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Great Content Is Embedded in Your Business DNA

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Involve your entire organization whether it's five or fifty people: great content ideas come in all shapes and sizes: admins, customers, channel partners, sales, support, customer service and/or exec staff.

Producer Michael Levitt's Cause for Paws Will Make TV History This Thanksgiving

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

When Los Angeles-based TV producer Michael Levitt isn't creating hit shows, he's driving all over greater L.A. rescuing dogs from kill shelters and placing them in loving "forever" homes. Now taking his passion one giant leap further, Levitt has created a groundbreaking TV event.

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

Maya Mathias | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Maya Mathias

When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...

Producer Michael Levitt Talks Cause for Paws TV Special and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with TV producer Michael Levitt about his FOX Thanksgiving special Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. This celebrity-packed extravaganza is focused on raising awareness and funding for shelter dogs so that they receive the love, care and resources they need to find their forever home.

Fight Content Starvation With Savvy Publishing Tactics

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

So, you just uploaded some great content to your blog post and shared it across you social accounts expecting a signal back from the universe. But nothing: a ping with no echo.

'Madam Secretary': A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

At a time of extreme animus directed against Washington, D.C., Madam Secretary, a new series on CBS, casts these hated bureaucrats -- and the cabinet secretaries they work for -- as the people of serious and constructive purpose that they actually are.

Clare Foley - A Personal Chat with Gotham's Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy)!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I had a quick moment to speak with the ever-so-busy Clare Foley. It was hard to cut my list of 25+ questions down to under 10, but this girl is so worth it!

The Flash's Patrick Sabongui, Who Plays a Gay Police Captain, Gives Us Insight to His Character and Home Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Playing a complex character, let alone a a character from a comic book, is not an easy task. The actor has to think about how to make the character his own while not misrepresenting how the fans view the character.

A Q&A With American Horror Story's Naomi ("Pepper") Grossman

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Emmys were awarded to actors for playing the most bizarre characters on TV, then Naomi Grossman would surely have to clear a space on the mantle.

Behind the Scenes: Tom Hooper

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Sometimes with pen or pencil in hand, other times with a full palette of acrylic or watercolors, Hooper adds connections or isolating areas to accent characters and objects with little or no preconception or plan -- something like the way a jamming jazz musician riffs or a butterfly flies.

Four Critical Marketing Strategies for Growing Your Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital Oxygen starts and ends with design, with smart content woven into the mix. What's on your critical short list and what can you pushback til...

Should Netflix Pull the Plug on Cosby?

David Fagin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Regardless of whether or not you believe Ms. Bowman and the others who've come forward, if Netflix does decide to go ahead and air Cosby's special, and they're lambasted for it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves for its "'Cos and effect.'"

Teamwork

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Workers on every level of employment need to realize how important they are -- that they play a significant, vital, and necessary role in what makes the United States of America uniquely successful.

Grammy Winner Sharon Isbin Talks New Documentary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Sharon Isbin, the multiple Grammy-winning guitarist and one of the most acclaimed classical guitarists in the world, about the new American Public Television documentary she stars in, Sharon Isbin: Troubadour.

Chris Webber's Avery Johnson Impression Is SPOT-ON

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

As a member on the 1993-94 Golden State Warriors, Avery Johnson was a mentor for then-rookie Chris Webber. The impact Johnson made on Webber may not h...

TV Binge Watching Recommendations: November, 2014

Jeff Pulver | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Pulver

After 173 comments, which included a number of book recommendations and nine suggestions from friends that I should write a book, this is a summary of the recommended TV Series to "binge watch."

ESPN Announcer Confuses Cam Newton For Michael Vick

Awful Announcing | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

By Josh Gold-Smith, Awful Announcing ESPN’s Mike Tirico isn’t known for making too many mistakes, but this one was hard to ignore. The Mond...

Tech Nirvana: Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Today's shiny markets wrapped in social media and buffed with billion-dollar valuations are a false line on the horizon for non-tech-savvy brands. ...

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

The NFL, MLB and Viagra: So Much for Family-Friendly Focus

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The incessant airing of Viagra's nauseating British-blonde-on-a-bed commercial during both this October's football games and throughout the baseball playoffs illustrates how tone-deaf the National Football League and Major League Baseball remain when it comes to truly embracing family viewers.

Irina Dvalidze

Well, That Was SUPER Depressing.

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 12: Death in Heaven After last week's disappointingly shocking ...

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Findery

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

Television Characters: I Know They're Not Real People, But...

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rohrer

Television characters have moved me to tears, made me LOL, frustrated me to the point of giving up on watching a show, outraged me for reasons I didn't even recognize at the time, and shocked me to the point of tears, frustration, and outrage at having to wait another week for answers.

Black on TV

Steve Harper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Black Voices
Steve Harper

I'm excited about seeing more and more black people on TV. Today I'm creating my own Web series, and I'm encouraged by what creators like Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris have done in network television. Of course, it wasn't always that way. And even now, in this age of new voices and faces of color in the industry, in this age of Obama and Oprah, the struggle continues.