Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.
When is it not a political act to honor victims of dirty wars, in Latin America or anywhere else? "Political" strikes me as one of the most ill-used words in American conversation.
If the cause of the crash is determined to be a flight controller's mistake or a malfunction of the navigation equipment at the Russian airport, it could reignite the Polish-Russian conflict.
Has the media turned circus barker, trying to sell us on a phantom recovery?
The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.
The lesson on this Columbine anniversary may not come from the shootings themselves, but rather how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.
She's smart, sassy, and now she's sanctified. Who am I talking about? Why, it's Episcopal Priest Barbie! That's right, fun and flirty Barbie trade...
We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.
On March 16, 1970, Newsweek published a cover story on the women's movement called "Women in Revolt." That same morning, 46 female Newsweek staffers announced that we, too, were in revolt.
The cacophony over what to do about public school education and when to do it and how to do it... is deafening. The disconnects have run absolutely wild.
It was seven years ago that I found myself running the wrong way up Sixth Avenue with my high school sweetheart. Through the rain we ran, with peace on our lips. New York's Finest were running after us, as they had a way of doing with pesky antiwar protesters.
Five veterans are making short documentaries that will let people see what the veteran experience is really like. We aren't making Hollywood action movies.
Would the Bush administration have been able to win support from Congress and the American people to invade Iraq in order to liberate the Shiites and the Sunnis there while considering the costs of such a "victory?"
The e-book era is going to be one of incredible innovation and unlimited opportunity. I refuse to believe the skeptics and pessimists. Books are about to get better.
I just returned from my sixth trip to Iraq where I expected to film a preview of Sunday's elections for an episode of my show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English, but instead I found a civil war in the making.