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She’s been one of my best friends for 22 years, but we’ve never chatted on the phone, swapped e-mails, shared a cab, gone out for coffee or met for a movie — never even taken a walk together.
What we have done is meet like clockwork on the third Thursday morning of each month on opposite sides of a brown Formica table, grazing on vending machine cuisine under the vigilant stares of maximum security guards.
The odds of Judy Clark and me meeting at all, let alone becoming inseparable, were astronomical.
Years ago, I tagged along with friends who were going up to visit Jean Harris at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester, New York. As a news and talk show producer, I wanted to meet the former headmistress who’d been convicted of killing the infamous Scarsdale Diet Doctor, Herman
It has been said there is no high ground in American politics since any politician who claims it is likely to be gunned down by those firing from the trenches. That’s how the Obama team justifies its decision to endorse a super PAC that can raise and spend unlimited sums for his campaign.
Baloney. Good ends don’t justify corrupt means.
I understand the White House’s
I found it instructive that, when I told my soon-to-be-25-year-old son that I’d seen Safe House and that it reminded me of Three Days of the Condor, he replied, “That reference would be relevant if I knew what Three Days of the Condor was.”
(He also said, “…and if I knew what Safe House was,” but that proves the wrong point. When I referred to it as the Ryan Reynolds-Denzel Washington film, he said, “Oh, that one.”)
Safe House actually has Tony Scott written all over it. It’s even got Washington, who has been the go-to actor for Mr. Style-over-Substance for the past decade or or more.
But this is faux Tony Scott, just as most real Tony Scott is faux
Now that most of us have broken our resolutions it’s time to check out Flex Donuts, which is located in the dining level of Grand Central Station. Besides running Flex Donuts, Zac Young is the pastry chef at both locations of Flex Mussels. I caught up with him to find out how he makes it all work.
JZ: How did Flex Donuts start?
ZY: Flex Donuts started at Flex Mussels on 82nd
I asked my 5-year-old what I should blog about and she said, “Flowers.” Hmmm…flowers…in the middle of February. Even little princesses need to think about spring and summer beauty to provide inspiration during these winter days. When I was little, my mother had an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon that had flower power stickers on the door. I remember driving down the street with her and the first hippies with their long hair would flash the peace sign at
At CES this year, with WPP’s chief Sir Martin Sorrell flying in from London and Publicis’ chairman Maurice Levy in from Paris, along with hundreds of advertising and brand executives, the annual electronics show was very much an advertiser expo this year.
From our vantage point, the technology getting the most attention from marketers was the new crop of Smart TV’s along with technologies which power Internet-enabled television including game consoles and platforms including Google TV
We spent a good good deal of time on the convention floor and in hotel suites reporting on this story where the advertising opportunities around the growing medium were explained by executives from LG Electronics, Samsung, Razorfish. Dailymotion and YuMe.
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After five years of kicking the can down the road, the 112th United States Congress has agreed on the provisions of the FAA Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, the bill we know as the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Through our efforts and the support of our congressional allies-Senators Boxer, Snowe, and Schumer and Congressman Mike Thompson — the bill contains 90 percent of the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights.
After a Joint House-Senate Conference Committee meeting on January 31, both chambers passed consideration resolutions. The House passed the bill on Friday, February 3, and the Senate vote for passage followed on Monday, February 6.
In an impossibly polarized Washington political environment, our achievement is almost
You just graduated from college and find yourself thrown into the real world clueless and unprepared. You envision your dream job, your dream house and all the things that suggest a secure and fulfilling life, but today’s economic and social crisis makes it nearly impossible to achieve. College professors teach us the fundamentals of our careers, but we rarely get a heads up on the rocky road to get there.
According to NPR, many college grads are moving back in with their parents because they simply can’t get on their own two feet. I should
For full disclosure, I am a Catholic, I am a Democrat and I am a woman. I am also someone who if push came to shove can afford to pay over the counter for birth control.
