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Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

'Beyond Forgiveness': Atoning For The Past To Repair The World

Michael N. Nagler | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion
Michael N. Nagler

As Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously said, there is no future without forgiveness; we might add there is no livable present without the possibility of repairing the past.

WATCH: Keira Knightley Becomes A 'Chanel Superwoman' In A Sexy Catsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The new preview for Keira Knightley's upcoming Chanel ad gives a nice behind-the-scenes look at the Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) direct...

Lent: Hungering For Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Over time and through tribulation, people have learned to eat their hunger -- to exploit a period of foodlessness for the invaluable experience it can offer.

Seeking The Other Jesus

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Instead of piety, salvation, and politicized morality, many of us have embraced love and radical hospitality, and the two-fold commandment (love of God and love of neighbor) articulated by Jesus.

Into The Looming Dark Of Lent

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The Greeks have a word for the strange mixture of dispositions that characterizes the spirit of Great Lent; the notion is spoken of as "bright sadness" or "sorrowful joy."

Novelist Ian McEwan Criticizes Israel During Acceptance Of Israeli Literary Prize

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

JERUSALEM — Renowned British novelist Ian McEwan accepted an Israeli literary prize in Jerusalem Sunday with harsh criticism of Jewish settlemen...

Your Favorite Star-Crossed Lovers In Literature: Expect The Unexpected, Not Romeo And Juliet (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Though Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are the classic star-crossed lovers in books, and the play from which the phrase originates, we decided to add s...

Dirty Girl

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hellin Kay

No doubt there will be minor comparisons made to the sweet and funny Easy A which just came out but this is a whole different teenage angst animal with even more subtext and soul.

Anis Shivani: Why American Reviewers Disliked Ian McEwan's 'Solar'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What American reviewers have missed is that satire and history are coming together for the first time in McEwan's career.

A Time of Forgiveness

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Each year during this time, many cultures around the world celebrate an occasion of forgiveness.

Keeping Our Brothers, Keeping Ourselves: The Importance Of Personal And Communal Repentance

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

We may not fix all the wrongs done by our fellow Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindus, but we have the power, and the responsibility, to be constantly improving ourselves and our communities.

Yom Kippur, 2010 -- I Plead Guilty

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

May our children see each other for what they are, sisters and brothers. And after all that they've gone through, for their sake if not for ours, inscribe them for a year of peace.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we published "8 Favorite Fictional Jewish Characters In Books". Readers responded in drove...

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

Americans Need National Repentance and Atonement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

America needs a period of atonement before rushing into the same mistakes we've been making globally and domestically. The Jewish tradition is useful in that it not only focuses on individual lives, but on collective responsibility.

Ian McEwan: Americans Are 'Profoundly Bored' By Climate Change

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

McEwan blamed American apathy for the negative reviews afforded to Solar, his satire about global warming. The New York Times critic dismissed Solar ...

Ian McEwan's 'Solar': The Fat Man's Vengeance (New York Review)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Wood The New York Review of Books The Fat Man's Vengeance "Solar" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 287 pp., $26.95 "He had it coming,...

London Book Fair: Hollywood Scouts Crawling, But Are They Buying?

Variety | Adam Dawtrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The London Book Fair has overtaken its rival in Frankfurt as the destination of choice for Hollywood scouts looking for books to turn into films or TV...

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

'Solar': Ian McEwan's Comic Take On Global Warming

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A warming planet, deadlocked politicians, feuding scientists. The headlines about climate change are a source of worry and satisfaction...

Jesus Did Not Say 'Forgive and Forget'

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

According to the VA, at least 30% of American servicewomen (and many men) have diagnosed cases of Military Sexual Trauma, a form of PTSD. The perpetrators are usually servicemen and commanders.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Ian McEwan's New Fiction: The Use of Poetry

The New Yorker | Ian McEwan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It surprised no one to learn that Michael Beard had been an only child, and he would have been the first to concede that he'd never quite got the hang...

The Tone of Our Atonement: A Meditation for Yom Kippur

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I want to dare to pose the notion of making Yom Kippur a time for softer and longer reflections, about how to make things better, truer, safer for our insides and freer from inner terrors.