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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Apple, the Great Innovator? Nope, Sony Is the Original Innovator

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I'm tired of hearing how Apple is the most innovative organization on the planet. Blah, blah, blah.

Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This weekend, we're celebrating the end of summer -- the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and president with a guilty-conscience. It was strictly a PR move.

Adapt Or Disrupt: Pick One

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Mudit Kakkar

Adapt and become indistinguishable. Or disrupt and make others irrelevant. But never, ever, out of some false sense of fabricated righteousness, do neither.

Republicans Aren't Pro-Life

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

How can anyone who says they are pro-life also be pro-weapon? If the Republican Party truly believes life is sacred, then why do they insist on unrestricted assault weapons -- whose sole purpose is to kill -- rather than reasonable gun regulations?

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Talk with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

It's been said that each of M.J. Rose's bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction.

Empire of the Air

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

I have been having a lot of fun with my Oculus Rifts. They let you mess around in a 3D virtual world.

Lights Go On Part XIV: It's Not That You Can't, You Just Haven't Done It Yet

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Yes, it is true. Deep down, I do believe that anything is possible. From where and when did this belief appear to me?

Modular Design for Technology Devices

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

A few days ago I was discussing design with a friend of mine. We both work in the medical device world, and the subject of systems design came up. It'...

Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We

Michael Moore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Moore

In the State of the Union tonight, President Obama is going to call for a national minimum wage of $10.10. Then the Republicans will say that'd be a huge disaster that would make the Washington Monument fall over, Mt. Rushmore explode, etc. But here's what neither will tell you.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

100 Years Ago, The Auto Industry Was America's Silicon Valley

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Cars have come a long way in the last 100 years. As car companies showed off their latest models at the Detroit auto show last week and engineers ...

Henry Ford's Mass Production of Hate Meets Its Match

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Melanie Chartoff

Michael Rose's excavation of a court case brought against Henry Ford, long buried by the assembly line of unkosher baloney that kept that great American icon squeaky clean, has me sleepless and him on fire. I sat down with him to talk about the film he's working on that will bring this story to light.

What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Walmart could learn a thing or two from Henry Ford, who almost exactly a century ago decided to pay his workers three times the typical factory wage at the time. The Wall Street Journal called Ford a traitor to his class but he proved to be a cunning businessman.

Economic Woes Aside, Detroit Is a Visual and Cultural Treat

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.01.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Detroit may continue to make headlines as the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, but during our visit -- my first time ever in the Motor City, other than changing planes at the airport -- I found a lot more to catch my interest than economic woes.

Attention Must Be Paid

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Call me old-fashioned, but I'm the kind of person who is frequently more turned on by process than product. I like following the path of artistic creation that begins with an idea.

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Nanotechnology

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.

L.A.'s New Museum for the Hot Rod

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

In an apparent attempt to out-Gehry Frank Gehry on his home turf, Gene Kohn of New York's Kohn Pedersen Fox has designed his first building in Los Ang...

Apologies and Atonement

Victoria Saker Woeste | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Victoria Saker Woeste

The automobile corporation that bears Henry Ford's name is marking its 150th anniversary with a year-long celebration that includes many special events this summer. Yet neither these events nor the the Henry Ford Museum allude to the singular public apology Ford made in 1927.

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

Henry Ford: Behind the Myth

Victoria Saker Woeste | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Victoria Saker Woeste

Henry Ford was an inveterate anti-Semite who used his company's money and resources to mass distribute a newspaper that defamed Jews. And yet, historians are reluctant to disturb the heroic image of Ford that continues to prevail more than 65 years after his death.

THE WHEEL AS A METAPHOR?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Frank A. Weil

The covered wagons of the early and mid 19th century that carried most of the Americans who opened the West became a ubiquitous symbol of grit, fortit...

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

From the Five Dollar Day to the Fight for 15: How Push-Up Bras Can Support Chicago's Sagging Middle Class

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Parisian

What do Victoria's Secret sales associates have in common with the Ford factory workers? More than meets Christmas shoppers' eyes when they survey the scantily clad mannequins in the Michigan Ave. shop window.