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The New World

Columbus Might Have Blown Steve Jobs Out of the Water

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As we celebrate the 521st anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, let's remember him for who he really was--America's first entrepr...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part III

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.

Lee Hernandez

'Firelight' Star On Juvenile Delinquents

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

A lot of people know actress Q'Orianka Kilcher from her scene-stealing turn in director Terrence Malick's "The New World" (2005), but what a lot of pe...

Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.08.2012 | Science

When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent resear...

Annals of the Overrated: Lady Gaga and The Tree of Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Last week I saw Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Then I saw Lady Gaga on SNL. And I had the same reaction to both: Why are there so many people out there willing to declare this stuff great art?

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

Eric Kasum | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution?

Reconceiving Columbus Day

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Columbus Day can be an Americas day, plural not possessive, and can honor the original peoples of the hemisphere as it reminds us, its current peoples, that we share more than a land mass, we share a future.

Give Thanks and Please Pass the Drumstick

Patricia Draznin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patricia Draznin

As we approach the 2009 holiday season we pause to give thanks for the blessings of good friends, organic eggnog, and unemployment compensation.