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Jimmy Carter Joins HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | July 7, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins us to recount his journey from Georgia farmer to 39th President of the United States, detailed in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

Watch An Entire Disney Movie In The Blink Of An Eye

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | July 7, 2015 | Arts
"Frozen"    A vast, light-filled tundra is Simba's playground in Disney's "The Lion King." Aside from his shadowy run-ins with Scar, the peppy cub dashes around warm-hued brush and vibrant jungles. The movie is the perfect contender for Kevin Ferguson's...

Which Famous Paintings Are The Most 'Creative'? This Formula Might Have The Answer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | July 7, 2015 | Arts
Salvador Dalí's unique paintings might be explained by his eccentric personality; Wassily Kandinsky's eye for color might be explained by synesthesia. We tell these stories about artists because the idea of the creative genius is appealing, but might creativity be a more formulaic process than we've imagined? Ahmed Elgammal,...

Never-Before-Seen Photos Bring The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement To Life

Priscilla Frank | July 6, 2015 | Arts
"What happened in the Misisssippi Delta was profoundly significant because it was a view of human potential that people still don't see when they see the civil rights movement," Mary Elizabeth King explains in her video on Kickstarter. ...

The Bottom Line: 'Among The Ten Thousand Things' By Julia Pierpont

Claire Fallon | July 6, 2015 | Arts
What would you do if your husband, the father of your children, carried on a months-long affair with a younger woman? What would you do if the woman wrote to you, sending you a box full of explicit texts...

11 Things You Didn't Know About Ernest Hemingway

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | July 2, 2015 | Arts
Ernest Hemingway took his life on this day, July 2, back in 1961. Below are obscure facts about the novelist's life, pulled from old interviews and personal accounts by the writer. 1. Hemingway apparently once lived, got drunk and slept with a bear. Former...

15 Beach Reads To Bask In This Summer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | July 2, 2015 | Arts
The perfect beach read is in the eye of the beholder. For some, getting lost in a faraway fantasy world or suspenseful thriller appeals, and reduces the risk of dozing off, book firmly planted on face. For others, fantasy can be found...

John Green Has Adorable And Quirky Responses To Love Life Questions From Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Caroline Steyer | July 1, 2015 | Teen
Who better to take romance advice from than the man behind all of your favorite love stories? John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns (among other great books), is, at this point, essentially a teen love life guru. In...

Unretouched Portraits Illustrate 19 Bare, Bold And Beautiful Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 2, 2015 | Women
Alyscia Cunningham was fed up with other photographers suggesting to her that she should photoshop the bodies and skin of her clients. So she created her own photo series featuring unretouched, makeup-free women of all ages to highlight just how stunning natural beauty can be. In January...

Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father To Write Tell-All Book

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | July 3, 2015 | Arts
There are dysfunctional families, and then there are those who write tell-all books.  The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Ronald Miscavige Sr., the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige has inked a deal with St. Martin’s Press to write a memoir titled If He Dies, He Dies.  The...

What It's Like When Alcohol Takes Over Your Life -- And Steals Your Memories

Emma Mustich | July 2, 2015 | Women
There are some crucial details missing from Sarah Hepola's new memoir, Blackout -- but that's the whole point. In her book, released in June, the author -- who edits personal essays for Salon.com -- discusses her long, both complicated and sometimes devastatingly simple relationship with alcohol. It started...

If 'Harry Potter' Was Made As An Animated R-Rated Film

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 1, 2015 | Comedy
More like Dirty Harry.

How To Win At Scrabble, According To Former Director Of National Scrabble Association

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | July 1, 2015 | Arts
As a self-professed Scrabble obsessive, John D. Williams Jr.’s new memoir Word Nerd caught my attention. Its subtitle -- Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground -- intrigued me because when it comes to Scrabble play, I’m less interested in...

Proof Nic Cage Is The Rightful Heir Of The Iron Throne On 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Round up your dragons, pack up your wooden chests and go home. We've finally found the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, the true Protector of the Realm, and he's been in front of us all along: Nicolas Cage. Oh, you don't believe us, do you? Just...

The Prickly History Of Tattooing In America

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | June 30, 2015 | Arts
According to a Nielsen poll, one in five Americans has a tattoo, and nearly 90 percent of those who do never regret getting inked up. Of course, it hasn't always been this way. Tattoos were once taboo in the...

Humble Snapshots Of 20th Century Art Giants Being Regular People

Priscilla Frank | June 30, 2015 | Arts
Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and an unidentified child at the beach in East Hampton, New York, July 1952. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers. If you've ever wished for an art world equivalent of a celebrity tabloid that would prove...

13 Places From Your Favorite Books That You Can Actually Visit

Elana Teitelbaum | July 1, 2015 | Books
Whether we’re catching a London train to the magic wizarding world, experiencing the running of the bulls in Pamplona, or dining across from an enchanting vampire in Washington, our literary adventures feel very real. Books have the uncanny ability to transport us to the places we’ve never been, introducing us...

Summer Books To Read On Vacation As Determined By Your Destination

Rebecca Zamon | June 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Even if you're not getting away this summer, reading one of these books might make you feel like you did.

15 Books That Should Be On Every Teen's Radar This Summer

Caroline Steyer | June 29, 2015 | Teen
By now, you've likely read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent books and every John Green novel. So if you're looking for some summer reading, look no further than these genre-spanning books. 1. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson ...

Leonardo Da Vinci's Leicester Codex Show Us How A Genius Thinks

Colton Valentine | June 29, 2015 | Arts
What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester: a 500 year-old notebook containing his 72 pages of cross-disciplinary ruminations. The Renaissance polymath muses on why fossils form, how...
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