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Banning Books Doesn't Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Although attempts to ban books are very disappointing, the reasons behind why people have tried to do so are worth exploring and create an excellent starting point for discussion and debate among readers.

Monetizers and Snoops

David Sable | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
David Sable

Truthfully? I want to be protected from the monetizers as much as I want to be protected from the snoops -- although I can make a better case for the snoops.

'Animal Farm' Lessons

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

Every year, I get rebellious while teaching Animal Farm; I can't help it. I see the similarities between the corruption of power and our present educational system, and I feel the intense desire to shout "Rebellion!" from the roof tops.

San Francisco's Arion Press: Fine Books, Great Artwork and Good Talk

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Here in San Francisco, we've got any number of iconic sites and sights. I'm here to add one more unique item to the list, less visible but deserving of far more widespread renown: Arion Press.

Huffington Issue 75: Unlikely Police Reform, A Tale of Two Animal Farms and More

Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

In this week's issue of Huffington, we look at a botched drug raid that sparked police reform in the unlikely state of Utah. Elsewhere in the issue, w...

Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living

Bob Comis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

For most of my life, all of my life, in fact, I have had an intense desire to be extraordinary -- not just to stand out from the crowd. But is in the very ordinariness of farming that I have found contentment.

The Land of the Blind: The Illusion of Freedom in America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"How far does a man have to go to be thought so dangerous that he needs to be locked away, physically separated from the rest of the world, behind sto...

#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

Edward Headington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

If ever there was a time to come together and remind ourselves that Peace Through (Economic) Strength is a virtue still embraced, it is now.

Penguin Releases Amazing New Orwell Covers

Posted 03.09.2013 | Books

Penguin Books in the UK has released a re-issue of George Orwell's best-known books, designed by David Pearson - and they're really quite stunning. ...

Orwell's Advice on How to Write in Revolutionary Times

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

America is at a crossroads. We are experiencing tensions, familiar to historians, between the haves and have-nots, and their respective allies. In his essay, Orwell described the age in which he lived as "tumultuous, revolutionary" -- just like ours.

Romney's Napoleon Complex

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

My Orwell came back to me when I saw Romney's new car commercial that's running in Ohio, not only the most crucial swing state but also a place where they build a lot of cars.

9 Not-So-Cute Animal Books

Howard L. Anderson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Howard L. Anderson

Stories of animals behaving badly is not a new trend in literature and I am not the first author to venture into this territory. Here are 9 other not-so-cute animal books.

6-Year-Old Interprets Classic Novel Covers

Babble.com | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

What happens when this recent kindergarten graduate judges a book by its cover? Here are the results.

How to Write a Best-selling Novel

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Make sure the book is thick by using a reasonably large typeface, ending chapters at the top of the page and including lots of unnecessary punctuation. Is Animal Farm a best-seller? No. Why? Not enough pages.

A Tax for Your Thoughts...

Maria Paravantes | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Maria Paravantes

We've passed the audition and are now holding starring roles in Animal Farm Takes Greece -- a remake of George Orwell's foretelling allegorical tale penned 67 years ago!

'Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

The title of Charlotta Westergren's new exhibition is "SERE: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape." SERE is a military program that originated to tra...

WATCH: The 20 Most Innovative Animated Films

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

Animation has long experienced the stigma that it is a medium designed for children, yet examples can be seen that defy this classification. Many ...

Behind The Snarking About OWS

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Republican presidential debates, and even "liberal" magazines' online comment threads, are drawing hundreds eager to rail at clueless dissenters, especially if they can catch them bickering with one another.

Tonally Inappropriate Book Covers

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but um, we kind of do it all the time. In fact, half the fun of that anachroni...

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

Vocation Matriculation: The Case For Trade Education In High School

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

Although education is certainly a factor in paving the road to economic recovery, college is not the right path for everyone.

The Reform Agenda -- Red Pills, Blue Agendas and the Neo-Johnsons

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

You do not have to have read George Orwell to know that one of the most abused words in the English language is "reform." It is almost as bad as our penchant for reviving old labels with the word "neo."

Orwell, Bradbury, Stephen King And More

io9.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were bu...

9 Best Science Fiction Novels For Young Adults Besides 'Mockingjay' (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you haven't heard, "Mockingjay," the third and final installment in Suzanne Collins' super-smash "Hunger Games" series, hit bookstores this Tu...

George Orwell And The Tea Party: Is The Conservative Movement Misappropriating Orwell?

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

George Orwell never thought that his work would outlive him by much. After all, he considered himself "a sort of pamphleteer" rather than a genuine no...