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I Like Jane Austen's Novels, But I Certainly Don't Want to Live Like That

Heather Boushey | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Boushey

I would like to encourage more women, and especially more feminists, to pick up Piketty's tome and give it a read. It's a good book and what you learn may be quite important for your and your children's economic future.

Ten Books To Survive Downton Abbey Withdrawal

Amy Helmes | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Amy Helmes

Dive into these Downton-inspired novels (and their film and TV adaptations), which are guaranteed to keep you elbow-glove deep in aristocratic drama until the Crawleys make their comeback.

5 Homes That Will Have You Dreaming of Downton Abbey

Redfin | Posted 03.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Redfin

Do you miss the downstairs melodrama, the eye-rolls and the subtle zingers of the Dowager Countess? The Season 4 premiere is only a day away, but to h...

Identity and Dissemblance in an Art Hotel

Frank Browning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Hotels, etymologically speaking, are a French invention, sheltering structures whose function was to provide care and nurture--as in the famous and endangered Hotel Dieu in Paris beside the Seine.

Bread and Circuses

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

We must arouse ourselves from the pleasant dream that everything is, basically, alright. We must disabuse ourselves of the fallacy that as long as we don't see stormtroopers in the streets our freedoms must still be intact.

Tocqueville in the Middle Country

David Gosset | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
David Gosset

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution, written by the French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, is now a bestseller in China, a phenomenon which can be explained, at least, by three obvious reasons.

A CEO Does Not a President Make: Or Romney and the Myth of 'Business Experience'

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Steven Paul Leiva

Romney's main pitch is that because of his business experience he will make an excellent president. And that because President Obama did not have business experience, he is not an excellent president. But there is a fallacy in this logic.

One Percenters Buying Themselves an Aristocracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Way before the 2010 Citizens United ruling, 1 percenters were working on a takeover. If the 99 percent don't stop them soon, don't establish some sort of separation of wealth and state, then the nation will lose its founding precepts.

Vatican Shuts Down 'Dancing Monastery'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca c. 2011 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has closed the monastery of a fourth-century Roman basilica on ac...

Grey Gardens: What We Can Learn From The Edies

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

HBO's film remake of 1975 documentary Grey Gardens finally airs amidst great fanfare tonight. Both the film and the documentary feature the lives of ...