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Richard J. Rosendall

Trump The Arsonist Plays Firefighter

Richard J. Rosendall | September 24, 2016 | Politics
Electing a president whom Colin Powell calls "an international pariah" might please those who like nothing better than "sticking it" to friends and enemies alike. Shall America model itself on Trump by being pathologically thin-skinned, stiffing our creditors, and evading responsibility? With such a leader, who needs enemies?
Jonathan Walton

When I Hear the National Anthem, I Will Kneel and Bow My Head

Jonathan Walton | September 24, 2016 | Religion
In 2008, I felt like an american for the first time because I saw a leader who looked like me. All my life I hoped my education and accomplishments would free me from the history of my skin color as inherently inferior and intimidating - it never did.
Rachel Hawkins

Is Marriage The Kiss Of Death?

Rachel Hawkins | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Now, before I begin, I can't use personal experience with this because I have never been married myself. I'm engaged; not to be married, as previously written. With my only experience of all things matrimonial being 2 cancelled weddings and many a time resuming the role of drunken wedding guest.
Lisa Cox

A Good News Story About 'Imperfect' Pregnancy

Lisa Cox | September 24, 2016 | Women
Those little flutters in a pregnant woman's stomach aren't always just the baby kicking. They're also a mocktail of excitement, joy and plenty of nervous energy. Have you felt them before?
Aimee Atkinson

On Me

Aimee Atkinson | September 24, 2016 | Parents
I politely weave through the throng of emotional moms dropping off their kids for the first time as I desperately try to catch up with my youngest son, who is happily walking hand-in-hand with his friend down the hall to their classroom.
Advertising Week

Video Platform Maturity & How the Tech Titans Are Shaping Up

Advertising Week | September 24, 2016 | Business
Brian Shin, Founder & CEO, Visible Measures The prevalence of video as a source of entertainment, news and communication in today’s world is undeniable. In fact, one third of all online activity is spent watching videos. So naturally, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram...
Advertising Week

It's Advertising Week o'clock: Do You Know Where Your Brands Are?

Advertising Week | September 24, 2016 | Business
Grapeshot Just as strict parents do children, brands have a tendency to hinder ad in fear of a dreadful outcome. Brands still want assurance that their messages are delivered and received by engaged consumers in a safe space. It’s 2016 and potential danger...
Advertising Week

The Struggle is Real-Time for TV Networks

Advertising Week | September 24, 2016 | Business
Matt Naeger, SVP, Client Partner, Merkle & Andy Fisher, Chief Analytics Officer, Merkle TV Networks have been at a marketing disadvantage for decades compared to other industries. The digital world has brought about the ability for brands in retail, financial services,...
Galina Nemirovsky

Backpacking Through Europe in the 1990s

Galina Nemirovsky | September 24, 2016 | Travel
Before TripAdvisor and Yelp, before cell phones and before 9/11, I had Let's Go Europe, an oversized bright yellow softcover book which served as our travel bible. In the summer of 1998, my boyfriend at the time and I backpacked through Europe. Completely contradictory to my naturally controlling...
Advertising Week

Digital Video is Killing TV? Six Reasons That's Crazy Talk

Advertising Week | September 24, 2016 | Business
Mickey Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer, WideOrbit It’s no secret that video has become pretty much a default go-to element for consumer campaigns. Brands that as recently as a few years ago would never have dreamt of producing high-quality 15- and 30-second spots are...
Jackie K. Cooper

Washington and Pratt Show True Grit in "The Magnificent Seven"

Jackie K. Cooper | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "The Magnificent Seven" (MGM/Columbia) It has been fifty-six years since Yul Brynner played the man in black in "The Magnificent Seven". That movie co-starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn among others. It was an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa's classic film...
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Conversation with International Billionaire CEO: Fears Trump Presidency Halts Strategic Plan to Offshore More American Middle-Class Jobs

Noel Irwin Hentschel | September 24, 2016 | Politics
London Financial District. Off the record interview with international billion-dollar business CEO who expresses the real fear about the Trump movement in the USA. This friendly chat was a lively pre-debate exercise. The global billionaire concern is that the same successful "workers-populist" movement of Brexit is moving across the Atlantic...
Marty Zwilling

Add A Personal Story To Make Your Business Memorable

Marty Zwilling | September 24, 2016 | Business
The biggest challenge for every entrepreneur and every startup today is to get noticed and remembered in today's information overload. The number of entrepreneurs worldwide is huge, starting an estimated 50 million new businesses in the past year, or 137,000 per day. Every one of these probably has...
Hugh McIntyre

And The First Anchor Award Goes To...

