Monthly Archive: January, 2015

Has D-Day Arrived For Cuba?

Telephone conversation between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. (White House) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 17 December 2014 — Today has been one of those days we imagine a thousand ways, but never as… Continue reading

Alan Gross, The Hook That Ended Up Being Swallowed

Demonstrations demanding the release of Alan Gross 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 17 December 2014 – With the pessimism that has now become chronic in our society, many Cubans thought that Alan Gross would… Continue reading

Beyond Selma – Writing The Next Chapter in American Civil Rights History

In November 2012, I worked with the Obama campaign’s anti-voter suppression efforts in Florida. I was shocked when I saw that voters in largely Hispanic and African-American areas were forced to wait hours… Continue reading

21 Reasons Creed Bratton From “The Office” Is Amazing

“In case you were wondering, my spirit animal is a duck billed platypus.” He’s got a great smile. NBC / Via He’s up to date on all the current events. NBC /… Continue reading

The 20 Most Satisfying Cast Reunions Of 2014

It was a fetch year for nostalgic reunions that made us feel good. Full House NBC Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier did the ultimate '90s throwback by reprising their iconic Full… Continue reading

32 Websites Reportedly Blocked In India To Prevent ISIS From Spreading Anti-India Content

The URLs were allegedly blocked in India by the Department of Telecom. Arvind Gupta, a national head of the ruling BJP, claims the websites in question were being used by ISIS to spread… Continue reading

35 Movies That Are Turning 10 Years Old In 2015

Prepare to feel OLD! Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Fun fact: The film was the highest-grossing movie of that year. Warner Bros. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Fun… Continue reading

Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter

Photo copyright Cosmin Gheorghe It all became obvious to me while reading Franz Kafka’s Letter to My Father, probably one of the finest psychological assessments of a parent-child relationship. Kafka skillfully navigates the… Continue reading

Jeb Bush Severs Ties To Most Firms With Eye On 2016

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, moving closer to a possible presidential run, has stepped down as a paid adviser to a for-profit education company that sells online courses to public university students in… Continue reading

Listen up! My favorite Americana discoveries of 2014

One of the reasons I attend Americana music festivals is for the opportunity to be exposed to new music and musicians I might never have sampled on my own. Following is a list… Continue reading