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These 6 Creepy, Abandoned Islands Are Definitely Not Suitable for Your Next Vacation

Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

Don’t let Hawaii or Tahiti fool you: islands are scary. For every tropical paradise, there’s some Shutter Island or Island of Dr. Moreau -- from w...

"The Golem of Hollywood": A Grisly L.A. Mystery

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

They have a way of scaring you, of chasing sleep away, these psychological thrillers that send your heart thumping. Imagine, then, what you are in for when two masters of the genre decide to collaborate.

Ripped From the Headlines: A Discussion About the Latest Jack the Ripper News

Davian Hoffman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Last month, new discoveries about the identity of Jack the Ripper hit the news and, as expected, debate took over about the validity of the claim, specifically the items and processes involved.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

Eden Baylee Is a Stranger at Sunset

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I set out to write full-time, I started with erotica as it was a genre I knew well. I've been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever. I wanted to challenge myself by writing a novel.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

It's summer reading time for The Buddha Diaries. I just finished this (mostly) entertaining mystery novel by Joel Dicker... Imagine you're doing a j...

Raising the Dead: Horror and Haunting in Tessa Harris's The Lazarus Curse

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

The figures of open wombs, many with the child still inside, offer mute revelations about birth's darker side -- and Tessa Harris expertly explores just such grim shadows.

Visit the Mysterious Ruins of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

New Smyrna Beach, an eclectic little seaside city in central Florida, has a mysterious secret that historians haven't been quite able to crack: the st...

The Crime Buff's Guide to Comic Con International: San Diego 2014

Davian Hoffman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Comic Con International: San Diego 2014, the four-day extravaganza of all things "comics and related popular artforms" taking place July 24-27, has a decidedly dark bent to it, as do many of the works it celebrates.

Death: The Beauty, the Mystery and the Power to Live

Denise DeSimone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Denise DeSimone

Life is a series of deaths and rebirths. Death happens to our bodies every minute of every day yet; this process goes unnoticed because we are busy living life. Cells die. Skin dies. But the thought of the ultimate death stops us dead in our tracks.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Talk with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

It's been said that each of M.J. Rose's bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction.

Book Review: The Lazarus Conspiracies by Richard Rose

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

With intrigues involving drug pirates, corrupt pharmaceutical companies, deadly assassins, and crooked politicians, The Lazarus Conspiracies leaps across a vast array of excitements.

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Colm Mulcahy

Mathematics is all about numbers and number crunching, right? Actually, no, only part of it is. It's more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its share of delicious surprise, wonder, intrigue, paradox, mystery and magic.

Recall Brings Twilight Zone-esque Horror and SciFi to Hollywood's Lex Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Something is clearly not right with Justine (a manic, Laura Dern-esque Karen Nicole) and her angst-y daughter (Madeline Bertani) who hide in the drear...

Everything to Lose: A Talk With Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

His recent thrillers, No Way Back, 15 Seconds and Eyes Wide Open will be joined on April 22nd by his new novel Everything to Lose.

Vulnerability as Empowerment

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

A common view of vulnerability is that it is simply unfortunate and should be avoided. That understanding of vulnerability works only if we pretend we...

David Lohr

Who Killed Beverly Jaye Potter Mintz? Nearly Three Decades Later, Murder Remains Unsolved

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

Lorene Potter ran from her daughter's blood-spattered bedroom in Leland, N.C. on Feb. 23, 1987, her grandson held tightly in her arms. "Mean man hu...

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Mom's Brutal Murder An Enduring Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When David Hibbs exited the school bus on April 19, 1991, he was anxious to find his mom. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in Bristol Township, Pa. -- ...

Silent City Tells All

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

"I wasn't interested in writing about a fedora-wearing, whiskey-drinking, smooth operator who has to find a femme fatale's missing sister. I think that's been done to death and much better than I could ever do."

Can We Finally Talk About The Emojis That Make Absolutely No Sense?

Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy

There's no denying the rush you get when you're able to write an entire sentence in emojis. Better yet, when you can write out a movie plot or an enti...

Pathway to an Authentic, Real-World Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Clearly, humans are not the point or necessarily the purpose of creation. It is the ultimate ego-trip to imagine we are. Which makes the reading of our sacred literature all the more interesting to me.