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Russell Simmons


Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Russell Simmons | September 17, 2014 | Politics
In the state of California, we now spend $62,300 per prison inmate per year while only $9,200 to educate a child in a K-12 school. If that statistic doesn't disturb you, consider this: Since 1984, the state has built 22 state prisons while only one new University of California school.
Mary Orlin


Red Wines, Good Times in Napa Valley Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | September 17, 2014 | Taste
My favorite was the 2008, opulent, rich, fruity and floral, still very much a young, fresh wine.
Michael Moore


13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

Michael Moore | September 17, 2014 | Entertainment
What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.
Dennis M. Kelleher


Silicon Valley Should Care About What Wall Street Is Doing in Washington

Dennis M. Kelleher | September 16, 2014 | Technology
The sad truth is that we haven't done nearly enough to reform the financial system to prevent another cataclysmic crash, end rampant predatory behavior, restore investor confidence and protect taxpayers, companies and the federal treasury.
Hannah Berkman


Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | September 16, 2014 | College
The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.
Brent Toderian


In Praise Of The Upright Bike

Brent Toderian | September 16, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
There are many other policy implications that come with the spread of slower, safer city bikes -- here in B.C., a big one is around mandatory helmet laws. Many such laws were passed at a time when fast, forward-leaning cycling was the norm, and safe bike infrastructure was virtually non-existent. When drifting along at a walking pace, in an upright position, on a dedicated cycle track, the notion of legally requiring head protection certainly changes.
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | September 17, 2014 | San Francisco
Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.
Bruce Reyes-Chow


10 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a High School in San Francisco

Bruce Reyes-Chow | September 16, 2014 | San Francisco
Each school has its own admissions process: most publics and charters are lottery-based, others are application-based and others may use academic performance or auditions as criteria.
Everett Glenn

In the Intersection of Race, Sports and Money, Money Speaks Louder Than Race

Everett Glenn | September 17, 2014 | Black Voices
While the NFL's handling of domestic abuse cases is being scrutinized, and folk are calling for Goodell's job, the league's inquiry skills concerning other sensitive matters is also worthy of further review.
Jared Green

Blue Cities Have a Sustainable Relationship with Oceans

Jared Green | September 17, 2014 | Green
We, as humans, have a deep, biophilic connection to the oceanscape, which makes up 70 percent of the face of the Earth and contains 97 percent of its water. That connection is essential to building a more "complementary, mutually sustainable relationship between city and ocean."
Jordan Schultz


Roger Goodell Is Failing The NFL As Its Leader

Jordan Schultz | September 17, 2014 | Sports
Goodell's challenge, like Giamatti's, is to protect his league while also protecting the sacred trust of his fans. Thus far, he has not shown he's been able to do that.
Pegah Patra


Growing Up in Iran With Howard Stern

Pegah Patra | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Some people here might not appreciate how blessed they are, because they've never lived in a repressed society, but, for me, every time I tune in to Howard Stern -- I think of how lucky I am to live where freedom and liberty exist, especially for women.
Michael Peggs

I'm Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I

Michael Peggs | September 16, 2014 | Technology
What I know now is that you'll never reach your potential until you assume some level of risk. It doesn't have to be your job, but leave something behind starting today. Stop holding on to what's good enough and make room for what's great.
Sean Martinfield


Bass Baritone Christian Van Horn -- A Busy Season at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | September 16, 2014 | San Francisco
Christian Van Horn is Oroveso in San Francisco Opera's new production of Bellini's Norma. The bel canto gem opened the 2014/15 Season on September 5, making Christian's resounding bass-baritone the first voice to be heard in the Company's 92nd Season.
Ali Rosen


Can You Cook Octopus at Home?

Ali Rosen | September 16, 2014 | Taste
Octopus has become a restaurant standard on menus across the country and across cuisines. But for the home cook it still remains a bit of a mystery. Questions abound about where to purchase octopus; how to properly prep it; and how to actually cook it.
Jeza Belle

Facebook Forcing Drag Queens Out of the Closet

Jeza Belle | September 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
In a reported effort to enforce safety rules that insist that all users indicate their legal name, Facebook may have put Sister Roma, and potentially thousands of other drag performers, at risk while inadvertently igniting a firestorm that is sweeping across the LGBT community.
Pamela Feinsilber


Monsieur Chopin, Alive and in Concert at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Pamela Feinsilber | September 15, 2014 | Arts
You don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy this show, though it's hard to see how you could depart inured to Chopin's glorious music.
Leo Stutzin


Meow Meow and Her Audience: A Vibrant Pairing at Berkeley Rep

Leo Stutzin | September 15, 2014 | San Francisco
She's bawdy and brash, tender and vulnerable; she's graceful and klutzy, commanding and helpless. She's a singer who hits every vocal nuance, whether serious or satiric; a high-energy dancer who could probably double as a contortionist; a comic who draws roars from pratfalls, subtle glances, punchlines and sensuality.
Arianna Huffington


100 Million Thank-Yous to HuffPosters Around the World

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2014 | Media
This morning I sent an email to our HuffPost team, sharing the news of a major milestone for our company -- one that really struck a chord with me. And you, the members of the HuffPost community, are the heart and soul of this milestone. Whether you have blogged on HuffPost, commented on, shared or talked about a story or just made us a regular part of your media diet, you have been a key part of the conversation we set out to start a little over nine years ago. Indeed, without you, there would be no HuffPost. So thank you for being part of this remarkable journey -- a journey that is still very much in progress. Here is the email I sent to our team.
Thomas Gladysz


San Francisco Silent Film Festival Debut's Silent Autumn

Thomas Gladysz | September 15, 2014 | San Francisco
This Saturday's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a mixed bag. And that's perfectly okay, because the event's eclectic programming makes for a good point.
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