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CNN's 'U.S. vs. Whitey' Will Shake Your Faith in Federal Government

Chris Edwards | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Chris Edwards

There was always talk that the fibbies looked the other way when it came to Bulger because he was an informant. But was he really? Based on what I saw in this documentary, the answer was no... or at least more no than yes.

Say Yes for Scotland (VIDEO)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
HUMANITY.TV

Scotland's independence vote is this week and the polls are nearly too close to call. In this opinionated documentary, a few select individuals give their case for why they think the country should vote "Yes" for Scottish Independence.

13 Rules For Making Documentary Films

Michael Moore | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.

New Documentary Sheds Light On The Uncertain Future Of Classical Music

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

Can we divine the future of classical music? Amidst the falling popularity of orchestras and the financial instability of historic institutions, the d...

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Four Brave Muslim Women Break The Silence Around Their Sexual Assaults

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

After years of crushing silence, four Muslim-American women are opening up about the sexual abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of someone they trus...

Snoop Dogg Loves 'This Sh-t Right Here'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy

If you thought Snoop Dogg went hard on some of his songs, just wait until you hear him talk about crocodiles. In previous episodes of "Plizzanet Ea...

Winter Is Coming

Ken Hamm | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Ken Hamm

If you are looking for ways to stay warm this winter, forget the Caribbean and take a plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bears. What struck me the most was the sense of community among the group. The water was cold but the experience has kept me warm inside to this day.

Even First Ladies Have to Deal With Red Tape

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

With the Ken Burns docu-series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airing shortly on PBS, this seems a good time to share a snippet of their family history. Specifically, the pages that follow are excerpts from Edith Kermit Roosevelt's file regarding a widow's pension for the service of her husband, Theodore Roosevelt.

Teenage Filmmaker Matthew J. Evans Wins Prestigious Art of Making Peace Award

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Matthew J. Evans was chosen to receive the PeaceMaker Corps Association's prestigious Art of Making Peace Award for his documentary short film, A Quest For Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions.

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

'Son of Hamas' Author Tells His Story in a New Film -- Do Not Miss The Green Prince!

Isa Freeling | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Isa Freeling

Filmmaker Nadav Schirman deftly tells the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, code name, "The Green Prince."

Sixty Seconds of Art

John Feffer | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

I was sitting in a café in Bratislava, having a final cup of coffee and picking up my email before boarding a train for Budapest. I was in a hurry, so I wasn't paying much attention. But then one of the guys came over to my table.

Heaven Adores You, Elliott Smith: An Interview with Filmmakers Nickolas Dylan Rossi and Kevin Moyer

Logan Lynn | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

A stunning new documentary, Heaven Adores You, about the life and music of Elliott Smith, has just started making the festival rounds. I had the pleasure of privately screening the film this past week.

A Will for the Woods: A Documentary About Honoring Death and the Earth

Nell Minow | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Nell Minow

He made the time he had left profoundly meaningful in the way he chose to say goodbye by using his death and plans for an eco-burial to save a wooded area scheduled to be cut down for a cemetery.

Curtis M. Wong

George Takei On Coming Out: 'I'm Proud Of The Fact That I Did What I Did When I Did It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In terms of celebrity re-inventions, George Takei has set a new precedent. The 77-year-old “Star Trek” icon has enjoyed a full-blown career re...

11 Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now To Understand How ISIS Rose To Power

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment

Last month, the Islamic State jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, declared its sovereignty and promoted one of its leaders, Abu Bakr al-Ba...

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Dr. Misee Harris

Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider, as people called her a freak. But Miyya was courageous.

Where Do We Come From?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 08.20.2014 | Weird News
Denise M. Wilbanks

My dear readers, Denial is not a river in Egypt. What will it take to wake up? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so disempowered that we have thrown in the towel? If so, is self destruction imminent? I would hope not.

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

Plimpton! The Professional Amateur

Liam Smith | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Liam Smith

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a fascinating investigation of a literary figure who never really got his due. Whether it was because of his concentration on subjects such as sports; his participatory adventures in journalism; or his status as a public figure; many in the literary establishment never really took him seriously, despite his enormous contribution to the world of letters as head of The Paris Review.

Big Ideas: Greg Bergman Obsesses Over His Penis Size In The Documentary Big Like Me

Tony Bartolone | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

How do you measure a man? You measure his penis (while erect -- from the side, not the top). Big Like Me is the story of a man and his average-sized penis. Dabbling in parody, psychology and philosophy, this dissertation is alternately fascinating and disgusting.

Life Is Like a Salad Bowl (or Should Be!)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.14.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When it comes to diversity, I say it should be like a salad bowl: Each culture presents its own flavor. We need to respect the cultures of all nationalities and appreciate the differences between them in what I call the salad bowl of life.

If it Walks Like a Goose and it Talks Like a Goose

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

I've always loved the saying: 'If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.' Because nothing can argue with that, can it...

Worship at the Temple of Art

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A new documentary shows audiences the peaks and valleys behind the curtain of the creative life, from the point of view of some of the most popular independent artists in the world.