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What to Do With Television News
Founder of Current TV, Past President NY Times TV, TheVJ.com
The collapse of Al Jazeera America right on the heels of the closing of The Huffington Post's online live streaming video news programming makes us wonder what the future of video news will be.
The Week in Movies:
The Walk, The Martian
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.
Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different
Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books
Director, Library and Information Resources, Mansfield University
Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.
In the Footsteps of Robinson Crusoe: The Facts Behind the Fiction on the Looney Front
Some 415 miles off the coast of Chile, accessible in 2½ hours by small plane, or in 2½ days by monthly supply ship, lies the island generally recognized as the source of Daniel Defoe's famous novel, even if he transposed it to the Caribbean and mightily changed its topography.
WATCH: Russia's 'Forest Man' Chooses Life Of Isolation
Curtis M. Wong
Under The Influence
Couldn't we, shouldn't we, be applying a bit of mouth-to-mouth to bring the great literary works, these beautiful creatures back to life for ourselves and for each other?
Novels Are Older Than We Think
If I could speak to my father I would tell him to come home now. The land of the dead is no place for him.
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Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
Recovery, making a life of contribution despite and with a mental illness, is about hope and belief and patience and persistence.
300-Year-Old Diaries Of Hero Who Saved Real-Life Robinson Crusoe Discovered
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