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Mann, Ornstein Urge Media To Get Smarter On Partisan Polarity, Chris Cillizza Says 'No Thanks!' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

As you may already know, over the weekend, Thomas E. Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norman J. Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute co-...

Mann Meets Humanity in Davos

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

As politically and economically motivated uprisings sprouted around the world this past year, these problems also coexisted at Davos, one seeking to help solve the other while at the same time being blamed for being its primary cause.

The High School 'Hangover'?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

It's the oldest story in the book: Nerdy kid, who just wants to be cool, has the house all to himself -- what does he do? Throw an insane rager, of co...

Our Knight In Shining Armor

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

Don Quixote most crucially, is about the eternal struggle between those who believe in the power of the imagination, versus those who believe that looking harsh reality straight in the face is the only true way to live a life.

From Rage to Civilization

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

One of the nice things about blogging on Huff Post is not only can you expound on your chosen subject in more than a soundbite, but you may find yours...

Time to Revive Thomas Mann

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

I had to grow up before I could read Thomas Mann. Several times in the course of my life I picked up The Magic Mountain, only to find out I did not have the stamina to complete the book.

"War and Peace" Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Salon | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many people swear that, come summer, they'll finally get around to reading a classic work of literature they missed during their student years; "War a...

Donald Windham Dead: Writer And Intimate Friend Of Truman Capote And Tennessee Williams Dies At 89

The New York Times | WILLIAM GRIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Donald Windham, a novelist and memoirist who left vivid pictures of literary life in New York, both fictional and factual, when he was an intimate of ...

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
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

Fine By Me: Geoff Dyer's Unlikely Terms of Engagement

James Wallenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Wallenstein

While Geoff Dyer's work may appear "unprecedented," this appearance could not be further from the truth. Precedents, and predecessors, abound.

The Big Dollar Bustout ... Is Too Big To Fail Still an Option?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

With efforts to rebrand America's national identity in the electronic media falling flat like a bad online date, taking away the dollar's too big to fail status might be the better wake up call.

Death in Venice in Venice. No Kidding.

Gwen Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gwen Davis

Last night at the Teatro del Fenice was the Venice debut of choreographer John Neumeier's Tod in Venedig, a ballet performed by the Hamburg Ballett, based, they dared to say, on Thomas Mann's classic novel.

Coping With Book Guilt in London

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

I love books, but they foment torrents of guilt in me. I feel guilty about: the amount of money spent on them; the space they take up; the ones that rest unread while more come in as competition.

The Sea as Sanatorium

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

What once bored me about the beach--its uneventfulness--is now the source of its appeal.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama

Rob Riemen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Riemen

As you compose your inaugural address, I fervently hope that you will not pass over the exchange of ideas in the White House between a great president and a great intellectual on the chilly morning of January 14, 1941.