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NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

In honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't...Show More Summary

All About That Fire

Football season is officially upon us. This month, millions of Americans embraced a timeless tradition, gathering around the TV excited for kick-off. However, this year's kickoff had a unique musical flavor that represents the times like few other. Show More Summary

Who Stole Television News?

BREAKING NEWS - They're selling us another war on television. As a Washington media strategist, people ask me, "Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows?" As reported by the New York Times, military analysts...Show More Summary

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

It's a pleasure to feature a research/industry collaboration that is having measurably positive effect. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM) has a long-standing relationship with Dr. Stacy Smith's laboratory at the USC...Show More Summary

ISIL vs. Naif Al-Mutawa and The 99

We all know what ISIL is. Naif Al-Mutawa is an old friend of mine who has created the wonderful Arabic/English language cartoon series The 99. The 99 represent the 99 attributes of Allah -- characteristics that are also possessed byShow More Summary

A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

When the lead theater critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and...Show More Summary

HUH? News Organizations and the White House Press Pool Have Some Explaining to Do ...

I had no idea this was going on... the White House press corps (print) writes reports about the president, shows the reports first to the White House, and then the White House distributes to the media? Really? Isn't that a bit like sending the fox out to guard the chicken coop? There is no reason for this. Show More Summary

Right-wing Media Group That Backs Limbaugh Suddenly Concerned About 'Civil Discourse'

Sometimes the double standards employed by the right-wing Media Research Center are breathtaking in their blatantness. The latest column by MRC chief Brent Bozell and his director of media analysis, Tim Graham, is a screed against The...Show More Summary

Ain't I a Woman, New York Times and Vogue?

Women of color have been objectified, sexualized and vilified for our full lips, hips and bums. However, when our Caucasian counterparts inject their lips and butts it is en vogue, beautiful and the beginning of a style "trend." The comments about Michelle Obama's derriere in 2008 were vicious and ultimately an assault against black women. Show More Summary

Threat to Independent Reporting in the U.S. Could Impact Global Standards

Joel Simon/CPJ Executive Director With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers, why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies? The answer is simple. Show More Summary

Mistakes Happen. Deal with Them and Change

The person doesn't exist who's never made a mistake. Yet we blame ourselves all the time for our mistakes. We shouldn't. If we remember our mistakes, we can move on from them and learn. If we're smart, that is. The writer Shane Parish,...Show More Summary

From Rio to New York -- The (Long) Path Towards a Safer Planet

The science of climate change is robust enough to inform the world that the safe and stable planet, on which humanity has thrived for millennia, may be approaching the end of a very benign chapter in its history. It's an era that led...Show More Summary

The Simple Way to Transform the World

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I don't like to read newspapers. This is not a position easy to maintain, with friends teasing me for it, and with me frequently questioning my own judgment, since I teach and write, and should be "on top of what is...Show More Summary

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

A new study, Gender Bias Without Borders, was released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media this week. Conducted by Dr. Stacy Smith and a team at USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, it looks at 120 films in the 10 most profitable film markets, globally. Show More Summary

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Twitter Backlash Inspires #FreeBS Hashtag

The NFL's recent spate of off the field conduct problems continues, this time with perhaps the most ironic casualty yet. Bill Simmons, senior ESPN columnist, podcaster, editor of and Executive Producer of ESPN's 30 forShow More Summary

Why I Changed My Name on Facebook

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Juliet's identity crisis during Shakespeare's seminal love story can best be interpreted as a realization that the self is more than just the name given to us by our parents to designate lineage and reference. Show More Summary

My Conversation With Gail Sheehy

Tonight on PBS I'm joined by best-selling writer and journalist Gail Sheehy, who, throughout her distinguished career, has profiled many of the world's most influential people. Her latest book is a memoir is titled Daring: My Passages,...Show More Summary

Digital Requiem

This summer I followed a journey taken by my favourite painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Caravaggio was a gifted artist and one of the leading proponents of the Baroque, but he could also start a fight in an empty room. In 1608 he fled Rome after knifing a man to death in a brawl and headed south, first to Naples, then Sicily and Malta. Show More Summary

Backing Up President Obama

It is long overdue for someone, anyone, to back up President Barack Obama. Yes, it is easy to kvetch about the shortcomings he's faced on both domestic and international fronts, and who can argue with the most recent Gallup poll that equated his approval rating to that of President George W. Show More Summary

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