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Commemorating The Centennial Of The 1917 Russian Revolution

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.19.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let me start today with a question: if you were asked to name the defining year in the history of 20th century avant-garde art, which year would you c...

Our Nation Must Undergo A Radical Revolution Of Values

Barbara Ransby | Posted 02.28.2017 | Black Voices
Barbara Ransby

Revolution! The word means different things to different people. It has been made seductive by the work of artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda, in his gro...

Whose Gender Revolution Is It? The Folks That Need It The Most, That's Who!

Aidan Key | Posted 02.14.2017 | Queer Voices
Aidan Key

It has indeed begun to shift -- from a laser beam focus on genitals of trans people, to a willingness to pursue a self-examination as to the origins and implications of their own interest.

The Revolution is Now

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Two questions posed to me today: Was I disgusted by the DeVos nod and do I think all of our energy against her was for naught? My answers: of course a...

The Revolution (Part II) - Straight to Underwriting

Dean Sioukas | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Dean Sioukas

Some of you may have read my first blog of 2017, "The Revolution Has Begun (Part 1) - How A Radical Shift Is Changing The Face Of Banking In America,"...

What Martin Luther King Dreams Of Today

Michael Goldstein | Posted 01.14.2017 | Black Voices
Michael Goldstein

This first appeared elsewhere in August, 2013, on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. While it does not address the rise of Trump and wh...

The Revolution Has Begun (Part 1) - How a Radical Shift is Changing the Face of Banking in America

Dean Sioukas | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Dean Sioukas

Happy New Year... and what a year it will be as the revolution has begun. We are living in a rapidly changing landscape in which traditional commerci...

Make Life Resolutions, Not Just Ones in the New Year

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 01.02.2017 | Divorce
Clara G. Herrera

New Year's Day is probably one of the most optimistic days of the year. Like most folk, you are ardently deciding to scrape off the crap that shellack...

Castro, My Family and the Lie of Romantic Revolutions

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

Everyone has their personal stories about Castro, but one thing everyone says is: "He took everything."

People Have to Confront this Trump Regime Is Fascist and What it Will Take to Stop It!

Joey Johnson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

This is a statement on the Trump's election. It is from I've been getting it out and encourage you to do the same, because it really is a ...

Letter to a Trump Supporter #9: Donald Trump's Character

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the ninth and last in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Yesterday...

It Won't Really End On Tuesday

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most important thing I have learned about civil wars through those experiences is that they tear countries apart, destroy lives, families and economies and that nobody really wins them. Preventing this from happening in this country that, despite all its faults, still offers more freedom and prosperity to more people than any other country in the world is an imperative that will not end even if Clinton wins.

#FredinChina: Alibaba wants to go for youth and technological revolution in commerce

Fred Raillard | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

Arab Spring In Chicago

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

"AT SOME POINT WE DECIDED TO STOP BEING SILENT AND OUR REVOLUTION STARTED." - Hussein Ghrer, human rights activist, Syria December 17, 2010 Tunisia: ...

Setting History Alight: Revolution and History in Egypt

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It was more than an hour later, at almost 5pm on Friday, January 28 -- a day branded "Angry Friday" -- when the police stopped shooting at the demonstrators who were gathered outside the offices of Egypt's Al-Ahram newspaper.

Egypt: Stopping A Massacre At A Newspaper

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

We had walked just 200 yards from Al-Ahram when the security forces, appearing from the side streets, suddenly closed in on us and began firing. Snipers were also targeting us. Myself, Ibrahim and many other demonstrators picked up the wounded and carried them back to the lobby of Al-Ahram.

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

Ukraine's Future Belongs to Its Dreamers

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Andrea Chalupa

There's no place like Kyiv in the summertime. The sandy shores of the islands on the Dnieper River that divides Ukraine's tree-covered capital, one of...

As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag

Joey Johnson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.

Killing Me Softly (Part One)... Universal Refugees in A World Without Dignity

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Why are we facing so much ambivalence when so much is at stake? One painful answer is that we have a status quo presidential candidate who seems to be both unexciting and inevitable, while the other is "unpopular" among the intelligentsia and "politically correct" for putting everything we value at risk, including human dignity itself.

It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

Counteracting the Nonsense About Bernie Sanders, Patriotism, Faith, Minorities, World Leadership and the Democratic Convention!

Beth Green | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

I am not unaware of flaws in Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party - problems about transparency, money in politics and political expediency. Okay, they are still human and coming out of the old political models. But there's a lot to celebrate, too, and the nonsense that was spewed about the Democratic Convention - even by admirers - needs to be countered.

Pivoting To Hillary, From The Left

David Shorter | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
David Shorter

Hillary may not be your candidate of choice. She may even espouse positions you find morally reprehensible. Her nomination may evidence for you all the gross aspects of a two-party political system in the U.S.A. But her presidency is the singular path forward.

Letter To A Bernie Activist

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

The idea that the Democratic Party, let alone the state which it serves along with the Republicans, could ever be peacefully captured was an enormous illusion that Bernie supporters will have to put to rest if they want to be part of a genuine revolution.

Sure, VR Is A Storytelling Revolution... But How?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Internet is finding its way into daily objects, and artificial intelligence technologies are increasing in their capacities by the day. We're bringing ourselves deeper into our stories, and our stories deeper into ourselves.