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Was the Hulk Hogan Trial the Start of a New Assault on Freedom of the Press?

Brian Knappenberger on the film “Nobody Speak” Last year a sensational trial took place in Pinellas County in which wrestler Terry Bollea, better known by his stage name Hulk Hogan, won a $140 million judgement against Gawker, a website known for publishing celebrity gossip. Hogan had sued the website for posting a short video of… Read more »

Terrorism Then & Wealth Now on Life Elsewhere

The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army.  The names may seem almost quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these and other groups as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to… Read more »

Art & Activism on Life Elsewhere

“There is an art to every practice, activism included.” Says Stephen Duncombe, co-founder of The Center For Artistic Activism. “This is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. Our goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. We aim to win.” Stephen has been an activist… Read more »

Hilarious, Moving & Unpredictable: Life Elsewhere

Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  This is the set-up for Gail Honeyman’s remarkable debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine…. Read more »

A Different Type Of Publisher (on Life Elsewhere)

With a catalog that includes titles such as President Trump Unveiled: Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire, The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto, Kingdom Of The Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection, The United States Vs. Pvt. Chelsea Manning, and At The Tea Party plus controversial authors like Julian Assange, Patrick Cockburn, Sue Coe, and Clark Stoeckley, you know OR… Read more »

An Extraordinary Advocacy Of Animal Rights, Sue Coe (on Life Elsewhere)

In the Vegan Manifesto, Sue Coe, human champion of rights for those whose voice most humans do not hear, has crafted a masterpiece: at once visually stunning and spiritually invigorating.” – Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die “Sue Coe is the most important and prolific political artist of our time. Her work… Read more »

Heavy traffic on I-275 going into downtown Tampa

Mass Transit Advocate Kevin Thurman on Radioactivity Tuesday

Tallahassee Tries to Limit Local Government Power to Decide Transportation Future In recent days you may have been stuck in long traffic jams on the interstate highway system here in the Bay area. First there was a grassfire that shut down I-275 in Pinellas County during Friday afternoon rush hour. Then there was the multi… Read more »

A Bonkers Climate, Weird Politics & An Honest Memoir on Life Elsewhere

“Never before in the history of the human species has climate set so many spine-chilling new records as last year, 2016.” The opening line from the latest commentary in Counterpunch by Robert Hunziker. The environmental journalist and frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere goes on to liken the Trump administration’s behavior and policies to America’s 19th… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 16 -Florida voting ban, media on Trump and Aramis Ayala

We had three different guests on today’s program. Jon Sherman, Senior Counsel for the Fair Elections Legal Network, spoke about his organization’s lawsuit against Rick Scott and other states officials on attempting to automatically restore former felons’ voting rights and eliminate Florida’s “arbitrary and opaque process for re-enfranchisement.” Also, Penn State University professor Sophia McClennan on why the media isn’t doing… Read more »

The Oscars, Sympathy For The Loneliest President, & Upsetting Martha Stewart on Life Elsewhere

Two regular contributors to Life Elsewhere join Norman B to chat about everything from the extraordinary mess-up at the Oscars to pissing off Martha Stewart. Noted film and media critic, Bob Ross weighs in with his take on the relevance of the Oscars and asks, “Do movies cause social ills?” Esteemed political caricaturist and social… Read more »