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8 Banned Books To Celebrate Blasphemy Day

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Not only is Wednesday (Sept. 30) International Blasphemy Rights Day, it’s also midway through Banned Books Week. For millennia, gove...

Author Dan Brown: Science And Religion Are Partners

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

Author Dan Brown has sparked plenty of intellectual debate during his career as a novelist by exploring the relationship between science and religion....

Portugal's Quinta Da Regaleira Is The Castle Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.18.2014 | Travel

If you're ever in the neighborhood, you have to stop by. The neighborhood, of course, being Sintra, Portugal. And the attraction? An estate called...

When it Comes to Hollywood, Familiarity Breeds Comfort

David Bergstein | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
David Bergstein

2013 was a fairly successful year for Hollywood. The top five highest grossing films of the year all had something in common: They were all sequels or prequels. Which begs the question: Why?

Writer Who Sued Over 'Da Vinci Code' Dies

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books

LONDON — Writer Michael Baigent, who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his own book,...

8 Steps To Writing The Next 'Da Vinci Code'

Lisa Rogak | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Lisa Rogak

When it was clear that no publisher was willing to sign an unknown money-losing novelist, Brown decided to go for broke in planning The Da Vinci Code. And as we know, the rest is history.

'Da Vinci Code' Free For A Week

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Ten years and tens of millions of copies later, "The Da Vinci Code" is on the house. Doubleday announced Monday that a free e-book e...

New Dan Brown Book Revealed

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books

Inferno, Dan Brown's new book about Dante, is coming out on May 14, 2013 from Doubleday in the U.S., and Transworld Publishers in the UK (a division o...

Return of the Queen: Legendary Game Designer Is Back Thanks to Kickstarter

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Ilana Teitelbaum

A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."

Modern Day 'Da Vinci Code' Won't Be Cracked

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Researcher Maurizio Seracini's controversial quest to unearth a legendary painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been suspended, leaving the Renaissance wo...

Controversial Da Vinci Unveiled At Louvre Thursday

AP | By THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

PARIS -- An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public Thursday at the Louvre Museum, re...

Madonna And The Work Of God

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

The coupling of Madonna and Opus Dei is an intriguing one that brings two seemingly irreconcilable public perceptions into stark juxtaposition. But our public perceptions are only part of the story.

WATCH: Do You See These Hidden Animals In The Mona Lisa?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

The Mona Lisa has puzzled viewers for over 500 years with her enigmatic smile... but has her coy grin only been a distraction for Da Vinci's real myst...

Da Vinci Hunt Film To Star Vin Diesel

ARTINFO | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

For years, a faction of scholars have maintained that "The Battle of Anghiari," a missing fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, still exists, hidden beneath an...

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt At The Met

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- An assistant museum curator who questioned the authenticity of a Leonardo da Vinci has been murdered – but before he died he left a ...

How Do You Solve A Problem Like St. Josemaria?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"There Be Dragons," is an epic period piece set during the Spanish Civil War that tells part of Escriva's back story. But instead of focusing on the would-be saint, the film casts him in a supporting role.

'Da Vinci Code' Author Taking Over Sequel Script

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mega-selling mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the film adaptation of "The Lost Symbol." Columbia Pictures is developing the ...

ART DISCOVERY: Art Historians Discover Numbers, Letters In Mona Lisa's Eyes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous work of art, the Mona Lisa, has been pored over by everyone from tourists to art historians, from amateurs to experts,...

WATCH: The 10 Worst Movie Adaptations Of Great Books

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Here are 10 of the most epic adaptation fails in the history of film.

The Religious Thriller And Why It's Here To Stay

Raymond Khoury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Raymond Khoury

This was the lay of the land back in the spring of 1996. "Lose the religion." Not from some second-rate, clueless publisher, but from one of the biggest players out there.

Kevin Guilfoile Premieres Trailer for The Thousand on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Novelist Kevin Guilfoile premiered the "trailer" to his new book, The Thousand, on The Interview Show at The Hideout.

Book Sales Not That Bad? Uh, OK. Sure.

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book sales aren't that bad? Plenty of media outlets have been trying to make hay out of an article that appeared in Crain's on December 29th. Gall...

Stephen Rubin: New President Of Henry Holt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finally, some news from the publishing world's revolving door: Macmillan announced this Tuesday that Stephen Rubin, former publisher at Doubleday, wil...

Porn For People Who Like Books

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The Decline and Fall of my Previously Erect Penis

Blockbuster Books Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

Bestsellers are harder to track than you'd think and it's not easy for everyone to agree which are the biggest. Each bestseller list--The New York Tim...