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Cheryl Strayed Pays Tribute to Her Mother by Fighting Lung Cancer

Cheryl Strayed | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Cheryl Strayed

Of the many things that have touched me about the response to my memoir Wild, the fact that so many people who've had and survived lung cancer or loved someone who died of the disease see themselves in my story is among the most meaningful.

Are You a Scaredy-Cat Writer? 3 Life Lessons to Give You Courage

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I wrote more, much more, after I had children than I did before, even though I had far less time. When I was young and single, I squandered my hours. There was always a concert to go to, or a movie, or maybe I just felt like lying around and watching television.

Your Wild Life

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Meadowcroft

On a recent evening run, down a winding creek trail near my home, I came upon a fox -- so close I could have grabbed his fluffy tail had he not immedi...

Walking to Freedom

Amanda Slavin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.

The Bachelor, Shirtless Men, And the Dawn Of the Female Gaze

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

The show is a refreshing change of pace from a television landscape predominantly focused on sexually objectified women. In fact, this ostensibly silly reality TV show can be seen as a key player in a larger cultural movement to embrace a powerful, infrequently represented concept: the female gaze.

Foxes, Snakes and Men: Woman in the Wild

Catherine Armsden | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Catherine Armsden

I had enjoyed reading Wild, Cheryl Strayed's memoir about losing and then finding herself while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I admired Reese Witherspoon's intelligent, plucky portrayal of Cheryl in the film. But I left the movie with my stomach knotted -- a socially acceptable version of clenched fists.

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

5 Keys To Bouncing Back After You Hit Rock Bottom

Amy Koko | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Hitting rock bottom at 47 is much different than hitting it in your twenties. In your twenties, you can disappear, go find yourself, climb mountains, accomplish major feats of strength. There was no way I could hike the PCT--me-- a person who brings a gel seat and a clip on fan to spin class.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Earns Surprise WGA Nomination

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

The Writers Guild of America has unveiled the nominees for its 2015 prizes. Most of the finalists were expected, but box-office behemoth "Guardians of...

Wild and the Healing Power of Nature

David Edmund Moody | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Can a radical immersion in nature heal our deep emotional wounds? That it can is the premise of Wild, the movie version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her thousand-mile trek along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

Fifty Shades of White And a Touch of Red; Red Foxes in The Snow

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Roeselien Raimond

Snow, in my country, is some kind of...curiosity. It might snow a few days a winter, but years can go by completely snow-less as well. People specula...

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

The New Yorker Article That Hurt Reese Witherspoon's Feelings

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

The Reese-urgence is alive and well with the much-anticipated release of "Wild" and the probability of an impending Oscar nomination. It's arguable th...

Matthew Jacobs

The 22 Best Movies Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Nine official adaptations, three moving romances, two historical dramas, and one horrifying storybook are among some of the films on HuffPost Ente...

Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Golden Globes Nominations

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

This year's Golden Globes nominations were a bit of a doozy. Unexpected actors snuck into the ring -- including Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and ...

Reese Witherspoon, From Legally Blonde to Visionary, Genius Producer

Ira Israel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Wild" is a daring, inspiring film of one brave woman's self-overcoming and the journey she had to go on to own her life, to embrace all aspects and every minute of it, and release the "woulda-shoulda-coulda-didn'ts" that our minds are wont to create.

Matthew Jacobs

With 'Wild,' Laura Dern Becomes The Movie Mother Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

According to 2014's movies, Laura Dern has given birth to Reese Witherspoon, Andrew Garfield and Shailene Woodley. Dern is 47, which means she had lit...

Movie Review: Wild -- Take a hike. Seriously.

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild offers an exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey.

Cheryl Strayed Is Thankful For Reese Witherspoon's Boobs

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women

Reese Witherspoon bares her soul and her body in her new film "Wild," and she did it with the help and guidance of author Cheryl Strayed. Strayed a...

Christopher Rosen

How To Start A 'Reesurgence'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

Last year, Jean-Marc Vallée was the man behind the McConnaisance. This year, it's the Reesurgence. "I don't have to do much, man. They're willing,...

Reese Witherspoon Sounds Like A Feminist In 'Wild' Because She Is One

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name, "Wild" already has the kind of Oscar buzz surrounding it that's de rigueur for a film released in t...

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed On The Right Way To See Your Fear

OWN | Posted 10.20.2014 | OWN

Following the death of her mother and a crumbling marriage, Wild author Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With no prior experience, she ...

Fox Reflections: What Does The Fox See?

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Foxes don't seem to swim an awful lot. Suspiciously often I see them standing along the waterfront, though. So the question is....what are they doing ...

Movie Review: Tracks

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In Tracks, Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman who decides to do what no woman has done before her: She will walk halfway across Australia, beginning in desolate Alice Springs and traversing 1,700 miles of desert and wasteland, walking to the ocean on the island continent's west coast.