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How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

Courtney Seiter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Courtney Seiter

In this post, we'll go over the universal principles of a great social media bio -- regardless of the network. We'll also take a look at the big social media networks -- Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ -- and discover how to make the most of the bio space provided by each.

Henry Miller, Watercolorist

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was one of those rare artists, like the English Romantic poet William Blake, to have achieved mastery in two media: language and paint.

Henry Miller's Men: The Twelve Apostles

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.03.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

In Big Sur, Emil White helped Henry Miller with his extensive correspondence and the daily chores of survival. In return, Miller encouraged Emil to become a painter, which he did, producing works of startling beauty executed in a detailed primitive style. Emil remained in Big Sur for the rest of his life and bequeathed his home on Highway One to become the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

Henry Miller's Women, Part Two: Orgasm

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although Henry Miller recognized that June was mentally unstable, perhaps even psychotic, he was fascinated by her ability to survive on illusions and surrendered his will and his reason to her fantasies.

Meet Ali Ghahremani - An American Dream Story

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 06.11.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now he was facing the challenge of his lifetime -- new house, new child, very limited resources and a brand new business. Failure was not an option.

Henry Miller's Women, Part One: Foreplay

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

As is the case with many men, any discussion of Henry Miller's relationship with women, both in his life and in his work, must begin with his mother. Henry's relationship with Louise Miller shaped his character and his sensibility as a writer.

The Astrological Henry Miller

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was a devotee of astrology. He employed astrological imagery in his writing for expressive purposes, and he relied on astrology when faced with important decisions in his personal life.

Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

Kate Kelly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Kate Kelly

In piecing together these letters and journals as well as working with additional source material, author Eve LaPlante discovered that Louisa's mother, Abigail, was not the self-effacing background player as described in other accounts of the family.

Remember Henry Miller? Censored Then, Forgotten Now

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although he enjoyed a brief period of celebrity and notoriety in the 1960s and 1970s after his banned books were finally published in the US, today, more than thirty years after his death, Henry Miller remains a marginalized and largely forgotten American writer.

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

This Documentary Has More to Offer Than Lemurs

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.04.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

I thought this movie would be a story of a specific lemur living in Madagascar, but I was very wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for the wonderful adventure I experienced. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a fantastic documentary that every animal or nature lover will enjoy.

Cesar Chavez

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Dwight Brown

Few movies can be billed as "important" or "historic" before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi.

Interview With Author of Gay Star Leslie Cheung's Biography

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

"Many young gay men today accuse him of timidity, but I think that is totally unfair. For his day, he was the bravest man in Hong Kong's entertainment world."

On Deborah Solomon's Norman Rockwell

Patrick Toner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Patrick Toner

American Mirror, Deborah Solomon's new biography of Norman Rockwell, has become controversial. But what is the controversy about? Simple. Solomon has presented a dishonest picture of Rockwell's life.

Hammer to the Myth: Paul Rees on the Real Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin

Dan Lybarger | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Biographer Paul Rees says that Plant's story is far more interesting than simple tales of debauchery. His Robert Plant: A Life paints a fuller picture of the vocalist, who's life and career didn't end in 1980 when Zeppelin called it quits.

Best Film Books of 2013

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

It has been a great big bountiful year for books about the movies. There have been so many worthwhile biographies, critical studies and pictorials it's hard to choose the dozen or even two dozen best books.

Oh God! What a Book on Jesus

Bruce Piasecki | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Bruce Piasecki

Jay Parini offers us in less than 200 pages a warm, bold, strong, well-written historical biography of Jesus Christ. No kidding. It is probably the most reliable biography on Christ written for a century or two.

The Day That Could Have Brought Down Robert Oppenheimer

Shirley Streshinsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Shirley Streshinsky

Three women were central to the scientist's life. One was his best friend. One was his great love. One was his wife. And two of them were members of the Communist Party USA.

1970, a Turning Point in American Cuisine

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

1971, the year when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, is often cited as a turning point for American cuisine.

All Growz Up With Melinda Hill: Andy Dick

Melinda Hill | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

The Wonderful Wine Journey of Alejandro Vigil

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

As winemaker of Catena Zapata, he oversees the enormous and diverse production of one of the country's biggest and most prestigious premium wineries -- think Mondavi -- as well as his own "El Enemigo" line.

6 Whistleblowers Before Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

This week the media can't get enough of 28-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hero/traitor released details of the National Security Agency (N...

The Culture Within: The Day I Met Delores Takes War Bonnet

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Before Ray died of a heart attack at age 57, he told his wife, "You have a book in you. You need to get it out." Delores, 58, is the reason I look at Ray's photo everyday. In April, I made the 14-hour drive from Chicago to Delores' home on Pine Ridge.

WATCH: Wife Of Best-Selling Novelist Admits Husband 'Choreographed An Orgy' In Their Home

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Harold Robbins' wife, Grace, joined HuffPost Live recently to discuss her tell-all memoir about her life married to the notoriously hard-partying nove...

What My Mother Gave Me

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.27.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

In this case, it's a beautiful winter scarf my mother gave me toward the end of her life, probably the last gift I got from her. After she died in 2004, I became more attached to it. The intensity of my feelings about the scarf surprised me.