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Scientists Raise Alarm Over 'Alternative Facts' Trump Administration

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.17.2017 | Science

Some of the world’s top scientists are sounding an alert over an oppressive Trump administration and its suppression of important scientific facts, ...

Rep. Lamar Smith Tried To Make A Big Deal Out Of A Fake Climate Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a longtime denier of mainstream climate science, is convinced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...

Ford Executives Condemn Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Leaders at Ford Motor Company spoke out Monday against President Donald Trump’s order restricting travel into the U.S. by refugees and people from s...

Teen's Passionate Poem Will Inspire Americans To 'Rise Up' Together

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.20.2017 | Black Voices

The country may seem divided right now, but one teen’s powerful poem may be the glue that inspires to us to stick together. It’s called “Rise Up...

Painting-Gate: Republicans Take Turns Removing Controversial Painting From Capitol

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) removed a controversial painting hanging in a Capitol tunnel on Friday, the member who had selected...

Painting-Gate: GOP Congressman Removes Controversial Capitol Art In Act Of Censorship

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After recent controversy over a painting hanging in a Capitol tunnel that depicts cops as pigs, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) removed t...

Early Signpost of The Trump Era: Heinlein's 'Future History' and Asimov's 'Foundation' at 75

William Bradley | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment
William Bradley

As the bizarre, toxic yet darkly fascinating year 2016 has faded completely into an unknown 2017, a question or two occurs with relevance to the next ...

Former CIA Director Won't Advise Donald Trump Anymore

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

James Woolsey, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, has resigned as a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. CNN’s Jeremy D...

Police Unions Outraged Over Painting That Depicts Cops As Animals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices

Police groups are urging lawmakers to remove a contest-winning painting from the U.S. Capitol, saying its portrayal of a protest that depicts officers...

Tim Kaine Keynotes Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Saturday night saw 3,600 members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gather at the DC Convention Center for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annu...

Man Who Burned Gay Couple With Boiling Water Gets 40 Years In Prison

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

A Georgia man who doused a gay couple with boiling water in their sleep has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. On Wednesday, Martin Blackwell was ...

The Monumental Creations Of A French Artist In Rio

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

JR (Jean René) is an accidental artist - or so he claims. On his Twitter account, he states: "I am an artist, until I find a real job."

How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

THE CORDOBA CONNECTION Gives Insight Into the World of Muslim Americans

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE CORDOBA CONNECTION by C. Terry Cline, Jr. THE CORDOBA CONNECTION is a new novel by C. Terry Cline,...

Stars in the Alley: A Smorgasbord of Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Stars in the alleyRunning up to the Tony Awards, a special lunchtime event celebrated Broadway last week: Stars in the Alley, that's Schubert Alley fi...

Phasing Forward: 'Captain America: Civil War' Proves a Smashing Departure in Marvel's Big Novel for the Big Screen

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Captain America: Civil War is proving to be a massive popular hit around the world. And it's doing it by imaginatively knitting together elements from the dozen earlier films in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways far more reminiscent of classic long-form television.

A French Street Artist Made The Louvre's Iconic Pyramid Disappear

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts

Visitors to the Louvre in Paris are being greeted with an unfamiliar sight: IM Pei's iconic glass pyramid, a Parisian landmark that has served as the ...

What Is Fair Game? Donald Trump Panders to the NRA Citing Sons' Weapons Arsenals

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

Last Friday, in accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association ("NRA") at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump touted his sons' gun rights credentials. He said "My sons have been members of the NRA for many, many years and they are incredible. They have so many rifles and so many guns sometimes even I get a little bit concerned. I say 'That's a lot.'"

Canada's Youngest Triple Killer Gains Her Freedom

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.13.2016 | Crime

A 22-year-old Canadian woman, who at 12 years old became the youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada, has been freed fro...

On The Coast Of Sicily, Street Artists Are Creating 'Art Silos'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

They've been here since the 1950s, these silos for wheat and corn on the harbor of Catania on the east coast of the island of Sicily at the foot of Mo...

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

Robert Mapplethorpe: His Perfect Moment on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subtitle of the unflinching documentary, Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, comes from Senator Jesse Helms, enemy of free expression, hall...

Trump Flirts With Strongman Governance

Marvin Meadors | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Donald Trump has been compared to Benito Mussolini because of his authoritarian leanings. Both men underwent political transformations with Mussolini...