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Odysseus

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Porto Ercole

Francis Levy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Porto Ercole is one of the resorts you reach when you pass through Tuscany on the way to the Mediterranean or Tyrrhenean Sea as its called at this latitude. It's a sleepy little resort, with small yachts and boats moored in its harbor.

American Sniper

Francis Levy | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What's a hero? Odysseus is one of the most famous heroes in literature and the complexity of his return might be said to be a metaphor for the perils of the calling. As you may recall when Odysseus returns, he's only recognized by his dog Argos.

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 3)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Odysseus: Athena, 50 suitors is a lot for one man to kill. Also, what if the bronze weapons melt? I'm also unclear on the omen re: the dove and the ...

Am I Crazy For Getting a Puppy?

Kipp Friedman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kipp Friedman

Yes, call me crazy but we are ready for a new pup in our life -- potty training, sleep deprivation and all.

The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Hospitality is an industry in the United States, not a way of living.

Art and Adventure: A Manifesto for Women and Grrrls

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

We as women and girls can't just demand more interesting and engaging female characters. We have waited too long already. We have to write the books and -- if necessary -- publish them ourselves.

A Computer Won Jeopardy, But Can A Computer Write Literature?

slate.com | John Swansburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Around this time last year, I reviewed Zachary Mason's The Lost Books of the Odyssey. The conceit of the novel is that it's actually a translation of ...

Off Line, On Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

The title of this post refers to an epiphany I had over my New Year's weekend. I had a realization about my relationship with technology, namely, I was exhibiting symptoms of technological addiction.

How I Grabbed the Best Bedroom in the Guest House

Wendy Braitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Braitman

As we head into July 4th, this might be a good time to remind people in pairs that singles often greet summer holiday weekends not with anticipation, but with dread.

Odysseus' Return Date From Trojan War Discovered, Scholars Say

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Using clues from star and sun positions mentioned by the ancient Greek poet Homer, scholars think they have determined the date whe...