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Gerry Smith

Here's The Seemingly Ordinary Man Who Allegedly Ran The Internet's Biggest Black Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

Online, he went by the name "Dread Pirate Roberts" and ran what authorities called "the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the I...

Gerry Smith

FBI Shutters The ‘Silk Road'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology

Federal authorities said Wednesday they had seized a website that was considered one of the most popular places on the Internet for buying drugs and o...

Famed Musician Yo Yo Ma Talks Gustavo Dudamel and What He Failed in College

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

You probably didn't know that not only is Yo Yo Ma is not only one of the most pervasive, iconic musicians of our time, he's also hilarious.

Making Art for Life's Sake

Jesse Rosen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Yo-Yo Ma expanded the discussion from "Art for Art's Sake" to "Art for Life's Sake," addressing both the critical argument for the role of the arts in society, and the responsibility of artists to see themselves as world citizens who are as concerned about our greatest global challenges.

Classical Fusions at the Asia Society: The Knights With Wu Man

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.

The Fes Festival: Different Drummers

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

This year the Fes Festival presented two excellent drumming ensembles. Experiencing these two groups got me thinking about how much we rely on our own cultures to interpret sound.