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Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

WATCH: Tavi Talks Thongs, Blogs & Latest Project On 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Fourteen-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson stopped by The Interview Show to discuss her blog, her life and her upcoming magazine with Jane Pratt.

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Does an Author Really Need a Website? The Book Doctors Interview Annik LaFarge on How to Be a More Effective Author Online

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Annik LeFarge knows what she's talking about, so we asked her to share with us the benefits of author websites. She also shared with us her 10 ½ tips for being a more effective author online.

Superintendent Fired for Blogging?

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Time once again to open the PrincipalsPage Mailbag. This question comes from a reader (as most of them do). "Before I jump in and start writing, I j...

Dear Santa: Bryan Boy's Holiday Give and Get List

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

As part of our "Dear Santa" series on what today's top style makers plan to give (and hope to get) for the holidays, see some of Bryan Boy's picks below.

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

Abdel Kareem Nabil, Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Slamming Islam, Released After 4 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Egyptian blogger jailed for four years for criticizing the Muslim faith and President Hosni Mubarak has been released, but sources say his first mo...

Alert: QE II Has Lit the Fuse

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

The Fed's recent decision to openly monetize government debt means we're "almost there" in terms of the required shift in perception necessary to call an end to the "king dollar" period.

East of Borneo: A New Model for Online Magazines in Los Angeles

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Atkinson

East of Borneo is a site that allows editors to build an archive of Los Angeles, past and present, using the power of collectivity to create depth and complexity. What are the multiple points of view in L.A.? This new site aims to find out.

A Teachable Moment? Marie Claire Blogger's Commentary on "Fat People"

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Can we turn Maura Kelly's "disgust" in "fat people" into a teachable moment?

A Thanks to Readers: Chance to Win $400 in Humane Domain Gift Certificates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

For more than three years now I've been writing a blog every weekday, sharing information about the depth and breadth of Humane Society of the United ...

Chicago Woman Moving Into Museum Of Science And Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a week of online voting, the public has chosen a 24-year-old Chicago woman as the winner of the Museum of Science and Industry's "Month at the M...

Syria Accuses Teen Blogger Of Being A Spy

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria has accused a 19-year-old blogger who is in prison of being a spy, an official said Monday in the first comment from aut...

Iran Blog Founder Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison For His Writings

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian court sentenced the founder of one of the first Farsi-language blogs, credited with sparking the boom in Iranian refor...

The Museum Of Science And Industry Close To Choosing Its Human Exhibit

Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 1,500 people were hoping the Museum of Science and Industry would be their temporary home, and now five candidates are close to that dream. ...

What Is Your Opinion ... And Why Do We Care?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Maybe ordinary conversation is all we've ever had or ever will have. Maybe blogging is just the latest way for connecting and conversing about life and what we're learning.

Live It up This Labor Day!

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of Labor Day weekend no matter your budget!

"People Need a Normal, Stable Life" (The Urgency of Housing in Haiti, Part V)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Carine Exantus is a 22-year-old university student majoring in social communications. She lost her home, aunt, and cousin in the earthquake of January...

Romesco, the Sauce of Summer

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When my little sister, Kate, turned 21 recently, among other gifts like a new license and a series of SoCo and lime shots, she received a Spanish cookbook by Anya von Bremzen, The New Spanish Table.

Fireworks and Healthy Fare This Fourth

Carolyn Scott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Scott

Yep, we're already past the midpoint of 2010. It's time to celebrate our country's independence with food, drinks and general out door summer shena...

What To Do with My Social Media Accounts in the Event of my Untimely Death

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

There are plenty of people I'm friends with only through social networking. They need to know that I've died, too. I'd hate to have them think I defriended them.

Ex-WaPo Blogger Wrong About Why He Was Wrong

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

While many saw Weigel's fall as a revenge of the inventions -- blogs are blurry and Twitter is scary -- his problem was actually pretty basic. He got caught going negative on people who matter.

Great Blog Post But Bad Commenting Ecosystem

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ramon Nuez

There is very little value in having a blog and creating exceptional content to then have a poor commenting system or worse no commenting system at all.