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California Gubernatorial Candidate Lives As Homeless Person For A Week, Says Couldn't Find Job

Associated Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test...

Homeless Man Tearfully Watches As Police Destroy His Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

Sam had just one request for police about to destroy the makeshift shelter in the woods he'd built: "Can I watch?" The video above, showing a visib...

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Don't expect to learn much about the creative process from this documentary, even though it surfaces in the story. Some people are simply born that way -- though I don't think you have to arrive dead to be gifted.

Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

Food Politic | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Food Politic

Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach.

No Security: Hope X Is (Not So) Decadent and Depraved -- Day 2

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

This is Day 2 of my journal shooting my history on computer hacking at HOPE X Conference.

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Man Explains How He Survived On An Almost All-Pizza Diet For 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.17.2014 | Taste

And no, he hasn't turned into a Ninja Turtle yet.

#AOLBUILD Features Documentary Filmmaker, Brian Knappenberger

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit is the tech world's "new black." From social media and entertainment to news and video content,...

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

Plane Encounters...and Freedom Summers

Mary Dalton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

I thought about his courage and commitment 50 years ago, the life of service he's lived since then, and I wondered if I would have had the awareness and strength of character to head south for Freedom Summer if I had been old enough in 1964.

Snoop Dogg Talking About Animals Is The Shizzle

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy

This new documentary is the shizzle, dizzle. Because he is so fascinated by the world, Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with the top dog in the nature busine...

WATCH: How We Built a Tiny House and Why We Made a Film About It

Merete Mueller | Posted 06.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Merete Mueller

If a home wasn't defined by stuff or by space, we wondered, then what was it? We hoped that building our own, from scratch, would help us to find out.

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

On June 18, 2014 the American Film Institute offered audiences the opportunity to become familiar with the truth when its five-day documentary festival in Washington D.C. opened with an instant classic.

Mike Myer's Documentary, Supermensch, Is Fascinating Fun!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This frenetic, fun film, produced by Beth Aaia, features some reenactments, vintage photographs, docu footage, testimonials, interviews with such close friends as Michael Douglas and Sly Stallone, and Myers' own commentary.

Syrian Diaspora: The Za'atari Refugee Camp (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

The Za'atari refugee camp has become the gateway for the majority of the 600,000 Syrians that have fled their homeland since seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Tea Lovers, You're Drinking Tea All Wrong

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.13.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I never heard of being "tea drunk" before. Never knew it was even a possibility for tea to have that effect on you.

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: Q&A with Peanut Butter Wolf

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

For over 15 years now, Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records has been home to some of the most varied and inventive musical artists. Now the label's genesis is detailed in a new documentary with the tale of the label's conception.

Medal of Honor: The History to Premiere on The Pentagon Channel

Ed Hooper | Posted 06.11.2014 | Media
Ed Hooper

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon Channel and American Way Productions are pleased to announce Medal of Honor: The History will premiere on the Pentagon Ch...

Back from the Valley: Sebastian Junger on Korengal

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Sebastian Junger has managed to find intriguing angles on the deployment and on the longest military commitment in U.S. history in Korengal, which opened on Friday. The new film offers some sober reflection to the visceral jolt that came with Restrepo.

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Erin Schrode

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...

For the Free World: 25 Years After Tiananmen Square

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Catherine Bauknight

On June 3, 1989 I arrived in Beijing to cover a student-led pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square. Less than an hour later, soldiers made their first demand: "Leave the square or we will shoot to kill."

Dear Governor Hickenlooper -- A Film Dispatch

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Denver
Corinna Clendenen

Film is a powerful medium for communicating the look of things, so in a state as visually stunning as Colorado, what better way to deliver a message to the governor?

Petra Costa's Intimate Film Elena Uncovers Truths About Loss, Love and Catharsis

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In its native Brazil, Elena broke records, becoming the most-seen documentary of the year; it also sparked a national conversation about some typically taboo topics.

Fewer Words About Sex, Food and Documentaries

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we can't trust any prior experts, why on earth should we trust this batch? The message that experts can't be trusted does exactly what it is intended to do: It cultivates distrust.

Fed Up, Confused and Still Eating

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, see the film Fed Up, if you haven't. If you aren't yet fed up with the toxic quagmire that is the typical American diet, there's a good chance it will get you there.