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Dr. Hook: 'Kim Kardashian Can't Kill an Institution Like Rolling Stone'

John Hood | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
John Hood

Hard to say what was more inexplicable: that much ado was made about reality star Kim Kardashian popping up on the cover of Rolling Stone, or that even more ado was made over Sinead O'Connor's Facebook post criticizing the event.

The Taking Tree: A Feminist Parody of Shel Silverstein's Classic

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Brian Gresko

Remember Shel Silverstein's classic story The Giving Tree? In it, a female tree gives everything -- her apples, branches, even her trunk -- to this little boy she loves. She has a total martyr complex; it's messed up! So I started wondering, what if the genders were reversed?

Movie Review: Ex Machina -- Mechanical

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ex Machina is both tastily minimal and frustratingly simplistic. Alex Garland's directing debut (he wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine) is, in essence, a three-hander about three people in a house. OK, a high-tech mansion, but you get the point. 

Thanks But No Thanks, Shel Silverstein

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

My old book and I went down the stairs and curled up with three children under a blanket on the couch. The Giving Tree I read loudly, so excited to share this special book from my childhoodwith them. Within four minutes, two children were sobbing uncontrollably and one (the smallest one) had run away to escape the mayhem I had created.

Was The Giving Tree A Chump?

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Robert Levy for Off the Shelf Robert Levy is a Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist. He is also an award-winning playw...

Redemption Road: Chatting with Tom Paxton, Howard Jones, Martin Sexton, Chadwick Stokes and Erik Deutsch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The one thing we can be sure of is that it will come from some place unexpected and from no one we've ever heard of before. It just doesn't move along in nice, orderly ways. Like everybody else, I feel a lack of social commitment in young artists, but I'm not about to criticize them.

Dirty

Cara Paiuk | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I cannot brush my hair today/There is no time, there is no way./I have a toddler and new twins too /If I'm not wiping poop I'm giving boob.

7 Life Lessons From Shel Silverstein

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Wholeness and Sacrifice: Circumcision, Mutuality, Trees and Quilts

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

There are moments, such as circumcision, when it is hard to feel secure about God's commitment to humanity. But such is true about every relationship -- there are moments in which we doubt an equal return on our emotional investment.

Ode to Kiddie Leashes

Rob Sachs | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Rob Sachs

Twas a fortnight ago in my van-a-mini/I became witness to a modern day pity/A spunky, young, vivacious lad/Tethered to his woesome dad/To my wife I groaned out a "Sheesh!"/"Look at that kid! He's sportin' a leash!"

Physics Can Be Fatal: A Talk With Elissa Grodin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Elissa Grodin's father founded AMC Theaters and invented multiplex and megaplex movie theaters. She has an extensive background in film. Elissa studie...

Church Where The Sidewalk Ends

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

It's time for those of us in the Christian Church to exercise our imagination and boldly step off of the sidewalk to a place of imagination and limitless possibilities, a place outside the well defined boxes we expect to find -- beyond the solid footing of the known and into the sometimes shifting sands of the unknown.

The Whistler Hears a Huff..

Brian Penny | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Brian Penny

Once there was a little boy, aged... who cares, let's say 10; Who grew with Seuss and Silverstein; their books his only friends... Who grew up feeling...

Poems About (Skipping) School

John Lundberg | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

The end of summer in America brings with it two absolutes: 1) school is back in session, and 2) kids are already practicing their small deceptions to get out of it.

Howie Richmond (1917-2012): Music Publishing Pioneer With a Big Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You may not know the name Howie Richmond, but without him, it's likely you'd have never gotten to know the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly and many other essential figures in American and European popular music.

Colors: A Message of Hope for 'World Read Aloud Day' From Our Friends in Jerusalem

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

Literacy has all kinds of benefits that we might not associate immediately with reading and writing. The stories we read and write and share have the power to transcend physical borders as well as boundaries of race and religion.

The Storyteller & Paradise Lost: Conversations With Todd Snider and Great American Taxi's Vince Herman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Best Fall Books According To Children

Zoe Triska | Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

We get a lot of children's books in the mail. This is great, but we're a few decades away from the target demographic. Wouldn't children's book rev...

Hey, Kids! A Decade After His Death, Shel Silverstein Has a New Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Every Thing On It, published eleven years after Shel Silverstein's death, arrived yesterday. Homework was instantly abandoned. The Girl Who Hates To Read simply had to dive into this collection of 139 poems.

Shel Silverstein Releases Poem About Italian Food

Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

Apparently the sidewalk hasn't quite ended for Shel Silverstein's bibliography. Today marked the release of a new edition of previously unpublished po...

A Big Week For TV, Charlie Sheen Gets Roasted

Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

Monday, September 19 "8" will finally get its one-night Broadway staging Monday at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. The Dustin Lance Black p...

Don't Want The Titles Of Your Favorite Kids' Books Ruined? Don't Read These Variations!

Dan Wilbur | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

To celebrate Children's Book Week, Better Book Titles would like to save you time by summing up Children's classics. Now, you can avoid any awkward conversations with your child or failure to see the moral of the story by knowing the content of these books beforehand.

9 Earth Day Favorites You Should Read To Celebrate (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

It's Earth Day, and in order to celebrate, we asked you what you'd be reading, or recommend reading, to recognize the day. We got a wide range of ...

New Shel Silverstein Books Running Out Of Material

CollegeHumor Article | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy

I Think They're Running Out of Material For New Shel Silverstein Books...

HuffPostBook Exclusive: Title And Cover Reveal, New Shel Silverstein Collection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here it is, only the second book to come out since Shel Silverstein died in 1999. Apparently, tons of new poems by the author of "Where the Sidewalk E...