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Fern Siegel

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, Mr. Popper's Penguins

Fern Siegel | October 23, 2016 | Arts
Adaptions are tricky. In the case of The Cherry Orchard, the Broadway revival now at the American Airlines Theater, the key is to retain sympathy for Chekhov's characters -- decadent aristocrats, materialistic bourgeoisie, student revolutionaries and serfs -- while retaining...

3 Things That Happen When You Stop Showering For A Month

Well+GOOD | October 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
(Photo: Thinkstock/@Choreograph) By Katie Maguire for Well+Good Ever skip a shower after a workout? Maybe. What about skip a shower for an entire month? That's what one writer from The Atlantic, James Hamblin, set out to do....
Michael Winship

If Trump Had Been at Gettysburg in 1863

Michael Winship | October 23, 2016 | Politics
Unbelievable. On Saturday, there was Donald Trump desperately trying to jump on the coattails of Abraham Lincoln by delivering a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the sixteenth president's memorable address, one of the finest, most concise and genuine pieces of rhetoric in American history. (Given how things are...
Bruce Fein

Five Stupendous Lies Told By Buglers for Military Intervention in Syria

Bruce Fein | October 23, 2016 | Politics
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her fellow buglers for greater United States military intervention in Syria build their case on five stupendous lies. 1. Lie Number 1: The world will not forgive us for inaction in the face of mass atrocities in Syria. Nothing dries faster than a politician's...
Joe Peyronnin

Trump's Collapse

Joe Peyronnin | October 23, 2016 | Politics
No one believes more in Donald Trump than Trump himself.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What We Can Expect From President Hillary Clinton

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | October 23, 2016 | Politics
Clinton's entire political history, if anything, has shown that she will keep a firm, cautious and conciliatory eye on American public opinion when it comes to her making policy decisions and determining priorities. That's what presidents, all presidents, must do.
Tim Giago

The Logo of the Cleveland Indians is Racist

Tim Giago | October 23, 2016 | Media
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji - Stands Up For Them) I suppose that it still is not a very popular thing to write about using Native Americans as mascots, and it is particularly unnerving for anyone to write about the Washington professional football team mascot....
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Bridges and Walls

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | October 23, 2016 | Green
Photo: I.Rimanoczy There is so much going on in this pre-election time. (I don't know when the pre-election started, it is one of those periods that are only marked by when they end, but their starting point is imprecise). Never mind, the campaign...
George Hobica

London's Season Of Culture Starts Now, And It's All On Sale

George Hobica | October 23, 2016 | Travel
Did you miss, or do you miss, Woodstock? Experience it in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo: (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London Not to gloat or anything, but the British pound, thanks to Brexit, recently plummeted in...
Christopher Elliott

New Ways To Avoid Surprise Subscription TV Bills

Christopher Elliott | October 23, 2016 | Media
Read More: Cable, Media News
When Rosemary Kukla opened this month's Comcast bill, she was in for an early Halloween surprise. "I was being charged another $19 for Showtime," says Kukla, a retired grocery store worker from Lansdale, Pa. "We never ordered Showtime." Kukla isn't alone. A new survey...
Christopher Elliott

A 25 Percent 'Restocking' Fee For A Sofa That Doesn't Fit? Come On!

Christopher Elliott | October 23, 2016 | HuffPost Home
Living Spaces wants Michael Wicks to pay $220 to return a sofa that didn't fit through his door. Is that too much? Question: I purchased new furniture from Living Spaces recently, but the Sullivan Sofa I wanted was discontinued. A sales person told me they had a...
Christopher Elliott

You'll Never Guess Why Travelers Are Being Inundated With Junk Mail

Christopher Elliott | October 23, 2016 | Travel
Read More: Travel, Travel News
When Diana Lee Craig cast off on the Oceania Riviera’s 10-day Eastern Caribbean cruise, there were no surprises. The ship left Miami as scheduled, stopping in San Juan, St. John, Punta Cana and Nassau, before returning to Florida. The shock came after she returned home. Gradually, the...
Sasha Toperich

Libya: A Daunting Task Awaits the Next U.S. Administration

Sasha Toperich | October 23, 2016 | World
The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political figures and political party representatives, spearheaded by then-UN envoy Bernardino Leon,...
The Conversation Global

São Paulo's drug policies are working - will the new mayor kill them?

The Conversation Global | October 23, 2016 | World
Programme participants join in during capoeira lessons in Sao Paulo's so-called 'Cracolandia'. Sebastian Liste/Noor for the Open Society Foundations Luís Fernando Tófoli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas After a fierce mayoral electoral campaign, São Paulo is a city on the verge...
Robert Reich

The Trust Destroyers

Robert Reich | October 23, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump’s warning that he might not accept the results of the presidential election exemplifies his approach to everything: Do whatever it takes to win, even if that means undermining the integrity of the entire system. Trump isn’t alone. The same approach underlies Senator John McCain’s...
James Dorsey

Pushing the envelope: The World Cup and Arab revolts drive change

James Dorsey | October 23, 2016 | World
By James M. Dorsey Pressured by human rights and trade union activists leveraging Qatar's exposure as a World Cup host and influenced by subtle changes sparked by popular Arab revolts in recent years, young Qataris are pushing the envelope, broaching publicly hitherto taboo subjects like homosexuality, women's...
Anthony W. Orlando

Letter to a Trump Supporter #5: Affirmative Action

Anthony W. Orlando | October 23, 2016 | Politics
This is the fifth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama, he sent me a so-called "Newsweek" article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency. Below...
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab Journalists Learn Religion Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | October 23, 2016 | Media
They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex - not necessarily in that order. But when journalists fan the flames with inaccurate, seditious and inflammatory coverage of religious matters, in the name of freedom of expression, it may have lethal consequences.
Tira Harpaz

Groping And Grabbing: Why We Should All Be Concerned About This Election

Tira Harpaz | October 23, 2016 | Fifty
When I was 13, I went to the airport with my parents to pick up a relative or friend - I don't remember who it was. As I walked through the airport slightly behind my parents, a total stranger walked past me and grabbed my crotch. I couldn't believe it at first; I thought maybe it was an accident or I was mistaken. A few minutes later, however, the man reappeared and did it again.
Nancy Roman

Kindness: Giving It Another Try

Nancy Roman | October 23, 2016 | Fifty
I was rude on the phone. I heard from my doctor's office that Medicare had my coverage screwed up. This was the first time I have used my card since turning 65. And my claim was denied. So I got on the phone with Medicare. That alone brings my blood pressure up.