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Laura Prudom

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: August's History Revealed In 'The Stranger'

Laura Prudom | Posted April 30, 2012

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 20 of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," entitled "The...

Chris Harnick

'The Good Wife' Season 3 Finale Recap

Chris Harnick | Posted April 30, 2012

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 22 -- the season finale...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

'Girls': Lena Dunham's HBO Show Episode 3, Discussed In Gchat

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted April 29, 2012

Lori Fradkin: Hi! We should start by welcoming Emma Gray, who is joining us for the first time this week.
Margaret Wheeler Johnson: Welcome Emma!!!!
Emma Gray: Hi! Excited to talk 'Girls' Episode 3!
Lori: Before we get into the details, can I suggest a...

Crystal Bell

'Girls' Recap: All Adventurous Women Dance To Robyn

Crystal Bell | Posted April 30, 2012

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 3 of HBO's "Girls," entitled, "All Adventurous Women Do."

There's a scene at the end of this week's episode of "Girls" (Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO) where Hannah and Marnie dance around to...

Aaron Belkin

GOP and New York Times Slam Obama Over Osama

Aaron Belkin | Posted May 1, 2012

Politics is a rough sport, but President Obama has taken unusually heavy flak for running a campaign ad that credits his role in the killing of Osama bin Laden, and for using statements by Mitt Romney to suggest that the former governor might not have exhibited similar leadership....

Scott Morgan

The Drug Czar's False Statement About Marijuana and Hemp Should Be a Bigger Scandal

Scott Morgan | Posted April 30, 2012

In response to an online petition sponsored by the White House, which I signed seven months ago, I've finally received a response from Obama's Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, explaining why we can't let American farmers grow industrial hemp. It's written in rather plain language, but nonetheless betrays either...

Maureen Ryan

'Game of Thrones' Recap: Finding Light Amid The Darkness

Maureen Ryan | Posted April 29, 2012

Don't read this unless you've seen Season 2, Episode 5 of "Game of Thrones," entitled "The Ghost of Harrenhal."

A few weeks ago, after the first couple of episodes of "Game of Thrones'" second season had aired, I heard from someone on Twitter who...

Steven Weber

Media: Buy Us!

Steven Weber | Posted April 29, 2012

Flash! Citizens who think they are getting the facts are instead ingesting data that just makes them feel good, keeping them perpetually misinformed and keeping whatever bad feelings which might result from any truthful analysis at bay. Next, Kim Kardashian spotted in flimsy dress at opening and much anticipation of...

Steve Rosenbaum

Alarm Bells: "Open Web" In Danger, Says Brin, Berners-Lee

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted April 29, 2012

Even as the web becomes more and more a part of our daily lives, there are storm clouds on the horizon.

Speaking in the UK, one of the web's most successful entrepreneurs said: "... very powerful forces that have lined up against the open Internet on all sides and around...

Susan Landau

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

Susan Landau | Posted May 1, 2012

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that purports to improve U.S. cybersecurity. In fact, the bill does little to protect us but rather a lot to destroy the privacy of American communications.

The bill allows private entities to share "cyber threat" information...

Robert Kuttner

Europe's Banks Versus European Democracy

Robert Kuttner | Posted April 29, 2012

PARIS -- There is a celebrated observation of the 1920s Italian radical, Antonio Gramsci, that perfectly fits the economic paralysis of today's Europe: "The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms...

Laura DiMugno

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

Laura DiMugno | Posted April 29, 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s list of World Heritage sites contains over 900 of the most important natural and cultural locations in world. Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such...

Steven Kurlander

Time for Obama and Dems to Focus on the Real "War on Women" -- in China

Steven Kurlander | Posted April 29, 2012

We've been hearing a lot lately from President Obama and fellow Democrats about the GOP prosecuting a "war on women" in this country.

The allegation is the latest round of an effective political strategy of distraction by the White House that promotes diverting attention away from the moribund economy and...

Daniel Wagner

Walmart, the FCPA, and America's Ability to Compete

Daniel Wagner | Posted April 29, 2012

Walmart's alleged violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in Mexico raises the profile of the controversial law to a new level. Some U.S. businesses have long questioned whether the FCPA is an appropriate impediment to doing business abroad in a world where acceptable and widely practiced...

