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New York's Water Towers Have Inspired Photographer Ronnie Farley for Over 30 Years

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.06.2014 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Farley's work can currently be seen at the Howland Center in Beacon, New York. The Howland is featuring an exhibit of her work with cowgirls, Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West until the end of January.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

Music and Memory in the Real-Life Narnia: Alan Doyle Works Wizardry on Where I Belong

Jaime Lubin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Alan Doyle is a self-professed lucky bastard, and I suspect he may also be magic.

A Writer's Guide to Being a Writer 6: The Influencer - The Loudest Voice in the Room

Dan Miles | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

I like to think everyone has a superpower; a special gift that they're born with; like my friend Chris for instance who can get an entire Satsuma under his foreskin.

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 10.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.

Lou and Lee in the Island of Perfection, a Greek Writer's Tale

Maria Zavakou | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Maria Zavakou

Ever since I was a child, I loved storytelling. I used it in making my own Muppet shows, in-school fanzines, and invent stories when I was at home. It...

A Writer's Guide - Part 5: Why "I'm Just Being Realistic" are the Worst Words in The English Language

Dan Miles | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's been ten weeks since my novel Filthy Still was released and nine since it went bestseller and I am no closer to figuring out how I managed it than I was eight weeks ago.

The War of the Roses, 25 Years Later

Warren Adler | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.

The International Gay: Around the World in Three LGBT Books

Janet Mason | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

One of the things that I love about being part of the LGBT community is feeling strongly connected to the rainbow way that spans the globe. Sometimes our experiences are different -- vastly so -- but there is some commonality in struggle and, for me and most likely for many others, this increases empathy and identification.

Living Marriage Equality: Redeeming the Dream and All I Love and Know

Janet Mason | Posted 10.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I am a new convert to the cause of same-sex marriage. I have been a lesbian for most of my life and a second generation feminist. When I was young, I never dreamed of being married. When I came out (in the early 1980s), I was hugely relieved that I had dodged the matrimonial bullet.

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer Part 2: Networking - The Quiet Art of Making Yourself Sound Awesome Whilst Pretending to Listen to Someone Else

Dan Miles | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's not that I don't like talking to people; I was once a stand up comic, so I'm not exactly shy and retiring. It's just that it's so bloody soulless. Frankly I would rather gargle leftover lipo fat than network.

What Are People Reading On Their Commutes?

Posted 09.19.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Last Book by Reinier Gerritsen: In 2008, on a hot day in May, I was walking along the Thirty-Third Street subw...

A 75th Anniversary This Month: The Wizard of Oz!

Jay Scarfone | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

In honor of its 75th anniversary, my co-author, William Stillman, of the new compendium The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, and I look back at some of the origins of what is arguably the best-loved motion picture of all time.

How Far Your Favorite Authors Went For Their Love Of Books

Posted 08.11.2014 | OWN

...because when you really love something, you'll do anything for it. Books Made Me: Mouth Off When I was in second grade, my teacher would pa...

'Just Know That I Am a Person' -- Three New Books on Transgender Issues

Janet Mason | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Rigid gender roles are irritating to many of us, damaging to society at large (whether people know it or not), and absolutely toxic to gender nonconforming children and their families. But like it or not, there are "boy's toys" and "girl's toys" and they are marketed aggressively.

Cora Carmack Talks About Real-Life Romance and Writing New Adult Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Raised in a small Texas town, she now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

Top 10 Father Figures in Literature: Great Reads for Father's Day

Allison Pataki | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

This weekend we will celebrate our fathers and the important men in our lives. In their honor I've come up with my list of top ten great reads about great father figures in literature.

Maddie Crum

The Book We're Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books

I'll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin Other Press, $15.95 Publishes June 3, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining pl...

Julianne Moore Launches App for her Best Selling Children's Book Character Freckleface Strawberry

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Holly Cara Price

Julianne Moore's acting career began with theatre and television roles in the early-mid 1980's and has since soared to a rarified prominence that very few actors can lay claim to.

Rush Limbaugh's Rush Revere and Other Books About the Pilgrims

Monica Edinger | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

The history offered is a fictional form of the Pilgrim story, the one most of us of a certain age grew up with and not unexpected given the author's known conservative stance. But it is the writing itself that really makes it such a dreadful book.

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Colson Whitehead On Poker, Humor And His To-Read List

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.09.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Colson Whitehead is t...

Lesbian Author Tackles Edmund White, Gains a Deeper Understanding of the Gay Icon, the Writer, the Human Being

Janet Mason | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.

5 Delicious Foods You Can Find In Your Own Backyard (NEW BOOK)

Ava Chin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Ava Chin

Why weed out what's naturally tasty and nutritious? Healthy, edible plants are flourishing across the country -- and potentially even in your own backyard. So toss those fussy herbicides and dig in. Foraging for your own food proves that the best things in life really are free.

5 Questions for Poets: Part 5

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Some of America's top poets respond to questions by readers of poetry in this final blog for National Poetry Month 2014.