But the false outcry this week over the need to cover birth control has made me raving mad. And I am shocked it has not enraged more women across this country, whether they are Democrats or Republicans.
Aside from the fact that 28 states already mandate the same form of coverage, including Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts and Newt Gingrich’s home state of Georgia, this debate has put into question whether ensuring women have access to affordable healthcare should be a priority no matter where they work.
Birth control is not only for family planning; millions of women are prescribed birth control to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, to treat uterine fibroid tumors and anemia. A recent study by the National Cancer Institute reported that a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer decreases by approximately 50% after using contraceptives for 5
With the Nevada caucus behind them, the GOP presidential candidates now turn to Colorado, where they will compete in their sixth nominating contest so far this year. Despite the fact that immigration is believed to not be a major issue for most Republican caucus-goers, as in years past, the issue will surely have clear salience in November as Latino voters size up the candidates and their positions on the issues that matter.
Latino voters’ share of the electorate is expected to grow yet again in the 2012 election. If the past two cycles and results of the 2010 Census are any guide, Colorado’s Latino voters and the issue of immigration reform will have a big impact on the 2012 contests–not only in the Presidential race, but key House races as well.
Here are some of the relevant facts and figures to keep in mind about Colorado, as well as analysis about recent elections and what their results mean for 2012.
Latino voters are expanding their political clout in Colorado, and immigration is a defining issue for these voters:
If there’s one number that you need to know, it’s that Latinos constituted 21% of Colorado’s population as of
MONTREAL — I’m in Montreal today, delighted to announce the launch of our fourth international edition, Le Huffington Post Qubec, which joins HuffPost Canada in covering America’s neighbor to the north.
This is the first time we’ll have two HuffPost editions in the same country. But it won’t be a sibling rivalry; it will be a powerful collaboration, a reflection of our commitment to being a hub of reporting, comprehensive curation, group blogging and engagement across all of Canada. And since it’s part of HuffPost’s DNA to foster community — and also because it just makes a lot of sense — Le Huffington Post Qubec’s editors will work closely with Le Huffington Post France to bring Quebecers the most relevant news and opinion from France, and vice versa.
This French-language edition will encompass all things Qubec and be run by a strong locally-based editorial team with deep personal and professional roots in the province. We’ll cover everything that makes Qubec unique, from its French-speaking heritage and stunning architecture to its politics and vibrant entertainment
This moment has been building for years and it has finally arrived. With the recent news that Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is in talks with The Walt Disney Company to combine news division resources and start an English-language cable news channel is a defining moment. This would represent the first channel specifically for English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. – and one expected to compete with the likes of CNN, MSNBC and Fox
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 12 of Fox’s “Glee,” entitled, “The Spanish Teacher.”
Considering I knew beforehand that “The Spanish Teacher” would be very Will-centric, I wasn’t too excited for this episode. Although, I must admit that Ricky Martin’s bon-bon shaking was a huge incentive for tuning in.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t hate this episode as much as I thought I would. Sure, it wasn’t
What’s it like to come back to the United States when you’re not only a soldier but a wife and mother? Return, a film written and directed by Lisa Johnson, stars Linda Cardellini as just such a woman who faces the daunting challenge of coming home.
Opening Feb. 10 in LA and NY, Return tells the story of Kelli, a returning reservist who struggles to readjust to her old life in a working class town in Ohio with her plumber husband (played by Michael Shannon) who has been Mr. Mom to their two young girls. The film takes it’s time as Kelli’s dislocation and alienation in her own home slowly drags her down until she’s barely able to get up from the sofa, with missteps that include a DUI and hooking up with a terrific John Slattery playing another vet she meets in rehab.
Cardellini, whose previous roles include another working class toughie, Samantha Taggart on ER, spent over a year and a half preparing for the role and is in virtually every frame of the
This week I spoke at Russia’s Safer Internet Day Conference and thought I’d share an edited version my remarks.
The Internet has an enormous impact on all aspects of life including commerce, journalism and education and no single group has been more adaptive to technology than our youth. They have not just joined the technology revolution — they are leading it.