Harlan Green

What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Harlan Green | Posted April 29, 2012

Economists Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz of the labor think tank Economic Policy Institute (EPI) have been asking this question in their latest work that is at the root of our various economic crises:

"Why did the richest 1 percent of Americans receive 56 percent of...
Regina Weinreich

Wayne Shorter at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted April 29, 2012

Greeted by a standing ovation, Wayne Shorter and the band he's been playing with since 2000 took the stage on Friday night for the first of two sold out concerts at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center: Brian Blade on drums, John Patitucci on bass, Danilo Perez on...

Tony Wrighton

Making Yourself 'More Attractive'

Tony Wrighton | Posted April 30, 2012

Ever heard of 'mate choice copying'? If the research is anything to go by, it's happening on Facebook right now.

Researchers at Duke University and the University of California found that when we're alongside someone attractive in a photo, people find us more attractive too. And when we're...

James Bloodworth

What Would British Fascism Look Like?

James Bloodworth | Posted April 29, 2012

It has been reported that the National Front (NF) is planning on fielding 35 mayoral and local election candidates in May, the largest number it has put up for election since 1983.

An outfit that most of us thought had disappeared in the 1980s has re-emerged due to splits that...

Simon Blake

It's Time We Learned to Trust

Simon Blake | Posted April 29, 2012

Last month I was at the lively, energetic Bloomsbury Pro-Choice Alliance counter protest to the 40 Days of Life vigil that was held outside the BPAS service in Bedford Square. It was fantastic to see hundreds of men and women out to defend and protect women's reproductive rights. The pro-choice...

Steven Allweis

Feelings and Tactics Before the Manchester Derby

Steven Allweis | Posted April 29, 2012

Derbies are emotive occasions at the best of times. Rational thought is obscured by a mélange of nerves, tension and anxiety. A concoction of fear and hope intertwine amongst bursts of dread. It's certainly not enjoyable but this one supersedes any other. It is the Manchester derby. And the Premier...

Korina Karampela

Five Harsh Realities About Higher Education

Korina Karampela | Posted April 29, 2012

At this time of the year, teenagers are busy studying for exams - keenly aware of the importance of good grades when trying to secure a place at the university of their choice. Although as a parent you might be a firm believer in the benefits higher education can offer,...

David Canter

How Crime Fiction Gets it Wrong

David Canter | Posted April 29, 2012

The Conan Doyle formula for a popular detective story has remained virtually unchanged for over a century. The central protagonist, be he or she inside or outside the police, must be rather odd in any of a number of ways; preferably having difficulty in relating to others, or some sort...

Eleanor Besley

Is Cycling the Future for More of us in the Capital?

Eleanor Besley | Posted April 29, 2012

Even a year ago none of us could really have imagined that the final debate before London's mayoral elections would be focussed on making our capital city safer for cycling.

It's a really exciting time for those of us who like to get around on two wheels, but potentially even...

Jon Trickett MP

It is Time to Reject Rule by and for the Millionaires in Favour of the Millions: Starting With Boris in London

Jon Trickett MP | Posted April 29, 2012

We now know from this week's Sunday Times Rich List that the billionaires are getting richer by the day whilst the rest of the country faces austerity and lengthening dole queues for the young. Shockingly, the richest 1000 gained an extra £155 billion in the last three years alone.


Tom Rahilly

Returning Home From Care: What's Best for Children?

Tom Rahilly | Posted April 30, 2012

You'd think that once action has been taken to protect a child from abuse or neglect that they'd be protected from further harm. Sadly it's not always the case. We face a hidden problem of what happens to our children when they leave care.

Recent debates about adoption and record...

BritChick Paris

Does Long Distance Friendship Work?

BritChick Paris | Posted April 29, 2012

I switched countries in my early childhood. Athenian olive groves for rainy London suburbia. At the age of five I had to say goodbye to people I cared about and start afresh with a whole new bunch of friends. I got on with it but it left a residual feeling...

Karen Fraser

Advertising: Where Are We Now on Body Image?

Karen Fraser | Posted April 30, 2012

According to Dove, winners of the advertising award at the Body Confidence Awards hosted by the APPG on Body Image this month, only one in eight British women consider themselves attractive. With results like this it is no surprise that political concerns and...

John Fleming

North Korea - George Orwell's Pyramid Looms Over Pyongyang

John Fleming | Posted April 29, 2012

I was in North Korea last week for the celebrations of the late Great Leader Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday.

I left my Beijing hotel early in the morning for a flight to North Korea and got caught in a traffic jam on one of the Chinese capital's ring roads.


