iOS app Android app

The Diary of Anne Frank

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home

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

3 Reasons Why Every American Should See 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

This film is an artistic wonder, and so necessary to the discussion of America's past and present. I hope you will see it with your own eyes and share your thoughts with me and everyone you know.

Who Needs Anne Frank?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | Home
Dana Sachs

My son's connection to World War II in 2010 was very different from mine in 1975 or my parents' in the 1950s. Jesse's Anne Frank is not my Anne Frank, and my Anne Frank is not my parents'.

10 Best-Selling Books That Were Originally Rejected

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

From Flavorwire Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better deve...

World Figures Who Died In 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Polish president noted for his anti-communist stance. A British fashion designer beloved by A-list stars for his cutting-edge style. A Dutch office ...

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Fiction about Real People: Some Thoughts Related to Sharon Dogar's Annexed

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

Sharon Dogar's Annexed has been testing me personally. A work of historical fiction, Dogar sensitively and thoughtfully imagines what Peter Van Pels,...

The World Is Full of Ground Zeroes

William Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William Spear

After 9/11 and in the years since, I've watched the anti-Muslim drumbeat intensify in ways that impact multitudes of innocent people.

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Home
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

The Anniversary of Auschwitz's Liberation: Virginia Censors Anne Frank

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

That Virginia would go so far as to restrict access to Anne Frank's unexpurgated thoughts is another sign of what's amiss in America today.

Why I Failed As an Atheist

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I tried to believe in nothing. And I failed.

Remembering Anne Frank, Who Would Have Been 80 This Week

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Anne Frank was a brilliant, budding writer. We can only imagine what this perceptive, creative girl would have accomplished had she lived to celebrate her 80th birthday, on June 12.