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12 Great Overlooked Books By Famous Authors (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we posted a list of 12 literary "one-hit wonders," authors that may have written a number of great books, but who are generally remembered ...

Mark Twain Autobiography Will Finally Be Published, Per Author's Wish, 100 Years After His Death

The Independent | Guy Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Exactly a century after rumours of his death turned out to be entirely accurate, one of Mark Twain's dying wishes is at last coming true: an extensive...

Senator Wall Street's Nightmare

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1905, Mark Twain published the pamphlet King Leopold's Soliloquy, an imaginary defense of imperialism in the Congo in which the King of Belgium adm...

Museum Struggles with 'That Word' in Huckleberry Finn, 125 Years After It Was Published

Steve Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Courtney

A group is trying to move us past stereotypes to the kind of authenticity Mark Twain sought in carefully choosing his wording for Huckleberry Finn. Let's hope the rest of the world can follow their lead.

The Future of Reading: Learning From the Past to Thrive in the Future

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Haber

To truly open the future of books and reading, consumers must be freed from proprietary devices and formats. We owe it to those who came before us to bring access to as many as possible.

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

Johnny Depp: There's More To The Story, Gonzo

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anita Thompson

The recent "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of People features a sweet photo of Johnny Depp wearing a Gonzo pendant.Given all the speculation on the meaning of Gonzo, now might be good time to give a quick rundown.

In Support of a California Enterprise Commission

Bill Mundell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mundell

Incredibly, the state of California, the 8th largest economy in the world, doesn't have a complete balance sheet. It's not a question of bankruptcy, taxes, or services, but of redeploying the state's significant assets.

Porn For People Who Like Books

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The Decline and Fall of my Previously Erect Penis

eMail Will Eat You Alive

The New Yorker | Keith Lubeley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 2009, the average office worker will spend forty-one per cent of her day reading and responding to e-mails. Such grim statistics abound in John Fre...

Irving Penn, Twitter, and the Everydayness of Life

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adam Hanft

Twitphobes complain, "Do I really care if so-and-so picked up the kids or had to wait too long for a latte at Starbucks?" Maybe we do. Maybe we should. Maybe we can.

Ken Burns' New National Parks Documentary Starts Slowly, But Gets Better

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

I suspect those who only watch the first few episodes will be teetering on the edge of boredom. Those who stay around longer, or just cherry-pick an episode to watch among the later ones will end up much more excited and satisfied.

Mad Men's Emmy Triumph Comes As "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's repeat win at the Emmy Awards further enshrined Mad Men as television's best series on a night when it aired a consequential new episode.

'How to Be Happy' and Stop Being Fearful

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Children are naturally prone to curiosity -- but all too often this is replaced by nurture that cautions against everything that is unknown, leading ultimately to a life ultimately not much worth knowing about at all.

Back to the Classics, for Grown-ups

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sarah Schmelling

I recommend this assignment to those with the crisp copies of Moby-Dick and Brave New World on display probably just to impress people.

Anti-Aging Advice From a 96-Year-Old Hottie

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Still driving around town in her shiny red Lexus, my grandma continues to maintain her sassy, coiffed hairdo, along with a manicure and shopping trips to keep up with the latest fashions.

Every Status Update Tells a Story: Twitter Novels and Facebook Lit

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah Schmelling

The term sounds like a make-your-own-course title for a sixth-year undergrad at a progressive college but Facebook Lit has been my creative challenge and my job for a year.

Late Bloomers?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Recovery, making a life of contribution despite and with a mental illness, is about hope and belief and patience and persistence.

Celebrating Independence Day During Wartime

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

On the eve of our Grand Celebration of the extraordinary decree that declared us a free republic, we find ourselves chained to the wreckage of a brutally flawed casus belli.

Fathers Matter "Now" More Than Ever

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Male influence in a child's life is invaluable, irreplaceable and necessary for most of us. There, I said it.

Could Great Magazines Publish Less Original Material?

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julia Cheiffetz

During this moment of transition when budgets for long form journalism seem scarcer by the day, maybe looking to the classics or the public domain is one tiny way to keep our collective attention span in tact.

Survivor Tocantins: Puff's Revenge

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

When Jeff Probst is openly dissing you in the recap, you are in big trouble.

This Little Piggy Doesn't Go to Market: How to Fight Fear and Make It Work For You

Noah St. John | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Knowledge is king and awareness is power. The positive actions you take to face any situation in life give you control over your behavior and emotions. That's how to fight fear and make it work for you.

The Bank Bailout Spending Spree

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

Mark Twain gave us some accurate insight into entities like Bank of America: "A banker is a fellow who lends us an umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain."

Looking Backward-McCain Style

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By alluding to incidents that happened almost 40 years ago and making charges that would have made Joe McCarthy proud, McCain supporters are, almost literally, fighting the last (Cold) war.