Robin Bronk: Nikki Haley's Short-Sighted Gutting of the Arts Economic development. Improving education. Community revitalization. Aren't those core functions of government? It's not about "loving the arts." It's about recognizing that the arts are fundamental to our society and require at least some basic level of support.
Conrad Black: Serious About Getting Sh**-Faced For me, forays into scatology are rare and I have never been very contemporary in my use of language. But I am stirred to a bit of slightly bawdy philology by an invitation from a convivial associate at Huffington Post for an occasion at which it was promised that we would all become congenially "shit-faced." I did a little etymology, and of course the background to the word is ancient, extensive, and frequently very humorous.
John Cusack: The Alchemists: A Conversation with Phil Stutz, Part III Through Phil Stutz's and Barry Michels' approach, which draws in part on the Jungian principle of active imagination, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and spiritual precepts unbuckled from religion, the problems and pain of life become the foundation for creating meaning and transformation.