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Books I've Loved and Lost

Allison K Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Allison K Hill

Will printed books cease to exist? I honestly don't know the answer. But I know that I miss the books I've lost along the way, the physical books with their notes, underlinings and associations.

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."

Mansion That Inspired 'Great Gatsby' To Be Razed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SANDS POINT, N.Y. — A 25-room mansion some scholars believe inspired "The Great Gatsby" is to be razed for a subdivision. Randy Bond, village cle...

Favorite Rereads: What Do You Come Back To Time And Time Again? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

Author François Mauriac once said, "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what ...

'The Great Gatsby' Game: Play It Now!

For Nes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Zoe Triska, Huffington Post: It's a classic novel and it's a computer game. Play "The Great Gatsby" game at the link below. ...

Literary Fisticuffs! Flying Fists And Zinging Words: Nobody Fights Like An Angry Writer (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stereotypically, artists are stormy, temperamental, and moody. These literary figures feed the stereotype with their classic feuds. We asked readers...

Looking Clearly At Las Vegas -- A Real City, Not A Tourist Slogan

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Sterling

I know I am late to this particular party but circumstances have prevented me from doing a lot of things I normally do for the last couple of months...

WikiLeaks: Would George Kennan Have Been Delighted?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Thanks to WikiLeaks, this arguably anachronistic method of communication -- cables -- are, despite their lack of "coolness," actually being read and discussed worldwide

I May Run for President and I Am Available for a Lucrative TV Deal

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

The 2012 elections are just around the corner so it's obviously time for me to start hinting that I may run for president. Because, who knows? Don't count me out. I might!

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

Be Kind to the Author Whose Book You Can't Stand (or, Authors Have Feelings, Too!)

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

So my plea is a simple one. If you had a problem with my book or a part of my book, by all means talk about it, discuss it with others -- just make sure I'm not in the room, too.

Biography: The Falsest Art?

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

I've come to believe that what makes the biography of a writer crackle and pop is knowing as many lies as truths -- the lies they told to others, the lies others told of them, and, most importantly, the lies they told themselves.

Theater Review: Gatz at the Public

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Gatz is both the most faithful and the most playfully inventive theatrical adaptation of a book I've ever seen.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Special Anniversary Editions

Creative Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This is a particularly handsome series, complete with gold, silver and bronze-foiled Jazz Age patterns, and each book feels great in the hand. Bickfor...

Diners Push Back Against Molecular, Trend-Chasing Food

Matthew Jacob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Jacob

Have we moved beyond the era of "molecular gastronomy" and pomegranate pretentiousness? Can we speak in past tense of the Foam Decade? Let's hope so.

The Definitive 'Mad Men' Reading List

Flavorwire | Judy Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of the things we love most about Mad Men (and we're big fans, so it's hard to pick) is that the show is chock full of significant period details. ...

'The Great Gatsby' Video Game?!

Ology | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Gatsby, players will follow Nick Carraway as he attempts to navigate the complex social world of the 1920s while having as much extravagant fun as ...

Can America Again Become An Imagine-Nation?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -- Mark Twain A woman I once worked with believed in a world in which everyone ...

Let's Bring Back: Culinary Delectables Edition (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's funny how much New York City's culinary scene has changed in recent years. Carrie Bradshaw and her cohorts embodied neon-y bottle culture; they even brunched in a sea of uber-modern white spaces. Yet these days, old-things-new is the chicest aesthetic going.

'The Great Gatsby' On American Book Review's List Of 40 Worst Books

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The American Book Review has taken stock of literature and come up with its Top 40 Bad Books. The list targets some big, popular favorites -- F. Scott...

Nous Sommes Tous Americains: France Times

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Parker

While in Eastern Europe I met only one other American. As I made way out west, I met more Americans -- I think most of them had been hired by Al-Qaeda to damage America's reputation.

The Big Dollar Bustout ... Is Too Big To Fail Still an Option?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

With efforts to rebrand America's national identity in the electronic media falling flat like a bad online date, taking away the dollar's too big to fail status might be the better wake up call.

Rising Tide

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gershon Hepner

We all prefer, like King Canute, to think we can control the tide, as we our treasury now loot, from reality to hide.

Those Pesky Ballot Propositions - Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Deciding whether to 'increase the "rainy day" budget stabilization fund' in a state with the seventh largest economy in the world like California, requires a little more, uh, attention.

Q & A: Actors Sienna Miller And Peter Sarsgaard Explore The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Somewhat like her character in Mysteries In Pittsburgh, Sienna Miller is a compelling, straightforward person who makes no bones about what she's about.