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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Remembers His Father Amiri Baraka's 'Incredible' Legacy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | July 7, 2015 | Black Voices
Poet, playwright and professor Amiri Baraka was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement, known for his firey and outspoken demeanor before his death in 2014. His son, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who confirmed his father's death to the public last year, joined HuffPost Live...

'The Bachelorette' Season 11 Episode 9 Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe's 'Fantasy' Is More Of A Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | July 7, 2015 | Entertainment
It's 2015. By now, reality TV is a young adult, but it hasn't grown out of "The Bachelor" franchise. Despite its bizarre dating rituals, low success rate, and questionable racial and gender politics, the stable of shows is, if anything, more popular than ever. Do people love "The...

26 Black Female Choreographers And Dancers You Should Know

Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | July 7, 2015 | Black Voices
Last week Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre Company. It is a big reason to celebrate the dance world, and also a great time to call attention to the other black female choreographers and dancers...

Eastern And Western Philosophers Have Their Rap Showdown, Finally

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 7, 2015 | Comedy
Even great men of ideas have to fight for their street cred sometimes. Famous Eastern and Western philosophers clash in a rap throwdown that is rocking modern civilization, otherwise known as the Internet. Sun Tzu, Confucius and Lao Tzu (Laozi) represent the Eastern all-stars; Nietzsche, Socrates and Voltaire...

Author Jenny Han Discusses The Successes And Shortcomings Of The Young Adult Genre

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | July 7, 2015 | Arts
Strolling down the promenade in a retro paisley dress and chunky glasses, Jenny Han perfectly embodies the vision of a Brooklyn author. After publishing her first book as a student at Chapel Hill, Han found an earnest love for the Young Adult genre and has since released her 10th novel....

Amy Schumer's 'Real Housewives' Audition Is Too Good

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 7, 2015 | Entertainment
Now that NeNe Leaks has quit "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we've got the perfect candidate to take her place: Amy Schumer, obviously. But what exactly makes the "Trainwreck" star qualified to be on one of Bravo's "Real Housewives" shows? In a new video, Schumer lists off her more-than-qualified credentials. "I'm real, I'm in the house a lot," Schumer says. "I am not a wife, but I have had sex with a lot of married people." And her tagline? "I don't need a man, but I want one, any one." America, fill up your wine glasses and meet the new star of "Real Housewives of Secaucus." Also on HuffPost: To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account:1. Download WhatsApp on your phone.2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts.3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account.You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

Jewish Officials Protest Gas Chamber Art Installation In Poland

AP | Katherine Brooks | July 7, 2015 | Arts
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's office in Jerusalem, called the installation at the Museum of Contemporary...

James Bond Is Getting His Own Musical

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 7, 2015 | Entertainment
James Bond has a new assignment, and it may take place on Broadway. According to, the musical adaptation craze is making its way to Ian Fleming's secret agent. "James Bond: The Musical" will soon be a real thing, thanks to executive producer Merry Saltzman,...

Artist Grimanesa Amoros Combines Architecture And Ecology For Spellbinding Public Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | July 7, 2015 | Arts
"I created 'Golden Waters' so when the public engages with the work, they are not only drawn in, but are able to stop, think and observe," artist Grimanesa Amoros explained to the Huffington Post. "By looking, we are informing ourselves and...

What Your Favorite Political Leaders Would Look Like As Hipsters

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | July 7, 2015 | Arts
Hillary Clinton Being a world leader, we can only assume, takes up a lot of time. So we totally understand that political figures past and present, from Abe Lincoln to Che Guevara to Hillary Clinton, haven't quite had room in their schedules...

19th-Century Lesbian Erotica Is A Truly Salacious Treat (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | July 7, 2015 | Arts
Warning: The following images contain explicit sexual imagery and may not be suitable for work. When daydreaming about the luxurious lives of the Victorian elite, a flurry of poofy hair, poofier skirts, petticoats and corsets flock to mind. Artist Franz von Bayros...

23 Photos That Nail What It Feels Like To Have Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | July 7, 2015 | Healthy Living
Sometimes a picture is worth more than any words could express. After being diagnosed with depression at age 16, photographer Christian Hopkins decided to process her experience from behind a lens. The result is a stunning photo series that captures the misunderstood nuances of mental illness. The images...

Six Countries Where It's Illegal To Dance

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | July 7, 2015 | Arts
It's not just the fictional town of Bomont, Oklahoma, that has a problem with dancing. Outside the silly world of "Footloose," the world's "only pure art form," in the words of a wise cartoon beagle, inspires intense legislation, black-market lechery, and even murder. In the wake of the news...

Mom Uses Fruits And Veggies To Show How Much Her Baby Grew During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | July 7, 2015 | Parents
When California designer and home decor shop owner Nicole Mendez was pregnant with her second child, she came up with a great way to document her growing belly. Inspired by BabyCenter's "How big is your baby?" list, which uses corresponding fruits and vegetables to track...

And The Kinsella Family's Weird Pose Lives On

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | July 6, 2015 | Fifty
The family that poses weirdly together, stays together, right? That seems to be the case with the Kinsella siblings, a family that Huffington Post first visited with three years ago. For almost three decades, the Kinsellas have posed for photos in the same somewhat strange stance with the...

Dazzling Art Struts The Stage At This Year's World Bodypainting Festival

Kim Bellware | July 6, 2015 | World
Watching paint dry never looked so good.

First Daughter Malia Obama Spotted On The Set Of HBO's 'Girls'

Erin Whitney | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
There's a new girl in Lena Dunham's Brooklyn crew, and she just so happens to be the first daughter. Malia Obama was spotted on the set of HBO's "Girls" last week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. According to photos from Page Six, the eldest first daughter, who...

Jack White's The Dead Weather Announces New Album 'Dodge & Burn'

Erin Whitney | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
When Jack White isn't covering Led Zeppelin songs with Robert Plant, blowing up the Internet with guacamole jokes or experimenting with music videos, he's also juggling side projects. One of White's side projects is The Dead Weather, his band with Alison Mosshart...

Grateful Dead End 50-Year Career With Moving, Magnificent Final Show | Rolling Stone

Adam Goldberg | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
"I have spent my life/Seeking all that's still unsung/Bent my ear to hear the tune," sang Phil Lesh last night, harmonizing with colleagues new and old, on "Attics of My Life," the final song of a fraught, moving, ultimately magnificent five-night, two-state Fare The Well concert series — billed as...

You'll Probably Want To Thank Your Parents After Reading This Comic

Taylor Pittman | July 6, 2015 | Parents
One night, as Chris Grady tried everything he could to get his newborn daughter to fall asleep, he realized someone else had done the same thing for him years ago: his parents. The illustrator behind Lunarbaboon expressed his appreciation in a comic titled "Shh."
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