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Albert Camus and Beyond: Conversations with Eric Andersen and Kerry Fenster, A Really Short Chat with Chris Janson, Plus Michael Kroll, David Nyro and Cave States Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.02.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Eric Andersen Mike Ragogna: Eric, what brought Albert Camus to your attention? Eric Andersen: Oliver Jordan a painter friend of m...

#117 Legacy: Linking the Past and the Future Through Story

Rachael Freed | Posted 03.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

As storytelling beings, we are captivated by stories, particularly those that are connected to us. Stories we write about our families - our ancestors...

Iranian Media Outlets Add To Bounty On Author Salman Rushdie

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.23.2016 | Arts

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian state-run media outlets have added $600,000 to a bounty for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie imposed in 1989 ov...

13 Thought-Provoking Books from the Moth Podcast Storytellers

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

In a heartfelt Moth story about the sometimes disparate relationship between fathers and sons, Neil Gaiman shared with an audience that his proud father had shown up to a very stressful book signing, unannounced, while Neil was signing copies of Anansi Boys, an adventurous novel about fathers and sons that blends myth, prophecy and family dysfunction.

Salman Rushdie Receives The Mailer Prize For Lifetime Achievement

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie is this year's recipient of the Mailer Prize for lifetime achievement. The author of "Midnight's Children," ''The Sat...

15 Famous Men On Whether Or Not They're Feminists

The Cut | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
The Cut

(Photo: Getty Images) By The Cut It's a question the media often asks women but rarely men: Are you a feminist? When we presented 15 famous men...

Why Embracing the Ethics of Islam Can Help Us Achieve Greater Global Harmony

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Munawar A. Anees

PARIS -- Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon, suddenly uncovered by social media on the Internet. Islamophobia is as old as Islam itself. Yet, Islam can be rightly credited as a trendsetter in interfaith harmony. We all need to articulate that for the sake of humanity.

Crossing Borders

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.

6 Books To Curl Up With This Fall

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.22.2015 | OWN

Ring in the new season with these twisted fantasies, profound autobiographies and vivid collections of short stories. Also on HuffPost:...

Salman Rushdie On Magical Realism, Twitter And His New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts

Salman Rushdie -- he of the devilish eyebrow quirk, gossip column romances with stunning socialites, and long-established place in the modern literary...

The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In 2012, Raif Badawi, a blogger in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who is now 31, was arrested in his native land and charged with offenses ranging from parental disobedience to cyber-crime and apostasy from Islam.

The 2 Kinds of Morning Writer

Sarah Stodola | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books
Sarah Stodola

While researching my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, one of the most important habits I gauged was the time of day that successful authors get their writing done. Not surprisingly, more writers I studied do their best work in the morning than at any other time.

When Crying "Fire" Becomes a Slur

Francis Levy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

In Israel the ultra Orthodox have attempted to inflict their values on a population that doesn't always cotton to their values. In an age of increasing terrorism, there will be a tendency to constrict both the exercise of beliefs as well as the right to express opposition and outrage at those self-same beliefs. The Supreme Court will have its work cut for it.

Part III: Is American Fiction a Prop for Neoliberal Ideology?

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.19.2016 | Books
Anis Shivani

If we take apart the motivations and rationales and biographies of some of the leading exponents of plastic realism, we find that their official personas match the ideal neoliberal subject being constituted in their works.

Film Margarita With A Straw -- Unexpected Brilliance -- From India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
Jim Luce

The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing.

Defying the Islamic Totalitarians

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

The essence of freedom is the freedom to think for oneself. And that is intolerable to the jihadist. From the fatwa issued against author Salman Rushdie by Iran's ayatollahs, to the recent Charlie Hebdo slaughter in Paris, the jihadist allows no dissent from religious dogma.

Adapting Wolf Hall: Mike Poulton Talks at the Morgan Library/ Contretemps at the PEN Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Regina Weinreich

But this was an unusually interesting night at the Morgan, the eve of the PEN gala, and many in the room were slated to attend the writers' annual dinner that would honor Charlie Hebdo's Gerard Biard and Jean-Baptiste Thoret accepting the Freedom of Expression Courage Award on behalf of the magazine.

Deja News on Race, Gays, Hebdo... And the 'Error' of Mass Incarceration

Mark Green | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

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Lamarche and Christie agree on Marriage Equality and Charlie Hebdo but, like the country, divide on why it's the fire this time in Baltimore. Will we have recurring police-triggered violence -- from Harlem in 1930s to Ferguson and Baltimore today -- or can government reduce both police violence and urban pathologies?

Even Jews Can Ignore Jewish Suffering?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.01.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

Why didn't they demand inclusive language or refuse to sign? What did they have to lose? I don't belong to PEN -- but if I did, I'd be ashamed to sign a letter that ignored the plight of French Jews.

PEN Group Blacklists Charlie Hebdo

Francis Levy | Posted 05.01.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

An attack on free expression has come from one of the most unlikely places.

Why Salman Rushdie's Harsh Goodreads Ratings Of Classic Books Are So Refreshing

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books

With so many digital ratings systems organizing our modern lives, it was only a matter of time before someone as prominent as Salman Rushdie confused ...

Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It

Flemming Rose | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Flemming Rose

I've been accused of being responsible for the loss of innocent lives and labeled a Nazi who is having Muslims for breakfast.

Murdering Freedom of Speech

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech might be integral to the hard-won flowering of modern freedoms valued in the West, but its fragile bloom has faded and could die without proper tending by courageous politicians and media working in a global partnership to oppose Islamism and the Zeitgeist of political correctness.

Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Watch Me Go concerns Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who has managed to stay on the right side of the law by hauling junk for cash. But after he and two friends dispose of a sealed oil drum, Deesh finds himself betrayed, and running from the police.

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.