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A Brooklyn Clown Is Living His Dream

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.

The High-Flying Adventures of Kristin Finley

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"My father would be rolling over in his grave if he knew I gave up a secure, well-paying job to start a circus career." Most parents mean well. They sincerely want the best for their children. Unfortunately, that often means the best as they see it.

The Wonder Working Power of the Circus Arts

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Such is the wonder and working power of Arts Education. Give a child the Arts and you give them access to a world far beyond anything they've ever known.

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Ringling Brothers Should Put Money Where Mouth Is

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The more you learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of circuses, the worse you feel about what they're doing. Highly intelligent animals are often chained for a majority of their lives, shipped to dozens of cities a year, separated from their family groups, and struck with bullhooks to force them to submit and perform unnatural tricks.

Prayers for Ringling Circus Aerialists

Lee-En Chung | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Lee-En Chung

Next time you take your kids, grandchildren or even your parents to the circus, please keep in mind that the artistry can be spectacular, the acts can be death-defying, and the show must go on.

If You Think Clowns Are Creepy, Don't Look At This

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

Family entertainment sure has come a long way since the heyday of traveling circuses in the United States. For example, check out this collection o...

Spring Break Is Here and the Littles Are Restless

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Wondering what to do to keep the little ones busy over spring break? There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Here are five suggestions.

A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Chelsea Sutton The Troubadour Theater Company - affectionately referred to by their fans as "The Troubies" - are a rascally and very tale...

Circus Elephant Hit In Drive-by Shooting

AP | Posted 06.09.2013 | Crime

TUPELO, Miss. — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss....

LOOK: Rookie Of The Year At Ringling Bros.

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When he's not busy helping the Redskins win their first division title in over a decade, earning Rookie of the Year honors or surprising...

LOOK: The Greatest Show On Earth

Posted 03.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The greatest show on earth has arrived in the Verizon Center. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus began their weekend run of "DRAG...

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

The Circus of Life

George Heymont | Posted 10.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Time flies when you're having fun. It's hard to believe that half a century has passed since A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum debuted at the Alvin Theatre on May 8, 1962.

Circus Performer and Mom Says She DOES Have it All

Leah Singer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Leah Singer

"The circus has been wonderful for having a family," Denitza said. "We are all home together and I never have to leave my kids to travel."

Kathleen Miles

Throngs In LA Will Protest THIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Families going to the circus in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday will have to walk past throngs of protesters, some with graphic photos of alleged anima...

Alec Baldwin: 'Please, Never Attend A Circus That Uses Animals'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

People enjoy showbiz, but elephants do not. This is the message Alec Baldwin delivers in a disturbing four-minute video recently released with People ...

Judge Allows Circus To Flout Elephant Bullhooks Ban In Atlanta

Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be allowed to use bullhooks on elephants during its ...

Seriously, Do We Really Need Health Clubs?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Even though I'm over fifty, I still groan at the vivid memory of high school gym class which, for me, was an exercise in torture.

Ringling Bros. Agree To Pay Fine For Allegedly Violating Animal Welfare Act

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

Life's no circus for the Ringling Brothers these days. The USDA announced Monday that an agreement was reached where Feld Entertainment, Inc., doi...

Sarah Cannot Wait Another Day

Olivia Munn | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Olivia Munn

Sarah's story doesn't need embellishment or a funny line to draw you in, just the facts. Sarah is an elephant with a chronic infection and symptoms of arthritis and she's being forced to travel and perform with the Ringling Bros.

The Cruelest Show On Earth?

Mother Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

IT WAS A DRIZZLY WINTER DAY, and inside the Jacksonville Coliseum, Kenny, a three-year-old Asian elephant, was supposed to perform his usual adorable ...

Hayley Miller

Bob Barker Fighting For New Bill To Stop 'Heartbreaking' Treatment Of Circus Animals

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barker doesn't think "The Greatest Show On Earth" is great for animals, and he made his case Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The form...

Circus Invites Laid-Off Police To Free Show

ABC | Posted 10.21.2011 | Impact

SAN JOSE, Caif. -- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are inviting San Jose police officers who were laid off as a result of budget cuts to bring t...

David Moye

WATCH: Clowns Fight 'Clownism'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.22.2011 | Weird News

Clowns devote their lives to making people laugh, but there are some things that are no joke to them -- like being called "creepy." That term makes ma...