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Copy and Paste Syndrome: Nuqat's Probe Into Creativity

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.23.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.

Does Ferguson Herald the End Times? Ptolemy Says No!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Half of all Americans, including more than three-quarters of white evangelicals, believe the End Times are upon us! But, seeing as the clearest prophecy in the Bible, attributed to Jesus himself, went unfulfilled, maybe we need think harder.

Did You Know Cleopatra Is in the Bible?

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Before I write anything I always open my bible. If you aren't like-minded this may sound bonkers: Everything in there is give or take 2,000 years old, but this is the meaning of 'The Living Word.' It can and will speak to you.

My Occult Boyhood

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

For me Halloween has always been more than just a holiday for costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating. It is a time of year that summons up occult interests that grew deep in me in childhood.

My Data Is Bigger...

David Sable | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
David Sable

Maybe you think I'm pushing the edge here, but when search returns more than 2 billion possibilities on Big Data, it's a Big Data challenge to figure out what it all really means.

Why You Don't Understand The Bible

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The oral tradition that crystallized into the Talmud, the Midrashim and the Kabbalah is the only tool available to successfully decode the massive amount of legal, ethical and spiritual information embedded in the text.

How I Became an Eclipse Chaser -- And Dragged My Family Along!

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Deal Booth

Eclipse chasing is a serious endeavor. The first time I chased one was with my 16 year old daughter in 2006 in Cappadocia, Turkey, not far from the first recorded total solar eclipse.

The Obama Economic Team's Flawed Cosmology: Still Believing the Universe Revolves Around the Banks

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Discussing the financial crisis with Obama's economic team is like beaming back to the 2nd century and discussing astronomy with Ptolemy. Just as Ptolemy was convinced we live in a geocentric universe, Obama's senior economic team is convinced we live in a bank-centric universe. It's an obsolete cosmology. READ MORE The Debate Over Online News: It's the Consumer, Stupid For me, the key question is whether those of us working in the media embrace and adapt to the radical changes brought about by the Internet or pretend that we can somehow hop into a journalistic Way Back Machine and return to a past that no longer exists. READ MORE Watch: Arianna Debates New Media with AP CEO Tom Curley on Charlie Rose Watch: Arianna Joins David Frum, George Will, Richard Haas, Martha Raddatz on This Week with George Stephanopoulos