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Adam Savage on Fandom

Bryan Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Through his career, Adam has taken very seriously the responsibility, through his show and other avenues, promoting the passion for learning and discovery that is a hallmark of his personality.

Dreaded Fork in the Road: Hiding My Life From My Friend

Amy Shiner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I almost nearly outed myself while stating my opinion, which was a reminder that I am on borrowed time. I've been keeping up a persona of a good Christian girl for years now -- 8 years exactly -- and even more if you count the fantasies of a teenager.

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

The Proximity Principle: Innovation, Face-to-Face

Tom Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Tom Morris

Conversations that take place, even in casual settings, can spark major creative leaps and novel, important innovations.

Managing Your Time and Your Life During a Conference

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Quia Querisma

No matter if your destination is Cleveland, St. Louis, Las Vegas or Miami there is one thing that remains consistent about these events and that's the schedule.

How's Your News?

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
James Moore

Why would a documentary film producer give microphones to adults with disabilities and then have them chase politicians? And attempting to describe their disabilities seems the wrong way to explain what they have accomplished with their political film, How's Your News?

Sex Con Con 2012

Michael Kupperman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman

Sex Con Con is the premiere convention for sexual con artists.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

A Deafening Silence: The Convention, Children, And The Future Of The Country

James M. Hmurovich | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
James M. Hmurovich

Over the past two weeks, both major political parties gave their vision for the country's future. What they didn't do was talk about the welfare of al...

A Tale of Two Conventions

David Coates | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The Obama Administration did not create the crisis. They inherited it. Because they did, and because Republicans cannot afford to admit that they did, systematic lying had to become central to the presentation of the Republican case in Tampa.

Lucia Graves

Dems Outpace GOP With Praise For Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

One day into the Democratic National Convention, the party's speakers had already said more positive things about President Barack Obama than GOP supp...

PHOTOS: 5 National Convention Host Cities Worth Visiting

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

No matter how you vote or who you support, there's something for you to enjoy in these past convention host cities.

Are You Better Off?

Posted 09.04.2012 | Money

"Are you better off than you were four years ago?" President Ronald Reagan asked this question in 1980 and Republicans are bringing back the slogan in...

Speech Tracking: Words Do Count

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

On Wednesday, the first day of true activities at the Republican National Convention, I did something I thought I could never do: I sat and actually l...

Tampa: City Under Siege or Control

Mario Núñez | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Mario Núñez

In a show of unprecedented force, the likes of which Tampa has never experienced before, law enforcement officials of every stripe flexed their muscle...

GOP Speeches Mention Obama Twice As Often As Romney

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

On the first night of speeches at the Republican Convention, Obama was mentioned twice as often as Romney, even with Ann Romney's penultimate address ...

The Networks Owe Us More Convention Coverage

Scott Blakeman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media
Scott Blakeman

Showing reruns in primetime is far more lucrative than convention coverage. But if the three major networks want to avoid rightful challenges to the licenses of its stations, they should accept their mandated responsibility to serve the public interest and not just their bottom line.

Advocacy Groups March On The RNC

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Despite the ever changing weather conditions, protesters continued along with their plan to "March on the R.N.C." Assorted organizations gathered to m...

Michael Steele Tells Us What To Wear To The Conventions

Lauren A. Rothman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Style
Lauren A. Rothman

Some fashionistas dream about Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - I dream about the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Who will wear what? Will my "bundle" method of packing suitcases with shirt, tie and accessory combos make it safely to baggage claim? Will the political elite log in to check their online style albums? Many of my clients are moving from C-SPAN to Primetime for the next two weeks and the stakes are higher.

Ron Paul Supports President Obama?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Chaz Hubbard Ron Paul supporter Brad Nixon attended today’s rally for the candidate in Tampa Bay, Florida. Nixon feels that voting for Presi...

Social Media's Effect On Young Voters May Be Overblown, Says Professor

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa and Robyn Gee As the convention center opened despite the delay of the official start of the RNC, we sought out youth vote expert Dr....

Editors Advise Citizen Journalists On Covering The Conventions

Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Huffington Post

"The trouble with covering a convention," HuffPost's Ryan Grim tells us, "is it's almost impossible to find an actual story there." That's the challe...

Cole Stangler

Unions Rally For Support From 'Politicians Of Both Stripes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Tens of thousands of labor movement supporters came together in Philadelphia Saturday for a rally meant to demonstrate the movement's ...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Limits Involvement At Charlotte Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO has told its member unions that it won't make significant contributions or host events at this year's Democratic National Co...

My Experience at UNCF's Inaugural Convention

Delrisha White | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices
Delrisha White

I emancipated out of the foster care system shortly after I graduated high school, a feat only 46% of foster youth experience. I am a part of 10% of foster youth that continued to college and I will soon graduate to the 1% that will actually obtain a baccalaureate degree.