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Why I Want To Remain Twitter Illiterate

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I must confess I have hit my limit with technology. While finishing 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers on my Nook, I updated my Facebook fan page linked to important stuff. Then I sent out a Constant Contact newsletter asking people to 'like,' forward, subscribe to, and read my blog. Next I tried to fix my blog to make it more likable. Ok, not easy, but so far I'm getting it.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Cinematic Pioneer Nawaf Al-Janahi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Al-Janahi doesn't mince his words when it comes to the business and culture of filmmaking in the Emirates. He'd rather see great quality and professionalism than cater to the much-promoted attitude of nurturing everyone who tries, at the risk of undermining the true talents of Khaliji (Gulf) cinema.

Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 44: The Circle Closes

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The Circle, Eggers' first foray into dystopia, is set in a near future where the world doesn't look that much different than now. Eggers does a great job here of taking our current reality and stepping it up a notch.

The Circle Is the Scariest Book of the Year

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

If you're at all squeamish and worry about the power and ubiquity of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google, maybe you shouldn't read the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers.

To What End Are We Connecting the World?

Chris Hoofnagle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Chris Hoofnagle

The Circle joins Gary Shteyngart's hilarious Super Sad True Love Story in its prediction of the kind of world we might get to live in if we continue to outsource our data and decisions about it to Silicon Valley's technocrats.

Top 10 Capital Fringe Festival Picks

The Huffington Post | Eliza Lajoie and Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Fringe 2012 begins Thursday evening and with it will be a plethora of artists, both of the professional and amateaur set, stagin...

The Wall At Verizon Center: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12 1. Roger Waters: The Wall Live At Verizon Center The landmark album is fine and good, but the appropriate over-the-top...

The Faithful Shopper: The Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the Independence Day weekend just ahead, I'm headed for the beach! The Hamptons beckon, with a slew of new seasonal stores in the main shopping districts.

On The Imprisonment of Iranian Filmmakers: A Moral Option For Iran and Any Government Presuming to Silence Its Artists

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

I've asked film curator Milos Stehlik, of Chicago's Facets.org to write a guest essay in the earnest service of furnishing a dually historical and mor...

Bon Jovi To Open Giants-Jets Stadium: AP source

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Bon Jovi will play the kickoff concert next spring at the new $1.6 billion stadium that will serve as the home for the G...