Jeff Danziger

Defense of London Olympics

Jeff Danziger | Posted April 29, 2012


The Daily Princetonian


The Daily Princetonian | Posted April 29, 2012

Memes. GIFs. Unpronounceable (mehmeh? jiff?) and even harder to define. As far as I can tell, they're both things on the Internet that make you LOL, except GIFs move and memes don't.
The Facebook page "Princeton Memes" burst onto the scene on Feb. 14 of this year, a Valentine...

Tim Giago

Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) Was a Pure Lakota Traditionalist

Tim Giago | Posted April 29, 2012

One cold winter day Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), the great Lakota warrior, was sitting on a bench in front of his home with his two wives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South and North Dakota.

He looked off in the distance at an approaching buckboard and smiled to...

Joe Peyronnin

2012: A Political Cacophony

Joe Peyronnin | Posted April 29, 2012

"What am I doing here," asked President Barack Obama from back stage. "I'm opening for Jimmy Kimmel and telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian." The audience at the White House Correspondents Dinner laughed at the president's play on the "open mic" incident with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last month. It...

The Daily Princetonian

A Matter of Time

The Daily Princetonian | Posted April 30, 2012

NPR recently aired a story on former chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel's plan to extend the school day from one of the nation's shortest -- five hours and 45 minutes -- to one of its longest -- seven hours and 30 minutes. Emanuel claims that...

Faith Popcorn

You Can't See the Future From the Man-Cave

Faith Popcorn | Posted April 29, 2012

Greg Smith has left the Man Cave.

His now-famous op-ed -- in which he publicly excoriated Goldman Sachs for greed and capitalistic excess -- has been dissected from every possible angle except one: It was a spot-on description of a company that could only have been run by men. And...

Mark Goulston, M.D.

NBA Playoffs: Clutch players -- What Makes Them Tick?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted May 1, 2012

Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times recently wrote in an article entitled "Win or lose, they want the ball at game's end," that the top NBA closers -- including Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo Anthony -- have no fear of failure in the final seconds.

David Isenberg

Chapter Twelve

David Isenberg | Posted April 29, 2012

After ten years of operation by private military and security (PMSC) contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq, what ethical lessons should we draw from their use?

Namely, that private sector contracting has become an integral part of modern international operations, and in Afghanistan and Iraq contracting has been largely fruitful, despite...

Emma Sheppard

Cate Blanchett's Talent Makes Big and Small an Immeasurable Success

Emma Sheppard | Posted May 1, 2012

I have this terrible habit of booking tickets to plays that sound interesting then months later, moments before curtain up, I realise I haven't got a clue what the plot is and wonder if I'm going to be sat for three hours in the dark, literally and metaphorically. I had...

Vivian Ho

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted May 1, 2012

Apologies for the long break! My life has been manic and quite frankly with this weather I have been very reluctant to post as I find it quite depressing to wear anything decent while it's raining! Anyhow, today is looking much better and so here we go for what I'm...

Eve Simon

Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Eve Simon | Posted April 29, 2012

I have a confession to make. I'm a total pain in the ass. Like, professionally. As a creative director, being opinionated, tenacious, demanding, eccentric & snarky comes with the job.

Or could it be a cover for my super secret identity?

Yes, it's true. Beneath this black turtleneck beats the...

Jim Gonzalez

U.S. Removal of Children from Undocumented Parents Violates Human Rights

Jim Gonzalez | Posted April 29, 2012

Our national research organization, the Latino Policy Coalition (LPC) has submitted an official complaint for the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the human rights record of the United States of America.

The 10 page complaint charges the U.S. with routinely and consistently violating human...

Carl Berman

NBA Playoffs 2012: Injuries to Rose and Shumpert Shake Up the East

Carl Berman | Posted April 29, 2012

Unfortunate knee injuries to Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert have made the Eastern Conference playoffs quite a bit clearer. Rose, who missed over a third of Chicago's games this season with a variety of injuries to his back, foot, ankle and groin, went down with a torn ACL with 1:20...

David Wild

"The Sun Always Shines On TV": A Playlist for "The TV Land Awards"

David Wild | Posted April 29, 2012

In so much as I was ever raised, I was raised on television. So I once again had a total blast working on "The TV Land Awards " that airs tonight on TV Land at 9 p.m./8 CST. Beautifully hosted by Kelly Ripa -- who I first fell in love...

John Seed

Mitchell Johnson: "Are You Going With Me?"

