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Arab Freedom and the ADC Convention

Nadia Hijab | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

A storm rages around the ADC's decision that musician Malek Jandali should not perform his song "I Am My Homeland" at its annual convention. As one of the scheduled speakers at the convention, I have been weighing my participation in the event.

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

Caged Lion: Explorating Egyptian Identity Pre- & Post-Revolution

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Since its inception, art history has provided a lens for cultural events and this time Mohamed Abou El Naga’s solo exhibition “The Lion” serves ...

The Only Way Out Is Within

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is just about stopping and being with whatever arises, whether good or not so good. It is about freedom in this very moment!

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

What Jonathan Franzen Didn't Include In His "New York Times" Op-Ed

edrants.com | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

On May 28, 2011, The New York Times published a Jonathan Franzen op-ed “adapted from a commencement speech he delivered on May 21 at Kenyon College....

To Be or Not to Be: American Freedom, Exceptionalism and Identity

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.

Which Real Colleges Have Been Used In Fictional Landscapes?

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Tina Fey studied drama at the University of Virginia. But that genteel Southern collegiate pedigree would hardly suit Liz Lemon, her “30 Rock” alt...

Yoani Sánchez Forbidden by Cuba to Collect Her Award; CEPOS Freedom Prize Presented in Absentia

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award by CEPOS. But there's one oddity: Yoani is forbidden to leave her country to accept the award.

Must Middle-Aged Divorcees Kiss Sex Goodbye?

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.01.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Midlife is a great time to reinvent yourself. It just isn't a great age to get divorced, especially if you're a woman who isn't ready to give up on sex and love and a partner.

PHOTOS: HuffPost Editors' Picks, Books We're Loving Right Now

Posted 06.30.2011 | Books

The reporters and editors on the Huffington Post staff are serious book lovers and we wanted to know what they're reading and loving now, hoping that ...

Jonathan Franzen: I Keep Pot In My Freezer

Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

Jonathan Franzen keeps marijuana in his freezer, author Elif Batuman writes in The Guardian. Batuman, a National Book Critics Circle finalist and the...

Food Justice At Your Seder Table

Ari Hart | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

May we all use this time of Passover to make transformations, big or small, in our food system, our communities and our selves.

This Passover, Liberate Yourself, Your Seder And Our World

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Passover is a time of hopes and dreams. They need not be fully understood and their realization may be far off, but that is what distinguishes a dream from a plan.

Audio Walking Tours With Contemporary Literature As Your Guide

fsgworkinprogress.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There’s a passage in Don DeLillo’s Americana where he describes walking down a busy sidewalk among a throng of New Yorkers. He captured this feeli...

'Art In The Streets' Brings The Fire To MOCA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yes, Banksy is here. The giant "Art in the Streets" show opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles gives a patch of real e...

Honoring Our Fathers

Giancarlo Sopo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giancarlo Sopo

Too many of our parents and grandparents have died in exile. Today, as the torch of freedom is passed to a new generation, we inherit with it an obligation to ensure that their hopes and dreams are realized.

Watch: Demos & The Ayn Rand Center Debate "Freedom: For Whom and From What?"

Miles Rapoport | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Freedom is one of the most contested ideas in American politics. It has been claimed by the Tea Party and Ronald Reagan -- and by FDR and Martin Luth...

Jennifer Egan Wins the Tournament Of Books

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books

Jennifer Egan's "A Visit From the Goon Squad" was declared the winner of The Morning News' annual literary competition, The Tournament of Books, on Mo...

Street Art Reprisal

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

By the time the 25th anniversary edition of Subway Art was published in 2009, generations of graffiti and street artists had been influenced by Martha...

Tim Wu Talks Net Neutrality, Information Empires and Freedom

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

2011-03-21-nknknk.jpgWe all know that as technology empowers us to do more, it carries with it all manner of problems. But one of our biggest pickles tends to slip right by us: We're not free.

How Does an "Arab Expat Peace Corps" Sound?

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

With the citizens of Arab nations wanting to claim their freedom and experience economic prosperity, the opportunity arises for Arab expatriates to have a real impact on the future of the region.

How to Spread Revolution Without the Internet

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louise Mirrer

Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.

When Non-Violence Isn't Enough

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Failed "color revolutions" expose the leaders for who they really are. During these delicate moments, international support is more -- not less -- justified.

Why Forgive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What purpose does forgiving serve? And how do you forgive? The "how" was what I asked myself some 16 years ago, as I went into my divorce feeling emotionally distraught.