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World Politics: Wanting to Puke

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Matlack

was brought up to believe in peace not war. But the world is a different place. I am not one who believes we can decide to disengage from the world at this late hour.

Oprah and the Voice of a New Generation

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lucia Brawley

"Everything I've worked so hard for is coming together right now," says Derrick Ashong, activist, social entrepreneur, and front man to the band Soulfege.

NBC's Brian Williams: Changing the World for the Better

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in ...

Look Who's Not Talking, Bono!

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Mo longer are we content to hear the tin pot half-baked undergraduate political ramblings of some bloke who just happens to have the mic. What in the hell would he know?

Bono Defends Obama's Nobel Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A few years ago, I accepted a Golden Globe award by barking out an expletive. One imagines President Obama did the same when he heard about his Nobel...

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

The Cleveland Show is simultaneously inventive and familiar in how it chronicles the adventures of a loving and garden-variety dysfunctional American family.

U2 Tops 2009 Tour List Over Springsteen, Elton, Britney

E! Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

That little band from Dublin posted another stellar year of ticket sales, with U2's box-office take totaling $123 million, according to the concert-sa...

Deeply In The (RED) This World AIDS Day

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Boyce

It might not seem like much, buying an iPod, or a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but collectively, we have done an amazing thing.

A Note to Bill Gates, Oprah, Madonna: size isn't everything!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I appreciate the Gates family's, Oprah's, and Madonna's philanthropic work, but they're missing a huge world full of local talent, new ideas and smaller-scale projects crying out for funding.

Music for the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The awareness of mortality in 1980s nuke-pop was amplified by the inescapably bleak Cold War reality. With the fall of the Wall, much of the threat evaporated. The music, however, lives on.

Counter-Factual History: McCain Is President and Bono Wins the Nobel Prize

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

"I have to admit that I'm beginning to miss George W. Bush," is the way former Republican Senator "Chuck" Hagel responded when being asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer to assess the foreign policy record of the administration of Republican President John McCain.

Why Do We Care About Tiger Woods?

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Once we've conflated celebrity with power, it's inevitable that we will see a celebrity's errors as a betrayal. We made him famous, we imputed power to him, and then he took advantage of it.

Rock Hall Rocks to a $4 Million-Plus Haul

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harvey Wasserman

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation's Joel Peresman has confirmed that last week's monster benefit concerts in Madison Square Garden will yield at least $4 million.

HuffPost Reviews: Jack Johnson, R.E.M., Train, Dolly, Carly, and More, Plus U2 Plays The Rose Bowl, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In 2008, Jack Johnson toured the world with his Sleep Through The Static concerts, the best of these shows assembled for his new CD/DVD En Concert.

Reconsidering Favoritism In College Admissions

The Atlantic | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Indeed, the whole business of admissions is touchy and what can pass for scandal in modern media has surrounded the University of Illinois in recent m...

Writers Should Think Like Bono

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

The books of the 21st century will no longer be sold by an agent to a publishing house who tries to sell them to bookstores. The most successful books of the future will look more like a U2 concert.

This Sunday, Help Us Turn Carnegie Hall (RED)

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Boyce

Not only is Irish musician Gavin Friday performing at Carnegie Hall on Sunday night, he's bringing a few friends. Like Bono. The Edge. Larry Mullen, Jr. And Adam Clayton.

Brace Yourself for Pink Overload

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

We're seeing "pinkwashing," when corporations try to boost sales by turning their products pink in the fight against breast cancer. But will your pretty pink purchase really have an impact?

Coldplay Donates One Million Pounds To Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chris Martin is sending a message to Bono: We can make an impact too! This week Martin's band Coldplay donated one million pounds to British organiza...

The Beautiful Sound of Musicians and Philanthropy

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Record bins are rife with charity singles and concert history is filled with benefit shows for every imaginable cause. Musicians like to give back. Here, see the most generous musicians ever.

Mary Travers Passes, Vic Chesnutt on Music & Healthcare, plus Angel Taylor, BLK JKS, Susan Boyle, and more

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Peter, Paul & Mary helped mold the opinions of millions, persistently trying to open the minds of everyone who listened to their recordings or saw them perform live.

U2 Energizes Chicago During North American Tour Kickoff

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

As with everything U2 does, this show was big. Big stage. Big lights. Big sound. Big messages. But this show was played, for lack of a better term, in the round.

Who is the Target Audience for Celebrity Aid Campaigns?

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Easterly

Can we note the irony of ads using Hollywood women as sex objects and seeing African women as the passive recipients of aid chivalry, when one of the objectives of this aid is gender equality?

"Spider-Man" Musical Production Delays?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is the upcoming "Spider-Man" musical stuck in a web of financial woes? Variety reports: Extensive work being done to prep for the technically dema...

Dubliners Protest U2's All-Night Stage Removal

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DUBLIN — Dubliners angry over the around-the-clock dismantling of U2's monumental concert stage mounted street protests Tuesday, threatening the...