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Robin Williams: An Agent of Change on Many Levels

Greg Archer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few artistic beasts were able to grab lightening, stuff it into a bottle, break the bottle open and then wrestle with the lightning before swallowing it whole and leaping back onto his feet for another comedic feat. That was Williams. On the outside.

The 'Today' Show: A Sign of the Apocalypse

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Patrick Stephenson

The journalistic cowardice of peppy, preening, self-absorbed muppets is not a sign of a coming apocalypse. It is, however, a symptom of national decline. If you can't face the future with open eyes, you're probably afraid of where you're going.

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Magnificent Vibration: Conversations with Rick Springfield, War's Lonnie Jordan, Tommy Chong and Walter Egan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."

Report Card: American Exceptionalism

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

The United States thinks of itself as the greatest country in the world. Maybe even the greatest of all-time. Because of this awesomeness, it believe...

Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...

The One Thing Every Business Dies Without

Andrew Winston | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do climate change and extreme weather mean for your business, your customers, and your supply chain? How do growing resource constraints like water shortages, or rising commodity prices, affect your value chain and your margins?

Super-Size My Foyer: On Size and Snark of McMansions

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kimann Schultz

I came upon an article "McMansions: An Architectural Parable on the Death of the American Dream," which points to its originating article "Let Them Ea...

All in the Family

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

According to a piece Business Section of the Times ("Techology's Man Problem," 4/5/14) Pax Dickinson of Business Insider tweeted, "it's not misogyny t...

Only I Didn't Say Fudge (or: The Sociology of Profanity)

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Profanity isn't shocking anymore. It's not edgy or sassy or hip or rebellious. It's just a sad, tiresome example of our shrinking vocabulary. Thanks, Twitter. People swear when they have nothing to say, but they want to talk. My feeling? You're not getting paid by the word and you're not a sailor. So keep it simple.

Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

The Apollo Theater Before 125th Street Was the Black Main Street

Ted Fox | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem became New York's great African-American community, of course. However the history of African Americans in the city began at the far opposite end of the island where slaves first landed.

Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It's Time for 'Militant Nonviolent Resistance'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its corporate allies, and another set for you and me.

Frankincense, Myrrh and Tom Swift's Electric Rifle

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you reduce holiday commercialism to its essence, it's about showing someone you love them. So why do we have to spend money to do that?

Kathy Griffin Uses ALL Of George Carlin's '7 Dirty Words' In One Sentence (NSFW)

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Kathy Griffin joined HuffPost Live Monday to talk about her career in comedy, who in Hollywood she's "over," and breaking George Carlin's record for s...

Old Age: What's the Secret?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Weinstein

You're getting older, and so am I. When you accept a troublesome fact, you're that much closer to being at peace with it. And that's something worth celebrating.

A Dead Comedian Perfectly Explains The Situation In Syria

Upworthy | Joseph Lamour | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

George Carlin was a controversial man — and for good reason. He was just so thought-provoking. ...

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

The Absence of Presence

Francis Levy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is not really there? It could be them or you. Either the person in question is quite distant and removed b...

From Mindlessness to Mindfulness: Meditation in Action

Mack Paul | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Mack Paul

I used to think that other people were stressing me out. I've been meditating for about 25 years. Years of learning and relearning that I, and only I, stress myself out.

WATCH: George Carlin DESTROYED Rick Perry... In 1996

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy

The clip above includes some NSFW language. Even from beyond the grave, George Carlin's message will always be relevant to current events. Take the...

George Carlin Was Right About Your 'Stuff'

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Especially about the distinction between yours versus other people's.

The Awesome Prediction George Carlin Made In 1997

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy

This old video of Jon Stewart interviewing George Carlin is making waves on Reddit and we just had to share. The interview is from 1997, years be...

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

The Carlin Doctrine

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

If we think the reason we've not been hit again is only because we've done such a good job of keeping the terrorists in check, just remember the logic the homeland security and defense people like to use to keep us on edge: "We have to be right all the time; they have to be right only once."