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President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

Dan Persons | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

On the spectrum of the Marvel Comics franchise films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier doesn't reach the cinematic heights of the Raimi Spider-Mans or Whedon's The Avengers, but doesn't crater out anywhere near the Thor or Fantastic Four efforts.

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

Christopher Rosen

About The Crazy Ending Of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

Warning: The following piece contains major spoilers about "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Marvel Studios might produce blockbusters with an...

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Riveting. Stunning. Surprising. Curves are thrown at you at unsuspected moments. A great plot is filled with hair pin turns and witty one liners. Laughter erupts at unpredictable moments.

Zaki's Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I'm being coy about much of the story because this is an experience best imbibed with as little clue to its machinations as possible, but suffice it to say, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is everything the Marvel Studios brand represents.

Week in Film: Captain America 2, Dom Hemingway and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Maybe it's because the studio movies at this time of year are so universally dreadful, but I find myself drawn to the smaller films that bite and snarl and generally have bad manners: Bad Words, The Raid 2 and, this week, Dom Hemingway.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Marveling: With Resistance Quite Evidently Futile, What Might Marvel's Cinematic Universe Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.

Unprecedented Coalition in Washington, D.C. Next Week Urging EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

Joel Reynolds | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA has the opportunity to protect both a unique natural resource and an economic powerhouse. It has the scientific basis, legal authority, and moral responsibility to protect Bristol Bay. And that's exactly what this diverse coalition of Alaska Natives, subsistence, commercial and sports fishermen, lodge owners, faith leaders and environmental groups will tell EPA next week.

Canadian Ambassador, U.S. Lawmakers Push For Keystone Pipeline Approval

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the Un...

Redford's LIFE Is His Oscar -- the Academy Can Keep Theirs

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.

Sundance Is Robert Redford's 'Safe Word'

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Richard Ayoade says his connection to Sundance founder Robert Redford runs deeper than most filmmakers. "I think Robert is g...

EPA: Pebble Mine Would Threaten Bristol Bay Salmon

Tim Sohn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

The EPA released the final draft of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment this week. Its conclusion: Large scale mining development in Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed poses a substantial risk to the region's ecosystem and its legendary salmon run.

Robert Redford 'Not Disturbed' By Oscar Miss

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford is far more excited about the beginning of the 30th Sundance Film Festival than concerned about his Oscar snub...

What Does the Source Say?

John P. David | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
John P. David

If you are ever in a situation where you want to share sensitive information with a journalist, the most important rule (after calling a PR person to help you) is to set very clear ground rules about attribution before the conversation starts.

"But I Didn't Prepare Anything!" Three Public Speaking Lessons From the Worst Golden Globes Ever

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Deborah Grayson Riegel

While I realize that movie and television stars are people who get nervous speaking in public just like many of us, they had weeks between the nominations and the awards to get their presentations together.

Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. ...

Q & A With All Is Lost's Golden Globe Nominated Composer, Alex Ebert

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a fan of Ebert and his bands, I was intrigued and picked up a copy of the soundtrack at Los Angeles' Amoeba Music. I knew it was going to be good, but this soundtrack exceeded my expectations -- a truly mesmerizing work.

Harry Belafonte Makes History at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In 1935, at age 5, Harry Belafonte saw his first movie, Tarzan, and knew he never wanted to be one of those people from Africa. This bit of personal h...

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

My Letter to Santa: Are We Breaking Up or Making Up?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 02.21.2014 | Comedy
Randy Susan Meyers

Ah, Santa, sweetheart -- you torture me so. I just couldn't quit you. I don't have the will to spend the day at the movies. Chinese food isn't enough after years of licking peppermint sticks. I'm tired of our back and forth, honey. I'm jonesing for you again.

SAG Awards Shockers: Redford, 'Mr. Banks' & More

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

According to some instantaneous analysis from Variety, Wednesday morning's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were a boon for "August: Osage County...