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Andrea Chalupa

Why the Women in the World Summit Matters

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Andrea Chalupa

While it's easy to get caught up in the famous names gracing the halls of the Women in the World Summit, the main attraction is how the event gives a voice to the voiceless.

Adam Cook: Fighting for America's Veterans

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

As a war veteran, former military leader, and lawyer, Adam Cook has the mind and the heart to provide real service. In sharp contrast, Rob Wittman is part of the problem of childish politics grid-locking Washington.

George Lois's Innovation Bible 'Damn Good Advice'

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Long considered a legend for giving Esquire's covers in the sixties the force of Picasso's "Guernica," Lois shares his 120 commandments for creativity in Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!).

Theater Review: The Birthday Boys

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Aaron Kozak's story of three young Marines blindfolded and held hostage, tortured, forced by their Iraqi captors to give filmed messages calling for the unilateral withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq, is surprisingly hilarious.

Gays, Marriage, and Money

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Something is wrong when two strangers in Las Vegas can get married by an Elvis impersonator and receive more than 1,100 special government rights, while my partner of 22 years and I get zip.

John Kerry, Paul Simon, Bette Midler at the "other" sanity rally - NYRP's Hulaween

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

John Kerry took the stage last night at the New York Restoration Project's annual Hulaween Ball at the Waldorf Astoria dressed in a gray suit and tie....

The Voice of God? Common Sense: George Lois's Superfocus

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

George Lois, advertising giant whose agency, Papert Koenig Lois, produced a decade of fearless magazine covers for Esquire during the turbulent '60s t...

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrea Chalupa

Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.

Garbage Moguls: God Bless the Eco-Capitalists

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

While these eco-capitalists are pouring their blood, sweat, and presumably some tears into the next great industrial revolution, Colin Beavan has a handy list of tips on how you and I can create less trash.

Caregiver Stress: The Other Side of the JetBlue Freak Out

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater gave us a meme we couldn't get enough of. Now that the jokes have been exhausted, it's time to focus on an issu...

True Blood Is Making Me Want To Be a Vegan

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Eating meat and watching True Blood doesn't always sit well, so in the spirit of the conscientious Bill Compton, our Sunday's have gone vegan.

Urban Honking Freshman Blog Scholarship: Blog About Your First Year

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrea Chalupa

Lots of exciting things coming out of the generous minds of the great Pacific Northwest. First, Urban Honking, a blogging community in Portland, Orego...

Louis C.K.'s "Louie" Succeeds When It's Political

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

The show relies on gag-riddled skits to show the awkwardness and abuse that comes with making this major life transition, but only succeeds when Louis C.K. goes Norman Lear on us.

Visible Vote: Easy Civic Engagement, Y'all!

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

VisibleVote briefly summarizes bills in Congress, lets you know their status and vote on them. This is a great way for the couch potato demographic to let representatives know how we stand on the issues.

The Yellow Dogs: An Illegal Rock Band Breaks Out

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

The Yellow Dogs are an amazing rock band in Iran, where rock bands are illegal, along with other important things that make life worth living.

Molly Crabapple's DIY Empire: A How To

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

I asked Molly, who is the chicest community organizer since Obama, to explain how she grew her drawing salon into a franchised phenomenon.

George Lois: His Formula, Revealed

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Many significant artists and great media minds today worship at the Church of George Lois, the legendary art director who captured the turbulent 1960s...

The National's Matt Berninger on Dirty Lovers and Even Dirtier Politics

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

This is the happiest Matt Berninger has ever been -- sitting backstage in his dressing room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday night, about to play a sold-out concert.

Earthquake Weather and How to Prepare For It

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

With the powerful earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Taiwan, and Turkey in the last two months, it feels like earthquake season.

Monsanto Watch: Targeting American Farmers With Lawyers, Fear and Money

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Monsanto is Big Brother of the agriculture industry. To farmers trying to make a living, Monsanto is watching you, especially if you buy their wonder seeds or your neighbor does.

Roger Ross Williams: A Case Study In Choosing Your Collaborators Wisely

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

"Let the woman talk. Isn't that the classic thing?" said Elinor Burkett, as she commandeered the mic at the Oscars. How did a seemingly natural collaboration go so wrong?

Hate Groups On the Rise -- It's Only the Economy, Stupids

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

The worsening recession, soaring public debt, bailouts for bankers, and misinformation over President Obama's attempts at health care reform are fueling radicalism and hate groups.

Wedding Dresses for Cheap in New York City

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

I grew to love Say Yes to the Dress just as I was in the market for a wedding dress. Here is my Kleinfeld experience along with other options for finding the perfect, affordable wedding dress in New York.

The Frick Young Fellows Ball: Helping Keep the Arts (and a Good Excuse to Wear a Gown) Alive

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

The highlights of my evening included indulging in the food, from caviar to pigs in a blanket; spotting Blackstone founder Steve Schwarzman; and dancing to the Ting Tings in front of a David.