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Jon Stewart Drops by CNN

On this Election Day 2014, Jon Stewart is in the belly of the beast. The man responsible for the cancelation of “Crossfire” (the first time), who launched a campaign earlier this year to buy the company, and who, earlier this week, called...Show More Summary

Blank on Blank Creates the ‘Maya Angelou On Con Men’ Video

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou. The video embedded above features an unheard interview that took place in 1970 between the late author and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer Louis “Studs” Terkel. Show More Summary

NaNoWriMo Tip #2: Get Some Pep

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Need some pep in your step? Every year, the organizers behind National Novel Writing Month reach out to authors to write “pep talks” so that participants can turn to a source of encouragement as they work on this daunting task. SomeShow More Summary

The Price of Failure and Rise of Extremism: How Democrats Blew It

Politicians of all stripes since the dawn of time have perfected the art of feigned regret and false outrage in the face of opposition, while embracing blind indifference to their own failures. Standard fare for the left and right. But...Show More Summary

Nightcrawler Nation

When I heard my research into the amount of time local TV news spends on crime (plenty) and government (nearly nada) coming out of Jake Gyllenhaal's mouth, I could have kissed him. If he'd added that those same civically negligent, inflammatory...Show More Summary

What Makes Men 'Gay'?

David and Jason Benham aren't gay. Each is married (to a woman), and they have nine children between them. In fact, the twin brothers lost their HGTV reality show, Flip It Forward, last April, before it even got off the ground, after...Show More Summary

The Texas Tribune is 5 years old and sustainable. Now what?

The newsroom of The Texas Tribune is buzzing in the waning days of the 2014 election. Covering political contests takes a kind of muscle memory, something the nonprofit news site has accumulated since it first appeared in 2009 with the mission of covering politics, policy, and government in the capital of the Lone Star state....

Here's The Scene The MPAA Wanted To Give 'The Hobbit' Sequel An R-Rating Over

A little more than an hour into "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," there's a scene that takes place between Elvenking Thranduil (Lee Pace) and his son Legolas (Orlando Bloom) where they're interrogating a captured Orc. Thranduil ends up killing the Orc by brutally taking off his head. Show More Summary

Feminism: The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. Show More Summary

Model Gigi Hadid Helps Her 'Real Housewife' Mom With Social Media

Specs Age 19 Claim to fame Model; face of Tom Ford; 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie Base New York Twitter @GiGiHadid What's the first information you consume in the morning? I usually check my emails and texts, and then I scroll through Instagram to wake myself up. Show More Summary

SNL Actor Micheal Che Responds To Widespread Criticism Of His Sexist Comments

Last week, Saturday Night Live actor Michael Che responded to the now-famous and viral "Catcalling Video" with a message on his personal Facebook page. The catcalling video made the rounds online last week, and showed a woman being catcalled dozens of times as she walked down the streets of Manhattan. Show More Summary

Fox News Is Trying to Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extremeShow More Summary

George Lucas Explains How Hollywood Became So Brainless

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas opened up about how Hollywood has deteriorated. While he created two of the biggest franchises ever in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Lucas criticizes what he sees as a move toward brainless blockbusters and sequels. Show More Summary

Blog: A message from a scared Egyptian journalist

Tamer Abuarab's article today under the title "A message from a scared person" offers strong insight into why we at CPJ decided to produce our upcoming documentary film, "Under Threat," and make an appeal for journalists to speak out with the hashtag #EgyptLastWord....

Reflections on Photographing Tragedy

#457912672 / gettyimages.com Last Friday morning I found myself frantically running out of the house to get to Marysville-Pilchuck High School. I arrived to find a chaotic, scary, and tragic scene. Another school shooting had happened in the U.S., and it was the second in Washington state this year. Show More Summary

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

In Profile: Muir, Dobbs, Kohn

ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir has a spread in People magazine’s new issue. Much like his episode of MediabistroTV “My First Big Break,” Muir talks about his dream job and when he realized he would be a news anchor. I get to take on this adventure, and it’s a huge responsibility, but I love it…. Show More Summary

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