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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Rumi

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts

More than seven centuries after his death, Rumi’s poetry still has the capacity to fascinate his readers. The 13th century Sufi theologian and poet ...

Young M.A. Before She Was Famous

Zac Thompson | Posted 12.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Young M.A. has made waves in the music industry because she's incredibly talented and because she's a young queer woman.

Jackie

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

It was two weeks of pure hell for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. First there was November 22, 1963 to November 25, the time span between the a...

Tiffany Trump, Before She Was Famous

Lonnie Nadler | Posted 11.23.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Lonnie Nadler

Considering the stature of her last name, Tiffany Trump largely lived a life outside the spotlight until her father's presidential campaign this year.

Lion

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Saroo Brierley, a five-year old boy from a small town in India, got lost on a train ride, wound up at the massive Howrah Junction railway station in C...

A TV Series About Selena's Life Is In The Works

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.16.2016 | Latino Voices

2016 seems to be the year of Selena Quintanilla. The Queen of Tejano music was honored with a Madame Tussauds wax figure in August and a sold out MAC...

Q&A: Candice Millard Talks About Her Action-Packed Book About Young Churchill

The National Book Review | Posted 10.23.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following interview first appeared in The National Book Review: In The River of Doubt, historian Candice Millard followed Theodore Roosevelt on...

The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948

Thought Matters | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Thought Matters

Qawuqji underwent officer training at the War College in Istanbul in the early 1900s. The Ottoman government had introduced the new military school system decades earlier, in the mid-nineteenth century.

E.K. Blair: Author Anonymous

Mara White | Posted 09.08.2016 | Books
Mara White

E.K. Blair is the New York Times, USA Today and International best-selling author of the Fading Series and the Black Lotus Series. Her latest novel, A...

The Power of Song

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.19.2016 | Books
Vicki Cobb

How does a privileged young man fight for social justice, rights for labor, world peace, civil rights and a clean planet and actually make a differenc...

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.