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'Inspector of the Dead': A Conversation With David Morrell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

David Morrell's latest novel, Inspector of the Dead, is a sequel, featuring De Quincy and his iconoclastic daughter, Emily. When a killer begins targeting London's elite, Scotland Yard again seeks De Quincy's help.

Plaid-itude: Sporting Tartan Never Felt So Good

ZOOM interiors | Posted 01.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
ZOOM interiors

Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.

Frederick Douglass Meets the Queen (a historical fiction)

Van Gosse | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Van Gosse

Douglass shook the Prince's hand and looked at him directly, knowing that what interested Albert was his refusal of servility.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's...

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seym...

Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.

Monarchy as a Transgender Experience

Francis Levy | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

A young woman's experience of monarchy (also known to some as menarche) is one of the most important life development stages of his or her life. He ma...

Art That's 'Too Jewish'

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The distortions and falsification of biblical history not only led to the persecution of countless numbers of Jews but contributed to the great divide between Judaism and Christianity, which only now is on a path of reconciliation.

Cunard Tones It Down

Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

Luxury cruise line Cunard has scaled back its formal dress code allowing for more casual attire on certain nights, reports the Telegraph. Now, formal ...

11 Common Myths From History Books

David Haviland | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
David Haviland

Received wisdom often leaves much to be desired. Here are a few examples of the myths and follies that make up much of our popular understanding of history.

Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee Gift May Shed Light on Quilt Mystery, Black Studies

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Kyra E. Hicks

Queen Elizabeth II this week authorized the online release of her great-great grandmother's diaries -- and by doing so may shed light on a century-old quilt mystery and British race relations during Victorian times.

Alice -- Victoria!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Welcome to the 2012 Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno, the largest street entertainment event in Wales. My Dearest Cousin Anne, Have been invited...

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Milestone

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II marked her Diamond Jubilee on Monday with a message thanking all those who had supported her over her 60-year reign and r...

PHOTO: The Original Granny Panties

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.02.2012 | Style

A pair of generously-sized underwear -- granny panties, if we may? -- once belonging to Queen Victoria sold for $14,000 at an Edinburgh auction yester...

Britain's Queen Hits Major Milestone

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II has become the second-longest reigning monarch in the last 1,000 years of British royal history. The queen Thursday pass...

The Best Way To Eat Cake: From Birthday Cake to Royal Wedding Cake

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

I am writing about cake this week because the world is buzzing about the anticipated royal wedding. There has been a lot of hype about the dress, but what about the wedding cake?

Sex, Scandal And Debauchery Among Historic British Royals (PHOTOS)

Michael Farquhar | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Michael Farquhar

The excitement has been building around the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate. Perhaps some hint of what's to come can be gleaned from the marriages of some of William's ancestors.

Travel To London In Regal Style For The Royal Wedding!

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

Here are some things I've been checking off on my "To Do" list for April: Get a flight to London in time for the royal wedding. Check! Find a fabulous hotel in the heart of all the action. Check! Buy a chic hat (or two) for all the festivities. Double Check!

Early All-Stars: What Fabulous Women Were Already Accomplishing At Our Age

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What have you done with your life so far? Ruled a country? Starred in a movie? Founded a fashion line? Maybe not. But some women got a head start on s...

Discovering Victoria's Secrets

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Every cruise has a mix of virgins and veterans but about half of those who sail on Queen Victoria have already cruised on other Cunard ships. Much lik...

Queen Victoria's Silk Stockings From 1874 To Be Auctioned

Telegraph UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The black and white hand-stitched garments with crests are valued at £400. They are thought to date from 1874, when she was in her mid-50s, and are b...

Actress Emily Blunt Reigns In The Young Victoria

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

One of the great things about English actress Emily Blunt is that she carries no vestige of her characters beyond the set -- especially not when she's playing the British Queen Victoria.

Celebrating The Young Victoria

Sarah, Duchess of York | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah, Duchess of York

The world had to know of this, the greatest untold love story in history. It had to be made into a movie for Hollywood. The world had to know The Young Victoria.