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Altadena Son Of The South Hailed By Atlanta

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 12.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Rosa Parks and John Lewis are the subjects of one of Boyd Lewis' photos. Parks triggered the modern civil rights movement with the 1955 Birmingham Bu...

7 Famous Novelists ... Who Only Published One Novel

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Paul Anthony Jones

When it was announced earlier this year that Harper Lee was to release a new novel, Go Set A Watchman, in July 2015, her readers and fans were quite r...

An Open Letter to Scarlett O'Hara, the Original Marriage Hacker

James J. Sexton | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

I'm one of your biggest fans. I'm a Yankee, of course, but ever since my grandmother forced me to sit through Gone with the Wind when I was eight, I've had a deep respect for your determination and general pluck.

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.

11 Big Fat Debut Novels to Keep You Reading All Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel.

Why I'll Never Write The F-Word

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I've written hundreds of thousands of words during the past 50 years, but I've never written the f-word. I don't need the word to communicate effectively or to get published. The English language is rich with so many other delightful, juicy, descriptive, and provocative words.

Kansas She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.

'Gone With The Wind' Dress Sold For $137,000

AP | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment

DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction. He...

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?

When Hollywood Westerns Fought Racism

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
M.W. Jacobs

Now when Hollywood is reeling from a much-deserved diversity scandal, it's a good time to remember the historical role of Hollywood in civil rights. Hollywood was ahead of the country as a whole during the civil rights era of the 1950s.

She-roes From A to Z

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.

A Book Review: Petrine Day Mitchum's New Book Hollywood Hoofbeats Breeds Horse Power

LuxEco Living | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
LuxEco Living

Petrine Day Mitchum grew up in what is considered the best of Hollywood's Golden Age. Her father was screen legend Robert Mitchum. But her world now is centered on her love of animals. And in particular the celebratory history of leading horses that brought more than the sound of hoofbeats to celluloid.

Does Romantic Fiction Need A "Happily Ever After" Ending?

Ravishly | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Ravishly

Contemporary romance novels do sometimes hedge on the happy endings as well -- or at least, they complicate what a happy ending means.

The 'Gone With The Wind' House Is Finally Getting The TLC It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 10.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

Long before Peter Bonner created his "Historical And Hysterical Tours" in Jonesboro, Georgia, he was simply a guide sharing Civil War stories for tips...

Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Just when I thought I could answer any trivia question on David O. Selznick's 1939 production of Gone with the Wind, comes a treasure of new material in Steve Wilson's book, The Making of Gone with the Wind.

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

Georgia Peaches

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

These Georgia peaches have contributed to the culture and economy of their state and the U.S. I have profiled two amazing Georgia women in recent blogs: Coretta Scott King and Juliette Gordon Low, both of whom have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Of course, there are many other accomplished Georgia women. Let's learn about a few.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

11 Classic Hollywood Kisses That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

What's your favorite on-screen kiss of all time? Was it Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun"? Or perhaps Audrey Hepburn and G...

Here's Every Best Picture Winner In Oscar History Illustrated

Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Test your Best Picture knowledge with this handy infographic, which illustrates each winner throughout the Oscars' 85-year history. Content market...

Here Are The 100 Best Movie Quotes, Illustrated

Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

You've heard these famous movie quotes before; now see what every given damn and offer not refused looks like illustrated, thanks to FlowingData's Nat...

Use This Map To Find Your State's Most Popular Movie

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

What if states' identities were dictated by their most iconic movies? Colorado would scare everyone away with its "Shining" associations, and drug tra...

Ari and Emma Review Movies They've Never Seen: Gone With the Wind

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

As Ari and Emma get increasingly inebriated, they proceed to interweave the plots of movies they've never seen, across genres, space, and time.

How Women Can Save the World by Telling Epic Stories in the Movies

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?