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Watching a Wedding: Social Media in 3D -- How Internet Paradigms Cast and Script Real-Life Events

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Annabel Osberg

As I stood at the edge of the velvet rope, dubiety gnawed at me. Why am I here? Why should I care?

A Redmoon Night to Remember

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a city with so many theaters, so much music, so much incredible architecture and so many nationally recognized restaurants, it can be hard to stand...

Banksy's Final Trick

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A Genuine October Surprise for New York Street Art Friends and Foes Alike. In a series of communiqués beamed from his website, the global street a...

What Is Wrong With Us?

Patty Culhane | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Patty Culhane

I've now watched the taped phone call between Amanda Berry and her grandmother and I wish I had never seen that. She deserves for that to be a private and a protected moment.

Obama, Pundits, And Second Guessing Yourself

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I've written about how life in our society is becoming a 'spectator sport'. I'm reminded of this as I hear pundits criticizing Obama as if their points aren't contrived to produce controversy or provoke conflict.

Trashing Tiger

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I imagine that Tiger Woods wishes his father were still alive and that he could bow his head and beg forgiveness from the one person who knew him best before he was a legend.

Public Enemies and the Invention of Video

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

For all of director Michael Mann's aesthetic sophistication, the film's spontaneity runs roughshod over a lot of true history.

Watchmen, Love and Misunderstanding

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

There has been a lot of press about audiences seeing the movie more than once, but that would really only reward aesthetes and those who found the basic plot incomprehensible the first time.