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Clinton Wins Big Ending Primary Season; Time For Sanders To Accept We Are 'Stronger Together'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If there was a 'revolution' it was Hillary's as many would consider her being the first woman in 240 years to be the nominee of a major political party in the United States and the odds-on favorite to be our 45th President the real revolution.

David Brooks Sees Post-Trump Problems with Men. I'm Offering Solutions

Jack Myers | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Jack Myers

We need to stop focusing on the problems with men, acknowledge the realities and the causes, and begin investing in the solutions.

Why TV News Is Like Junk Food and Trump Is the Doritos

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

This diet of junk news warps our perception of the world, the things we thing are important, and, as of late, the people we vote for. So long as media depend upon advertising, this is not going to change.

Sanders Is Israel's Best Friend in 2016 Election -- Precisely by Refusing to Bow to Its Current Reactionary Government

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Rabbi Michael Lerner

I wasn't surprised when the NY Times on May 26th made a front page story out of the alleged damage Senator Bernie Sanders was doing to the Democratic Party by placing among his 5 appointees on the Democratic Party's Platform Committee a few people who might support Sanders' view that the US needs to be "more even-handed" in the Israel/Palestine struggle.

Remember When the NY Times Reported, You Know, News?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.18.2016 | Media
Lynda Bekore

Clearly, somebody thought a titillating sex story might help. And with the Donald's name attached to it, how could they go wrong, right? Wrong.

The Times They Are a Changin'

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Did you ever find yourself having a moment and the lyrics to a song pop into your head, capturing the very feelings you are feeling? That has happened to me many times in both my personal and professional life.

Who Is To Blame for President Trump?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.29.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The television news business is a business (and so are newspapers). The idea here is to sell advertising, first and last. And advertising responds to big audiences. The bigger the audience, the more you can charge. That's all there is to it.

Donald Trump Is Us

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.29.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Let's be honest with ourselves. Donald Trump is us. It's not the 'fault of the media' who 'inflicted' this on us. We asked for it. And we got it.

'Hamilton', the Impossible Dream

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Stanley Hainsworth

Despite the proximity of the lovely gentleman's body next to me mixed with his strong aftershave spilling into my seat, I was one with the audience as I was in tears or in laughter throughout, only broken by a tear-less intermission.

The Importance of Detoxification for Health

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Spring is upon us, a perfect time of year for detoxification. As the seasons change, many of us are motivated to do 'spring cleaning' in our homes and...

Mental Illness Rears Its Beautiful Mind and Goes Wide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Over the past decade or so, the climate has improved for people with mental illness, and that is true whether or not a person has a beautiful mind.

5 Essential Questions to Ask About the Zika Virus Before Accepting the Hype

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Patti R. Rose

Asking questions about the Zika virus at this point is critical.

Against NY Times Endorsement of Clinton

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, the editors of the NY Times have declared their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. The endorsement is fundamentally disingenuous, for two reasons.

When Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything

Cassidy Hall | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

Perhaps there's something different this time and I'm more open to listening to the solitude; allowing it to speak silence, truth, and rest into my life.

Benchley Ocean Award Winners Bring Hope to Troubled Seas

David Helvarg | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
David Helvarg

What does the president of a Pacific Island nation, a New York Times reporter, a French sailing expedition and the mayor of a small San Diego border town have in common? They are among the eight winners of the 2016 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

How to Mix Spirits and Spirituality

Ruby Warrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Warrington

I'll be drinking alcohol tonight and pretty much every night now until the new year. Happy holidays! But in two weeks' time, I can pretty much guarant...

The Vinyl of Photography

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.29.2015 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

I got into this business a long long time ago because I was a photographer, or at least I wanted to be one. I was mesmerized by images and the process of collecting them. There was a kind of intimacy about it.

The 'NY Times' Turns to a Cardboard Box to Reboot Journalism

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This weekend my New York Times subscription came with a little something extra -- the Cracker Jack's prize for newsreaders. I was one of the million chosen to receive Google Cardboard (a low-cost virtual reality viewer) with my Sunday paper.

Pay Attention!

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.03.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

It is an addiction, this desire to check emails, to watch YouTube, to play Candy Crush (what ever happened to Candy Crush?) that is absolutely overpowering. Resistance is futile. Sorry.

Scents and Sensibilities: A Few Highlights From Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The model turned perfumer Annick Goutal, a legend of the scent world, once wrote "perfume is the music of my dream." Perhaps there is no other art that brings us back to a place and time quite like the olfactory art and yet perfume isn't limited to memories alone.

5 Tips for Killing Baby Hitler

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

New highly secret NSA intelligence-gathering techniques and advanced data analysis of all of your social media timelines has further enabled us to determine that you are the perfect candidate to travel back in time to the late 19th century and kill "Baby" Hitler. Congratulations!

The End of Journalism

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Today, everyone is a journalist in that everyone reports on what is going on in their world. This is why the job doesn't pay the way it used to. The world is flooded with free information.

Being Transgender in Prison

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Paula called Robert from prison. He didn't recognize the number. She was calling from the detective's office. Crying and inconsolable, she told Robert an inmate "took advantage" of her. Distraught, Robert asked her if she has been raped and she said, "yes," by one of her cellmates.

How to Save Newspapers -- and Make Them Profitable Again

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.07.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The real value is in the content, not where you saw it. And the newspapers could become the content making machines of journalism for the world -- if only they would embrace what they already are -- content creators, not advertising carriers and sellers.

Scent of a Man: Three Life-Changing Discoveries at Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.14.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I think hidden within the soul of this cultural blogger, inside the heart of a devoted cinema writer, there has been a fragrance lover hiding all along.