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A Modest Defense Of Matthew MacFadyen's Darcy

(62) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 6:11 AM

I will admit, the first time I saw Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I walked out of the theater in a fit of rage.

"The climatic scene took place outside in a garden? And it rained?" I screamed at my friend on the walk back home....

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The 7 Guys You'll Date In College

(158) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 9:43 AM

Dating is tough. In the technological age, what even is it? Merely a series of tweets.

College dating, however, is a special kind of hell. What is going on with it? If someone asks you to go to an experimental comedy club, is it just tweeting or is it...

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Heathcare Law Upheld: HuffPost College Reacts

(8) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 11:07 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it would uphold Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act. The court voted 5-4 in favor of the bulk of the bill, preserving the original mandate. The decision can be found on the Supreme Court website.

We asked HuffPost College readers what they...

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MTV Shines Spotlight on Up and Coming Artists at SXSW

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 10:36 AM

By Elijah Watson, The Daily Texan.

When it comes to pleasing music fans throughout the world, SXSW has become notorious for its six-day music festival, featuring an array of iconic groups and up-and-coming bands. Contributing to the SXSW festivities was the 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards, featuring live performances from...

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Rutgers University Anti-Semitism Allegation Investigated By U.S. Department Of Education

(341) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 4:08 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating Rutgers University for its response to alleged anti-Semitic harassment, according to documents obtained by The Huffington Post.

The Zionist Organization of America, a right-leaning Jewish advocacy group, presented the government with claims that Jewish students at Rutgers...

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Penn State Scandal: The Aftermath

(7) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 12:08 PM

Penn State will never be the same.

Last night, the school's students took to the streets to show their displeasure over the firing of Joe Paterno, the university's legendary football coach. They chanted their support for JoePa, broke windows and turned over a TV news...

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Shawn Hamerlinck Tells Students 'Go Back Home' After They Protest Rising Tuition

(818) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 8:48 AM

A Republican lawmaker told Iowa college students to "go back home" during a state senate committee hearing on Monday. The students had gathered to protest rising tuition costs in a meeting to discuss the state budget.

State Senator Shawn Hamerlinck listened to to the students describe how their tuitions...

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What Is Your College Nightmare? (SLIDESHOW)

(67) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 5:14 PM

At first it seems like a normal day at college.

It is gray and cold and I am sitting alone in the cafeteria eating a sad plate of oddly matched food, when one of my friends approaches. (The friend is never specified. Later, I always forget what they look...

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David Cameron Lambasts Oxford Over Minority Admission Statistics

(281) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 9:21 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron made headlines on Monday when he criticized Oxford University for their "disgraceful" minority admissions statistics.

Cameron, who is an Oxford graduate, claimed that only one black person was admitted to the University in the past year.

"We have got to do better than...

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'The Moment I Knew' Meetup: How To Set One Up In Your Hometown

(8) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 4:28 PM

Not in New York or LA for "The Moment I Knew Meetup" we're hosting on Tuesday, April 5th? You can still actively participate in the event by having a meetup in your hometown!

We can't wait for readers to get together in their own community to kibitz about...

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Join Eyes & Ears 2010: Cover The Midterm Elections

(154) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 10:53 AM

This year's midterm elections promise to be both important and exciting. Majorities in both the House and Senate are up for grabs. Issues including the war in Afghanistan, financial reform, and gay marriage legislation are at stake. The outcomes of these House and Senate races will undoubtedly affect the 2012...

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HuffPost Thursday: Meetup To Discuss Prop 8, Google, Unemployment Legislation

(10) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 1:36 PM

Last week, hundreds of HuffPost readers met up to discuss the news in various different locations around the world. This week, we hope that even more of you will meetup with each other, discuss current events and share your reactions with us.

In order to guide the conversation, our...

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HuffPost Thursdays: Meetup to Talk About the News

(27) Comments | Posted July 29, 2010 | 11:47 AM

This week marks the inaugural session of HuffPost Thursdays, a Meetup to talk about the news. While we want everybody to shape the tone and style of their local Meetup, the editors here at HuffPost would love to offer some guidance. In order to make the discussion as fulfilling as...

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Smashing Pumpkins Get Psychedelic At Terminal Five

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 5:46 PM

When The Smashing Pumpkin formed in the late 80's, Billy Corgan had flowing, shoulder length hair and wore paisley shirts paired with Victorian pendants. In 1995, when Corgan proclaimed in a disquieting monotone that, "The world is a vampire," he wore silver pleather pants and a black T shirt...

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Rufus Wainwright Wows the Crowd in Brooklyn

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 10:50 AM

Last night, folk singer Loudon Wainwright III opened for his son, Rufus Wainwright, at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The awkwardness of this did not go unremarked upon. "I feel like he is my son," said Rufus at one point, gesturing to his father's outfit, which included cargo shorts. Loudon...

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Q&A With Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 4:44 PM

It is no secret that the economics of pop music are abysmal these days. Records don't sell, bands are forced to tour continually, and the internet makes any underground scene over-exposed in a matter of months. It has always been hard to make it big, but in...

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Write For The NYC Beat: The Huffington Post Citizen Journalism Music Blog

(4) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 12:21 PM

Are you in the New York City area this summer? Are you interested in music journalism? Do you want to go to free concerts?

In an effort to grow our community of young, passionate citizen journalists, The Huffington Post is launching our first ever concert blog on...

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Phil Collins Sings Motown At The Roseland Ballroom

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 3:24 PM

One of my mother's favorite expressions is, "Everyone gets worse as they get older." In my experience, this maxim has generally proved true. I have gotten worse. But has Phil Collins? That is the question.

One thing is clear: age has made Phil Collins...

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Michelle Obama Visits Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 5:59 PM

Yesterday, Michelle Obama, the first lady, and Jill Biden, the wife of vice president Joe Biden, visited Haiti. The visit, Mrs. Obama's first solo trip abroad, had been previously unannounced because of "security concerns" said sources at the White House. The New York Times reports:

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Haiti News Round Up: April 8, 2010

(2) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 5:57 PM

This Week In Haiti News:

From The New York Times:

Some schools reopened in the wrecked Haitian capital on Monday nearly three months after the January 12 earthquake, but others could not because of lack of repairs or equipment, staff said.

The education ministry, backed...

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