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Is It Time To Stop Talking About The Benefits Of Breastfeeding?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the third in a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jenn...

Sean Scheidt: Baltimore Love

Anna Donnella | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

The Baltimore Love Project began about ten years ago in Baltimore with artist Michael Owen. He was looking for a way of spreading love throughout the city, and he went about it by creating a series of murals, each with a connecting image--silhouettes of hands forming the letters L, O, V, and E. Now, with photography from Sean Scheidt and text from Rafael Alvarez, The Baltimore Love Project is taking new form, as a narrated and photographed hardcopy book.

8 Gripping New Books To Pack On Your Next Vacation

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts

Even if your required reading days are long over -- a sprawling period of book reports and forced enthusiasm for anachronistic classics condensed into...

My Daughter Had a Baby And I Don't Even Know Her Name

Anthony Papa | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Anthony Papa

During my imprisonment I had tried to commit suicide, been stuck with a knife, and was beat down with a pipe--but nothing hurt me more than my separat...

The Strange Beauty Of Mother-Daughter Relationships Explored In New Book

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

The first person everyone meets is her mother. Whatever else may follow, she's there from the start, and her presence, or absence, looms. It's a truth...

This New Book About Sex And Power Is Seriously Funny

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts

The title of Rebecca Schiff's debut short story collection, The Bed Moved, is a short, declarative sentence. Grammatically, it's straightforward. But ...

Millennial Writers on Writing

Constance Renfrow | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Constance Renfrow

Millennial writers are seeking what writers have always been in search of: comfort and connection, reasons for existence and answers to the unanswerable. They will keep reading and writing and they will keep improving, and inexorably, they will become old writers and readers--and, hopefully, will urge on the generation that comes next.

The Perfect Book To Read If You’re Tired Of The Same-Old Dystopias

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

China Miéville's slim new novel offers more questions than answers. To read it is like entering a chilly mist that obscures your vision, never cleari...

The Ultimate List Of New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.01.2016 | Arts

Whether you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be the year you’ll read more books, the year you’ll read books more thoughtfully or the year you...

French Events

Constance Leisure | Posted 12.11.2015 | Books
Constance Leisure

A literary event that has people talking here is the appearance of Françoise Frenkel's memoir Rien où poser sa tête, roughly translated as "No Place to Lay Her Head."

Great New Books to Give This Holiday Season

Theresa Stier | Posted 12.11.2015 | Books
Theresa Stier

We all have that one person to buy for that loves reading and we are never sure what book to get them. The easy way out is getting them a gift card to...

Best Films Books of 2015

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Admittedly, there are a lot of books mentioned here. But that's because there are so many worth highlighting. And so, without further ado, here are the books every film buff or film historian will want to know about.

Scheer Intelligence: David Talbot and Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union--one of many deviations excitingly recounted in Talbot's new book.

You Are What You Yelp

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts

Hotels of North America sounds like a reference book you’d find only in a dusty travel agent’s office. In Rick Moody’s latest novel of that name...

Mary Gaitskill's 'The Mare' Turns The White Savior Narrative On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

“There’s a limit to what you can be to each other,” a man advises his wife in Mary Gaitskill’s new novel, The Mare. Although he’s referring ...

This Is What It’s Really Like To Be A Witch In America Today

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

Alex Mar needed a love potion. The man she’d been seeing had been derailed for weeks by frequent contact from an overwhelming ex; constant texts ha...

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with who wore what. Instead, each autumn various committees clue reader...

What Orhan Pamuk's New Novel Tells Us About Turkey Today

Alev Scott | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Alev Scott

ANKARA -- "A Strangeness in My Mind" is about what it means to be a poor, ordinary Turk, buffeted by the winds of modern politics and traditional mores. It is detailed, intimate, but it is also universal, dealing with emotions like shame, ambition, love and grief, and what it feels like to belong. This is not an intentionally political novel, but if there is a political message, this is it: Turkey needs to recognize its universals, not its differences. Saturday's bombing in Ankara showed us that, with devastating effect.

New Book Is A 21st Century Homage To Guy De Maupassant

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

In the writerly world, “working on a novel” is almost a punchline. We’re all working on a novel, whether we’re someone who definitely should, ...

15 Fantastic Books By Women To Read This Fall

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity might be the most talked-about new release in the book world this fall, which is well and good -- his novel about naive, y...

Gay and Grateful: On the Crooked Path to Crooked Letter i

Dorothy Allison | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dorothy Allison

When I was 20, away at college full of hope and terror, I confronted the fact that if I revealed too much about my real life, my stepfather's sexual and physical abuse, or my deep attraction to other young women, I could lose the life I was trying to build.

The Myth Of Busyness

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

In chapter five of “Through the Looking-Glass,” Alice finds herself in a dark shop, where she tries to purchase an egg. “I never put things into...

This Is What America Would Look Like If We Ran Out Of Water

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

Rumbling slow like a deadly tidal wave, a dry expanse of earth expands each day, conquering the once-fertile land it encounters. This is what an almos...

The Slamming of the Teenage Door

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you are suffering the slings and arrows of teen angst, I'm sorry. It's what they need to do to form their own identity and separate from us in a healthy way. Having gone through it as a teen does not, I repeat, does not, make it easier to parent one.

The Bottom Line: 'Fates And Furies' By Lauren Groff

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts

An older woman lazes in a bathtub, her legs splayed out before her in an X. She reflects back on her life -- the triumphs and disappointments, big and...