Just last week Facebook announced that it would float shares on the public stock market and is expected to raise between $5 billion and $10 billion to become possibly a $100 billion company. It was founded 8 years ago by Mark Zuckerberg while he was still a teenager. He is now only
The decision to require employers to provide contraceptives or sterilization, as part of government mandated health insurance and specifically single these out as exempt from co-pays or deductibles runs counter to our political and cultural traditions. There is a significant difference between recognizing a woman’s “right” to choose and making it the “obligation” of others to pay for or facilitate that choice. We have a right to make many private decisions: drink alcohol, smoke, watch pornography, eat snack food, or engage in any number of practices not universally advocated or supported. We don’t have an obligation to subsidize or provide them.
Many individuals and institutions do not see these as issues of “health” and have personal religious or cultural scruples regarding artificial interference in the process of conception or termination of a
A Missouri grand jury handed down multiple felony indictments for foreclosure fraud on Monday. That’s the same kind of crime being negotiated in nationwide settlement talks with America’s big banks. If people can be indicted for doing it, why should bankers be allowed to write a check and walk away?
“Robo-signing” is the nickname that’s been given to the practice of hiring large groups of inexperienced workers (they called them “Burger King Kids” at JPMorgan Chase) to file false statements with local courts in order to process foreclosures. In a typical “robo-signing,” someone who sign a statement testifying that they had personally reviewed documents that prove the bank has title to a home that’s being foreclosed – and might do that many times every
Commemorative plaque in Havana for the first telephone conversation in Spanish, which occurred in that city on 31 October 1877. Photo: Yoani Sanchez
It weighs more than a “bad marriage,” my grandmother used to say about that enormous black telephone in the neighbor’s house. It had a very short cord and after making a call my index finger was covered with the dust from under the dial. Still, I waited anxiously for the shout that announced my mother was calling from her work or from some
Did you catch the Toyota Camry Super Bowl commercial?
The narrator begins the ad with a voiceover: “After reinventing the Toyota Camry, we decided to keep reinventing.” Then, a dorky guy carrying a bag of groceries opens the door of his apartment and is stunned at the sight before him: a group of seven bikini-clad female models forming the shape of a couch. “This is the reinvented couch.” The dorky guy smiles. Then the couch reappears as a group of seven shirtless male models. “It also comes in male.” What is the dorky guy’s reaction?
He shrugs his shoulders, raises his eyebrows, and nods his head with the approval of a customer who understands the
Right now, more than five million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. And when I use the word “suffering” I know what I am talking about. Last Friday, I watched my mother take her last labored breath after years of anguish, humiliation, physical pain and mental misery. In six years I saw the disease reduce her from a vivacious, funny pain-in-my-rear-end to a drooling, incoherent
This post is part of a series on childhood poverty in the United States in partnership with Save the Children and Julianne Moore. Moore leads the organization’s Valentine’s Day campaign. To learn more, go to SaveTheChildren.org.
As a public servant, I spend a lot of time thinking about the impact my actions have on the world around me, and how I could be a faithful friend to those in need. From my first post-college job as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps teaching fifth grade in inner-city Philadelphia, to my work now as a Senator from Pennsylvania, I try to keep in mind the sacred obligation that all of us — especially those in positions of influence — have to help the most vulnerable.
When it comes to our Nation’s children, I would ask all of us to consider whether we are living up to this
While many people are celebrating the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the Prop 8 case, I’ll take this opportunity to use my platform for the usual buzzkill for a while, since a stay of this decision is in place until at least the end of this month, meaning justice delayed is justice denied.
No surprise should exist that despite the well-written and narrowly approached opinion by the majority in today’s Prop 8 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith wrote a weak and ridiculous dissent that provides some preview of what may happen should this case reach the United States Supreme Court.
Smith is an appointee of George W. Bush and a 1977 graduate of Brigham Young University’s (BYU’s) J. Reuben Clark Law