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Nemesis

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

Amir Aczel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science
Amir Aczel

New research suggests a tantalizing hypothesis: that the dark matter in the Milky Way caused the mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, as well as other mass extinctions, which seem to take place somewhat regularly, with a period of some 35 million years.

Shining a Light in Times Square

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

Times Square on a Friday night. Geandy Pavón had chosen his spot to start a conversation about America's short sighted obsession with guns: the exterior of the Best Buy theater on the corner of 44th & 8th Avenue.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Calls Out His Nemesis James Franco

Posted 06.06.2011 | Comedy

How do you make James Franco really mad? "Ask him about the Oscars." That's the advice that was given to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night by James...

Fall of Spider-Man Director Is Not "Stuff of Greek Drama"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Everyone connected with this over-hyped, accident-riddled mega-production -- at $65 million, Broadway's most expensive -- needs to take a long, deep breath and, at long last, get a reality check.

China's U.S. Visit: The Chinese Are Haunted by a Ghost Ship

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

For all the talk of the Chinese economic miracle, its economic star may be on the wane. Henry Kissinger dismissed the idea of the US being eclipsed by China as the world's superpower.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We're sick of mean book reviews. You're sick of mean book reviews. Seriously, what's the point of reading about books that a reviewer doesn't like? ...

Easy Reader: Philip Roth's Nemesis an Instant Classic

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.