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Malka Nedivi: Remains of the Day

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Painter, sculptor, and accidental filmmaker Malka Nedivi's studio is an unruly treasure trove of found objects, non-traditional materials, personal narratives, family secrets, collective symbolism, dark wit, and an abiding affection for all things broken, lost, and redeemed.

Edith Wharton

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

I have been a fan of Edith Wharton's work for a very long time, and I recently had the real pleasure of re-reading The Age of Innocence, The House of ...

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

How To Prime Your Memory Pump

Patti M Hall | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Patti M Hall

We all feel our memories are fading. But that simply isn't how memory works.

Muhammad Ali - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 06.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

He was The Greatest. And he never let anyone forget it. Muhammad Ali died a champion. Not just a sports champ, but a people's champ. He overcame diversity, racial segregation, and courageously stood up for what he believed in on countless occasions.

Life After Cancer - An Instagram Model's Inspiring Story

Outspeak | Posted 06.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

When she was just 26, Linn was diagnosed with cancer. But she doesn't want the disease to define her. She didn't let cancer become the end of her life and after she beat it, set out to show her 'Life AFTER Cancer' through social media

Bill Nye - Before They Were Famous

Marisa Bruch | Posted 05.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Marisa Bruch

For kids who grew up in the 90s the best times in school were when your science teacher wheeled out the TV and popped in a 'Bill Nye The Science Guy' tape. We may not have admitted it back then, but everyone LOVED the Bill.

Ignorant Experts: The Wikipedia Effect

Eric Douglas | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

We've all got that one friend. You know, the one who's quick to correct your knowledge of, well, just about everything. History. Pop culture. Bands. Celebrities. You name it, they know it, and it's annoying. This knowledge, however, is not an exhaustive internalization of facts and figures; rather, it's a 'Coles Notes' style executive summary, with zero sourcing.

Prince - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Sex icon, musical genius, boundary pusher, Jehova's Witness, muse to Dave Chapelle: the artist formerly and posthumously known as Prince is an unrivalled musical icon. With the April 21st passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the world lost a prolific and at times controversial virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.

Kim Jong-un - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 04.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

What do 'MasterChef' Korea, Dennis Rodman, and a Swiss private school all have in common? Some ties to Kim Jung-un, of course. The eccentric dictator is back making headlines with another painfully ironic story that the western world can't help but eat up.

Nina

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Enlightening and moving are two descriptive words that will never be associated with the misconceived and misguided endeavor that is Nina.

Donald Trump - 'Before They Were Famous'

Outspeak | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Before Donald Trump was bringing his racist, homophobic, islamophobic, bigotry to the Presidential stage, he created a reality TV shows and filed for corporate bankruptcy four times. The Republican Candidate with a strange obsession with his tiny hands, grew up in New York and took over his family's real estate business, never really knowing many hardships, as his parents ensured he had everything he wanted.

Rob Ford - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 04.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

In the wake of Rob Ford's death on March 22nd, 2016 many are looking back on his life. Along with his troubled and eccentric moments, he was a man of the community and his legacy, in whichever light you see it, will be remembered for years to come.

The Loyal Optimist: Chris Trapper

Cicily Janus | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

I recently went through a full year of pessimism.... between cancer, hospital admissions and thoughts crowded by death, I've simply had it with all th...

Hillary Clinton - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 03.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Before Hillary Clinton was involved in one of the most scandalous presidential 'mistakes' ever, before she made her super weird cameo on Broad City, and before she was running for Democratic Presidential candidate, she lived quite an accomplished life.

Gore Vidal Was No D.H. Lawrence

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I grew up watching Gore Vidal on TV and enjoying his wit. He was a liberal version of William F. Buckley, Jr.: witty, insanely well-read, cosmopolitan...

An Art Lesson From the Beatles

Kate Harper | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Kate Harper

As an artist, I often seek out biographical stories to inspire me. When George Martin passed away recently, I was reminded of the book, Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America by Jonathan Gould. It is a master guide for learning about the creative journey.

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women

This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladi...

The Evolution of the Sports Biography

Jason Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Sports
Jason Williams

Long before their athletic purists were wall to wall in our society, the interest around knowing the origins and the daily routines of our favorite sp...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

Through her example, Mr. Bank's mother teaches her son lessons in work ethic and selflessness that he has carried with him his entire life.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Susan Cheever's Alcott Biography Is a Hot Mess

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

Sadly, Publishers Weekly gave the book an attention-getting starred review and called it "authoritative." Somebody at PW didn't do homework.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents ...

An Open Letter to Comedy

Johnny Taylor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Comedy
Johnny Taylor

Dear Comedy, Hi again. I know you aren't used to reading letters from me. It's unusual on this end too. Just wanted to jot a few lines down to let ...

12 Reasons You Should Write Your Memoir Anyway

Patti M Hall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

It's time, right? You're ready to write about your life. You bought the gorgeous notebook, the beautiful pen, the tea is made, your butt is in the c...