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Flying By the Seat of the Pants

Richard Klass | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Richard Klass

The first ten days of Donald Trump in the White House is reminiscent of early aviation when the only way to learn to fly was to rely on one's own se...


Erica Abeel | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I, Daniel Blake, with its affirmation of human dignity, speaks to the economic moment with poignant accuracy and could scarcely be timelier. Crowned b...

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Cannes Jury Greeted with (Some) Boos from Press

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Journalists tonight were surprised by the awards given out by the Cannes jury--a jury which included actors Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis and Donald ...


Leon Friedman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Leon Friedman

Trump has now won the Republican party primary fight and will be the party's candidate for President. Who voted for him in the primaries and why did t...

Me, Myself, and 'i': Kendrick Lamar, the Politics of Respectability, and the Culture of Resistance

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

A little more than a year ago, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth drew the ire of a significant portion of his loyal supporters due to comments he made to Gavin Edwards in an interview published by Billboard magazine.

Wordsmithing in the Fires of Olympus: Writing Speeches for Henry Kissinger

ADST | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics

Words are the tools of diplomacy. When done well, high-flung rhetoric can help define an era. With a foreign policy doyen like Henry Kissinger, the stakes were even higher, as he viewed speeches as not just a means to enunciate existing policy, but an opportunity to create new policy.

Find the Time

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

There are days when we just can't get out of bed. The very thought of facing the day ahead of us seems daunting. Shoulders ache, eyes droop and we jus...

REPORT: U.S. And Iraq Preparing Assault To Recapture Mosul

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq have started preparing for an offensive by summer to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul, wh...

Kendrick Lamar's New Music Video Shows You How To Dance

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar released the music video for "i," the first single from his untitled new album, on Tuesday. Directed by Alexandre Moors & the Little Ho...

Jerry Stahl With the Skinny on Fatty, Republican Sun Gods, and Happy Mutant Babies

David Henry Sterry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Jerry is one of those rare writers who goes between Hollywood screenplays and novels. He writes dark subversive stories and he somehow continues to get away with it.

Shop(ping) Talk

Masumi Per Rostad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
Masumi Per Rostad

I went to yet another violin shop this weekend. The fine violin shop cliche is a beautiful space in a prime location with oriental rugs and antiques peppered throughout.

BuzzFeed Monetization Scheme, Sharing its Platform with Brands, with Text and Now Video

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

PHOENIX -- Banner-free, the fast-growing BuzzFeed is building revenue by sharing its publishing platform with marketers who promote their messages via...

Couple Takes MAJOR Leap Post-Wedding

Posted 11.03.2012 | Weddings

Forget the church -- one Texas couple took their wedding ceremony straight to the clouds. Texas news station KLTV reports that Emily and Alan Wood ...

A Day for All Girls, A Day for Malala

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

Today, on the first United Nation's International Day of the Girl Child, the world's thoughts are with Malala Yousufzai, the 14 year-old Pakistani schoolgirl and activist who was shot Tuesday in the Swat Valley.

Akamai Launches Cloud-based Video Transcoding Services

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

AMSTERDAM -- Seeking to address the growing demand of video producers to create files in multiple streams, for numerous digital devices, Akamai has la...

Summer Reading Part 2: Fatty Speaks

James Franco | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl tells the life of the silent film actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in the first person, which means that, even though Arbuckle was a real person, Stahl has given him a fictional voice.

Aaron Eckhart To Star As A Modern-Day Frankenstein

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

Aaron Eckhart will star in a Frankenstein movie set in the present day called "I, Frankenstein," according to Variety. The script is based on a graphi...

Innovations in Newspapers Are Key to Their Survival

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Amid all the gloom and doom of newspapers limping or folding, there's a ray of hope in the print media landscape, thanks to innovative thinking and risk taking by publishers and editors who recognize opportunities to be seized at the right time.

Trusted Pal Nets 'Tall Guy' and Persico Cousins for FBI

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo Jr. has been around long enough to know that there is no free lunch -- especially in Gang Land. More than likely, someone -- somewhere -- is setting you up.

Cavern Threatens To Swallow Carlsbad, New Mexico | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The bright yellow signs on U.S. 285 are the first indication that things aren't right in Carlsbad. "US 285 south subject to sinkhole 1,000 feet ahead,...

Celebrating Berlin While Enabling Israel's Apartheid Wall

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall highlights both the inherent thirst for freedom and proclivity to hypocrisy ingrained in the human condition.