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Why Snowden's Disclosures of Foreign Surveillance Are Legitimate

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then we live in an authoritarian state, not a democracy.

Popcorn Preview: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...

Pentagon Goes Full Kafka In Hollywood Leak Probe

McClatchy DC | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than two years after sensitive information about the Osama bin Laden raid was disclosed to Hollywood filmmakers, Pentagon and CIA ...

CIA Chief Revealed Secret Information To Film Scriptwriter, Documents Reveal

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents show Tuesday that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" ...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

Movie Review: Wish You Were Here

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A semi-jigsaw-puzzle of a story, Kieran Darcy-Smith's Wish You Were Here bounces back and forth in time, while feeding the audience's interest in an unsolved mystery.

Emma Gray

Confessions Of A Hollywood Stuntwoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Gaëlle Cohen is 41 years old and has been at the same job for the last 15 years. But since her job title happens to be Hollywood stuntwoman and stunt...

Report: CIA Dictated 'Zero Dark Thirty' Changes

Gawker | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual ki...

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

20 Movies That Would Make Awesome Musicals

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

The current trend on Broadway that doesn't seem to be going away is turning popular movies into musicals. All four Best Musical Tony nominees this year were, at one point, popular movies.

Boston's Own Zero Dark Thirty Shuts Down City

David Cleary | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
David Cleary

From roughly 6 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 19, until almost 9 p.m. that evening, the ongoing story in Boston held me completely captivated.

This Isn't Homeland: Real Women Working in Counterterrorism

Whitney Kassel | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Whitney Kassel

Between watching Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty, you could be forgiven for thinking our nation's defense and counterterrorism operations are run by rail thin, whip-smart blonde women and a cadre of loyal but less brilliant men.

Much Ado About a Dead Terrorist

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Does it really matter how bin Laden died? I wouldn't have cared if the SEALs had coaxed him into playing a fraternity drinking game and then slipped something into his beer when he wasn't looking.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Pakistan's Polio Program: Suspended at Zero Dark Thirty

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Polio is a devastating infectious disease paralyzing many of those infected, but following the Taliban's execution of 16 health workers engaged in Pakistan's polio eradication program in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, preventing polio is now deadlier than the disease.

DVDs: Horrible Hobbit, Great Day-Lewis, Treacly Life of Pi and More Oscar Faves Hit Stores

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A flood of Oscar winners, nominees and those that should have been hit stores in the last few weeks. Here's a rundown of recent new films that have just debuted on DVD and BluRay.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Withholds High-Ranking CIA Official's Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.27.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- The Washington Post revealed Wednesday in a front-page story that a woman currently running the clandestine service had signed off on a ...

Society Instructs Hollywood on 'Moral Ambiguity' of Torture: Or, What the Zero Dark Thirty Controversy Means

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Film, whether big-screen or TV, is a powerful medium of representation; it has the power to define. And with this controversy, Society pushed back and said we do not like how this film represents or defines us.

Veterans: Capitalizing on the Entertainment Industry

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

The days of traditional entertainment houses capitalizing on veteran's stories may soon be doomed. Doomed may be the wrong word used here however, the point is, traditional entertainment houses better beware. Veterans are on to something very unique.

The Argument for Authenticity in Popular Culture

Michael Drew | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

At least the notion of authenticity is out there. It means we are looking for what we want to be true. That authenticity, however we define it, is important to us. It demonstrates a shift from earlier in the decade, at the tail end of an era.

Historical Fictions: Stranger than Truth?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Evan Gottlieb

This awards season, several movies that contended for Best Picture prizes came in for an unusual degree of scrutiny regarding their historical accuracy -- or lack of it. But playing fast and loose with history is nothing new.

Lena Dunham's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Audition

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

Ever wonder what it would have been like if Lena Dunham was cast in the Oscar-nominated film, "Zero Dark Thirty?" Well, wonder no more. Thanks to New ...

The Most Shocking 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Yet

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Connecticut woman whose son died in the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center says she's upset the Oscar-winning movie "Z...

Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture

Ateqah Khaki | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Ateqah Khaki

Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.