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Early Animation: The Farmer in the CIty

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

Tyrants on Television

Gary Burge | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Gary Burge

Tyrant is trading in gross stereotypes. Watching this show begins to shape your understanding of Arab society: volatile, poor, angry, and brutal -- and led by crazed rulers who lavish money on themselves, rape women (regularly), and kill anyone in their way.

The Housewives Are Getting Real

Tom Falco | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

Another Real Housewife cast member is heading to prison. What's with these people? Were they crooks before they got on tv or was this their M.O. for life?

Youth, Television and What Might Keep Afghanistan from Ending up Like Iraq

Sam Schneider | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Ever since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began their recent offensive in Iraq, anxieties about the potential of something similar taking place in Afghanistan have abounded. Yet many have missed a crucial piece of the puzzle.

Making a List, Checking It Twice: My Emmy Wish List

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced July 10 and like a kid writing his Christmas list for Santa Claus, I have been thinking about who I most wish to see receive an Emmy nomination come Thursday morning.

Why Florida Leads the World in Weird

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

People have blamed Florida on migration patterns, old people, politics, weather, economics and whatnot. Maybe all of those things have something to do with it, but maybe they don't.

The Only Social Network You'll Ever Need How to Feed & Take Care of It

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

LinkedIn has over 300 plus million users, doubling in size the last calendar year, adding 2 new members per second and an estimated 180M unique visit...

Alton, Giada, Rachael: Before They Were Food Network Stars

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

From Alton Brown to Sunny Anderson, their backgrounds prove that with enough hard work, you can make it to the top.

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From 1970's And '80s TV

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Little House on the Prairie taught me about living on a farm in the 1800's. It also taught this big-haired '80s girl that good hair has always been important, even for Pa back in Walnut Grove.

15 Twisted Life Lessons From 'Orange Is The New Black'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

One of the most entertaining and addictive shows around, Orange is the New Black has life lessons for even the most innocent among us.

Why Many Social Media Experts are Selling Snake Oil

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

So much content written today by social media "experts" featuring Toms, McDonalds, Pepsi, Cisco, SalesForce, Intel, Zappos is a false line on the ho...

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

Where Is This Generation's Clair Huxtable?

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 07.02.2014 | TV
Dr. Misee Harris

Where is this generation's Clair Huxtable? Phylicia Rashad's character showed me through her television portrayal that with hard work, good values, and grace I could accomplish anything. Where have all of the black lawyers and doctors on television gone?

Is Your Business Attention Starved In Today's Always-On World?

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

It's a noisy world, your marketing resources and headcount are limited and in some case, you're still defining who your customers are. How Mark...