Hugh McIntyre | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Just a short time ago, the music industry debuted its latest prestigious award, and while that may at times seem like the last thing that's necessary for an already self-congratulatory business, this one has a noble purpose, and it has the potential to become something really special. The Anchor Award was born out of the Reeperbahn Festival, a blended conference and new music discovery event hosted in Hamburg, Germany. Reeperbahn, which is named for the area of town where the majority of the festivities take place, is one of the best festivals in Europe for uncovering great new talent before the rest of the world catches on, and now with the Anchor Award, there's a way to further those artists that seem ready to rise to the next level. The Anchor Award highlighted just eight unique, talented, stand-out names from the dozens of bands that played in Hamburg over the past few days, and from that small pool, one act was declared the winner. A jury of six music industry bigwigs including legendary David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, former MTV personality Ray Cokes, SXSW Festival Manager James Minor, as well as musicians Y'akoto, Anna Ternheim, and Emiliana Torrini were tasked with picking just one winner, and while that doesn't sound like an easy job, they explained that when it came down to it, they were almost unanimous in their decision. The six acting jury members had to trek across Hamburg throughout the weekend to see all eight of the nominees in their natural setting: playing live. Because the Anchor Award is part of Reeperbahn, part of the criteria used to select a champion was not just the music they market as a finished product, but their live show as well, which is where some musicians either thrive or begin to blend in. For the first-ever Anchor Awards, Swedish musician Albin Lee Meldau came away the winner, and while his acceptance was certainly exciting, his win wasn't entirely unexpected. Of the eight chosen musicians, Meldau was clearly a frontrunner from the beginning, as his brand of brooding, melancholic pop, which is emphasized by his deep, soulful vocals, is impossible to ignore. Albin Lee Meldau might have come out on top, but all of the other seven nominees were certainly worthy of being nominated, and there was plenty of chatter amongst attendees that made it seem as though any one of the musicians up for the prize could have walked away with the simple and tastefully-designed trophy. To claim the title of the first-ever musician to be named an Anchor Award winner, Meldau had to best the likes of Conner Youngblood, Olivia Sebastianelli, Konni Kass, Woman, Parcels, Holly Macve, Shame, who all hail from various parts fo the world and who have their own distinct styles and approaches to honest, thought-provoking music. If you don't already know any of these names, give them a try--you won't regret a single second of their tunes. While it's certainly fun to follow intensely-branded festivals like the Grammys, they aren't always the best when it comes to honoring what was really the best in music in the past year, and they really aren't meant to reward those making waves and phenomenal art that hasn't hit the mainstream just yet. The Anchor Award (it's singular, by the way) is looking to be Germany's answer to the Mercury or Polaris Prize, which is some truly excellent company to attempt to be in. With the 2016 Anchor Award over and done with, the organization is already looking ahead to 2017, which promises to be a big year for both the ceremony and the Reeperbahn Festival. The Award will come become much more than just a ceremony, with anything from mentoring to sessions becoming a part of the brand, according to one person that was involved in the creation of the award. Summer 2017 will see Reeperbahn come to New York City in a very big way, bringing plenty of European talent along with...
Yiming Ma

Walking Encyclopedias, Cash Clerks and Nose Wipers

Yiming Ma | September 24, 2016 | Education
Two months ago, a colleague shared with me a T-shirt describing a long list of responsibilities horrifying in scope and scale. Including roles such as 'petty cash clerk, walking encyclopedia, scapegoat and nose wiper', the T-Shirt comically concluded that "You can just call me a Teacher!" I laughed, but as...
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's Time For Cops To Break The Blue Code Of Silence

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 24, 2016 | Black Voices
When cops break the blue code of silence and administrators back them up that will be a giant step toward changing that notion.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Our Eternal Enemy: We Must Stop the New Cold War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | September 24, 2016 | World
By David Wemer When nineteen-year-old American swimmer Lilly King emerged from the pool after winning the women's 100-meter backstroke at the Rio Olympics, she became not only a gold-medalist, but also a...
Paul J. Croce

An Economy that Grows Anger

Paul J. Croce | September 24, 2016 | Politics
This election season has revealed a lot of anger in the electorate directed against establishment thinking and establishment figures in each party. Ted Cruz defied the Republican establishment for not living up to traditional values. Donald Trump continues to defy the Republican establishment for not being tough enough on immigration...
The Conversation US

Five key debate moments that altered the course of a presidential race

The Conversation US | September 24, 2016 | Politics
Robert Speel, Pennsylvania State University Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an opportunity to spend a full lecture discussing with students some of the famous moments from historic presidential debates. I explain to students that...
Kyle Stevens

Thom Jongkind of Blasterjaxx Talks About Performing in New York City, the 20x20x20 Foundation and Sunsets

Kyle Stevens | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Photo Credit: Kevin Jackson Jr. (undertheshutter.blogspot.com) "This experience was beyond my expectations and I've played quite some festivals. You have certain expectations but I came here and I saw the field. This shit is sick," Thom Jongkind said in all sincerity. After wrapping...