John Seed | Posted April 29, 2012


Mitchell Johnson at his easel, Postojna, Slovenia, April 2012

Painter Mitchell Johnson has worked for years in two distinct but related styles: one abstract, the other representational. Johnson has been painting in different geographic zones as well; his studio is...

Trevor MacDonald

How I Learned to be a Breastfeeding Dad

Trevor MacDonald | Posted April 30, 2012

Near the end of my pregnancy, I went to my first breastfeeding support meeting, facilitated by La Leche League. I was excited at the opportunity to learn, and terribly nervous in a room full of strangers -- I was a guy at a women-only peer-to-peer help group.

Deborah Bergman

How You Can Help Protect Victims of Human Trafficking by Voting in the Next Presidential Election

Deborah Bergman | Posted April 29, 2012

Marina* was recruited from Ukraine with the promise of a well-paying job and free housing in the United States. But upon her arrival, she found herself in a nightmare. Her traffickers took away her passport, told her that she owed them a debt and forced her to work. She cleaned...

John Lundberg

New York City, and Its Mayor, Embrace Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted April 29, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg did far more than pay lip service to National Poem in Your Pocket Day (which took place this past Thursday), he wrote a poem about it. His spunky and ambitious effort, "50.5 Million Can't Be Wrong," celebrates the city as a Mecca for...

Kevin Hartnett

Teaching A Kid To Throw A Frisbee

Kevin Hartnett | Posted April 29, 2012

Ever since the weather turned, Jay and I have been spending time outside each morning before the day gets going. Yesterday we went outside and found a Frisbee lying in our driveway -- almost certainly left behind by the 8- and 12-year-old boys who live next door.

Jay picked up...

Endeavour Press

Why Cancer Patients Need to Take Control of Their Own Treatment

Endeavour Press | Posted April 30, 2012

By Karol Sikora, Professor of Cancer Medicine and honorary Consultant Oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital and author of How To Beat Cancer.

It may well be the worst news that will hear in your life. You'll be sitting in a room, facing a person you hardly know. You...

Scott Mendelson

Weekend Box Office (04/29/12): Think Like a Man Tops Again and The Avengers Rakes In $178 Million Overseas

Scott Mendelson | Posted April 29, 2012

In the weekend before the official start of the summer season, four new releases, all of which were relatively smaller fare, all debuted to numbers ranging from not awful to genuinely awful...
Arnie Reisman

A Dickens of a Dichotomy

Arnie Reisman | Posted April 30, 2012

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was...

Lyric Hughes Hale

The New Law of the Sea and the Geopolitics of the Internet

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted April 29, 2012

I live about 30 minutes from O'Hare, the second busiest airport in the world. On Sunday nights I like to watch the endless stream of airplanes making their way across Lake Michigan in orderly single file, like pearls strung along an invisible necklace. A hundred years ago, this beautiful sight...

Glen Browder

Will 'Southern Democracy' Survive? (Conclusion and Recommendations)

Glen Browder | Posted April 29, 2012

Is Southern Democracy dead?

Or will the Democratic Party rise again as the ruling regime in this part of the country?

In previous posts, I laid out major challenges for reeling regional Democrats. Now, I want to present my conclusion and five recommendations regarding...

Michael Spencer

Africa Is Calling

Michael Spencer | Posted April 30, 2012

Did you know that 70% of Africa's 1 billion people now use mobile phones? Really? That's more than twice America's entire population. But how is this possible when only 14% of rural sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity? How do all those Africans charge their phones? This was a question...

Tim Young

The 2012 GSA Conference Video

Tim Young | Posted April 30, 2012

Just when you thought you had heard enough about GSA's overspending, this video appears.

It looks like the GSA was going to continue its overspending for 2012 in a big way...

Mugambi Jouet

The Politics of Faith and American Exceptionalism

Mugambi Jouet | Posted April 29, 2012

Two major objects of attention during this election season reflect a key dimension of American exceptionalism: religion. First, America may soon have a president of Mormon faith, Mitt Romney, who served as a Mormon missionary and bishop before becoming a politician. Second, Rick Santorum, the runner-up in the...

Deborah James

Victory at UNCTAD XIII

Deborah James | Posted April 29, 2012

After a week of intense negotiations, civil society groups welcomed a rare victory on Thursday in the final Declaration of the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha, Qatar.

The final Declaration provides support -- approved by the developing and developed countries alike -- for a strong mandate for UNCTAD's...

