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Dante the Divine Comedy

On Being Human

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 06.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Death will be that moment for some. The death of someone you have loved and shared life with. You are struck so deeply that your grief turns into physical pain, and separating makes you remove layer after layer, one painful rip at the time, with the ripping sound filling your brain.

'Dante's Inferno' Is Way Funnier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

While it may be the most famous portion of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy," chances are you weren't laughing too hard if you happened to ever read "...

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O h...

Dan Brown, Dante, and an Astronomical Mystery

Amir Aczel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

Brown's present subject of Dante -- one of the giants of Western literature -- provides a superb background for a modern fictional adventure. But there are, in fact, real scientific mysteries about Dante -- which should well be explored.

What Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Teaches Us About Judaism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

A thriller incorporating the work of the 14th century poet Dante Alighieri, 18th century philosopher Thomas Malthus and 21st century gene manipulation, the novel puts into perspective differences between Catholic and Jewish visions of hell, and the way our respective histories have shaped our contemporary circumstances.

Onward Christian Hell-Busters

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Hell-busters exude the Spirit. They give off a Christ-like spirit. When you're in their presence, you can almost smell holiness. But the holiest of holy smoke has a tinge of the burnt smell with it. It's a smell that tells you it's been slightly singed near the fires of burning flesh and souls on fire.

Galileo's Journey to Hell and Back

Mario Livio | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

In 1588, shortly before he assumed the position of lecturer in mathematics at Pisa, the 24-year-old Galileo Galilei was invited by the Florentine Academy to present two lectures with an unusual title: "On the Shape, Location, and Size of Dante's Inferno."

AUCTION HOUSE EXHIBIT: Art Inspired By 'Divine Comedy' On View At Sotheby's | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The line between auction houses and art galleries keeps blurring. It is no longer unusual for Sotheby's and Christie's to take over entire galleries. ...

Dante's 'Divine Comedy' Reimagined As Graphic Novel

Seymour Chwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seymour Chwast

I took on this project with great trepidation because so many great artists have already interpreted this important work. Never mind, I took advantag...

Can Poetry Really Be Translated?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

There's a great story of a Japanese production group that decided the conclusion of Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot was a little too...inco...