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Greek Mythology

A New Kind of Super Hero

Constance Stellas | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment
Constance Stellas

I wrote my Astro Heroes series because I love mystery and astrology. I thought what if the talents and qualities of each sign were exaggerated, "Super-ized," and woven into a story about 12 kids and how they grow into their talents and abilities. In other words, how their individual hero or heroine quest can reflect our own abilities.

"WeHo Reads: Banned Books" Brings Together Literature, Art and Film

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.

Sept 4th - The Last Quarter Moon in Taurus Ends Our Illusions!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

On September 4th the Last Quarter moon will pass in front of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Aldebaran, known as the angry orange eye of Taurus the Bull. Taurus the Bull is hard to miss since it's one of the most visible of all the constellations.

I'm With Stupid: Why I'm Hoping to Break a Leg Next Week

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Denver
Todd Hartley

In my life, I've written four plays. Of those, only one -- my fifth-grade class's Christmas pageant -- has ever been produced, and I have to admit it wasn't very good.

From Hypnos to Hamlet to Zombies, a Look at Our Obsession With Sleep and Death

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Van Winkle's

Where does our cultural conjoining of sleep and death come from, and how has the entanglement of the two concepts persisted throughout time in our major artistic and historic works?

Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Two people walk into a bar... and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. It's not your typical joke punchline.

Let's Talk About How Adorable My Son Is

Bobby McMahon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I've given this a lot of thought, and I've come to the sober, rational, unbiased conclusion that my son is the most adorable baby on Earth and could end all war if we printed his face on a blimp and flew it around the globe.

Ancient Mask Of Pagan God Pan Uncovered In Israel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion

Archaeologists in northern Israel have uncovered what they believe to be a 2,000-year-old bronze mask representing Pan, the ancient Greek god of flock...

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 3)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Odysseus: Athena, 50 suitors is a lot for one man to kill. Also, what if the bronze weapons melt? I'm also unclear on the omen re: the dove and the ...

Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Myths and Mazes: The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In The Door in the Mountain Caitlin Sweet's work ventures into new territory for the author in two ways: It is YA, and it is a Greek mythology retelling -- in this case, the myth of Theseus.

Hermes, God of Geeks?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Hermes, the Greek God with wings on his shoes and wide-brimmed hat, carries a caduceus staff. Known to the Romans as Mercury, Hermes is also the Lord of Information: the patron god of... geeks.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Aphrodite Rising... as Beyoncé?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Not only was Queen Bey's 16-minute VMA medley from her self-titled album flawless and edgy, but it was a testament to the power and majesty of a woman who knows her worth -- the embodiment of Aphrodite. After watching Beyoncé's performance, you may agree that Aphrodite isn't dead but merely had a costume change.

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Translating Jean Racine

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

Woman: A Hidden Power

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.24.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Symeonidou

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because t...

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 2)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said anyt...

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

This Young Mythology Expert Can't Get Enough Of Folklore

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Stoppard and Sappho

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As I read the two new Sappho poems for the first time, I thought of Stoppard constantly. It seemed as if he'd somehow conjured them into re-existing, to me at least, by the graceful, gracious way he treated Sappho in his most recent stage play.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Sequel Sees Author Open Up

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

I had two different screen names -- one for the regular rooms, and one for the gay chat rooms. Even with the anonymity of a screen name, I didn't want my straight "cyberfriends" to see me in gay rooms.