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

The Affordable Care Act - Stronger Benefits to Seniors, Billions in Savings This Year

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted April 30, 2012

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The President's health care law gives hard working, middle-class families security, makes Medicare stronger, and puts more money back in seniors' pockets.

Prior to 2011, people on Medicare faced paying for preventive benefits like cancer screenings and cholesterol checks out...

Deborah Smith

Loving the Challenge

Deborah Smith | Posted April 30, 2012

Strangely enough I felt on a real high from the moment I landed on the tarmac. I thoroughly enjoyed being in Afghanistan. I loved the heady difference, the gripping change of scenery, the break from five years of deep emotional wrangling within the wider family dynamic, the food, the work,...

Dr. Michael J. Breus

How Sleep-Friendly Is Your Bedroom?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted April 29, 2012

There's no room in our homes we spend more time in than the bedroom. You can say I'm biased, but I think it's the most important room in the house. The National Sleep Foundation has just released the results of its first-ever "Bedroom Poll," which is...

Glennon Melton

Bragging Rights

Glennon Melton | Posted April 29, 2012

"The plain fact is that the world does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make...
Peter Dreier

Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day

Peter Dreier | Posted April 29, 2012

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty, and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.

Outside the U.S., May 1 is international workers'...

Steve Halsall

Will Zumba Give Me a Body Like Jess Ennis?

Steve Halsall | Posted May 1, 2012

Seventeen years as one of the UK's top trainers, this week I was faced yet again with a hopeful smile and literally the weight of expectation aimed at me.
'Can I have a body like Jess Ennis', was the request of my new NW London yummy mummy,...

Caroline Gick

Working Out: Solo or Social?

Caroline Gick | Posted April 29, 2012

My sister and I are alike in many ways, but not when it comes to how we approach the gym. A few months ago, she asked me to put together a weight training program. She fared well for awhile, but soon got bored, not because of the activity, but because...

Cenk Uygur

WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions

Cenk Uygur | Posted April 29, 2012

I was at the White House Correspondents' Dinner tonight. And I loved 85% of it. This makes me somewhat of a hypocrite because I often criticize a lot of the people in that room, and I especially single out the chuminess of the press with the government.

Now, I justify...

Dan Persons

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Nancy, Please Director Andrew Semans

Dan Persons | Posted April 29, 2012

Why let others torture you when you can cut out the middle man and do it yourself? In Nancy, Please, twenty-something Paul (Will Rogers) tries to retrieve a book from his former roommate, Nancy (Eléonore Hendricks), a task complicated both by the fact that the woman appears to be an...

Paul Allvin

World Wish Day 2012: Why Granting Wishes Isn't Just Nice -- It's Necessary

Paul Allvin | Posted April 29, 2012

If you could make one wish for anything in the world -- anything a person could actually grant -- what would you wish for?

Now, imagine if people in your community actually came forward and granted that wish.

How would that extraordinary act of generosity affect you? Would it...

Danielle LaPorte

30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius, Day 13: What Matters Most In Your Beingness? (VIDEO)

Danielle LaPorte | Posted May 2, 2012

How many mornings do we choose email over meditation, or let deadlines pull rank on stretching, cuddling, or a glass of water swallowed slowly and appreciated? How habitually do we override the call from the interior of our being? The call to pray, or listen, or just to be fully...

Marianne Schnall

An In-depth Interview With Life Coach Tony Robbins

Marianne Schnall | Posted April 29, 2012

When I recently met author, strategist and coach Tony Robbins backstage at a taping of Oprah Winfrey's ground-breaking series Lifeclass, the first thing I was struck by was his sheer size. He is a somewhat startling six-feet-seven, yet he comes across like a loving, gentle giant, and when...

Kirsty Hughes

Three Key Challenges for a European New Deal: Is the EU about to change direction - and can it create jobs and growth if it does?

Kirsty Hughes | Posted April 30, 2012

Kirsty Hughes writes this blog in a personal capacity

Is Europe about to embrace growth and job-creation, not austerity - and if so do the EU leaders who have been pushing austerity on the continent for the last two years or more know how to do that? And can they...

Bob Morgan

Are We Throwing Away Our Future?

Bob Morgan | Posted April 30, 2012

The cuts to services for young people being planned and implemented throughout the Country are severe and disproportionate and we will eventually pay a price for it.

In Derbyshire for instance there are plans to close 29 youth clubs; in Somerset they are planning cuts of up to 71%...

