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The Cannes Diaries 2015: The DPA Gifting Lounge Top 10 Must Haves

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Usually visiting the DPA Gifting Lounge in Cannes is a treat and a welcomed oasis of treats and beautiful things to behold for this overstretched writer in need of some serious rest. But this year, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko provided so much more than that.

Notes From a Dive Bar III

Alan Black | Posted 05.18.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Years ago, at night's end, I locked a drunk French tourist in the bar, by mistake. He awakened under a table on the balcony, perfumed with vomit, a fragrance found in bars. Only the bar's ghosts were with him.

Here's What Happens When you Have to Move 1000's of Miles for Love!

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

Long distance relationships are incredibly difficult, especially if the distance is between TWO oceans and a massive continent.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Ten Reasons I'm Looking Forward to the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a filmmaker knows how to say the right thing, I'm hooked before I even watch a film. Funny thing is, instinctually I almost always get it right, as far as my personal taste is concerned. The Other Side is a must-watch documentary by fellow Italian Roberto Minervini,

Vietnam War 40 Years Later: Capitalism Trumps Ideology

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Andrew Lam

Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended, and a parade was staged in Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon, to commemorate that date. Yet despite the fanfare, debates rage on both sides of the Pacific as to who really won and who lost that war.

Which Way Will Saudi Arabia Swing?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Luay Al Khatteeb

Each week seems to bring new twists in Middle Eastern geopolitics, with shockwaves on the energy market and in particular oil prices. The recent reshuffle in Saudi Arabia heralds a major break with established tradition and watershed in the trends of the oil industry.

Small Is Beautiful. The Democratic Advantages of Smaller States

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

Public choice theory teaches us that the bigger the political entity, the less incentives the citizens have to participate actively and to be well informed within a democracy. Democracy and its advantages should be discussed while taking the size of the democracy in question into account.

Decoding the New Face of America: An Interview With dlR USA CEO Carlos de León

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

To help businesses understand and adapt to the new, emerging multicultural reality, Carlos de León, CEO of dlR USA, recently shared with me his insights on this interesting yet controversial topic.

Man Shouting 'English Only' Disrupts Kindergarten Concert

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices

A kindergarten concert in Iowa was suddenly interrupted last week when a man started shouting, "USA, English only. USA, English only." According to...

Are Low Oil Prices Here to Stay?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

It's often said that you can't get economists to agree on anything. Well, oil economists certainly can't agree on future prices, with commentators suggesting anything from $20 to $200. Seldom has there been such a discrepancy in forecasting, though the median forecasts seem to be somewhere between $60 and $70.

What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ever felt like a fish out of water when you're visiting another state? That would make sense, according to Truity.com...

Russia Makes the First Move With Iran -- Early Bird Special

Elena Ulansky | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Elena Ulansky

Russia announced that it is going to begin selling Iran its s-300 missile defense system. This ends the ban that was placed in 2010 as part of the sanctions the United Nations imposed on Iran. The s-300 is a ground to air system that can shoot down planes or missiles. This is no small matter.

Things Come Apart So Easily: Asghar Farhadi's About Elly

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One of the signs that our future may turn out to be OK after all for me is watching the upward trend on the types of films that secure distribution in the U.S.

This Is Not Cricket but Migration Is a Part of Our Future

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In a documentary titled This Is Not Cricket, currently crowdfunding on Aflamnah, Italian director Jacopo de Bertoldi and British producer Suzy Gillett have paired up to tell the story of two boys -- one Italian, one Indian -- who form an unlikely friendship through an unusual sport.

Pakistan's Promises Will Remain Unfulfilled

Aparna Pande | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan remains unwilling to change the substance of its policy on terrorism even as it tries to reassure the international community that it is ready for a drastic transformation.

Netanyahu and the Risky Business of 'Business as Usual'

Khaled Diab | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Khaled Diab

Though "business as usual" is the path of least resistance on the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Iranian axes, they are also risky enterprises as the old equilibriums shift.

10 Of The Most Colorful Places In The U.S.

PureWow | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Read More: Travel, USA, Travel News
PureWow

We've shown you the world's most colorful places. But wait until you see these ten bright, beautiful spots right here in the U.S. of A.

U.S. Police Officers Kill Primarily Because They Are Attacked, Not To Disrupt Crime

Alev Dudek | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Police officers in the U.S.A. are not better or worse than in Germany or Great Britain. What determines the conduct of an average police officer is the political and organizational climate in which they operate.

India and the American Dream

Ida Jo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Ida Jo

I was surprised by the question, "Do you live with your family?" I tried to explain that the answer was no. In India, families live together. Here we are focused on independence and the desire to make it on our own. There, the focus is to make it.

Economic Growth Is Great... Except When It Isn't

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Nick Seneca Jankel

Far from unmitigated benefit, growth often causes and exacerbates serious mental, physical and environmental problems. Research shows that as wealth increases, so does obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression.

Challenging Our Children's Carbon Footprint

Ella Jameson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

If you do have children, perhaps one of the most valuable lessons you can impart from a young age is the importance of living as greenly as possible - because after all, it's our children, and our children's children, who will feel the effects of our carbon footprints the most.

The Rise of Extreme Flooding in the USA

Ella Jameson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

Both inland and coastal communities in the USA must begin preparing for the rise of flooding. In the longer-term, the only real preventative solution to extreme flooding is to slow the acceleration of the rising sea level -- something that can only be done by reducing global warming pollution.

Open Bethlehem on Aflamnah: A Passport and the USA Campaign

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In the last couple of days I've seen two headlines which make Leila Sansour's film-slash-human-rights-movement Open Bethlehem both perfect and important.

7 Cinderella Castles To Escape To With Your Prince

trivago | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
trivago

Just in time for Disney's new Cinderella movie release, we've found seven secret castles you can sleep in that will make you feel as if you are living in a real-life fairy tale... no fairy godmothers required!

The Berlinale Diaries: Woman Power, the Eyes of a Thief Have It and Darren Aronofsky

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Berlinale is certainly woman-centric. There are exceptional leading ladies commanding the red carpet as Juliette Binoche did on opening night, in her tuxedo-inspired white gown and fresh make up.