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What A 2,000-Year-Old Story Can Teach Us About Rape Culture

Dani Bostick | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Dani Bostick

Even in an era when abandoning babies on hillsides was acceptable and accused criminals could face death by wild animal, Livy's account of Rome's transition from monarchy to republic are ten of the wisest words written about responding to a survivor of rape.

Bob Dylan's New Record, "Fallen Angels," Arrives May 20

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Bob Dylan, Royal Albert Hall, London, 2015 portrait courtesy of and © Andrea Orlandi Hey, everybody, it's time to stop thinking you can figure out B...

Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflecting on Prince One Week Later

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.

There Is No Frigate Like A Book: A Life Spent Reading

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I balance books precariously, pile them high on my bedside table: fiction, memoir, children's stories, volumes of poetry, professional reading all sta...

Europe Without Myth? Greek Antiquity and the Avant-Garde

Helene Politou-Marmarinou | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Helene Politou-Marmarinou

"How beautiful the world is | Greece never existed." These verses belong to André Breton, the founder of Surrealism--of that early twentieth-century ...

Joshua Shultz: LA's Rising Director and Photographer

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

For most of us, it takes many years if not a lifetime to develop a skill. It takes even longer to refine that skill until it becomes a feasible career. If you are artist, Joshua Shultz, it only takes four short years to establish yourself in one of the hardest industries there is.

Do Design Classics Lose Their Shine With Time?

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Designs often become classics because they broke the mold of their times and by nature were controversial. They displayed a high degree of innovativeness either in addressing users' latent needs or by introducing new technology that made new product performance technically superior.

Happy 400th Birthday, Don Quixote!

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Don Quixote was originally published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. Accordingly, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the complete novel's publication. In celebration, Restless Books has published a new edition of the Ormsby translation.

The Millennial Perspective: What College Students Say About the Value of the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.23.2015 | Education
Christine Henseler

The high school and college students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. They have a personal interest in the shape of the future, and they are directly affected by national conversations about educational value, access, and cost.

How Would We Have Been? IV

Romina Ressia | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Romina Ressia

The project, making use of the anachronism as a visual resource, does not pretend to refer to the past but to create a reference on which to analyze the evolution of society as well as its actions and reactions front to current issues.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Juno Award-Winner Sean Jones

Jessica Young | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jessica Young

Jones is now flying solo and with it, he recently released his debut album titled Waiting For Midnight. I got to spend the afternoon with the star and here are 5 discoveries I just had to share.

Yes, I Can Speak Latin

Marin Langlieb | Posted 08.31.2015 | Teen
Marin Langlieb

I can speak Latin. Yes, this infamous dead language is still very much alive, and nowhere more so than in the halls of private schools. So when can you use Latin if you can't speak it to anyone? The answer is everywhere.

The Existential Longing of Wishbone the Dog

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 07.17.2016 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Hey, I'm Wishbone, the eponymous Jack Russell Terrier from the show, "Wishbone." I'm famous, but, just like you, I poop in the grass. I bark at strange objects. Just like you if you're a dog, I mean, because that's what I am.

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

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Ava DuVernay Will Not Be Directing 'Black Panther' Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.02.2015 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, she confirmed to The Huffington Post on Friday. “It wasn'...

The End of Reading in America and Other Related Matters

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.15.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Reading Shakespeare, the Greeks, and the classics; reading for life-wisdom, nourishment, guidance and growth; reading to save one's soul and to make sense of oneself and the enigma of life -- this kind of reading rarely exists anymore.

Can An Online Course Revive Interest In The Classics?

The Atlantic | Kristina Bicher | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

It’s 3 a.m. and the emails are coming in fast and furious. My iPhone is pinging like a Vegas slot machine that’s come up all cherries. What’s th...

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Commercialized Gentleness

Tom Falco | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

It's ironic how Charlie Brown complains in the episode about how commercialized Christmas has become and that's exactly what the holiday special has become, an economic engine for non-stop TV commercials. And Charlie was complaining about it in 1965!

Free Shakespeare in the Park Coming Back to Coconut Grove

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shell Lumber in 2012Shakespeare Miami is back in Coconut Grove after a one year absence. Coming up in the ne...

How to Get Away From It All by Going Nowhere: Movies

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

What does the outside world look like to the disturbed? Or is the question how does the outside disturbed world look to individuals trying to maintain...

QUIZ: How Many Classic Books Have You ACTUALLY Read?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

...Or did you just skim your way through English lit?

A Big Spring for Tony Classics

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write about the Tony Awards a lot. I admit it. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Post's Michael Riedel wrote about Cabaret's potential eligibility...

10 Greatest Travel Books Of All Time

Budget Travel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Despite their differences in genre and style, these books all give an unforgettable sense of place -- whether that place is a small patch of ground, an entire continent, or just the wrinkles of the writer's mind.

Once More in Defense of Fantasy: A Response to Joanna Trollope

Foz Meadows | Posted 12.10.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

Just when I think the literary establishment can become no more obliviously dismissive of SFF as a genre, along comes Joanna Trollope to complain that fantasy novels, while "a lovely escape," fail to provide a strong enough sense of moral guidance for children.

11 Required Reading Books You Should Re-Read

Madeleine Crum | Posted 09.10.2013 | Books

Which required reading books (and plays, and epic poems) should your blow the dust off of now that you're older, wiser, and no longer snickering too m...