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The Catcher in the Rye

The Top 10 Boy and Girl Names of 2015 -- or What Millennials Are Naming Their Babies

Mallory Moss | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Mallory Moss

We at BabyNames.com see a great influence of millennials on baby naming trends as evidenced by the rising popularity of computer-related names and the years the source material was popular.

"WeHo Reads: Banned Books" Brings Together Literature, Art and Film

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

High Schoolers reading Romeo and Juliet today probably have a hard time imagining a world in which two people have such catastrophically frustratin...

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are thos...

Here's What 'The Catcher In The Rye' Can Teach You About Life

Posted 05.01.2014 | Books

Today marks the 95th anniversary of J.D. Salinger's birth. The famously reclusive author, known for penning The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooe...

5 Tips for Getting Teens to Read

Varda Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Varda Epstein

I can't get my kids to read. They're too busy playing on their computers and hi-tech devices. They read all the time, of course, but they aren't reading BOOKS.

Colbert Explains Everything About J.D. Salinger

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

Based on some reviews of the new documentary "Salinger," we recommend skipping out and watching Stephen Colbert's Book Club devoted to the legendary a...

J.D. Salinger, America's Most Famous Recluse, Is Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Alexander

Cinematically engrossing and emotionally gripping, Salinger paints a complete portrait of the man and the artist.

J.D. Salinger Was Fixated With Girls 'On The Cusp Of Womanhood'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

The life of famously private author J.D. Salinger is being blown wide open with the release of a new documentary called "Salinger" and an accompanying...

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Holden Caulfield, Casual Hipster

Mimi Minsky | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Mimi Minsky

They were quite the odd couple, yet they were similar; the two of them together. They didn't allow others to get too close to them, for fear they would be left inept. They both maintained a steadfast love affair with child-like innocence.

Chaim Potok's Asher Lev Still Lives

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Did I mention that he is a Hasidic Jew? Asher Lev makes Matisyahu look like beat-boxing was never meant for anything more racy than a bar mitzvah.

Your Ultimate High School Reading List

Posted 02.20.2013 | Teen

It's not always fun to read when it's required for school, but once in a while a special piece of literature will bring out our inner book-worm and ge...

5 Books Every High School Student Should Read

By Marissa Page Marissa Page is a junior at University of Chicago Lab. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distribut...

Our Next Book Club Pick

Maddie Crum | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Maddie Crum

Our next selection came down to the closest vote in the (relatively short) history of HuffPost Book Club

Most Overrated Classic Books

Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Ever read a classic and asked yourself, "What’s the big deal?" There are thousands of books the world considers classics, from Shakespeare to Saling...

ReThink Review: The Art of Getting By -- Smells Like Teen Angst

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.

From Huck Finn To Holden Caulfield: Top 10 Outsiders' Stories

guardian.co.uk | Stephen Kelman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Kelman was born in 1976. After finishing his degree he worked variously as a warehouse operative, a careworker, and in marketing and local gov...

Woody Allen's Top 5 Books

guardian.co.uk | Woody Allen | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

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J.D. Salinger Never Invited Me Back

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

My heart is hammering away as I'm driving up J.D. Salinger's long, snowy driveway, and it hits me like the night train: This isn't how I wanted it to happen.

Salinger Courted Fame After All

Tom Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Payne

We thought he was the tight-lipped, pap-menacing boffin who wrote The Catcher in the Rye, but it turns out that he was a media popsy who was desperate to make contact with people.

Unfilmable Books

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The ...

The 5 Most Reclusive Authors Of The 20th Century: In Defense Of Privacy

Flavorwire | Caroline Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an age where widespread self promotion (and in many cases, oversharing) is just 140 characters away, the idea of a reclusive author seems both coun...

Why 'The Catcher In The Rye' Should Never Be Made Into A Movie

Salon.com | Alex Pareene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Catcher in the Rye" should never be made into a movie. Period. To entertain such thoughts requires the would-be adapter to ignore three strong a...