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My Lucky Hong Kong Gift

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Doing business in Hong Kong is not the same as doing business in New York, Paris or Rome. The biggest lesson for those planning to introduce a brand here or strike a deal is that superstition matters.

Why I Went Public About Smuggling News of Brutal Crackdowns Out of China

Matteo Pistono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matteo Pistono

The more time I spent in Tibet delving into the 19th-century teachings of Tertön Sogyal, the more often I met Tibetans who wanted to tell me their story of frustration and pain at what they see as China occupying their country.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert's PAC Commercial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Stephen addressed the various GOP non-candidates who have yet to announce their heavily speculated presidential runs. ...

Pope Links Violence In God's Name To Antichrist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- Violence committed in the name of God or religion is a "favorite instrument of the Antichri...

Writing the Decent Denver Novel

Jenny Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jenny Shank

Writing the Great American Novel seemed out of the question. So instead I set out to write the Decent Denver Novel. Why Denver, you ask? Why not Denver, I say.

Thirsty in Tanzania: Africa's Infrastructure Challenge of Climate Change and Development

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

Tanzania's issue with fresh water access is an increasingly dangerous problem for the local population.

Author Beware: Unsteady Terrain Ahead

Peggy McColl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peggy McColl

We often see warnings signs posted about things we should be aware (or beware) of as we explore new territories. For instance, a state park sign may...

WATCH: Photographer Christopher Thomas Takes On The 'City That Never Sleeps'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

30 large-scale cityscapes, devoid of people: tranquil, cryptic. Elusive glimpses ...

Used Booksellers Threatened By Utah Law | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookseller Ken Sanders, who owns Ken Sanders Rare Books, posted a call to action on his Web site earlier this week alerting customers to a Utah state...

Top Five Ways to Protect Rainforests in 2011

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Many of us live thousands of miles away from Brazil, Indonesia and the Congo Basin, where the last stands of tropical rainforests still exist. It's ea...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. now sells more e-books tha...

Textbooks: More Errors In Virginia History Book | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Among the mistakes: the claim that 12 states joined the Confederacy, not 11, and that 6,000 soldiers died during the Battle of Bull Run during the Civ...

Best Cookbooks 2010

January Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Editor's note: this is the second segment of January Magazine's Best Books of 2010 feature. The first was Books for Children and Young Adults, which r...

'Technology Not Barrier To Depth' | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

And yet, what may be most interesting about the Pew study is its timing, since this is the year e-readers took off. What does it say about us that, on...

Donahue Lands Exclusive Interview With Sacked Santa!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

2010-12-14-p.jpgSince the shocking news that a giant private equity firm had seized control of Santa's Workshop media organizations worldwide have been clamoring to land an interview with Father Christmas.

Christmas Letter 2010

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.

Author Jay Griffiths: 'I Was Startled To See' My Book Used As A 'Shield' In Protests | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's a very strange thing to watch a policeman take a truncheon to a book -- particularly when that book is giant-sized and being used as a shield. On...

Edible Radio Episode 63: Blue Plate Special with Mark Bitterman (PODCAST)

Edible | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Blue Plate Special interviews "selmelier" Mark Bitterman about his new book, Salted: A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, and learn about this most necessary element in all its varieties.

Fox News' 2010 War on Christmas!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin


California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

Edutopia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

California schools have cracked the spine on open source, free digital textbooks in an attempt to save money and to make educational resources easier ...

Best Books To Give To Kids You Don't Know Very Well

Librarian Connection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Specifically, I want to be the cool godmother who slipped a teen Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You. I also want to be the goddess who gave the p...

Brazilian Jazz Singer Lends Voice To Audiobook

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When I was invited ... I said yes immediately," said Gilberto, who narrates the book along with Canadian actor David Francis. It includes classic rec...

HuffPo Scoop: Santa Claus Sacked!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

Early this morning, Santa Claus, the jolly icon of the holidays and legendary symbol of Christmas for more than 970 years, was asked to step down from his position as chief manufacturer and distributor of holiday toys and merriment.

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

Thanksgiving Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Thanksgiving Day 2010 is here and we wanted to know what books you'd be grateful for this year. Below are choices from HuffPost readers, HuffPost edit...