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Black Films And Artists Shine At The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.15.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Black films and artists were an integral part of the lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival along with other world premieres. Dramas, genre movies, comedies, romantic films and documentaries positioned themselves early for this year's annual Oscar race.

Daily Meditation: Waiting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

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.

Daily Meditation: Play In The Rain

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sleeping with Tilda and Quentin

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Reading about Swinton's collaboration with MoMA, I couldn't help but reminisce about a certain afternoon back in 1996 that I spent in the company of Quentin Crisp where sleep would also prove to be transformative -- for me.

Love, Sex, Marriage and Divorce, In 1895 And Today

Teresa Link | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Teresa Link

I read an article in the New York Times about a trend involving couples putting locks on the bridges of Paris as a symbol of their eternal love. Are we so afraid of being abandoned that we can't trust love to ebb and flow, blossom and go dormant and then re-bud?

The 'Trishna' Interviews: Freida Pinto on Acting, Beauty and the Importance of Saying No

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Each time I interview Freida Pinto I grow more in awe of her. At an age when her peers are busy getting on TMZ, she is instead a classic beauty, with great wit and a timeless sense of style.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday 9.13.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...

Picking Favorites: Books That Make Me Sigh With Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A great book happens when I pick up a book and can't put it down again; when I cannot suppress the sighs upon finishing it; when I cannot wait to tell everyone I know: read this book! But how to pick a favorite?

Old Books You Love: What Older Books Are You Reading Or Dying To Read? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 06.03.2011 | Books

We asked you what book you're reading (or dying to read) that is over 15 years old. We received a flood of responses--see #oldbooksilove. On Twitt...

What Would D. H. Lawrence Make Of Blogging And Tweeting?

Telegraph | Michael Deacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A biography of the poet Edith Sitwell, published this week, shows what a roaring snob she could be. It seems that she looked down her (startlingly lar...

Show Me the Sex

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

Christmas is the time for 19th century novels, especially of the English variety. I've always hated them. The Brits, I decided at 13, were frustrated, neutered people. I didn't want to visit England, for fear my genitals would wither and harden like a dried pomegranate.

HuffPost Review: Tamara Drewe

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't need to be a fan of Thomas Hardy to get the jokes in Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe. Nor do you need to be familiar with Posey Simmonds' graph...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Stephen Frears on 'Tamara Drewe' and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on It's Kind of a Funny Story

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Three filmmakers, two films, two comic views on how we humans strive, through all adversity, to find new ways to frak ourselves up. I know I promised ...

Top 10 British Pubs In Literature

The Guardian | Richard Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After setting his latest novel in an English pub, Richard Francis drops in on his favourite literary drinking dens, from the Tabard in Chaucer's Cante...

Authors' Unique Words Provide "Linguistic Fingerprint"

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Analyses of classic authors' works provide a way to "linguistically fingerprint" them, researchers say. The relationship between the number of words ...