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MOSS - Ep.72

Spottoon | October 24, 2016 | Entertainment
After the death of his estranged father, a young man travels to a strange countryside town to take care of the funeral arrangements. With his own life in shambles, he decides to stay but finds the village people less than welcoming. Their odd behavior and the things his father left behind, leads him on a dangerous path to a truth that might be better left buried.
Sheryl Crow

Our democracy can do better. Shorten the election cycle.

Sheryl Crow | October 24, 2016 | Politics
My mother was 16 years old when she was crowned Queen of the Caruthersville, Missouri American Legion Fair. The prize: escorting President Truman to the county fair. I grew up with a picture of my mother shaking President Truman's hand hanging in the hallway. With pride and awe, I paraded...
Leo Stutzin

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Berkeley: A scorching revival of Albee's Domestic Demolition Derby

Leo Stutzin | October 24, 2016 | San Francisco
Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players' current staging of...
Taylor Dibbert

A Strong Statement on Minority Rights in Sri Lanka

Taylor Dibbert | October 23, 2016 | World
Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, recently concluded a ten-day visit to Sri Lanka. She visited Colombo and a range of other locations. On October 20, Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye released an impressive statement. Let's look at parts of the concluding section of her statement: As a consequence...
Will Durst

October Surprises

Will Durst | October 23, 2016 | Comedy
Read More: Redroom, Comedy News
Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror.
Amanda Slavin

Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Run for President (and other observations about this election)

Amanda Slavin | October 23, 2016 | Politics
This election has been terrifying. It's the equivalent of what it would look like if SNL did a skit about SNL, it's that ridiculous. It feels like we are watching a bad reality show that if someone pitched you the concept you would immediately say "no one would ever watch...
Sean Martinfield

Nadja Michael - A Brilliant 'Emilia Marty', Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | October 23, 2016 | San Francisco
Soprano Nadja Michael made her San Francisco Opera debut exactly seven years ago in the title role of Richard Strauss' Salome. Directed and choreographed by Séan Curran, the Bruno Schwengl production was packed with shock and awe. Nadja's artistic resources - colossal vocal chops, Olympian grace, histrionic clout...
Theresa BrownGold

Nuclear Trump

Theresa BrownGold | October 23, 2016 | Arts
Thank you Republican heroes who refuse to vote for Mr. Trump for love of country. I love you…for real.                      Photo courtesy of artist This painting is...
David Hinckley

New CBS Sitcom: Just Hiring Matt LeBlanc Isn't Enough of a Plan

David Hinckley | October 23, 2016 | Entertainment
CBS's new Matt LeBlanc sitcom Man With a Plan needs a Plan B. Debuting at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Man With a Plan seems to hope that if it blends enough time-tested comedy elements - impossible but lovable kids, quirky parents and LeBlanc - they will add up to...
Sarah Peterson

The 5 Words That Changed My Content Marketing Strategy

Sarah Peterson | October 23, 2016 | Business
You know those times where you read a book and one line seems to stop you in your tracks and pierce your mind? "You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget." -The Road "Anyone who ever...
Philip Louie

Sting Talks 57th & 9th at AOL's BUILDseriesNYC

Philip Louie | October 23, 2016 | Entertainment
Grammy-award winning artist Sting stopped by AOL's Build Series on 10/21/16 to discuss and promote his upcoming 12th studio album titled 57th & 9th. Sting has earned numerous accolades over his distinguished music career. He's won 25 American Music Awards, 16 Grammy Awards, a Kennedy Center...
Regan Long

An Apology From My 2-Year-Old

Regan Long | October 23, 2016 | Parents
My heart sank. As my friend called me over to the play area, the look on her face pretty much said it all.
Jack Levison

Why Do So Many Evangelicals Still Back Donald Trump?

Jack Levison | October 23, 2016 | Religion
Why do many evangelical Christians still back Donald Trump? Because they are consistent.
Carole Mallory

Movie Review: American Indictment of Marriage

Carole Mallory | October 23, 2016 | Entertainment
It's about time. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you did not marry him or her? Ever listen to a snore next to you and wish you were alone? This film is for you. The perfect Miss America ...Jennifer Connelly, marries the champion high school athlete, Ewan...
Michael P. McDonald

Early Voting: The Election Is Being Held Today

Michael P. McDonald | October 23, 2016 | Politics
Another week of early voting has passed and as of Sunday morning at least 5.9 million people have voted in the 2016 election. The past week of early voting marked the start of in-person early voting is states like Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina. The in-person early voting period is...
Brian DAmbrosio

Standing on Her Own: Lori McKenna

Brian DAmbrosio | October 23, 2016 | Entertainment
By Brian D'Ambrosio Lori McKenna has long been one of the more interesting singer-songwriters working on the periphery of the nationalized regulator of mainstream music, with each of her ten albums reflecting a separate creative point. Her newest album, The Bird and The Rifle, feels surprisingly liberated given the...
Ashley Jude Collie

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Ashley Jude Collie | October 23, 2016 | New York
Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." --Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters In the terrific and recent Vanity Fair story...
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Transform Your Passion Into Action: Lessons From Career Aid Workers

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | October 23, 2016 | Impact
Co-authored by Courtney White Procel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with domestic and international humanitarian experience When was the last time you felt inspired to take action to create a positive change, or to help someone in need? How often do these thoughts cross your mind but you are...
Dr. Keith Devlin

What are the best math games with some evidence of efficacy?

Dr. Keith Devlin | October 23, 2016 | Education
This essay originally appeared as an answer to a question posed in Quora, posted October 15, 2016. Though I am a co-founder of the educational technology company BrainQuake, mentioned in my reply, I wrote this article as a mathematician at Stanford University. According to this academic...
Lucy Fuggle

Why Greenland should be the next solo adventure on your travel list

Lucy Fuggle | October 23, 2016 | Travel
Eight days in Greenland in June isn't the most typical summer holiday out there. Especially when you're travelling alone with just a small backpack for company. Let's take a step back. Why Greenland? I was initially planning to hit up Svalbard this...