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The Scarlet Letter

Lori Laitman Talks About The Scarlet Letter, Her New Opera Premiering Soon at Opera Colorado

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Lori Laitman's opera, The Scarlet Letter, opens May 7, 2016, at Opera Colorado for a four-performance run. With a libretto by poet David Mason, this new work based on the iconic Hawthorne novel will be recorded live by the prestigious classical music label, Naxos.

The Amazing Way Teens Are Protesting A New Dress Code Policy

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

Teen girls' bodies are not "A" distraction. Young women at Charleston County School of the Arts school in North Charleston, SC are wearing scarlet let...

The Good Old Days in English Class?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Lev Raphael

I respect the fact that my course isn't the center of my students' lives; I understand this isn't the 70s or any other decade. It's now, and college has changed drastically.

Mental Illness Stigma: Overcoming the 'Scarlet Letter' of Our Times

Emily Grossman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

People with mental illness are some of the most marginalized and stigmatized people in our society. And as a result, many people are forced into silence about their illness. Many don't seek out help even though they are suffering, sometimes with dire consequences.

Mental Health Stigma

Krystal Reddick | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

Instead of shrinking from the stigma of having bipolar disorder, I have embraced it. I don't know why I don't feel the stigma. But I just don't. But I want to be the voice for those who do feel the stigma and are silenced.

The Worst Onscreen Portrayals Of Famous Book Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Avid readers know what it's like to discover their favorite book is going to be made into a movie or television show. Utter excitement followed by utt...

When Times Are Hard, Pick Up These Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

These two novels, which are considered to be among the canon of the greatest classical works of literature, are definitely worth picking up again if you need characters to inspire you. They will remind you of the most defining and beneficial character traits which are so rare, but sing so loudly from these pages.

Women's History Month: My Favorite Novels About Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.

Thug Notes Shows Us That 17th Century Salem Was Whack

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy

There's simply no denying it: Thug Notes is the absolute best "spoonful of sugar" to help the literature go down you can watch online. In this late...

The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

The most important things you take away from high school are generally learned outside the classroom -- chances are, you won't remember anything from ...

Lebron, Tiger & Why I Find Myself Rooting for the "Bad Guys"

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports

As Lebron leads his Miami Heat through a brutal playoff finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and as Tiger tries to recapture his magic formula for winning Major tournaments in this week's U.S. Open, I will be enthusiastically cheering both of them on.

WATCH: 7 Worst Book-To-Film Adaptations

Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

Two things can happen when Hollywood brings your favorite story to life on the silver screen: you can absolutely adore the adaptation and thank the fi...

The Most Badly Bungled Classic Book-To-Film Adaptations | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

The wacky, flatulent 3-D family comedy version of Gulliver’s Travels hits DVD today, and no doubt all of you Jonathan Swift fans have already picked...

Collecting Hawthorne: (Not) Only a Woman's Hair

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

When J.P. Morgan purchased part of Wakeman's library in 1909, he acquired,"the greatest body in existence of the writings of perhaps the greatest of all American authors" -- that is, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The "Goats" in Pro Sports Deserve Better

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Astor

There are villains in sports, but they're not the people who unintentionally cost their team an important game.

How Long Should You Wait to Date?

Courtney Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Courtney Cook

When I was thirty and just out of my first marriage I moved with my two children to a teaching and dormitory faculty job at a prep school in New England.

Lessons From a Bad Teacher in My Public School Education

Emily Farache | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Farache

Ms. Morrison's obstinate refusal to display any guilt -- hell, even any acknowledgment -- of her daily tardiness sent the clearest message of all: she just didn't give a damn.

Lindsay, Madonna, Emma and the Search for Control

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

What an eventful 24 hours! At least for me. Last night, I attended the 25th Anniversary screening of the iconic 80's film Desperately Seeking Susan ...

HuffPost Review: Easy A

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Emma Stone is a bright young actress who knows her way around a one-liner. But the flimsy writing here barely evokes giggles, let alone actual laughs.

Thanksgiving: Puritans, Pilgrims, and Sexual Obsession

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

The idea that the Puritans (and Pilgrims) suffered from religious persecution in England is probably a myth. What they suffered from was unease at the general licentiousness of English life.

Service Members, Vets, and Families Marching for Justice

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The protests against these shameful, archaic rules are growing louder by the day among progressives of all stripes, gay and straight.

John Edwards, George Washington and Hypocrisy

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

The central issue in John Edwards downfall was his hypocrisy. And thank God! In our morally-relaxed universe, hypocrisy is still an unforgivable s...