Rabbi Alan Lurie

Is Faith the Rejection of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted April 29, 2012

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

Although it has become common to think of "faith" in this way...

Marshall Fine

Actor Garret Dillahunt Gets Serious -- Again

Marshall Fine | Posted April 29, 2012

Yes, Garret Dillahunt says, things do come full-circle.

Sitting in the press lounge of the Tribeca Film Festival, where he was talking about one of the films he had in the festival, Any Day Now, Dillahunt noted that, when he first started working professionally as an actor...


Quelques mots de Foglia

Savignac | Posted April 29, 2012

Ah là je sens que je vais faire des heureux! Savignac, petit insolent verbeux et bénévole va se frotter à Fog ! Allez on s'amuse, on fait sur le web, là où le texte est ouvert en pâture à cette nouvelle existence sociale et libératrice: le commentaire !

Oui, quelques...

Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Why Stay in the Church?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted April 29, 2012

One of the most surprising of all New Testament passages comes near the beginning of the Gospel of John (6:60-69). In that passage, some the disciples, after hearing some "difficult" preaching from Jesus, "returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him."

Returned to their former...

Richard Bangs

Quest For The Water Castle: Geneva And The Matterhorn Region (PHOTOS)

Richard Bangs | Posted April 30, 2012

The dialectic is that water is divine and hellish, delicious and deadly. And the Rhone in Switzerland is the poster child, spilling from the roof of a continent. It is a powerful waterway that lights cities, and slakes the thirst of millions. And at the same time it is a...

Jacada Travel

A Day In The (Wild) Life Of The Okavango Delta (PHOTOS)

Jacada Travel | Posted April 29, 2012

Well known to be one of the world's premier wildlife destinations, our senior travel designer, Samantha, took a trip to the Okavango Delta recently to check if it really is what it says it is.

The slideshow below is one of her days exploring the northern delta's floodplains...

Ann Morgan

Digital Literature: Whose Book is it Anyway?

Ann Morgan | Posted April 30, 2012

It could soon be possible to create your own book without writing a word. Using a later version of "Rokfor" software first demonstrated in the Encyclopaedizer project in 2003, Swiss networker and literary critic Beat Mazenauer is putting together plans for a website where you can...

Fran Hall

Is the Matriarchal Woman a Regressive or Progressive Figure for Feminism? A Comparison Between the UK and Jamaica

Fran Hall | Posted April 30, 2012

On a recent trip to Jamaica I was struck by the strong presence of the women there. Mothers and grandmothers in particular appear to be the backbone of society and are held up with great respect. This got me thinking about matriarchy, and the role it has to play within...

Dean Midas Maynard

Britain's Got Talent Show Six Review

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted April 29, 2012

Turning on to watch last night's audition show, you may have already chosen your favourites, the ones that you would want to watch again, the acts that you are routing for.  Then it may seem, BGT have been saving some of the best till last. They throw in a few more...

Suzy Miller

Are Divorce Expos Encouraging People to 'Stay Out of Court' ?

Suzy Miller | Posted May 1, 2012

As part of my (self appointed) role as a stay-out-of-court divorce planner, I've recently returned from New York City's first ever Divorce Expo, where I was making contact with like-minded professionals in one of the most adversarial cities in the USA.

The Start Over Smart...

Matt Carr

Spain as Metaphor

Matt Carr | Posted April 30, 2012

The latest statistics on the Spanish economic crisis are truly devastating. Unemployment is now at 24.44 percent, close to the record of 24.55 percent in 1994. In Extremadura, Andalucia and the Canary Islands the figure is 30 percent. There are now 5.6 million unemployed out of a total...

Suzy Miller

A Strange Gift

Suzy Miller | Posted May 1, 2012

It's a January morning in 2003 and I can't bring myself to take the kids to school. What will I say when someone asks me "How are you?" The answer, you see, is just not the stuff of polite conversation.
"W E L L... My partner of...

Raymond Domenech

Quevilly-Lyon: pas si facile d'être l'ogre

Raymond Domenech | Posted April 29, 2012

Il n'est pas si facile d'être l'ogre. Jour après jour, les Lyonnais ont du supporter le discours du petit Poucet. A savoir, celui des amateurs parés de toutes les vertus, avec un entraîneur miracle, un mental exceptionnel, des joueurs surnaturels, un public fabuleux, plus qu'un public une région derrière eux, et...

