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Rudyard Kipling

Get Ready for Lord Dominator, Wander Over Yonder's New Extreme Bad Guy Who Happens to Be a Gal

Jim Hill | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It was Rudyard Kipling who said it best: "The female of the species is more deadly than the male." And if you want animated proof of this proposition, then I suggest that you tune in to Wander Over Yonder tonight. Which is when Lord Dominator, a brand-new female fiend, makes her debut.

Why Success Is Always 'Iffy'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Either way, I'm going to do my best to smell the roses along the way, too -- and call it success every time. Those fragrant breezes will come and go and never be safely thus. They are diffident, and iffy, and fleeting- just like success itself. But that's as good as it gets. Maybe knowing that, and really accepting it, is the safest success of all

One Minute Longer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....

Rand Paul Is Right: Republican Neocons Created ISIS

Bruce Fein | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Senator Rand Paul is spot on. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was created and is fueled by Mr. Paul's lobotomized neocon rivals.

Pax Americana at Presidents' Day: How Go Our Wars? (And How Many Are There, Anyway?)

William Bradley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before American hegemony emerged after World War II, birthday boy George Washington's Farewell Address admonition to avoid "permanent alliances" and focus on neutrality had long since been ignored. Now we have a worldwide web of alliances, mostly of our own instigation, and involvement in a whole host of wars.

Rolling Heads

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Daily Meditation: If We Can Dream

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

Amy M. Davis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Amy M. Davis

Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience.

High Time to End the American Hustle of Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

If news travels seamlessly through the impermeable borders around Afghanistan, hopping across the Himalayas, how effortless must it be for news to travel within Afghanistan?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Lowry/Shrum on Christie -- From Toast of Town to Toast? Plus deBlaz and Gates

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgYes, Christie's presser was a 'tour de force performance' but was it based on implausible deniability? Clinton (Flowers) and Obama (Wright) adeptly skated by their prez campaign woes -- will Christie? Rich and Bob also debate if the Gates book helps/hurts Obama, Clinton, Biden.

What A Difference An "A" Makes

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Let's not kid ourselves. Proofreading is a bitch. No matter how many times I think I've caught any typos or grammatical errors before clicking the "P...

A New Collection Shines Light Rudyard Kipling, the Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

Though he was a Nobel Laureate, Kipling is a controversial figure in the literary world. He was a strong voice for colonialism and the British Empire -- at times, from a contemporary perspective, shockingly so.

Scholar Unearths Over 50 Never-Before-Seen Poems By Late Master

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books

Searching through multiple hiding places, an American scholar and professor has discovered over 50 never-before-seen poems by the late British poet an...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

U.S.-India Cyber Diplomacy: A Waiting Game

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

This week, the Indian National Security Council Secretariat released recommendations by a joint public-private working group on cybersecurity aimed to strengthen India's cybersecurity capabilities to combat the rising threat from cyberspace.

America Needs a Rudyard Kipling

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Perhaps what America needs as it continues on its neo-imperial journey is a Rudyard Kipling. In riveting poetry and prose Kipling brought the glory, the blood, the savagery, and the sacrifice of the common soldier home to Britons.

PHOTOS: 3 Amazing Literary Pilgrimages

Tania Seibert | Posted 10.07.2012 | Books
Tania Seibert

Despite the sweat stains, blistered toes, and hefty amount of complaining, on my part, during these scheduled hikes to each writer's house, there is no sweeter taste than that of completing a 12 mile hike with an afternoon nap in Virginia Woolf's garden.

What Do You Say to a Girl?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Is it a boy or a girl?" Why is this usually our first question when we see a baby?

PHOTOS: Top 10 Must-Sees In Myanmar

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Don't be surprised if monks and nuns share the same status as rock-stars and celebrities -- it is truly unlike any place you know!

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Feral Children in Children's Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Reading this Roger Moorhouse piece on the eighteenth century German feral child, Peter of Hanover, reminded me of Victor of Aveyron who showed up ...

Royal Wedding Questions

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.30.2011 | Style
Maggie Van Ostrand

Well, I don't know about the rest of you but I'm weddinged out. There hasn't been this much media coverage of an event since Lindsay Lohan's last arre...