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How Do I Reframe My Background for a Career Change?

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

What do any of us have to lose when we're applying for a job? Why not jump out there and be ourselves, totally, and see what happens?

Interview With Ann Medlock, Author of "The Mayor & Wall Street"

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Joan Brunwasser

My guest today is Ann Medlock, founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Ann. What impelled you to write your recent piece, "T...

Why One Woman Left the Corporate World to Become a Community Grocer

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Joan Brunwasser

Follow your passion in life. For the most part, people regret not what they do but what they don't do, so live life without regrets!

Aaron Sankin

Oakland's Hottest New Musical Transplant On Her Adopted Hometown | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

tUnE-YarDs' Merrill Garbus is the type of artist whose music somehow manages to retain its edge of inscrutability while being as instantly accessible ...

"Space Is Wide Open": Talking With Virgin Galactic CTO Steve Isakowitz

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.21.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

"We're opening up the space frontier to all, not just those lucky few public astronauts who are sponsored by the government or those that happen to be rich enough to be able to spend 40 million to fly on a Russian vehicle."

Aaron Belz on Poetry and His Eventual Book Balls or Yo, Chechnya

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Alexandra Marvar

Poet, writer, and borderline comedian Aaron Belz (The Bird Hoverer; Lovely, Raspberry) will journey from North Carolina to Brooklyn to, among other things, read at Unnameable Books on Monday, November 21st.

Solyndra: A Venture Capitalist's View

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Andrew Chung shares his views on the Post Solyndra Era. Will the failure of Solyndra have a significant impact on private sector cleantech investment? How does Chung respond to critics who say that cleantech investment is a disaster?

Miranda July On Her New Book, Her Dilatory Cooking Habit

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Alexandra Marvar

Part narrative, part self-conscious ethnography, it tracks July's exploration through the PennySaver "for sale" classifieds, which she used as a vehicle to meet people in their homes throughout L.A. and interview them about their lives.

A Conversation with Hal Hartley

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts
Alexandra Marvar

Here is a conversation with Hal Hartley that encompasses Meanwhile, the evolution of Williamsburg, literary influences, catholic breakdowns, American gun laws, Simone Weil, and more. Read these answers in context in the complete interview at

Presenting Yourself on a Budget

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Robyn N. Cohen

Presenting yourself is everything when it comes to landing a job. This starts with your resume and ends with a hand-written, thank you note after your initial interview.

10 Questions

Kara Ross | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Kara Ross

"10 Questions" For Nancy Brinker, Founder & CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 1. Whom do you credit for inspiring you to be the person you are today? My mother, father, and sister. 2. What is your favorite get-away-from-it-all destination? At home on Sunday, when its quieter.

Job Seekers: 11 Ways to Stand Out in the Sea of Competition

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

How do you know that you will be seriously considered for the job? And are you prepared to present yourself in the best light? The answer is also simple: dazzle yourself, and unless you dazzle the reviewer, your candidacy will be ignored.

Jeff Skoll, Billionaire Philanthropist, Shares His Green Vision

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Jeff Skoll talked about the role of the tech community in making the world more sustainable.

Meet The Horror Movie Godfather

Moviefone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Horror fans are a passionate and loyal fanbase. They know their movie history and they love to champion new voices who breathe life into the thrilling...

Who Will Be Crowned Homecoming King and Queen? (VIDEO)

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Sure, you know everyone who's nominated for homecoming at your high school -- but do you ever wonder what homecoming is like at other schools? Student...

WATCH: Former Sex Slave Tells Her Story

Posted 12.13.2011 | Crime

Tanya Kach calls herself a "milk carton kid." For 10 years Kach was a missing person, held as a captive sex slave away from her friends and family....

What Making 100 Quilts in One Year For Lutheran World Relief Taught my Church Group

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Joan Brunwasser

I have been attending the evening quilting sessions at our church for almost two decades. In the early years, we might make 10 or 15 quilts a year. This year, our goal was to create 100 quilts.

Interview With Hilary DeCesare, Co-Founder and CEO of Everloop

Angie Chang | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business
Angie Chang

"We decided to build a safe, protected online space for kids, benefiting from great technology and superior customer service, where they could connect with friends, collaborate and thrive."

Zaha Hadid's Product Design

VernissageTV | Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts

Zaha Hadid is one of the world's most popular architects and designers. The Iraqi-British architect created landmark buildings such as the Phaeno Scie...

Looking for the American Dream? Try Denmark

Kerry Trueman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Could Danish-style democracy catch on here at home? If the way to a nation's heart is through its stomach, there may be hope. After all, the hottest trend on the culinary horizon these days is the new Nordic Cuisine.

Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 2)

Dylan Brody | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Dylan Brody

In the second portion of the conversation I moved beyond questions of content and inspiration and was able to really begin learning about her creative process.

TheFFJD Interviews Rapper KREAYSHAWN: Clueless, Celebrity Crush, and "Music For Women."

Meredith Fineman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Fineman

So unless you live under a rock or haven't been near a computer in a few months, you know the internet sensation that is Kreayshawn. She's one part Am...

Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 1)

Dylan Brody | Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts
Dylan Brody

I have had the privilege of introducing her at her wonderful show Coming in Hot, a one-person play in which she handles several different roles, presenting the writings of women who have served in combat.

WATCH: Video Sculpture: 'For Those Who Wait'

VernissageTV | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is a New Media artist based in New York City. For the DUMBO Arts Festival 2011 he created an audio-visual installation that con...

Mondays With Marlo: Career Expert Tory Johnson

Posted 11.26.2011 | Women

Career expert and entrepreneur Tory Johnson joins me on Mondays with Marlo for a chat about finding a job, nailing an interview, negotiating a salary,...