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Michael Lewis: 'Moneyball' Prequel Arrives December 2016

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week, I had the pleasure of meeting the talented and influential author, Michael Lewis. You prob...

LA Fashion Week; Sexy, Playful, Vibrant

Philip David Morton | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Designer Isaac Newton at Art Hearts Fashion Spring Showcase 2016 Los Angeles Fashion Week started Monday night with Arts Heart Fashion presenting the...

Global Risks and Short Trades

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Janet Tavakoli


"Truth"and Consequences

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.18.2017 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Maggie Smith, the Grande dame of the mega series "Downton Abbey", says regarding her view of the town hospital needing to continue to run as is, that basically the facts are important as long as it is recognized that "my facts are the true facts".

Watching the Oscars on the Couch With Grandma and Grandpa

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

My parents, married for (over) 45 Years are Straight Outta Ohio. No nonsense, midwestern folk (and grandparents) who love going to the movies. Dad's (...

The Next Big Short

Michelle Howard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Michelle Howard

If the man who saw the housing market crash and ensuing financial market meltdown is focusing his investments on fresh water, might that be one more reason for us to shift our thinking about the nature, socioeconomic, political and environmental, of water?

'Spotlight' Wins Best Picture At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Declared the category's tentative front-runner after September's annual film festivals, "Spotlight" took home Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday. De...

'Big Short' Director Adam McKay: Hollywood Isn't Liberal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adam McKay is about to have a very big weekend. The director who was once best known for Will Ferrell slapstick vehicles like "Anchorman...

Why Wealth Managers Should Thank the Academy for Honoring The Big Short -- AKA Marketing 101

April Rudin | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
April Rudin

I'm not saying that you have to hire a celebrity to make a cameo appearance explaining investment strategies to your clients. But you can think outside the box and use analogies in your own explanations.

The Most Interesting Story Missing From 'The Big Short'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment

"The Big Short" is an impressive film that takes a complex story about the financial crisis and turns it into a fast-paced thriller. Co-writer and di...

We Hope The Big Short Wins... and Other Oscar Thoughts

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

The movies and gala ceremonies are very different things. If Oscars went to paintings, most years the Picasso and the Van Gogh aren't nominated and the Edward Hopper ends up losing to the Bob Ross.

Subprime gets bad rap in 'Big Short' but is key to easing affordability crisis

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Jaime Luque, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone who's dug into the 2008 financial crisis knows the role that bundling and selling subprime housin...

Your 2016 Oscar Party Menu in Gifs

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 02.24.2017 | Comedy
Sarah Shanfield

Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...

The Most Gripping Scene In ‘The Big Short’ Isn’t About Rich, White Men

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment

In one way or another, almost every single moment in “The Big Short” is dedicated to the lives of beautiful, rich, funny, white men -- specificall...

Oscar Favorites -- 2016

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

This year, I saw every one of the 31 nominated feature films and 15 nominated shorts. Here are my random comments on most of the categories.

The Big Short and Your Retirement

Bailey Childers | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Bailey Childers

If someone was lucky enough to have a public pension when the market crashed, a dignified retirement is still possible thanks to the fundamental structure of a pension. Meanwhile, if an employee's assets were in a 401(k) when reckless bankers brought our country to the brink of financial collapse, they might have ended up with nothing.

Whistleblowers Turning in Small Whistles for Big Trumpets!

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 02.20.2017 | Business
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Heroes come in four varieties, with infinite variations within each category. Life-long Heroes are individuals who organize their entire lives around...

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Sheila Bair Says There's A Big Problem With ‘The Big Short’

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "The Big Short" has one big problem, according to Sheila Bair, a former top regulator who battled to rein in banking abuse during the gr...

Hemorrhaging Mega Bucks in the Stock Market? Transfuse it Into Real Estate

Ted Papadopoulos | Posted 01.31.2017 | Business
Ted Papadopoulos

If you thought 2015 was a crazy year for fluctuating interest rates and all the inconsistent economic data being fed to us about the state of the US e...

The Big Short's Big Shortcomings

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The movie's coda informs us that despite the enormous damage done by Wall Street, little has changed. That's simply not true. So what's missing from "The Big Short"? For starters: Dodd-Frank, Elizabeth Warren, Occupy Wall Street and Bernie Sanders.

'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Isn't Done With Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. Adam McKay, a multi-platform Hollywood hyphenate who helped create some of the most memorable comedies to hit the theaters, is back...

Filmmaker Adam McKay Says #OscarsSoWhite Complaints Are 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy

Adam McKay had lots to celebrate when this year's Oscar nominations turned up five nods for his rollicking drama about the 2008 crash of the U.S. hous...

Will Ferrell Has A Shockingly Expensive Rare Bird Collection

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.06.2017 | Comedy

How does an acclaimed actor and comedic genius like Will Ferrell unwind after a tough day at work? By spending some valued time with his incredibly ex...

3 Things I Want My Son to Know About Patriotism

Micah Conkling | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Micah Conkling

I wrestle with what I'm going to tell him about America, and I've been trying to form a plan for engaging America's history - the good, bad, and incredibly ugly -- and talking to him about being "an American" in a healthy and productive way.