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SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Letting Go of Unnecessary Necessities

Chris Fici | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Chris Fici

While we certainly no longer live in traditional times, there are still those who identify as monastics who are walking the talk of humanity and providing profound examples of connection, compassion, and inter-connectivity.

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

Goodbye Mayor Mike, Hello Bill and Carmen

Alan Singer | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

Will de Blasio/Fariña schools be substantially different from Bloomberg/Klein/Walcott schools? As Randy Newman sings in the opening to every show in the Monk detective series, "I may be wrong now, but I don't think so!"

Why An Ivy League Grad Decided To Become A Monk

OWN | Posted 12.18.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Kornfield sought refuge in bo...

LOOK: Monk Living Atop Pillar Gets Closer To God

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.19.2013 | Religion

Maxime Qavtaradze is literally close to the heavens. The 59-year-old monk lives atop a stone pillar in Georgia, scaling a 131-foot ladder in order to ...

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Most of the time, when people think of monks, they imagine someone living in a monastery on top of a mountain or in the forests practicing silence or ...

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Detecting Humanists: New Mysteries by Anne Perry and Walter Mosley

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Do I look for humanist detectives to buttress my own belief in the inherent goodness of human beings -- that by using our hearts and our minds, we can save the world?

Cyclists And Faith Find A Common Cadence

Win Bassett | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

Regardless of creed, crank, and even creatine in some cases, it's not uncommon to find people mixing religion and riding and subsequently discovering a unique spiritual and physical reciprocity.

Curious Quotes: Match The TV Detective With Their Sleuth-Speak (QUIZ)

Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

Detectives are known as an eccentric lot. Neurotic and paranoid, hard-nosed and hard-boiled—their line of work often results in memorable lines as t...

Neuroscience Meets Ancient Japanese Scrolls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these inte...

Man on Fire -- But Who Is Watching?

Christal Smith | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Christal Smith

"The monk, by burning himself, says with all his strength and determination that he can endure the greatest of sufferings to protect his people... " ...

David Sands

Tattoo Art Shows Bring A Different Sort Of Ink To Gallery Walls

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

Bikers love them. Sailors, too. And now the art form that once sprung from traditional Polynesian culture to become a worldwide phenomenon is making i...

TV's Most Unconventional Detectives

Posted 01.23.2012 | TV

With so many police procedural dramas on TV, how do you keep things interesting? For starters, give your small screen detective more than a just a bad...

Tibetan Monk's Body Reportedly Paraded Through Streets Of China

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

BEIJING — The body of a Tibetan monk who died after setting himself on fire was paraded through the streets in northwestern China, a report said...

USA Scheduling Shake Up

Posted 01.04.2012 | TV

Could this be the beginning of the end for "Fairly Legal"? USA announced both the Sarah Shahi-headlined series and "In Plain Sight" will move to Fr...

What Marathons Are On This New Year's Weekend?

TVLine | Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

If your New Year's resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure ...

TIbetan Monk Sets Self Ablaze

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

BEIJING — A British human rights group says another Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule over the Him...

BLOG WATCH> Anatomical Illustrations From Edo-Period Japan At Pink Tentacle

pinktentacle.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Here is a selection of old anatomical illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge in Japan during the Edo pe...

DVDs: TV's Top 10 Crime Solvers

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Monk: The Complete Series ($249.98; Universal) is out on DVD and it's a compulsively thorough job that's worthy of the OCD man himself. I've been ...

11 Comedies Canceled BEFORE Getting Emmy Attention (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Tonight during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, three acclaimed comedies are up for Emmys in spite of the minor detail of no longer being on the air: "...

DJ Qualls: Putting the "Character" in Character Actor

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

The name DJ Qualls may not resonate immediately, but you'd likely know him if you saw his photo. His breakthrough role was in the film Road Trip.