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You Should Be Reading Banned Books - #BannedBooksWeek

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

This week is #BannedBooksWeek and if you're wondering why we need an entire week to celebrate banned books you're probably one of those millennials who doesn't read anything longer than 140 characters.

Oliver Stone's New Movie 'Snowden' Tackles the Myth

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

Snowden is a helluva movie, kicking an audience's ass on a number of levels. I had a chance to see the film at a preview event; it opens everywhere on September 16. Go see it.

Oliver Stone's Snowden: Toronto Film Festival From Afar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On Friday night, Oliver Stone's new movie, Snowden, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Early reviews were embargoed until then. But I can tell you, from the reaction of a tony crowd at a summer screening in East Hampton, let the award season begin with this movie.

Edward Snowden: Time To Come Home

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Mark Weinstein

We need Snowden in America - for many good reasons. For those who see him as an enemy, we have always been taught to keep our enemies close to us and there is no logic to be found in forcing him into unsavory hands far from home.

Snowden Assesses Technology's Role In Our Lives: 'It's Only Getting Better'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

Does technology help or hurt democracy? We’ve been unpacking that question all week, thanks to a five-part documentary series that Joseph Gordon-Lev...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Recalls Edward Snowden's 'Old-Fashioned Manners'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

More than a year after “Citizenfour” won an Oscar for recounting the impact of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, the former government contractor’s ...

Edward Snowden's Lawyer Wonders Whether Surveillance Harms Democracy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

If you know you’re being watched, you behave differently, right? You’re more performative or cautious, perhaps. What does that do, then, to the fu...

LA Lets Down Joseph Gordon-Levitt During His Debut Subway Performance

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 08.16.2016 | Entertainment

If you slay a drum solo on a Los Angeles subway platform and nobody cares, did it even happen? Fortunately for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, there is video e...

How A Pakistani Woman Used Social Media To Abolish Election Rigging

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

On Monday, The Huffington Post launched the first entry in a new five-part documentary series created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the ACLU. The short ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A Question For You

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment

In February, Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced he would funnel part of his “Snowden” paycheck toward making short films related to the thesis of Oliv...

Movie Review: Jason Bourne... Born Again!

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

What's not to love about Jason Bourne. And Matt Damon and of course Robert Ludlum who created the beloved Jason Bourne. Here we have Bourne again on...

Why Oliver Stone Thinks Pokémon Go Could Lead to 'Totalitarianism'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment

Director Oliver Stone thinks the future is bleak in a world full of Pokémon Go players. “[It] is a new level of invasion,” he said of the insane...

Was Hillary Clinton's Email Hacked? The Case

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology
Peter Van Buren

If you were Vladimir Putin, or President Xi of China, what would you do if you had the entire archive of Hillary Clinton's emails, classified and unclassified, "deleted" and not, in your hands? What value to you would that be in your next round of negotiations with the president of the United States?

Explaining Snowden, Petraeus, Manning, and Clinton

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even in the era of widening partisan gaps, it would be ill-advised to throw around indictments willy-nilly. Voters use James Comey's statements for the insights on Clinton's fitness for the presidency, not prison.

Are Microsoft and Apple Defending Our Constitution?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember King George III? If not, thanks to Broadway, we can stream his tunes on the sublime "Hamilton" soundtrack for a little recall. Of course that...

Why Won't Bernie Sanders Support Edward Snowden?

Taylor Gipple | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

I'm not surprised that none of the candidates have spoken in favor of Snowden, but I just thought that if there was someone who would stand up for him, it would be Bernie Sanders.

Was 2015 The Year Of The Mural?

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Was 2015 the "Year of the Mural"? A lot of people thought so, and the rise of commercial festivals and commissioned public/private mural programs p...

Virtual Court in The Hague

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

For those of us who once lived in the former Yugoslavia, The Hague is the symbol for international tribunals. Our bloodstained nation is just a myth nowadays, but this court, a congelation of nations, still exists in a building in the Netherlands, processing our historical war crimes.

EU Parliament Votes To Drop Charges Against Snowden

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

A big win for Edward Snowden came with the narrowest of margins. By a vote of 285 to 281, Members of European Parliament (MEP) passed a resolution Thu...

To Hillary Clinton: Snowden Is a Traitor -- and a Hero

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

How revealing that the perpetrators of mass surveillance violating the Fourth Amendment -- from Cheney on down -- don't have to deal with the "traitor" question. That in CNN debates, in the mass media, this grand stigma -- traitor -- is reserved only for whistleblowers.

Edward Snowden Has A Depressing Theory About Aliens

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

Edward Snowden may be best known as the man who exposed the depths of our global surveillance system and as one of Moscow’s more famous residents, b...

The First Trailer For 'Snowden,' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Is Practically A Résumé

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, we got out first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden. Now, the first official trailer has arrived of Oliver Stone's biop...

Ali Watkins

Senate Lets NSA Spying Expire | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) succeeded Sunday in forcing certain controversial provisions of the Patriot Act to expire, including the NSA’s...

Ali Watkins

Huge Pieces Of The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here's What That Actually Means. | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget Edward Snowden. It was congressional dysfunction that brought down the Patriot Act. In a sensational late-night Senate session...

America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.