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More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help

Halima Leak Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Halima Leak Francis

Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...

25 Years After Kurt Cobain: Where Is the Counterculture?

Chris Castiglione | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Chris Castiglione

What happens to the art isn't important. What's important is that it was being made. I remember that raw feeling of someone standing up for what they believe, and not caring what anyone thinks. I haven't felt that feeling in a while.

Film Review: "The Preppie Connection" opens 3/18/16

Sally Fay | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

"The Preppie Connection," is a thrilling, "can't believe this actually happened," tale of a teenager, Toby, (played by Thomas Mann), who willingly goe...

Mexican Actress Says Sean Penn Betrayed Her: 'Total And Complete Bulls**t'

The New Yorker | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

On the evening of January 9, 2012, the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poured a glass of wine, sat down at her computer, and opened Twitter....

Chris Martin Recalls That Time Beyoncé Said His Song Was Awful

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

They say behind every great man, there's an even greater woman. Such is the case with Chris Martin and Beyoncé. The Coldplay frontman opens up to Ro...

Why Salma Hayek Wants The El Chapo, Sean Penn Interview Controversy To End

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek has had enough of the controversy over Sean Penn’s interview with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. The Mexican-born actress spo...

Sean Penn Upset Everyone Missed The Point Of His Terrible 'El Chapo' Article

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.15.2016 | Media

Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone article recounting an in-person interview with infamous drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman is exactly what you’d expe...

The Sean Penn Controversy (So What?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The feverish over-reaction to the weekend revelation in Rolling Stone that two-time Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had interviewed a recently recaptured Mexican drug lord points up some of the biggest toxic dynamics in our media culture.

Leonardo DiCaprio On Whether Or Not He Wants To Have Kids

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment

Perennial bachelor Leonardo DiCaprio fends off questions about settling down and starting a family in the January 2016 issue of Rolling Stone. "Do yo...

The Sean Penn School of Journalism!

Spencer Green | Posted 01.11.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Are you tired of your dead-end, go-nowhere job? Would you like an opportunity to see the world and flex your dormant writing muscles? Then you may be just the candidate we're looking for at The Sean Penn School of Journalism™!

What Happens When Life Imitating Art Imitates Bad TV?

David Sable | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
David Sable

Sean -- one of my favorite actors -- seems to be channeling the worst of a bygone era -- maybe he needs to watch Game of Thrones, Homeland, Transparent, Orange Is the New Black or any of the myriad universe of incredibly written, brilliantly produced and critically acclaimed examples of Premium Video Content.

'Rolling Stone' Faces Criticism Over Sean Penn's 'El Chapo' Interview

Associated Press | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.11.2016 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a big scoop, and one Rolling Stone may well regret. The magazine made stunning news over the weekend by revealing that actor ...

‘Catfishing’ Over Love Interest Might Have Spurred UVA Gang-Rape Debacle

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2016 | Crime

Ryan Duffin was a freshman at the University of Virginia when he met a student named Jackie....

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

As we look back at the many ups and downs of 2015, we are grateful for some areas of progress and at the same time, cognizant of changes that need to occur in order to improve the higher ed landscape.

Richard, We Hardly Knew You

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's Evan Thomas' observational grace notes that deliver the complete Nixon. You've got to empathize with a guy who was totally helpless with anything mechanical and was comically clumsy while wrestling a lobster that clawed onto his suit.

The Phil Collins Backlash

Roger Weisman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Roger Weisman

So Phil Collins has been big in the news the past few weeks. Rolling Stone magazine wrote that the former Genesis drummer and mega-selling solo artist would be coming out of retirement. Fans rejoiced, and so did Internet trolls.

Adele Makes Her Comeback Complete With Rolling Stone Cover

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment

Adele's comeback wouldn't be official without a requisite Rolling Stone cover. In October, the British songstress made her grand return with the reco...

Trolling Stone Song Review: "Where Are Ü Now" - Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber

Sam Corey | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Sam Corey

Between this ballad of distorted computer noise and "What Do You Mean?", Justin Bieber has been posing quite a few existential questions about his lov...

Trolling Stone Song Review: "Shake It Off" -- Taylor Swift

Sam Corey | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Sam Corey

The repetition of the chorus represents the constant nagging, obstacles and adversity that life presents us, but Taylor Swift serves as the standard-bearer of shaking off that negativity and continuing onward with her head held high.

Taylor Swift Pet The Weeknd's Hair The First Time They Met

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has one of the most unique hairstyles in the industry. It's also responsible for one of the strangest Taylor...

Trolling Stone Song Review: 'I Can't Feel My Face' -- The Weeknd

Sam Corey | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy
Sam Corey

This scintillating dance hit has stormed nightclubs all across America, but beneath the thumping bass and catchy grooves underlies a bleak depiction o...

Trolling Stone Song Review: "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap

Sam Corey | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Sam Corey

Before typecasting this song as another cliché hip-hop anthem of trite themes including the acquiring material possessions, stacking unruly amounts o...

The Carly TV Ad Is Not Great

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Arnold Steinberg

While the Fiorina ad probably delights its creators, political groupies, and reporters, it is "thou dost protest too much." Right now, Fiorina, who knows marketing, should realize her target is not the general election. It is the universe of likely Republican primary voters.

Donald Trump Insults Carly Fiorina's Face, Er, 'Persona.' Yeah, Her 'Persona.'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- The race for the Republican presidential nomination came to a head Wednesday as outsider candidates who have surged in the polls since t...

'Shake-Up' At Rolling Stone

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media

Jason Fine, the editor of Men’s Journal, will take over as the managing editor of Rolling Stone as part of what the magazine’s publisher, Jann S. ...