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Snowden Fallout: Canada Is Hardly a Polite and Respectful Hemispheric Partner

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Edward Snowden, who divulged secret activities of the National Security Agency or N.S.A., is now safely ensconced in Moscow. However, the notorious whistle-blower's disclosures continue to illuminate Washington's underhanded and unsavory agenda in the hemisphere

Episode 8 - Wellington With a Rock Star

This Is My City | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
This Is My City

Wellington is windy and it knows it. Wind sculptures of all kinds greet you as you make your way from the airport into the heart of this small, blustery city. The place is alive and constantly in flux. Suitably enough, our weekend in Wellington was action-packed.

The World's Most Interesting Fashion

Meg Hemphill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Meg Hemphill

While editors and glitterati are wrapping things up at the European shows, on the opposite side of the world, I just experienced the most exciting fashion show ever. To categorize the World of Wearable Arts as a fashion show is not telling because it is so much more.

10 Reasons Why Lorde's Pure Heroine Is a Lyrical Masterpiece

Rock Genius | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

Her realist, jaded approach to life, as opposed to the happy, glamorized parties in other pop videos, is now put to the test. Does she live up to the hype?

The America's Cup Epic Battle On and Off the Water

Divina Infusino | Posted 11.30.2013 | Sports
Divina Infusino

The America's Cup finals began on September 7th with defender Oracle Team USA as the underdog with little homeland support, and Emirates Team New Zealand as the seasoned favorite with the hearts of its island nation steadfastly behind them.

Strong Quake Hits Near New Zealand

Posted 09.30.2013 | World

A strong earthquake hit northeast of New Zealand on Monday, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center reported. The magnitude 6.7 temblor was...

Radar Festival LA: Stones in Her Mouth

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

This performance piece by Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, which had its world premiere at the Radar Festival in Los Angeles this week, is a perpl...

WATCH: Go From Awkward To Cool In A Minute

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weird News

Do you have trouble attracting that perfect person in your life? Do you feel socially awkward when you go out on dates? Well, fret no more, becaus...

Climate Change This Week: David vs Goliath, Clean Energy Arrives, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...

Beyond America's Cup: Sailing in New Zealand

Melanie Nayer | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

San Francisco is playing host to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the 34th America's Cup. New Zealand, the only country represented officially as a partner in an America's Cup racing team, created a series of activities to celebrate their nation, and the Kiwi way of life, while on shore.

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.

'Green News Report' - September 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Down Under

Fathom | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

Adrenaline junkie, city girl, and Fathom contributor Shari Bayer celebrated her birthday in high-octane style in Queenstown, New Zealand, jumping off a bridge, out of a plane, and into a helicopter.

'Green News Report' - September 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

This Country Just Experienced Its Hottest Winter Ever

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Winter lacked its usual Antarctic chill in New Zealand this year – to record effect. Scientists said Tuesday the Sou...

The Best Vacations For Your Vices

Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel

Vacation is a time to indulge. For many, that indulgence may be lazing around in a beautiful place and doing nothing very much at all. For others, ...

Getting Hooked on Huka Falls in New Zealand

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

One thing about visiting New Zealand, don't do it in a rush! One week is clearly not enough time, even if you're only going to the North Island like I was.

How You Can Help This Athlete Become First Out Gay Man To Compete At The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

In the wake of international outrage surrounding anti-gay legislation and violence in Russia, a group of major LGBT sports organizations are backing a...

New Zealand Passes Law Allowing Domestic Spying

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

New Zealand passed legislation Wednesday allowing its main intelligence agency to spy on residents and citizens, despite opposition from rights groups...

Famous People Ride Planes, Too

Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

Breaking news: celebs are just as stunned by airplane views as the rest of us. Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted an Instagram photo from his window seat...

Gay Couples In New Zealand Begin Wedding Ceremonies

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off. The ...

3 Ways Beautiful Stock Video Can Set Up a Scene

Danny Groner | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

In an interesting piece that ran this weekend on the BBC's website, Megan Lane argues that New Zealand when chosen as a landscape for Hollywood films ...

Strong Earthquakes Shake New Zealand

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling...

A Personal Jetpack May Be In Your Future

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Through the decades, there have been various attempts to create workable jetpacks, but no one had managed to come up with a commercially viable device...