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We Shall Now Discuss the Bananas Season 5 of Beverly Hills, 90210

All this week on Vulture, we’re discussing the hugely influential 1994–95 network television season, with the likes of newbies Friends, ER, and My So-Called Life hobnobbing on the fall schedule with returning future classics such as Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and The X-Files. We just counted down the season’s 100 best episodes. Up now: Vulture... More »

30 actionable tips on getting serious about influencer marketing

Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post originally appeared on his blog at Feldman Creative. We all want to be influential. So our conversations often become about influencer marketing—you know, the fine art of getting big kahunas in your camp. Show More Summary

Newswire: Sleater-Kinney is releasing a massive box set

Sleater-Kinney is back—in remastered LP form, at least. The influential trio will release all seven of its studio albums as a box set this fall via Sub Pop Records. Packaged with a 44-page hardcover book full of never-before-seen pics of the group, Start Together will hit stores Oct. Show More Summary

Give it away — to the people who matter

There’s a rack of free magazines at Reagan Airport in DC, specifically near the NYC-DC shuttle gates. Why? Because some of the most influential people on earth spend hours there. Congresspeople, CEOs visiting Congresspeople, and other mega-important people with big business at the Capitol.  And they’re stuck and bored. So magazine publishers put out stacks […]

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet, new technologies

Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appealShow More Summary

“The Lingering Stain Of Slavery”

by Dish Staff Stephen Mihm studies it at length: In 2002, two economic historians, Stanley Engerman and Kenneth Sokoloff, published an influential paper that tried to answer a vexing question: why are some countries in the Americas defined by far more extreme and enduring levels of inequality—and by extension, limited social mobility and economic underdevelopment—than […]

Bread and Roses

A woman that I went to highschool with posted this on Facebook today. Gratitude on this Labor Day: That I'm able to see some of the most influential grownups in my life—my high school teachers—enjoying wonderful, happy retired lives....Show More Summary

Ira Stoll on Labor Day and Big Government

yesterdayNews : Reason

If here’s a day of the year to notice the paradox of organized labor, writes Ira Stoll, Labor Day is it. The paradox is this: even as private sector unionism has declined, public sector unionism is in some ways more influential than ever. Show More Summary

A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class

Ask most Americans to name the most influential siblings in our nation's history and they'll probably think about politics (the Kennedy and Bush brothers), sports (the DiMaggio brothers and the Williams sisters), and show business (the...Show More Summary

A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class

Ask most Americans to name the most influential siblings in our nation's history and they'll probably think about politics (the Kennedy and Bush brothers), sports (the DiMaggio brothers and the Williams sisters), and show business (the...Show More Summary

No Less Than 5 Shows Inspired by Sherlock Holmes Find Homes on TV

A shadowy cabal of influential media barons went to war with a lone mastermind earlier this year in the court. This, of course, was the legal battle between Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger and the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which...Show More Summary

Helicopter Janet, Mario and Mark - "Central Banks Should Give Money Directly To The People"

“Central Banks Should Give Money Directly To The People” – Gold Bullish CFR Proposal Helicopter Janet? Last week, a very radical proposal appeared in the pages of the influential ‘Foreign Affairs’ magazine, the publication arm of the equally influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think-tank based in New York. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz: ‘We Are Building An Army’

A 2016 presidential bid from Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly likely, as the Tea-Party favorite told an influential conservative gathering that “we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country.” The Texas Republican told the Dallas crowd: “each of you are here because we are part of a grassroots fire that is [...]

30 Action Items to Get Serious About Influencer Marketing

Want sway? Who doesn’t? We all want to be influential. So our conversations often become about influencer marketing—you know, the fine art of getting big kahunas in your camp. To achieve greater reach and resonance (ooh, fancy marketing words), you try to win over the people who already have it. And it can be amazingly effective.

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels.

How to Meet Highly Influential People Through Social Media

Social media is more crowded than ever before. Use one journalist's trick to create real relationships in the midst of all the noise.

Digital Age: Take a Street-View Tour of Alvar Aalto's Influential Oeuvre

Google Street View, which long ago expanded its reach from streets to stunning works of architecture, abandoned Japanese islands, and the netherworld, has teamed up with the Alvar Aalto Foundation to offer digital tours of some of the legendary...

Harry Styles Wears Michael Sam’s Jersey During St. Louis Show

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Michael Sam may not be finding friends in major sports networks like ESPN, but he is receiving some great support from voices that are easily way more influential with a younger generation. This week at a tour stop in St. Louis, One Direction frontman Harry Styles was sporting a Michael Sam jersey while on stage […]

Lessons from Kyoto: A Vision for Effective Global Action on Climate Change

With two decades of experience to draw on, the UNFCCC may be the most influential forum on climate change in the world. The deadline is set for 2015 for an all-inclusive global agreement to halt climate change. But what is necessary to bring 195 countries onboard to limit global warming to 2 degrees C? read more

Madonsela: S.Africa's fearless public protector takes on Zuma

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Named this year by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people, South Africa's Public Protector Thuli Madonsela would probably top the government's list of the most irritating. The softly-spoken 51-year-old mother...Show More Summary

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