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The Story That Won't Go Away: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Shirley Streshinsky | Posted 07.31.2014 | Books
Shirley Streshinsky

A wave of new books and shows has washed into the summer of 2014, all built around the theme of the greatest secret of World War II: the making of the atomic bomb.

What Was It Like to Work With Elvis Presley?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"He was sitting there, so still. He had such black hair and white skin and I thought, 'Wow, they have a mannequin that looks just like Elvis!'"

My Dad Was James Garner

Patricia Rust | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

My dad would dress as Maverick and shoot his eyebrows straight to the sky and back down to the dry dusty plains of the Ole West, and he had a Maverick hat with pink silk lining. I repeat: pink silk lining!

If My Kids Ever Appeared on Shark Tank

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

My kids' current favorite show is Shark Tank, where budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a team of corporate tycoons who double as potential investors. While listening to concepts for, among other things, collapsible kayaks and colored fur spray for dogs, my daughters vigorously interrogate the television.

What Was It Like to Work With Bruce Lee?

Quora | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"If he grabbed you, you stayed in his hold until he decided to let go. Whatever you want, Bruce."

Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By Bravo

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

When I saw a Facebook post about a new Bravo show called Extreme Guide to Parenting, I felt compelled to find out more. You might think that aromatherapy is no substitute for Ritalin, or that there is no way a teeny-tiny infant can communicate her need to go potty, but these parents have their own creeds.

The Last Great Book I Watched

David S. Simon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Do not despair. We are not illiterate. Not yet, anyway. We've just changed the course of how we receive our ideas and language.

Why I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With The Bachelorette (and The Bachelor)

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You see, I have two distinct sides to me: (1) The Academic, and (2) The Hopeless Romantic. I can talk about these shows from both sides of my mouth. So I'm going to give you a little insight into my crazy thoughts and explain my struggle.

What the TCA Win Means for RuPaul's Drag Race

Justin Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2014 | TV
Justin Hernandez

The TCA win for Outstanding Reality Series solidifies the fact that RuPaul's Drag Race is a key player in the reality TV genre. I believe this will put it in a new stratosphere and help it reach a larger audience, as well as gain more recognition from the television industry.

Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Nadia Dawisha

Pop culture visibility matters, and Misee Harris deserves to be part of it.

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

Twitter Is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

How much time is Twitter going to take to be effective for your business? The simple answer is probably an hour or two a day, depending on your products and services, community service sophistication, how you're using the platform and how aggressively you want to grow your brand.

In Defense of David

Lisa Daniels | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media
Lisa Daniels

Let's face it: most of us don't like David Gregory. He's the smug brat we always hated in high school. No wonder so many of us are salivating at rumors that NBC may relieve the grey-haired wonder boy from his Meet the Press duties.

Early Animation: The Farmer in the City

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

In truth, there are scores of mice in Farmer Al's cartoons (as in other Terrytoons), but they are not mighty. The mightiness is reserved for the more or less human character at their center, not mighty as a character -- he is an oft-besieged man -- but mighty as a star.

This 7-Year-Old Has Some Wise Parenting Advice For Jimmy Kimmel

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents

Jimmy Kimmel became a dad again earlier in July, and this time, he decided to skip the baby books and go to a more obvious source for parenting advice...

Aviva sees the light

Tom Falco | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

Aviva sees the light

Protesting Media Control in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. The Internet is a veritable free-for-all displaying a full range of opinions. But if you look a little deeper, this freedom of the press is actually quite limited.

Chuck Hughes Continues to Eat the Street in Season Three

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Estrin

Each time I sit down with Chuck Hughes I feel marginally badass as this foodie and his tattoos exude a sense of confidence with a heapin' portion of humility.

Why Content and Social Media Marketing are the New SEO

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

SEO is the process of making your web site more accessible to search engines. Google's algorithmic updates the last 3-5 years ("panda" "penguin" "hu...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

Content Marketing Best Practices for B2B Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I wish I could tell you it is this easy. It's not; but, here are critical benchmarks you should be aware of to create meaningful content.

How We Use Our Time

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

I'm a financial analyst, not a philosopher, and yet in my writings about money I often touch on the subject of time. Generally, this is because the tw...

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Stop Spamming Me On Twitter! Interview with Screenwriter Joe Wilson

Rachel Thompson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

Human beings are made of stories and having the chance to have told a few stories to a small group of people, all over the world, that wasn't achieved by marketing, that was made possible by human beings helping other human beings tell a story.