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All Decked Out: Lessons of a Novice Carpenter

Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Nina MacLaughlin

It was like standing front row at a parade of things I took for granted. Stairs, for example. Useful for moving between floors, for reaching your front door, for heading underground to catch a train to another part of the city. Codes regulate height and depth

The Hunger of the Wolf

Stephen Marche | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Stephen Marche

The Hunger of the Wolf is a novel about the new class of billionaires that are emerging, and about their glorious and tortured lives which are shaped almost entirely by the forces of money.

Fun Excerpt From New Book, Kurt Vonnegut and Me

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Greg Mitchell

I first encountered Kurt Vonnegut in 1970 when I took part in a "rap session" with him just before the opening of his play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June...

WATCH: The 8 Best Films You've NEVER Seen

Posted 06.28.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted with permission from The Best Film You’ve Never Seen, published by Chicago Review Press, June 2013. In his new book The B...

READ: Excerpts From Best Summer 2013 Books

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.18.2013 | Books

This summer, rather than casting our eye across the shelves like we usually do, we thought, why not go inward? We asked a handful of authors with nove...

The Beauty Of A New Year's Eve Vacation

Michael Clinton | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Michael Clinton

Some years ago I discovered my answer to the New Year's Eve conundrum, and that is to build a great trip around that night.

Adventure Awaits

Eric Greitens | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Eric Greitens

Like many American kids, I grew up learning about a world populated by heroes. I read about Pericles, who built democracy in ancient Greece. I read about King Arthur and the medieval Knights of the Round Table, who fought sorcerers and giants, and protected the weak.

Book Excerpt: Setting Out On A Hand-Made Sailboat

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

Academically at least, I knew how Cormorant was meant to work, but in truth I had only ever sailed in a dinghy once or twice before, 25 years earlier. I had never rowed a boat either, so launching through the surf on my first outing may not have been the best idea. But June 4, 2007, was a gentle, warm day with little waves, and I wanted to establish my right to access the ocean just down the street from my house.

PHOTOS: Stieg Larsson's Sweden

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

A new book highlights the dreamy, the seedy and the atmospheric sides of Sweden, with a nod to the dark world of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. ...

PHOTOS: New Book Explores Rio's Favelas

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

A new photo-heavy book, Inside the Favelas, explores with great depth the shantytown neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and author Dougl...

Surfing In The Remote Wilds Of Baja

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

The ragged swell had calmed, but there were still good, three- to five-foot waves spinning along the cliff line at the point in the blue light of dawn. I pulled farther outside to get well clear of the surf, and Rudy and Aurelio buzzed past in their pangas with the other men, and we waved farewell to one another. I watched them until they disappeared seaward, the drone of the outboards getting fainter and fainter. I zipped my jacket up and settled back to pulling on the oars over the silky water, away from the last outpost of shelter and people.

In Spain, Better Living Through Tourism

Doug Mack | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Doug Mack

Spain's tourism boom traces its roots to the rebuilding of the country after the dictator Francisco Franco -- the man most responsible for the "economic backwardness of Spain and the poverty of its people" that Frommer observed -- fell from power in 1975. But the Barcelona Olympics are widely credited with being Spain's big coming-out party, the catalyst that launched the country into the upper echelons of tourist destinations.

The Perils Of Staying Connected While Abroad

Doug Mack | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Doug Mack

The journey of a thousand miles now begins with setting up a travel blog -- it's practically obligatory these days. Maybe it shouldn't be.

Teaching My Daughter About The 'F Word'

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Dan Bucatinsky

This is my one shot to teach my kid about acceptance and body image and compassion and the importance of good nutrition all at the same time. But no pressure.

Why The Canary Islands Are Worth A Visit

Posted 04.20.2012 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from the new book Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home by Matthew Hirtes, out now fr...

PHOTOS: Lonely Planet Picks The World's 'Great Journeys'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s new travel pictorial, Great Journeys, a visual journey through over 70 of the world’s most amazin...

PHOTOS: Inside The Treasury Of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Posted 12.16.2011 | Travel

A new book from Assouline offers a stunning glimpse inside the treasury of Istanbul's famed Grand Bazaar, one of the city's preeminent tourist attract...

EXCLUSIVE: "Beneath A Starlet Sky" Excerpt

Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

New York Times bestselling authors of "Celebutantes," Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, return with a dazzling new novel set among the sta...

The Novel That Made A Former CIA Director Think The Author Was A Spook

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Early this year, former CIA director Porter Goss read the novel "Twice a Spy" in manuscript form and wondered how a Huffington Post columnist knew so ...

Sarah Palin Book Excerpts Must Be Removed From Gawker, Judge Rules

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflections on...

Oprah Production Company In Patent-Infringement Lawsuit: Do Online Book Excerpts Violate A Patent?

Boston Herald | Donna Goodison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Oprah Winfrey's production company wants a federal judge to force a prominent Boston law firm to provide information about one of its former attorneys...