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Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation with Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up with Freda Payne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."

Daily Meditation: The Captain Of Your Soul

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Remember Nelson Mandela With These Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most maj...

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.

Hal Holbrook Honored at Actors Benefit

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Hal Holbrook was honored with the Julie Harris Award at the Actor's Fund 15th Annual Tony Award Viewing Party in Los Angeles on June 12.

Jordan Zakarin

Morgan Freeman Reveals Surprisingly Most Challenging Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood is based on a star system, launching actors to leading men status and then hitching scripts and hopes to their tails. It's how movies get ma...

HuffPost Premiere: Jesse Harris' 'Little Star,' Plus a Conversation With Kyle Eastwood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jazz musician Kyle Eastwood talks his new album, Metropolitain, living in Paris, and doing musical scores for film.

Movie Review: Hereafter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At the age of 80, Clint Eastwood just keeps pulling surprises out of his back pocket as a director -- the latest being Hereafter, Eastwood's version of a New-Agey entry.

Soccer Could Save Iraq

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Harden

All around the world, winning and losing soccer games is a matter of national pride. Believe it or not, that little black and white ball might just be the key to winning the peace in Iraq.

From the World Expo to the World Cup: Field Notes From the New Economy

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayes

I started the week at the World Expo in Shanghai and ended it at the World Cup in Cape Town. Both events offer a spectrum of perspectives on what is really happening in the world economy today.

The South Africa World Cup: Invictus in Reverse

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

The present situation in South Africa could be called "Invictus in reverse." The coming World Cup has provoked the camouflage of every conflict to present the image of a united nation to the world.

Talking Freeman and Damon, Mandela and Eastwood -- with John Carlin, Author of Invictus Book

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...

The Blind Side Wins Big at Movieguide Awards

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

I'm still not convinced that The Blind Side will win an Academy Award, but it is true that it is something of a miracle that it was ever nominated.

Clint Eastwood Takes 'Invictus' Oscar Snub In Stride

Inside Movies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Was Eastwood disappointed that 'Invictus' was passed over in both the Best Picture and Director categories this year? "No," he told Moviefone. "Loo...

Invictus Offers Role Models for Leadership

Michelle Lamar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Lamar

You need to take your children to see Invictus because it's a story about leadership. American kids need to see an example of what elected leaders are actually supposed to do.

The Forgotscars: Honoring the Oscar Snubs

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When the Oscar nominations were announced this morning there were several key omissions. No Julianne Moore? No Samantha Morton?

Clint Eastwood's THREE Premiere Dates: Wife Dina & Daughters Morgan & Francesca (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Clint Eastwood grinned ear-to-ear at the London premiere of "Invictus" Sunday night with three lovely ladies on his arms, wife Dina, their daughter Mo...

Metrophobia: Are We Afraid Of Poetry?

Kim Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Rosen

For the last few generations, our nation has managed to marginalize poetry, an art that is and always has been central to the species.

Invictus: Done the Eastwood Way

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Most of us know little to nothing about the sport of rugby, but that is not an impediment to enjoying this film. If you can appreciate Mandela's dream of unity, you will enjoy this film.

If You Watch The Preview for Invictus, You'll Read The Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In our country, hate sells. Even the idealists among us must be wondering if the idea of brotherhood can compete against it. Well, it can. It did in South Africa.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review: Avatar Crosses $400 Million U.S.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

With $1.33 billion in the worldwide bank, Avatar is just over $500 million away from breaking Titanic's seemingly unsinkable $1.8 billion record.

Nelson Mandela Was a Man of Poetry

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tim Giago

The poem that inspired Mandela was "Invictus," by the English poet William Ernest Henley, and it was in a book of poetry I read as a young boy living on a very poor Indian reservation.

Invictus Needs to Get Real

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

Despite the regal performance by Morgan Freeman, it may be difficult for those who fought for South Africa to see Invictus as anything other than a diversion from the true gravity of this history.

A New Year and a New Way to Embrace Life's Uncertainty

Kari Stoever | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Stoever

The great paradox is that every choice is a thousand renunciations. Are you aware of what you are choosing or failing to choose today?