Emma Brooke

Why You're Missing Out on Life (and How to Change That)

Emma Brooke | Posted April 29, 2012

So, I was talking to Ash over at The Middle Finger Project recently and she reminded me of something -

Life's all about the buzz.

Photo thanks to Vinod Kumar (Picasa web albums)

Whilst we all have responsibilities and we all have...

Jason Stanford

How to Talk to Republicans

Jason Stanford | Posted April 30, 2012

Does it ever seem that Republicans are wrong about everything these days?

The list of demonstrable malarkey that Republicans hold to be unalienable truths is laughably long: Obama is Kenyan; Obamacare has death panels, increases the deficit, and pays for health care for illegal immigrants; Abortions give you breast cancer...

Avi Benlolo

The Younger, The Wiser

Avi Benlolo | Posted April 29, 2012


Young people really do know it all. They are optimistic, enthusiastic and passionate about making the world a better place.

Their reflections were magical at the first annual Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's Speakers Idol. My Co-judges, Sarah Taylor of MuchMusic...

Megan Yarema

Canada's Poor Have Just Become Poorer

Megan Yarema | Posted May 1, 2012

The shock of the 2012 federal budget is just setting in, but the repercussions will be felt for years to come. Although deemed "moderate," this budget has cut thousands of jobs and left a scar on our social welfare system. A particularly unsettling decision was to dismantle the National Council...

Hadani Ditmars

Egypt's Revolution: A Tragedy of Operatic Proportions

Hadani Ditmars | Posted April 29, 2012

Unlike the tragic heroine herself, who meets an untimely end buried alive in a tomb, Aida the opera is nothing if not a survivor.

Giuseppe Verdi's enduring work, commissioned by Khedive Ismail in an era of Suez Canal, inspired nationalist fervour. First staged in 1871, it has been revived...

Madelyn McGlynn

How Five Small-Town Girls Saved Lives Across The Globe

Madelyn McGlynn | Posted April 29, 2012

This is part of our new series "Gen: Change," in partnership with Youth Service America, featuring stories from the 25 most influential and powerful young people in the world. Click here to read more about Madelyn and her amazing story....

Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans Jazz Fest: More Like Coachella Than You'd Think

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted April 29, 2012

Now that the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has hit forty-something, the regulars have found a groove. What's unexpected is the extent to which a new generations of festers is making it their own.

Saturday's acts included Cee Lo Green, Feist, DJ Soul Sister, Kristin Diable, Empress Hotel...

Jean-Marc Fedida

Votez Léonard de Vinci!

Jean-Marc Fedida | Posted April 28, 2012

Au-delà de ce qui a pu être dit sur la virtuosité de l'artiste et l'extrême inventivité des procédés dont la maîtrise assumée est époustouflante, la Sainte Anne de Léonard de Vinci restaurée au terme d'un processus de décision mêlant considérations de technique, d'esthétique, d'histoire et même de politique est aussi...

Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted April 29, 2012

This week, Newt Gingrich announced that he'd be dropping out of the presidential race next week -- thoughtfully softening the blow to America by giving us all time to come to terms with it. And President Obama slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon -- a...

Leah Pisar

Du 6 mai au 6 novembre

Leah Pisar | Posted April 28, 2012

Ça y est, le candidat à l'élection présidentielle américaine est enfin désigné.
Non pas Mitt Romney, à qui il manque encore une poignée de délégués. Mais Barack Obama, qui vient de remporter les primaires démocrates, qui se déroulaient sans fanfare. Inutile de dire que cela ne fait pas la...

Mugambi Jouet

L'influence exceptionnelle de la religion dans la présidentielle américaine

Mugambi Jouet | Posted April 29, 2012

Certains aspects de la campagne présidentielle aux Etats-Unis reflètent une dimension remarquable de "l'exceptionnalisme américain": la religion. Les Etats-Unis pourraient prochainement avoir un président de confession mormone, Mitt Romney, le candidat républicain. Romney fut missionnaire mormon en France pendant sa jeunesse et continua ensuite à s'investir...

Franck Monsauret

Google met à jour son algorithme de recherche

Franck Monsauret | Posted April 30, 2012

Google annonce une nouvelle mise à jour de son algorithme de recherche, un signal fort pour les créateurs de contenus de qualité et originaux.

Depuis que Google est Google, être positionné dans les premiers résultats est un gage d'audience, de succès, et de revenus pour un site Internet....

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