniseries from reality show mogul Mark Burnett that aired earlier this year, the History ...

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

New Hawaii Hunting Show Promises Blood Drinking Hunters And Dueling Clans

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.31.2013 | TV

Hawaii is getting its own reality show and if you're used to Hollywood's mai tai sipping, lei-wearing version of the island paradise, you're in for a ...

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Laura Prudom

LIVEBLOG: 'Vikings' Stars Talk Season 2

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

The cast of History's hit "Vikings" are in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss Season 2 and the impact of the first nine episodes, including ...