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Off The Shelf | Posted 02.11.2017 | 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.

On the Culture Front: Ribera Y Rueda Tapas Crawl, BAM and WNYC's RadioLoveFest, and Sonia M'Barek

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.26.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

While on a tapas crawl the other week, I was brought back to San Sebastian where I hopped from bar to bar taking in a glass of wine, delicious bites called pintxos and great company -- an essential part of the Basque experience.

It Took Her A Long Time To Realize She Didn't Have To Change To Be Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

In the summer of 2006, Micaela Blei resolved to "make herself beautiful." After a period of trial and error, she finally figured out how. Watch her st...

The Harm in Asking : Your New Favorite Comedic Memoir

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Barron's new book, called The Harm in Asking, is filled with stories that are engaging, hilarious and disturbing. Barron's vast talent in storytelling is so lively that you feel transported into her mind -- which at first made me feel like "hey get me out of here."

WATCH: Minister's Husband Talks About The 'Strange Thing' That Happened When His Wife Got Cancer

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Bill Eville has been in love with Cathlin Baker even since they were kids growing up together in New Jersey and she was the cool punk rock skateboardi...

The Power of Good Storytelling

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Isaac Zablocki

When my wife and I were trying to think of a name for our son, we debated and quarreled over a few possibilities.

On the Culture Front: Hill Town Plays, Pixies, Life and Times and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Hill Town plays collectively are an epic portrait of rural poverty, displaced love, and the boundless angst that can propel someone into a different life while leaving a fragmented past behind.

Garrison Keillor Tells Us The Difference Between Plumbing And Storytelling

Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

“Is the art of storytelling dead?” Garrison Keillor, the host for the 2013 Moth Ball in New York, said he was once asked this question by a fan...

WATCH: Famed Storytelling Series Comes To SF

themoth | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco

This is the first of series of stories from a new partnership between The Huffington Post and The Moth, which is a national non-profit organization de...


Jill Robinson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The Slam, then, is one of these new worlds where we meet together; hear each other in real time, real life. There's more, all around, and I'll be there, like listening, like learning.

What's Your Story?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

Evenings of story-telling could be done in any town. Mine has a population of only 20,000. This kind of event does not require an enormous metropolis. Classical Athens was tiny by modern standards. What it had were traditions, an audience, occasions.

Does NPR Have To Be So Depressing?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

National Public Radio affiliates, I'm asking you -- in this era of endless reports on ways people are hurting the planet and each other -- to occasionally broadcast some temporary relief.

The Most Interesting Part of Human Experience

Alda Sigmundsdottir | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Alda Sigmundsdottir

My fascination with the emotional realm began years ago when I fell into a black hole that some people termed "depression."

This Guy Will Tell You Stories About The 1990s

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Remember the 1990s? Story League's next contest has a very familiar theme, the not-too-distant decade, the '90s. The D.C.-based story te...

An Open Letter to Thomas the Tank Engine

JJ Keith | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

Long before I was a housewife writing letters to sentient trains, I studied anthropology, and thus far I haven't been able to make sense of you and your friends.

Best/Worst Brands of the Week: Micro-Shorts, Cool Science, Blendr, Dream-Making

Alona Elkayam | Posted 08.04.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Escorted by a group of seemingly MI6 trained nuns, Dr. George Lombardi flew to Calcutta to save a Nobel Laureate’s life. In the auditorium at Cooper...

Breast Cancer Survivor Storytelling At Woolly Mammoth: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC

Top 5 For Tuesday, June 5 1. Getting It Off Our Chests: Stories from Breast Cancer Survivors At Woolly Mammoth The worthy cause is reason enough ...

Telling Stories of Breast Cancer Survival With The Moth

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Moth has been garnering most of the storytelling spotlight for the last few years. Their weekly podcast and Story Slams around the c...

Sasha Bronner

STOPPING THE SOUNDBITES: The Moth To Launch Three Big Shows A Year | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Something very old fashioned is happening in LA. It would be safe to say that Hollywood was built on the art of storytelling. Every script, every c...

Sasha Bronner

PHOTOS: Octavia & Dustin Tell Intimate Stories On Stage | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Stories are often told in Los Angeles. They range from you'll-never-guess-who-I-saw-at-Urth to the variety of comedies, dramas and fantasies that we s...

What To Do This Valentine's Day

Posted 02.12.2012 | New York

This Valentine's Day, skip the pricey prix-fixe menus for some great events celebrating the annual day of love. Whether you're hoping to lock eyes wit...

Storytelling Needs a New Name

Scott Shrake | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts
Scott Shrake

The world's second-oldest profession has danced back into people's lives wearing spiffy new showbiz threads. It is fixing to claim its place next to acting, music and the visual arts. As soon as it gets a new name. Can you help?

On the Culture Front: The Moth Raises a New Roof

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Downtown storytelling group The Moth made their Town Hall debut Wednesday night with a thoroughly moving show celebrating the timeless nature of this simple art form and the life of monologist Spalding Gray.

New York Has The Moth; D.C. Has SpeakeasyDC.

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Susan Orlins

When I'd seen SpeakeasyDC's call for stories of love, misguided or otherwise, I knew I had plenty to say about misguided love. But I had not signed up to boogie in public, nor had I focused on the "notes not allowed" edict.

Padma Lakshmi, David Chang, Gail Simmons Bare All At 'The Moth'

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

The Moth, a Peabody award-winning non-profit that hosts live storytelling events (and has a very successful podcast), debuted its fall season in New Y...