BLOGS


  • Daniel Richter: On Vienna vs. Berlin “When you’re ‘a working tourist’ in Vienna you see all these smells of the past and not all of them are disgusting.” Hear why German painter Daniel Richter prefers Vienna – where he works as professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien – over Berlin. Richter, who is based in Berlin, has been a ...
  • To counter populist policies the world needs to ditch its obsession with GDP Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria The election of Donald Trump may have come as a cold shower, but it was to be expected in a world that’s increasingly frustrated with a profit obsessed globalised economy. Not only have jobs been lost and inequalities increased, but the exploitation of natural resources and the conflicts it fuels, have ...
  • STEEL RAIN – Ep.22 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Tuesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • The Need for Non-Opiate Painkillers in the NFL Pushes Cannabis into the Spotlight By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com Every week, NFL players experience a wide array of injuries that cause them to suffer severe pain. Players equate the impact of play on the field to getting into multiple car accidents in one afternoon. Currently, the most commonly prescribed painkillers are opiate based. Clearly, opiates are addictive and have ...
  • A Valentine’s Day Message for Boys Eyes Only I’ve had so many posts recently about the power of women, and for this Valentine’s Day I want to focus on my young men. This little story might not exactly fit in the context of getting or interviewing for your first job in Hollywood per se, but I hope it illustrates how one might deal ...
  • 11 Mascots We Wish Would Be Our Valentines By Heather Taylor There may be no greater love story in the advertising industry than the one between ad pros and their favorite brand mascots. A match made in heaven, or rather a brainstorming copy session, the affections for these characters has endured for decades with consumers and creatives alike. Today, agencies throughout the country and even ...
  • Local Community Hit Hard When College Closes Along with students and alumni, the citizens of Rensselaer, Indiana, expressed shock last week when St. Joseph’s College announced that it would close at the end of the academic year. The small, private Catholic college was founded 128 years ago and was a fixture – and major employer — in the town. St. Joseph’s president, Robert ...
  • Trump Should Cut His Losses While much of Washington is currently atwitter (and a-Twitter, of course) over the growing possibility that in the near future, one or more top White House advisors may be shown the door (centering, so far, around Mike Flynn, Sean Spicer, and Reince Priebus), I personally think Trump should consider cutting his losses in a different ...
  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Is No Joe Kennedy There are plenty of signs that Steve Mnuchin is not a good guy, even by the lax standards of today’s banking industry. OneWest, a bank he established with partners and ran from 2009 to 2015, mounted a record of ruthless foreclosures (in one case over a 27-cent error). A memo from top prosecutors in California’s ...
  • QUOTABLE: We’re Living in Aldous Huxley’s Nightmare, Not Orwell’s This article first appeared in the National Book Review: Andrew Postman has taken to The Guardian to remind us of his father Neil Postman’s classic 1985 work, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which predicted a dark — dare we say Trumpian — future for America. He says many people have been contacting him since the election to ...
  • Tourism Companies Compete With Customized Services to Satisfy “Infolust” By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh – Australia’s Qantas recently unveiled Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that responds to customers. Through this virtual concierge, customers can get information about their preferred destinations, whether they are beach destinations or accommodations. The purpose ...
  • The Heart Of College Athletics Is Still In NCAA Division III One of the first stories I wrote in this space almost five years ago was a story about the heart of college athletics and amazingly it still holds true today so I thought I would update this piece. In today’s world people seem jaded about college athletics. This probably comes with good reason given the scandals ...
  • Hit Cartoon Series ‘Gerrymandered’ Returns Congressional television executives announced the renewal of the cartoon series “Gerrymandered” for another four years. Producers of the GOP’s dumbing down of America cartoon were ecstatic at the news, proclaiming this to be the year America forgets their democracy. One unnamed producer said, “we will do everything in our power to make sure Americans believe ...
  • Love Takes Action: An Astrological View For the past two years, my HuffPost blogs have focused on astrology and the myriad ways this ancient art is helpful and meaningful for life today. I was galvanized by HuffPost’s call for articles under the heading #LoveTakesAction. It is an antidote to the swirling hate around us in these fractious and difficult times and ...
  • Inducing National Psychosis Today I awoke suddenly, inexplicably fraught with anxiety. Absent any semblance of normalcy, I thought what I heard coming from inside my head were remainders of a dream, but instead were hallucinatory voices and images generated that are now part of my conscious self. For here, in Trumpville, chaos is the norm, principle threatens, and ...
  • Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking — Part 21: Facts as Safety Net The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Question 7: Why were facts important to the Greeks? For thousands of years truth has been defined as “adaequatio intellectus cum re” or “the conformity of the mind with facts/reality.” Greek philosophers rejected, for instance, the mythological view of the universe because they wanted to face reality as it was, and ...
  • Republican Congress: Mindsucked A few years back, I picked up an issue of National Geographic and stumbled upon the creepy true story of parasite wasps. The stuff of nightmares, these sinister creatures inject their eggs into hapless victims. The developing larvae drain nutrients from their hosts’ bodies and take control of their hosts’ minds, directing their behaviors for the ...
  • Harnessing the Power of the Public for Bold Change Today marks the five-year anniversary of the founding of Californians for Safety and Justice, an advocacy organization seeking to replace prison and justice system waste with smarter safety solutions that save public dollars, in the state with the largest corrections system in the nation. We began this journey with a fundamental belief: Californians of all walks ...
  • Mamma’s Loving Lemon-Zest Pancakes There’s something about making pancakes for kids on the weekend that makes one feel like a good parent. Indeed J.C. would approve. No, I don’t mean Jesus, though I think he’d give a thumbs up too, I’m talking about June Cleaver, the mother of all moms. Watching “Leave it to Beaver” reruns on Nickelodeon was an ...
  • To App or Not to App: Psychiatrists Issue Landmark Guidelines In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with over 10,000 devoted to mental health. These apps claim to offer emotional support, ...