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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

NSA Given Advance Notice Of UK Attack On The Guardian

AP | By JACK GILLUM | Posted 07.11.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives contai...

Google Is Removing Negative Coverage Of Powerful People From Its Search Results

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.04.2014 | Media

The implementation of the European Union's so-called "right to be forgotten" policy is already having a worrying impact on the media, with at least tw...

Why the US Record on Free Press Won't Inspire Cairo

Sarah Harvard | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Sarah Harvard

The Obama administration's statements about the three Al Jazeera journalists are encouraging and ring true to the needs of both the Egyptian and the American people, but it's unsure whether they are in the right position to point their finger just yet.

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.

(VIDEO) Quality Is Essential for Branded Content: Guardian's Watkins

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- High quality and plenty of integrity are important for brands and publishers working together on commercial editorial, says the executive wh...

The U.S. Should Immediately Adopt This 'Revenge Porn' Rule

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.24.2014 | Technology

If you've got x-rated photos of your ex stored somewhere on your phone, and your ex is unhappy about it, you might be legally obligated to delete them...

Watch What Happens When A Woman Reverses Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

When The Guardian's Leah Green went undercover in London, she was not reporting on breaking news. Instead, she took a new lens to a centuries-old ...

Michael Calderone

The Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzer Prize For NSA Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Guardian and The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday for their coverage of the National Security Agenc...

The Guardian's Chief Digital Officer on Going 'Digital-First'

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The task of converting old school business into the digital world will be championed by chief digital officers. By 2015, 25 percent of the large globa...

South Park, Spike Lee and David Bowie Got it Right

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Desiree Michael

If all the other colors within our American spectrum remain silently invisible and choose to not unite under the shared banner of human rights--which is all-inclusive--I have to say, I agree with David Bowie's old hit, this is not America.

This Is What State Repression Of The Media Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media

The Guardian has released video showing what it looked like when it was forced by the British government to destroy hard drives containing material fr...

A Whistleblower's Wish for Edward Snowden

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Let a jury hear a man speak from his conscience, let them recognize the risk he's taken to speak to them and let that jury compare his words and actions to a government that will insist he's nothing more than a common criminal.

In Times of Pain, Illness, Suffering, and Dying, 'That Which Is Shareable Is Bearable'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
BJ Gallagher

As writers themselves, you'd think that the Kellers would appreciate the power of writing as a process for understanding life and coming to terms with painful experiences. Writing is a powerful way of connecting with others. Writing helps us reach inward -- and upward -- to find the holy, the numinous, the transcendent.

Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change

Jenny Trout | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Jenny Trout

Self-publishing is the only way many authors, for various reasons, will ever be able to put their books in front of an audience. Suggesting that alternative methods of publishing will harm literature is the same as suggesting folk art will harm high art, or YouTube will harm film.

News Outlets Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The editorial boards of The New York Times and The Guardian published editorials on Wednesday, urging the Obama administration to treat Edward Snowden...

Egypt Cracks Down on Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was said in jest but a professor of politics at Egypt's Nile University warned journalists and anyone taking pictures not to do so after an escalat...

5 Questions for Barack Obama About NSA Spying

Stanton Peele | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

News Item 1: Yet further revelations about the National Security Agency's intrusions into the lives and minds of people around the world -- this time ...

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Big Corporations Abandoning Conservative Group That Pushes Changes in State Laws

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.

ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance - to ALEC

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voters have a right to know where the allegiance of their lawmakers' lies. They should be asking if their elected representatives have sworn to serve ALEC first. And if so, those should be the first to go.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Leaked Documents: IRS Concerns, Funding Crisis at Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Steve Horn

ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."

The Guardian Now More Popular In US Than UK

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON - It started out as The Manchester Guardian in 1821 and had since become a national newspaper. But, this fall, The Guardian crossed another geo...