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Susan Sontag's Best Lesbian Week Ever: March 30 to April 6

Trish Bendix | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Trish Bendix

Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

Annie Leibovitz's Surprising New Show

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

Photographer Annie Leibovitz is known for her captivating photographs of people, mostly celebrities. Her portraits, through spectacle, evoke the essen...

WATCH: 'Under The Radar' Theater Festival Kicks Off Today

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

With the rise of productions like 'Legally Blonde' and 'Spiderman,' it is looking more and more like the bright lights of Broadway are being overshado...

Thinking Photography With Diane Arbus and Errol Morris

Michael Roth | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

A photograph "partially takes us outside ourselves" and "gives us a glimpse . . . of something real." This is a key part of what Arbus and Morris are both after.

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List | Posted 10.08.2011 | Books

This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are def...

Rethinking Societal Attitudes About People Who Get Cancer

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Our personality does not make us more or less likely to get cancer, and its successful treatment is not essentially a matter of our outlook.

15 Minutes and Counting - Warhol's Stars Shine On at the Museum of Modern Art

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

In his opening remarks to "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures," MoMA's Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach told us to think of Warhol's screen tests -- 12 of which are presented in large-scale on the wall of one gallery -- as portraits.

A New Yorker Looks at Our Mosque Dilemma

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbara Probst Solomon

I'm also discouraged when some of my fellow liberals behave with wanton naiveté, and indeed callousness, in brushing aside as irrelevant the pain of the families of the 3,000 people killed on 9/11.

The 'Fascinating Fascism' of Sarah Palin

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Sarah Palin lacks optimism and humor, two of Reagan's strongest traits. If she runs, it'll be on a platform of grievance. And her speeches will drip with bilious sarcasm.

Confessions of a Word Junkie

Caroline Hagood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hagood

Word junkies are seldom without their trusty accessory, the psychic map of creative journeys yet to be had. For me, this has always been my computer.

Loeb Revises His Soul of a Citizen

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Byron Williams

America has made significant changes since Paul Loeb initially wrote Soul of a Citizen; it's time for new voices to once again be inspired by this groundbreaking effort.

To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

Culture Zohn: Marlene Dumas Tackles the Walls Between Israel and Palestine

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-03-19-pull.jpg Dumas exposes self deception and helps see this conflict in a new, well-timed exhibition in Chelsea.

Poetry So Bad It's Good

Poetry Magazine | Abigail Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Abigail Deutsch The Poetry Foundation What are we to do with lines like these? We have seen thee, queen of cheese, Lying quietly at your ease, Gentl...

Mentors, Muses & Monsters

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Given the chance to thank the people who changed their lives, several prominent writers made the decision to write their hearts out and let us in on stories they have carried around for years.

Empathy Fatigue and What the Press Can Do About It

Jamil Zaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamil Zaki

The "CNN effect" describes how, by airing images of suffering, news outlets can create enormous pressure for governments to intervene, fueled by public outcry over the suffering of others.

The Shelf Talker: Butterscotch, and Prairie Home Companion

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

Never mind TST would watch Lynn Freed read the back of a soup can. Give her 10 minutes and she'd have that soup can speaking Dutch and flirting with a bag of soda crackers. Simply one of the classiest acts in contemporary literature. Makes you feel smarter just hanging around.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Last Night at Nikos

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

"I Am Astro Place" I wrote in the 1980s as a screenplay, "Astro Place," about some cultural and political people living near Astor Place in the East Village in the fraught years 1984 to 2001.

Great Head at the Midtown Tunnel

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joyce McFadden

The naked woman was on her back, cupping a breast in each hand, with her legs crossed and bent at the knees. Next to her was an iced bucket of twinkling long neck beers grazing her thigh.