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Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Rep. King's Dehumanizing Remarks Straight Out of History, Literature

Allena Tapia | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Allena Tapia

The language of stigmatization allows Rep. King to wash his hands of any responsibility and to justify his abhorrent actions.

Toni Morrison: Building an American Home

Richard Z. Santos | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Richard Z. Santos

Searching for home -- for a safe place to rest your head, grow a family, and be part of a community -- occupies the heart of Morrison's body of work. How fitting then that her latest book has such a simple title: Home.

Spiritual Sex: The Power of Love

Linda E. Savage | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Love is a very powerful force indeed. The more we tune into it inside ourselves, the more we can channel it in any moment by aligning with the feeling state, and it leads to bringing that power into being.

Secular Spirituality: An Oxymoron?

Roger Housden | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Roger Housden

A secular spirituality, far from being an oxymoron, brings heaven down to earth, and encourages everyone to be their own priest.

Broken In Fact, Beloved Indeed: Meditating On Sin At The End Of The Year

Lisa Anderson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Lisa Anderson

I began to starve myself to death, and with an experience of sickness that infiltrated into every fiber of my physical, mental and spiritual being. 'What is sin' and 'what does it mean to be a sinner' became intensely personal questions for me.

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

Feminine Tosh

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

At Printer's Row Book Festival in Chicago last weekend, a big topic of conversation was a remark by a prominent male writer that no woman writer was his equal. He used the term "feminine tosh."Tosh" swiftly became the buzz word of the weekend.

Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison: Remembering The Author On Her Special Day

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Toni Morrison's 80th birthday. Born in Ohio, educated at Howard University and Cornell, Morrison's writing career started in earnest with her...

Best Literary Sex Scenes (Most Don't Take Place In Beds)

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing about sex in literature is a difficult task; there are so many ways authors can go wrong. Nowadays, most writers spend too much time on the bu...

Naming, and Why It Matters

Deborah Jiang Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang Stein

With two names in my pocket, I've come to hold vast curiosity about naming and how our lives are impacted by what people call us. (Yes, even the curse words we've been called.)

Send an Angel to Your Beloved!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The St. Valentine's Day is coming! Show your love: create a beautiful angel and send it to your beloved people. You angel can be of any appearance: blond or dark-haired, with green or blue eyes, everything of your choice! No matter what you will choose - she will look wonderful! Dress up this heavenly angel!