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8 Creatures From Literature Who Can Teach Us Humans A Thing Or Two

Louise Verity | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Louise Verity

There are so many different components behind the makings of a brilliant book, plot and characterization being two key factors! Nearly always, we find...

Media Objectivity Is Illusive: It Cuts Many Ways

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional belief that the media is supposed to be objective. Yet objectivity is unattainable. By choosing which part of a story to emphasize, which sources to use, and the order of the stories, media organizations exhibit bias.

Notes From My (Book) Shelf: Holiday 2015

Roxanne Coady | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Roxanne Coady

Wouldn't it be great if we could figure this out? Most of us muddle through the dilemma, trying to get it right and every once in a while there is a beautiful day when it works. I find myself yearning for those moments since everything feels so high-speed, creating demands and the need to always be rushing.

How E.B. White Became My Childhood Pen Pal

Gigi Webb | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Gigi Webb

When I was growing up I had an unlikely pen pal in E.B. White, who passed away 30 years ago today. We were brought together in part by my own initiative, and in part by contingency -- through a coincidence of geography and a horse that shared his name.

E.B. White's Romance Tips From The 1920s Are Awfully Similar To Today’s Sex Advice

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts

Is Sex Necessary?, a peculiar book written in the 1920s by E.B. White (Charlotte's Web) and James Thurber (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and m...

Europe Goes to War: September 1, 1939

Keith Runyon | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Although I was born more than five years after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the horrors of the Second World War were abundantly real - and constantly present - in my childhood.

When the Cobra Strikes

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

"In palmy days the Model T could take off faster than anything on the road." -- From E.B. White's "Farewell, My Lovely!" Today, E.B. White would be 1...

Some Questions About Some Common Core Lessons

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Monica Edinger

As a teacher in a private school I am not currently required to follow the Common Core State Standards. That said, because I am a teacher, I am following closely the discussion about them, their implementation, issues, and so forth.

Who Is the Most Interesting Person You've Ever Sat Next To?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Scott Welch, Cofounder of With 25 years as a product evangelist, including travell...

The One and Only Charlotte's Web (VIDEO)

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Monica Edinger


Cute Pigs Correcting Your Grammar

Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

Today would have been E.B. White's 113th birthday. Perhaps most famous for penning "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little," he was also a regular contri...

7 Things You Didn't Know About E.B. White

| Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish For 60 years, "Charlotte's Web" has been a beloved children's classic taught in classrooms and read before bedtime....

Is This The Funniest Newspaper Correction Ever?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

Ben Yagoda, author of "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made," made a comical error in a New York Times article about commas earlier this w...

"Charlotte's Web" and the Power of Words

Leah Singer | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Leah Singer

As E.B. White so beautifully says, Charlotte is indeed a true friend and a good writer. The beauty lies with that little spider who changed (and saved) lives through the power of her writing. I only hope I can live up to Charlotte and do the same with my words.

Are the Poor Capitalistically Unlucky?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are poor kids unlucky to have uneducated parents, or no parents at all? Unlucky to be born in badly-governed countries? Unlucky to live in regions devoid of good schools, or electricity, or drinkable water?

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Revisiting The Fair From 'Charlotte's Web' | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

In the sixty years since E.B. White wrote Charlotte's Web, the novel that immortalized its humble, dusty charms, Maine's Blue Hill Fair has undergone ...

Along Came a Spider: Michael Sims' The Story of Charlotte's Web

Monica Edinger | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

Michael Sims' The Story of Charlotte's Web is not only for E. B. White fans and lovers of Charlotte's Web, but for anyone who enjoys a thoughtfully researched and written work of literary nonfiction.

Literary Love Letters To NYC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s crowded, expensiv...

Huffpost Reporters' Picks: What They're Reading And Loving Now (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

It's a wild and varied staff at Huffington Post and the reporters are avid readers. They've got favorites they're in the middle of reading and we thou...

The Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Who Made History Without A Publisher (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Self-publishing hero Amanda Hocking's extreme success earning her $2 million turns out not to be the only case. The world's literature is filled with ...

Why I Write for Children: A Response to Martin Amis

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles London

I am often asked why I write for children. What, people wonder, could have possessed me to bring myself down to the level of a ten year old?

Reading Charlotte's Web as a Activist

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Newman

Thirty five years after originally reading the book, I have realized that E.B. White was not only a great writer, but a visionary and activist as well.

"Hub Fans" Redux: John Updike, Ted Williams, and the Great American Essay

Christopher Carduff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Carduff

"The heart of fandom," John Updike once wrote, "is identification": that's my team at the top of the division, those are my guys chasing the pennant, and c'mon, let's face it, we're the best.

The New York Subway: A Silent Symmetry (Photo Slideshow)

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

New York's subway started 105 years ago, on Oct. 27, 1904. Ever so often, the subway distances itself from the stereotype of a noisy metropolis, providing freeze frames of silent symmetry.

Celebrating The Storytellers: 5 Articles About New Radicals

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Michelle and Tal offered me their cottage for a week this summer. Prime time on a northern lake. How could I say no? One morning I slipped down to th...