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Why The Olympics Matter To Detroit

Nick Norton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

It's time to not only get mad when people laugh at our city, it's time to defend it.

Trial Upon Trial

John Feffer | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
John Feffer

Anyone born in Prague later in the 20th century would also understand Kafka and The Trial all too well. Consider, for instance, the Slansky show trial that took place in Prague in 1952.

Mad Men's Down Season 6 Ends Up in Triumph

William Bradley | Posted 08.26.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men's season six was a bit of a slog. But we have arrived at the place where we want to be, the very edge of the show's final season.

Forgotten Heroes

Gregory Allen Howard | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Gregory Allen Howard

As we enter the 50-year anniversary of all things civil rights: the Civil Rights Bill, the Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer, where is the tribute for Tommie and John?

A Slumping Mad Men Heads to Its Season Finale

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
William Bradley

One of the greatest TV series of all time has just one episode to go in its divisive sixth season, and just one season left after that in this epic novel for television.

Mad Men: When Is a Big Reveal Not So Revealing?

William Bradley | Posted 08.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

After weeks of declining ratings, leading to the least viewed episode since 2009 the Sunday before last, Mad Men finally rose in the ratings again last week. Will Sunday night's episode drive things upward again?

Mad Men: A Return To Form?

William Bradley | Posted 08.03.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The latest episode in this most uneven of Mad Men seasons, "A Tale of Two Cities," was actually a good one. Coming just a week after the least viewed episode since 2009, and just as I was thinking it might be time for a pithy 400 or 500 words on the show jumping the shark, it was a welcome arrival.

Mad Men's Transitional "Plan," Ironic or Not

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Another entertaining Mad Men episode brought the immediate aftermath of the precipitous merger between Don Draper's and Ted Chaough's rival agencies. This was a transitional episode, which nonetheless ended in tears, with the sudden assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Mad Men Gets a Bounce After Shaking Things Up

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
William Bradley

After a long span of increasingly airless personal drama, followed by last week's intrusion of a major historical tragedy, the show got back to its advertising roots with a vengeance. In fact, the show may have re-booted itself, as it did at the end of Season 3. For once again, the old Sterling Cooper etc. is no more.

Mad Men: On the Comeback Trail in a Changing Cultural Landscape

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.

High Times in Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 1968, protests erupted around the world. The protestors, most of them part of a new generation, demanded an end to war and dictatorships. Yugoslavia experienced youth protests in 1968 as well, though they too proceeded along a different trajectory.

On Veteran's Day, I Remember Being a Military Wife

Lea Lane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lea Lane

Night after night, the television screen would show horrible skirmishes, bombings, killings and mayhem. I would never know if my husband was safe until the next day passed and I had heard nothing.

Putting the Latest 'Year of the Protester' Into Historical Perspective

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 03.02.2012 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Though 2011 was a precedent-setting and history-making year for protest in many, it was also one that conformed at many points to familiar patterns.

'Don't Shoot: We Are Your Children'

www.salon.com | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Conventional wisdom guru John Heileman suggested yesterday in New York magazine that the next phase of the Occupy Wall Street movement might be "about...

Lessons From 1968 for 2012

Jack Healey | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jack Healey

2012 must be the year to unelect the status quo. If we stay on the current track, we will repeat the same mistakes from forty years ago by shifting the blame for our country's problems from one hand to the other.

Jagger, by Marc Spitz

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
J. Michael Welton

Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue is book that tells its story in a series of interludes, which makes perfect sense for readers who see the world as a procession of snapshots.

The Who Arrive Late, Beatles News Arrives Early, Central Park, August 1968

Binky Philips | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips


The Who performed just once in Central Park on August 7th, 1968, as part of what was called The Schaefer Festival.

It Happened June 3, 1968: Andy Warhol Shot By Playwright (VIDEO)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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A Call to Protest

Nicolas Niarchos | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Nicolas Niarchos

Police oppression in America is arguably worse than the proposed UK tuition hikes, but when tuition hikes happen in the US, nobody notices.

Lombardi: "An Imperfect Perfect Man"

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Arnone

In the early '70s, I wrote a scathing critique of the decision by Fordham University, my alma mater, to name its new sports center after Vince Lombard...

Sam & Dave Take Me to School, 1968

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I never saw Alonzo Daniels' gun... but, I believed the rumor. The whole school just sorta knew that he carried a loaded .38. This was back in the days...

My Political Baptism by Fire: The Riotous Democratic Convention in Chicago, 42 Years Ago This Week

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

With a hot political season to come, I can't help recalling the first major political event I covered 42 years ago this week. It was the infamous Democratic convention in Chicago, when the conflict in the streets turned bloody.

King's Final 365-Day Odyssey

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

King's final year, though controversial to some and irrelevant to others, was an unwavering commitment to those on the underside of life.

Excerpt: You Wake Me Each Morning, 2010 Edition

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Connie Lawn

It was the summer of 1968, and I must have looked strange, even by sixties standards, in my gleaming white hard hat. I was the only field reporter covering Resurrection City.

Another Day at Columbia: Tuition Goes Up, But Life Goes On

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Sam Reisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team It's March. For Columbia University students, this means a number of things. It means that sophomores ...