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'Sophisticated Evaluation of Serious Research' at the New York Times?

On March 19, Nick Bilton, technology columnist at The New York Times, wrote an article in the newspaper entitled "New Gadgets, New Health Worries." Approximately half of the piece was about the possible health hazards posed by the new...Show More Summary

Deadline Hollywood and Why It's Dead

Perhaps it was just a matter of time. Perhaps it was merely the representation of an old Hollywood system waking up to a new and cumbersome reality. Perhaps it was just pissed-off entitlement ready to take a massive media white flight. Show More Summary

Binge-Watching TV Shows

If something is good we want more of it. And if it's readily available for us to consume at once, a lot of us will. This is the case for a lot of products. Food comes to mind. Books are another example. And recently, with the expansion...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Pitt Empowers Women to Make Health Decisions

Knowledge is power. These three simple words were used to conclude an eloquently penned op-ed piece in the New York Times this past Tuesday about a very private and important surgery. Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to go public regarding...Show More Summary

Happy 9th Birthday Twitter! Memorable Twitter Moments

On March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey posted the world's first Tweet: "just setting up my twttr." he declared. The company's mission? To give anyone who wanted the power to share thoughts, stories, and information in an instant. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Can The HuffPost Show Fill Colbert's Gap, All The Way To Cable?

AUSTIN -- With two of broadcast TV's satirical news-meisters heading to pastures new this year, is online video yet in a position to move in and occupy the space? We may find out on April 3. That's when Huffington Post launches The HuffPost...Show More Summary

Journalism (Before the Huffington Post)

A few years ago a neighbor of mine presented me with an unusual gift-- the June 2, 1829 edition of The American Sentinel newspaper, published in Philadelphia by Jacob Frick and Company. The American Sentinel was a weekly newspaper and was only around for 20 years between 1820 and 1840. Show More Summary

The Bible Belt's Long Running Hypocrisy

I became aware of a very sad case this past Monday about a gay man in Mississippi who was beaten and called "faggot" at a Walmart. Currently there is a social media campaign urging the district attorney to charge the attacker with aShow More Summary

Could That Cleavage Be Dictating Your Conscience?

The next time you begin to construct a well-reasoned response to a thorny ethical question, take a second and switch tracks. Instead, think visuals. That is what many of us will take away from a recent study -- published in the Proceedings...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton and the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

At her recent press conference at the United Nations, the first question posed to Hillary Clinton, asked by a Turkish reporter, had to do with whether she felt she was being treated differently because she was a woman. Many in the media scoffed at the question. Show More Summary

Pretty Woman Hides an Ugly Reality

This week marks the 25th anniversary of an enormously popular movie, Pretty Woman, a cultural touchstone so important that the Today Show hosted a reunion of its stars and director. The show even offered viewers the opportunity to "Win...Show More Summary

Your Handy Guide to Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has hopped aboard the GOP clown car, announcing his candidacy on Monday at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Let's talk about Cruz by way of a refresher on what he's all about. Doh! Canada Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970 to an American mother and a foreign (Cuban) father. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) GroupM's Rob Norman Sees Addressability, Not Programmatic, Shaking Up TV

AUSTIN -- Many digital media executives expect it is only a matter of time before "programmatic" advertising - the collection of techniques which automate online ad-buying and which has taken hold in the display ad world - will work its magic on television. Indeed, many tech and data vendors are already trying to make this happen today. Show More Summary

Kentucky Wildcats, Tulip Mania and the Sports Rights Bubble

It's time to usher in the annual rite of spring known as March Madness. While Cinderella grabs millions at the box office, a record number of small-screen viewers will be on the lookout for another kind of Cinderella who can prevent the Kentucky Coronation. The trendy narrative says student-athletes relish in the "experience" of the Big Dance. Show More Summary

Introducing HuffPost Gratitude: Starting the Conversation on What We're Thankful For

Gratitude has always been one of the most powerful emotions for me. And it's no coincidence that "grace" and "gratitude" have the same Latin root, "gratus." Whenever we find ourselves in a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off mindset, we can remember that there is another way and open ourselves to grace. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) "Persistence And Pivoting:" Keys To Success For Videology's Scott Ferber

This time last year, Forbes magazine wrote Scott Ferber "has what it takes to be world-class business builder". After all, six years after founding the online ad network with his brother in 1998, a 35-year-old FerberShow More Summary

Shady and Corrupt? The Real Story Behind Sarah Palin's Deceitful Response to Hillary Clinton's Emails

Now that Hillary Clinton's initial press conference on her email troubles is a week behind us -- and, trust me, this matter is going to malinger through several more weeks and months of news cycles -- it's time to take a closer lookShow More Summary

What Ever Happened to Post-Racism?

During the last few years, from Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner's painful words of "I can't breathe," to Ferguson, to voting rights and more, we as a nation continue to deal with issues of race -- and more specifically racial inequality -- in the areas of criminal justice, voting, housing, education, health care and just about every area of life. Show More Summary

Danny Schecter... You Called It

Like the rest of Danny Schecter's admirers, I was shocked and saddened to hear he died. It seems that my whole relationship with this mighty thinker was about unfinished business. When my film on Abbie Hoffman, My Dinner With Abbie, played up in Boston, Danny the News Dissecter was the MC at the theater. Show More Summary

From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?

This year, with good reason, Americans have celebrated the moment 50 years ago when the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans reached a decisive moment: the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery. The movie Selma won an Oscar....Show More Summary

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