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H. A. Goodman

I Applaud Hillary For Visiting Ferguson and Meeting Al Sharpton. Oh Wait, That Was Rand Paul.

H. A. Goodman | November 24, 2014 | Politics
Before the Hillary machine steamrolls towards the Democratic nomination, it isn't sacrilege to question the sincerity of our 2016 frontrunner. At least one nanosecond of thought should be placed to see if she's the right...
James Dorsey


Activists expand labour and human rights campaign beyond Qatar to include all Gulf states

James Dorsey | November 24, 2014 | World
By James M. Dorsey Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The activists hope that Qatar may move quicker on promised reforms given...


America's Best Tree Lighting Ceremonies

MiniTime | November 24, 2014 | Travel
The National Christmas Tree in Washington DC (Photo Credit: Forget Black Friday. For a lot of people--sentimental types, perhaps--the true beginning for the holiday season is the ceremonial lighting of a Christmas tree--preferably, a really big one. The most famous tree...
David Finkle


First Nighter: Shepard's "A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)," Behar's "Me, My Mouth and I"

David Finkle | November 24, 2014 | Arts
Sam Shepard and Stephen Rea have collaborated on projects for 40 years, ever since Shepard directed Rea in a Royal Court production of Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer. More recently, Rea appeared in Dublin's Abbey, London's Almeida and New York City's Public doing a transferring production of Shepard's disappointing...
George Heymont


Shaping A Show One Pixel At A Time

George Heymont | November 24, 2014 | Arts
The use of creative lighting techniques as an integral part of stagecraft has progressed by leaps and bounds since the day when the introduction of a single-lens slide projector was considered a revolutionary step forward in multimedia. I was completely captivated by the San Francisco Opera's use of projection mapping...
Mike Ragogna


Chats with a Bangle, a Crobot, a Griswold, Jacquie Lee, Guys from Great Caesar and Such Gold Plus The Cabana Kids' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | November 24, 2014 | Entertainment
A Conversation with The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs Mike Ragogna: Ladies And Gentlemen...The Bangles! is the latest yet oldest collection of material from The Bangles. Why did you choose to go back to this era for a new release? Susanna Hoffs: Gosh, I don't...
Tami Shaikh


What Defines You?

Tami Shaikh | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
So today I challenge you to look back at your life, the times when you had to change the way you think, or you got up from the ashes of despair -- did those times teach you a lesson? Or the happy times when life was perfect and you didn't have a single worry on your mind?
Samantha Rodman PhD


How Do I Stop Choosing Women Who Are Wrong for Me?

Samantha Rodman PhD | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Reader All the Wrong Women writes: How do I get out of the habit of dating the same types of women, despite my conscious attempts to choose women who are different?  Specifically, I have a tendency to date women who are disorganized -- they habitually run late, and can't manage their...
Dorian de Wind


Remember Benghazi?

Dorian de Wind | November 23, 2014 | Politics
Remember the Benghazi tragedy? Of course you do. But do you remember the other tragedy? The one where Republicans attempted to "turn the Benghazi tragedy into a political scandal." The one where Republicans tried their darndest to discredit -- destroy is a better word --...
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.


Learning to 'Get After It in Life' -- The Science and Art of Building Resiliency

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
There is much to learn from people who push limits, challenge conventional wisdom and are able to excel in moments that are packed with intensity. One of the characteristics that many of them have developed is the skill of resiliency -- being able to adapt and adjust to challenging circumstances....
Pamela Levin


Energy Vampires: Are You Their Next Prey?

Pamela Levin | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Energy vampires prefer the sneak attack when you are least prepared and not really ready for their drama, emotional upheaval, whining, complaining, or victim (poor me) approach. You never quite see them coming; they are particularly good at surprising you.
Barry Whyte


US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | November 23, 2014 | Business
With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.
Kara Kamenec


5 Tips Millennial Men Need to Survive Family Holidays

Kara Kamenec | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
We're a generation that has learned to quickly use our phones to distract ourselves from uncomfortable situations, and instantly block, de-friend, or delete those who don't make us happy. But when it comes to our family, we're stuck with no digital tools of assistance.
Patrick Hess


The Power of Tenacity in the Entertainment Industry

Patrick Hess | November 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Learning how to keep going when mental and physical exhaustion occur, who to trust along the way, how to stay productive when money or resources are limited, improving and mastering your creative skills, or learning how to be a better time manager are all important skills.
Jim Hill


Jeff Calhoun talks about the new & improved Disney Newsies before ducking out to work on a Duck Dynasty show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | November 23, 2014 | Entertainment
So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?...
Kerry Tepedino


3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

Kerry Tepedino | November 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, and alcohol, I have three tips, and if you put them in place, it could be your best holiday season yet. The holidays...
Nell Minow


From the New Radicals to a Song that Can Save Your Life: Gregg Alexander

Nell Minow | November 23, 2014 | Entertainment
When John Carney (Once) decided to make a follow-up film about three people trying to maintain passion and artistic integrity in the music business, there was just one ideal choice to write the songs.
Olga Bielkova

From Holodomor to Maidan: How the Kremlin 'Brotherly Love' Cost Ukraine Millions of Lives

Olga Bielkova | November 23, 2014 | World
The problem with history is twofold: it tends to repeat itself, yet we never learn from it. On Sunday, we commemorated the greatest tragedy suffered by the Ukrainian people -- Holodomor of 1932-1933, a term that can be translated as "extermination by hunger."
Laura Camera

Top 8 Reasons to Say 'I Do' to a Pre-Owned Engagement Ring

Laura Camera | November 23, 2014 | Weddings
It's true that making the ring your "something old" will save your bank account from being "something blue." Even worse than a car once you drive it off the lot, an engagement ring retains as little as 30 percent of its value once it becomes second-hand.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


'We Love You, Bill Cosby!'

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | November 23, 2014 | Black Voices
A recent Cosby audience love fest was not simply an aberration of groupie fan mania. Legions passionately believe Cosby is being wrongly crucified on the cross of raw public opinion by a pack of greedy, publicity-seeking, career-wrecking liars and schemers.