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What You Don't Know About Immigration and Border Patrol Will Horrify You

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Todd Miller after a friend told me about the amazing work he was doing on the issue of immigration, borders and the people who guard them. My pa...

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

The Iceman: Chilling With Michael Shannon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, The Iceman, is all the chillier because it is based on a true story. A hit man procedural directed by Ariel Vromen, the film opens with a c...

Chaplin's 'Tramp' Hat Sells For A High Price

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money

LOS ANGELES — The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin's costume in "Little Tramp" has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angele...

Why Independent Bookstores Matter

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.29.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Independent bookstores do everything big corporate bookstores do, with only one significant difference: Independents do it better.

On The Artist, The Lure of Nostalgia, and Ten Silent Movies Worth Talking Up

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Just when you start believing there's no hope for anything daring and original coming out of Movieland, something gets released that surprises you. The Artist is one such movie -- and what's new about it is that it's old.

Highland Park Goes Dark -- Is Detroit Next?

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -- As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination comi...

SOMA Isn't a Drug: San Francisco Geography 101

Zachary Ehren | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren



Week one's assignment on the syllabus included immersing myself in the city and taking mental notes of the neighborhoods I passed through. Luckily this assignment came with a cheat sheet.

Finding the City Lights in San Francisco

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 10.02.2011 | San Francisco
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I am a real sucker for independent bookstores. I pretty much melt in a puddle whenever I have the opportunity to go in one. Much less shop. Ohhhh, I get into real trouble. And City Lights is no exception!

"Tear Us Apart" Exclusive: The Real Tuesday Weld Meets The Last Werewolf (audio)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Mike Ragogna

On July 12th, author Glen Duncan's book The Last Werewolf will hit the shelves in a unique way. An identically titled album by the UK group The Real Tuesday Weld will serve as the book's counterpart.

7 Survival Secrets For Independent Bookstores

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 2, 2011 9:23 AM | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

At the Los Angeles Festival of Books, some of the best booksellers on the West Coast shared strategies that helped them survive during these challengi...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After thinking about the too many bookstores that closed this decade, we wanted to celebrate the excellent bookstores that still remain. So, we asked ...

Best Bookstores Of The World

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, a...

Film & Literature: HOWL

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

We sat down with filmmakers Epstein and Friedman at a recent roundtable, where they shared their impressions of Ginsberg, Franco, and what makes HOWL still relevant 55 years after its publication.

Barcelona's Street Lamps Waste No Light On Empty Streets (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In most cities, street lights stay on all night long, even if no one's around. One Barcelona neighborhood is getting around this power suck with an ef...

Movie review: Valentine's Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Valentine's Day wants to do for that Hallmark holiday what Love Actually did for Christmas: exploit it to make a romantic comedy. Just one problem: it's not funny.

Harold Norse, R.I.P.

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

He said he was a poet, too. I no longer recall what we talked about, but it didn't take long for him to invite me back to his room at 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, the so-called Beat Hotel.