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Giving Thanks for the Blind Cat Who Taught Me What to See

Gwen Cooper | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Gwen Cooper

I always knew -- or thought I knew -- that when Homer died, his page would die with him. It was inexpressibly painful to think about losing both Homer and my community at the same time.

Beware of Geeks...

David Sable | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
David Sable

Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today's digital-centric world. My answer: Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

Everybody Say 'OPA!'

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The notion of the "good life" can be viewed as the human quest for meaning, a formidable challenge that involves both making a living and making a life that really matters, that has significance.

Bald Cats, Putin, Homer and Algorithms

David Sable | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
David Sable

Bottom line -- learn -- learn from the greats. Don't fall into the conceit that the fabulous technology we have today has created a revolution in human behavior.

18 Ancient 'Odyssey' Mosaics Stolen In Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

At least 18 ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer's "The Odyssey" have been stolen in northern Syria, the culture minister was quoted as saying ...

Reconstructing Pacific Gray Whale Skeleton Takes An Alaskan Village

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.12.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

After 14 years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, will soon be home to a Pacific gray whale skeleton, the...

Climate Advice to New York City: Act Like an Island

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?

Berkeley Rep's An Iliad Transforms an Ancient Tale Into Timeless Drama

Leo Stutzin | Posted 12.22.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

One actor, roaming a stage that is nearly bare; one musician, lodged in a tiny balcony overlooking the performance space; a torrent of words -- some ferocious, some tranquil -- that recount events which may have taken place some 3,200 years ago.

David Lohr

High School Football Player And Brother Charged In Beer Bottle Sodomy Of Juvenile

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

A high school football player and his brother have been arrested by authorities in Alaska for allegedly raping a drunken teenage boy with a beer bottl...

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

Musing About Muses (Part 1)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Do you realize that we all have an intuitive muse available to us? All we have to do is extend an invitation.

Guy Maddin On His Latest Film, "Keyhole"

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

TORONTO — Not even the director Guy Maddin is certain how to classify a Guy Maddin movie. The Winnipeg-born filmmaker is known for his experimental,...

WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Goes Greek

Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy

Sassy Gay Friend is back, and this time he's coming to the rescue of Odysseus from Homer's "The Odyssey." It seems that the book could have been a who...

PHOTOS: 10 Writers’ Unruly, Manly Manes

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

We were a little bit late in reading Jorian Polis Schutz’s analysis of manly manes in the last issue of Cabinet, titled “Barbers and Barbarians,...

All Things Sheening: Reading Charlie Sheen to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Urizenus Sklar

Sheen is no mere Greek hero. Greek heroes were (usually) deferential to their gods and previous heroes. Charlie Sheen shows us that winning means we must destroy our idols by out-winning them.

Great Art Inspired by Homer and Cartoons

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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Better Book Titles For Greek Classics: What 'The Odyssey' SHOULD Have Been Titled

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Whether you dabbled in Euripides during college, or spend hours each day reciting Homer in the original Greek, these new titles will trim the fat and reveal whole stories in a single image!

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 ...

'Inception' Is Dead Wrong: Waking Is Much Riskier Than Dreaming!

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

To overcome our nightmares, we need to understand and confront the fear in the dream. The only antidote to deceptions being planted in our waking minds is to not accept them at face value.

Palin's Homer Moment: Celebrity Sarah Confronted by Citizen (WATCH)

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

2010-08-09-palin.jpgFor someone who doesn't hold elected office and denies being a celebrity, Sarah Palin may want to get a "Constitutional Handler".

An Academic Outpost of Heaven

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

There's a particular alternate reality experience that I highly recommend. It happens to take place at an academic outpost of heaven. Forty five minu...

Homeric Hospitality in the South

Michael Koenigs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Koenigs

The United States is now the "Couch Surfing" capital of the world with nearly 400,000 people opening their homes to random travelers on Couchsurfing.org.

How Stories Save Us

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pam Allyn

Here is the longing inside all of us: that we are fearless enough to embark upon those adventures, but that as we go we are inspired and propelled by a sense of home waiting for us at the other end.

Singing Of The GOP Sirens, Joe... Joe... Joe...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

As an Epic Fail saga, Joe Lieberman is basking in the fading limelight that is diminishing with time. What will he come up with next to flip those who used to support him as he continues this mad journey?

7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World

cracked.com | Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world's geniuses either kept their revelations to them...