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France's Most Famous Arab Cartoonist on Growing Up Between Two Worlds

Riad Sattouf is the best known Arab cartoonist in France. He has also succeeded as a film director -- his highly popular movie The French Kissers won a César for best first film. Yet these days the 37-year-old Sattouf's fame is owedShow More Summary

The Truth About Siamak Namazi, the Iranian-American Arrested in Iran

"It is only when a mosquito lands on your testicles that you realize there is always a way to solve problems without using violence." Siamak Namazi sent me an Internet meme with this quote only a few weeks ago. It was his clever way of responding to the heated discussions I was having on social media in his defense. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) How Simulmedia Tracks The ROI Of Linear TV: VP Storan

FORT LAUDERDALE -- It may be old-fashioned linear TV, but that doesn't mean you can't bring internet-like next-gen ad measurement to the 'ol box. That's what Simulmedia, the ad technology vendor, is doing. Although the company focuses...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Data Will Set Context Free: SMG's Scheppach

Advertisers are getting excited by the possibilities for super-targeted TV marketing promised by new ad tech platforms. In fact, to many, it looks like the days of traditional TV ads, which are bought against the context of demographic audience profiles, are numbered. Show More Summary

GOP, Talk Radio Break Out the Ebola Playbook: Muslim Refugees Are the New Epidemic!

Remember how New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie ("coincidentally," the State where thousands of "Arabs" gathered to cheer the fall of the World Trade Center on 9/11 according to his rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Donald...Show More Summary

Overreacting to Paris

Moments after the last shots were fired in Paris, the first waves of fear reached our shores and began clouding our collective judgment. I don't judge this overreaction; it often serves a necessary purpose in waking people up to theShow More Summary

Word Clouds, Identity and Self-Reflection

The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to capture the meaning of an entire year or give us a glimpse into a person's Facebook soul: Click here and we'll create a photo collage of your last twelve months. Show More Summary

The Immigration Dilemma and the Pilgrim Model

Undocumented immigrants. They come barreling into someone else's country, disregarding laws and sanctity of borders. They live by their own rules. They start taking land, resources and jobs. They steal, sometimes they kill. Right? So here's an idea. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to a Newspaper Reporter Who Has Lost His Job

Nothing for you here.... Jeff Bradley was a sports reporter for The Newark Star Ledger, one of the best newspapers in the country. Before that, he was a sports reporter for the NY Daily News. On January 15, 2013, Bradley lost his job as a baseball columnist and all-around sports reporter for The Ledger. Show More Summary

A Word About Thanksgiving

There is a plaque on Cole Hill in Plymouth, Mass., that reads: Since 1970, Native American have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. Many Native Americans...Show More Summary

YOWO: You Only Write Once

As a writer I've been fascinated by the controversy regarding the discrepancies and potential falsehoods in Ben Carson's biographical writings and speeches. Dr. Carson is hardly the first politician to embellish, misrepresent or fabricate...Show More Summary

Killing Bill, Abaaoud and Abdeslam

Terrorism consultants and military experts, interviewed about ISIS, have not shied away from using the word "kill." Degrade, terminate with extreme prejudice, eliminate, contain, control and marginalize are some of the euphemisms that have previously been employed in discussing enemies. Show More Summary

How Natural are Media's 'Natural Disasters'?

As America approaches the holiday season, its mass media often get on a seasonal kick of reporting the fate, in that somewhat sanctimonious phrase, of "those less fortunate than ourselves" at home and abroad. A classic case is the well-intentioned...Show More Summary

HuffPost's Global Summit: A Worldwide Update

MADRID -- ¡Hola! I'm writing from Madrid, where we're in the midst of our HuffPost Global Summit. It's been a productive and inspiring few days, with senior editorial and business staff from around the world gathered to discuss the exciting...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Donald Trump's Big Beautiful Safe Zone in Syria, Plus Ben Carson's Stupid Map Gaffe

Today's topics include: The Latest on the Syrian Refugees and the GOP Response; House GOP Blocks Refugees; Obama Nails GOP Cowardice; Ted Cruz Asks Obama to Say It To His Face; Trump's Big Beautiful Safe Zone; Trump Wants IDs for Muslims...Show More Summary

Man In The High Castle: When Freedom Really Dies

One of the many things Amazon's new series The Man in the High Castle does well is to refresh our perspective on freedom. The ambitious series, based on the Philip K. Dick novel and now available on the streaming service, projects what...Show More Summary

A Letter from the President of the Writers Guild, East

Dear Colleague at The Huffington Post: I have watched the growth of The Huffington Post since its creation in 2005, and since 2008 have been a featured blogger on the site, either on my own or with Bill Moyers. A few months before I became a contributor, I was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, East, a position I hold to this day. Show More Summary

Panic Room Politics on Syria and Terrorism?

LISTEN HERE: Alter & Christie debate if GOP should panic as Trump and Carson maintain their leads. Is the problem an angry base (Ron) or extreme/ignorant base embracing unqualified POTUS candidates (Jon)? Then: what's worse at Mizzou...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Florida State University President Thrasher

An Open Letter to Florida State University President Thrasher, We respectfully but emphatically disagree with your criticisms of our film The Hunting Ground. Instead of making unwarranted and unsubstantiated attacks on the film, we urge...Show More Summary

ISIS Terrorism: Against Humanity Not Just the West

ISIS Killing Field in Iraq The horrendous carnage in Paris on November 13th, which resulted in the murder of 129 innocent people by Islamic State in Syria (ISIS or Daesh) militants has brought to the fore the subject of the clash of civilizations. Show More Summary

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