A Conversation with Olympic Champion Greg Louganis
The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving. But when his athletic career came to an close, Greg Louganis dove into activism by announcing he was gay, revealing he was HIV-positive, and authoring a runaway bestselling autobiography. Twenty years later he’s a legally married man, and, in the aftermath of California’s Proposition 8, still demonstrating how true champions are in one way or other always Breaking the Surface.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose consecration as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church set off a historic rift in the global Anglican Communion, retires to become a Senior Fellow at The Center for American Progress. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with the former bishop, author and activist about the importance of being unashamedly gay and christian.
A Noble Prize winning technology called the 'Epidermal Growth Factor' seems to have made its way into the luxury skincare game. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT sits down with Dr. Gregory Bays Brown in Manhattan to discuss how science is driving the RéVive Skincare Revolution.
Adam Jonas Segaller on The Innovators: The Men Who Built America
He called upon the rich to redistribute their wealth throughout society. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL chats with Adam Jonas Segaller about his portrayal of the legendary steel magnate, uncovers problems with his seminal work “Gospel of Wealth,” and discovers why big philanthropy should never replace social justice.
Diana, Princess of Wales, believed the Royal Family was hacking into her private phone conversations and leaking those details to the press to discredit her. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Peter Jukes about the UK Phone Hacking Scandal, the $535 million News Corp shelled out to the 718 victims of its pranks, and about the future of news, information and civility in his seminal new book, Beyond Contempt.
A Conversation with Shell Oil President John Hofmeister
As President of Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister managed the portfolio, profitability and people of Shell Oil. Contributor DAVID LANDY sits down with the Texas oilman to discuss his new role as Chairman of Erin Energy, their focus on resources in sub-Saharan Africa, and his controversial memoir Why We Hate the Oil Companies.
Rising economic inequality is considered the defining challenge of our time. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Lane Kenworthy about a policy future both conservatives and liberals can embrace in “Social Democratic America.”
From the Death of Enviornmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger’s 2004 essay “The Death of Environmentalism” sparked passionate debate while earning them a reputation as the wild boys of the Environmental Movement. Contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with the authors about their new book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, and an altogether new approach to the urgent problem of global warming.
Membership Warehouse Guru Creates Largest LGBT Scholarship in the World
When American Airlines, Estee Lauder, even Hilton got behind the LGBT movement last month at Pier 60, they raised half a Million dollars in academic scholarships for America’s gay youth. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with the Point Foundation’s founder Bruce Lindstrom, and checks in with the leaders and champions empowering change and impact in society.