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Huffington Literary Issue

Apocalypse Later

Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Lucas Kavner

Simon Rich is probably the funniest writer working in America right now. He also might be the most prolific young person in the history of time. One of those sentences is a hyperbole, but both, at times, feel genuinely true when you consider what Rich has put out in the last few years.

Lonely and Laughing

Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Gazelle Emami

Don't go calling Sherman Alexie's stories universal. "When people say universal they mean white people get it," he argues. His assessment is even more damning when you consider his subject matter -- modern-day American Indians. If there's any group white people get, this is not it.

Uber-Rich Porn

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

An emerging global elite is increasingly intent on amassing more than ever while writing the rules to ensure they hang on to as much as they can. This is the fundamental takeaway from Chrystia Freeland's important new book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

Huffington: Writing Prompt

Posted 11.18.2012 | Books

Love writing? Need inspiration? Here's a writing prompt from our magazine to get you started. Here is your opening phrase. Start writing how the s...

Timeless Truths

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Arianna Huffington

There's a kind of truth that you can only get through untruth -- through fiction. And that's why we're now adding fiction and poetry to our menu at Huffington.

"The Perfect Code" by Terrence Holt--Excerpt

Granta | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

This barbed and insightful view into emergency care -- from the perspective of the doctor -- is a bittersweet paean to the delicate harmonies which can rise, if only briefly, from the mess of hospitals and human bodies.

'The Perfect Code' By Terrence Holt

Posted 09.12.2012 | Books

“The Perfect Code” in a hospital is as rare and as volatile as a perfect storm at sea. An announcement is made over the P.A. system, doctors and n...

A Note on Aimee Bender's "The Red Ribbon"

Electric Literature | Posted 11.10.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

Aimee Bender's "The Red Ribbon," which originally appeared in Electric Literature no. 3. It's a story about secrets and identity, about how much of ourselves we are willing to expose, about the consequences of taking control of our desires.

In Brief: Three New Books

Posted 09.21.2012 | Huffington

Review 1: Woes of the True Policeman By: Robert Bolaño Farrar, Straus and Giroux November 13, 2012 Woes of the True Policeman, Robert Bolaño...

New York's Literary Jewel Box

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington

The New York Public Library's Schwarzman Building, sandwiched between the lions on 5th Avenue and Bryant Park, sits on a deep pit of knowledge. The st...

Huffington: The Literary Issue

Posted 09.15.2012 | Huffington

In Issue 15 of Huffington, we indulge the bookworm in all of us with a special literary edition. In it, we explore the theme of preservation through a...

Authors Talk Musicians Talk Authors: What Happens When Writers Listen and Musical Artists Read

Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment

Singer/Songwriter Cass McCombs on Things He’s Been Meaning to Read Even when I travel, I always carry around too many books. Eventually, I find ...

The Perfect Code

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington

By Terrence Holt A faint click opens the air. A disembodied voice calls out: 'Adult Code 100, Adult Code 100, 5 East. Adult Code 100, 5 East.' Or...

Valet Angelus

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington

By John Hennessy Shirt first I pull him out of sleep, curry, clip, preen, tog, bear clean underwear, hoist him into darkness, rude as that fir...


Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington

By Jacquelyn Pope Summer's stock is steam and rows repeating: pickle, pudding, jam, the ribs of stairs, porch white as a wedding. Home is ha...

Nicholas Miriello

Junot Diaz Takes on Love and Loss | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 09.24.2012 | Books

2012-09-24-ScreenShot20120924at10.17.37AM.pngLike great writers before him, Junot Diaz can’t leave himself off the page. In his three works Yunior, Diaz’s literary alter ego, looms large.

PHOTOS: Conan Doyle's Amazing Pre-Sherlock Notebooks

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books

It's safe to say that most of us are familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legacy, as the writer behind Sherlock Holmes. The onscreen Holmes reviv...

Fitzy And The Revolution

Posted 10.22.2013 | Huffington

By Ishion Hutchinson The rumour broke first in Duckensfield. Fitzy dropped the shutters of his rum shop. By time it got to Dalvey there were three su...

Danielle Wiener-Bronner

Mark Mothersbaugh Revisits His Literary Roots | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 09.26.2012 | Books

While his exploits in the world of letters have been less well-documented, Mark Mothersbaugh's literary roots run deep, and he spoke to me about his obsessive writing habit, love of Pynchon and secret desire to accidentally run into Jonathan Safran Foer.

After Five Words Englished From the Russian

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington

By John Matthias Horseshoe or dingbat, Sir oh just the one he thought, even if a hoarsepshaw brief Cyrillic Ж was altogether confidential then....

Post-Coital Discourse

Posted 09.21.2012 | Huffington

By John Hennessy With the pillow turned and crushed between them they constellate, make a quincunx, head in the sky, ankles and feet stuck in th...

On Crying Wolf

Posted 09.21.2012 | Huffington

By Don Share I'm not going to live it down, but I'm not going to live it up, either: Remember when you took us apple picking, back when ther...