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WATCH: Good And Evil At The TSA

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

After a preposterously positive TSA screening experience before my flight from Hilo, Hawaii, to Maui last week, I get it. I know why the agency assigned to protect America's transportation systems has a few fans -- and an apologist or two.

What You Can (And Can't) Carry Through TSA Checkpoints

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So what exactly can you get away with? A quick run-through through the TSA's Prohibited Items list hints at a surprising irony: Much of what is removed from carry-ons is perfectly legal if declared and packed in luggage that is checked and stowed.

POLL: Is The TSA Taking Us Closer To A 'Papers Please' Society

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

America is edging closer to a "papers please" society, at least when it comes to travel. Where's the evidence? Just visit Arizona.

WATCH: 5 Things Not To Tell A TSA Screener

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Dressing down a TSA agent at the airport, while tempting, serves no useful purpose.

Denver Premiere of Mayan Renaissance showcase's Film Society's Women + Film series

Joshua Berman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Joshua Berman

On Tuesday, August 21, the Denver Film Society will feature Mayan Renaissance a 68-minute, feature length documentary shot in Guatemala, "which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization.

WATCH: Who Are The Real TSA Dissidents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

It takes courage to whip out your camera and record TSA agents engaging in what you believe to be an unconstitutional activity.

For Disabled Fliers, TSA Adds Insult To Injury

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Pope John Paul II once said that society can be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members. Last week, the TSA added insult to injury for its most vulnerable passengers. And it seems passengers have already judged them for it.

POLL: Does The TSA Think You Are Stupid?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

After more than a decade of deceptive rhetoric, followed by brief periods of self-serving silence, public discontent with the TSA is about to boil over.

Screening for Obesity: Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The updated advice from the Preventive Services Task Force about obesity screening harbors good, bad, and a bit of the downright silly.

WATCH: 5 Things The TSA Doesn't Want You To See

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA doesn't want us to see its documented arrogance and incompetence, doesn't want us to know that it's an out-of-control government agency.

POLL: Is It Too Easy To Lose The TSA's Trust?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As the TSA moves toward what it calls an "intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security," maybe it's worth asking how intelligent some of its new systems really are.

Does The TSA Have A Breast Fixation?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Amy Strand's little breast pump problem is just the latest in a long line of gaffes by the men and women of the TSA. But mostly, the men.

To PSA or Not PSA: It Depends

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Men should be empowered to make the best decision about PSA testing for them, and the answer isn't a dictum -- it's information and education.

Prostate Cancer Screening: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Please stop asking whether or not men have prostate cancer by using this test, in other words, because it is tantamount to asking for trouble.

My Sex Life with the TSA

Naomi Wolf | Posted 07.27.2011 | Comedy
Naomi Wolf

I've been getting a lot of action from the TSA lately. I went through JFK this past week. As usual, I requested not to go through the backscatter machines. And as usual, they tell me that since I mentioned it at all, they have to give me a "pat-down."

New Test: Big Advance In Diagnosing TB

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether so...

Rejected Outright for the Job Because of Their Online Image

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Business strategist and Webby Award winner David Allen Ibsen (runs business consultancy 5 Meetings Before Lunch) was helping one of his start-up clien...

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Before hitting the grill, check out some of the events going on in the art world. Wednesday is the first day to see the new exhibit Contemporary Art from the Collection at MoMA.

The Many Offerings at the LA Film Festival

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Unlike other film festivals, this one seeks to provide many different experiences for both film buffs and those seeking to absorb the vibrant culture of Downtown LA.

Dowdy Sinead O'Connor Is Completely Unrecognizable at U2 Screening

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Sinead O'Connor looked totally unrecognizable when she attended a premier for U2's new tour movie.

The Dark Side of Healthcare Technology

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

In nearly every economic sector, technology drives costs down. But in healthcare, technology has had the opposite effect. At long last, though, that's changing through scalable technologies.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

New Restrictions For Air Travelers After Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JOSHUA FREED and JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Extra pat-downs before boarding. No getting up for the last hour of the flight. More bomb-sniffing dogs. Airports worldwide tightened security a day a...

Dialing Down Breast Cancer Screening

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Arguably the best mammography studies have been ignored, scientific consensus panels have been overruled by politicians, and histrionic (and personal) attacks have been leveled.

Where is Mental Health in Health Care Reform?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Have you heard a word about mental health in the deluge of discussions that populate health reform communications on TV, radio and newspapers? Have you seen any mention in Federal legislative offerings?