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Free Shakespeare in the Park Coming Back to Coconut Grove

Tom Falco | Posted 10.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shell Lumber in 2012 Shakespeare Miami is back in Coconut Grove after a one year absence. Coming up in th...

How to Get Away From It All by Going Nowhere: Movies

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

What does the outside world look like to the disturbed? Or is the question how does the outside disturbed world look to individuals trying to maintain...

QUIZ: How Many Classic Books Have You ACTUALLY Read?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

...Or did you just skim your way through English lit?

A Big Spring for Tony Classics

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write about the Tony Awards a lot. I admit it. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Post's Michael Riedel wrote about Cabaret's potential eligibility...

10 Greatest Travel Books Of All Time

Budget Travel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Despite their differences in genre and style, these books all give an unforgettable sense of place -- whether that place is a small patch of ground, an entire continent, or just the wrinkles of the writer's mind.

Once More in Defense of Fantasy: A Response to Joanna Trollope

Foz Meadows | Posted 12.10.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

Just when I think the literary establishment can become no more obliviously dismissive of SFF as a genre, along comes Joanna Trollope to complain that fantasy novels, while "a lovely escape," fail to provide a strong enough sense of moral guidance for children.

11 Required Reading Books You Should Re-Read

Madeleine Crum | Posted 09.10.2013 | Books

Which required reading books (and plays, and epic poems) should your blow the dust off of now that you're older, wiser, and no longer snickering too m...

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.

10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep

| Posted 06.03.2013 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus: Starting in early June, Kirkus is going to publish our best bets for the new fiction and nonfiction that will deli...

24 Classic Books' Original Titles

Posted 05.22.2013 | Books

Yesterday, we came across this awesome piece that Book Riot did of 5 classic books with awful original titles (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT FAULKNER'S THE SOU...

In The Great Gatsby, What Makes Gatsby Great?

Quora | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Cristina Hartmann, Writer Jay Gatsby is so great, so compelling because he's one of th...

9 Books to Get Kids Hooked on Reading for Life

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From the classics to more recent must-reads, fantasy to funny, these essential books will engage, entertain and maybe even enlighten kids and teens.

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

Read the Classics in 2013!

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
C. Christopher Smith

I'm issuing a challenge to readers for the new year: for every new book that you read this year, read (or-re-read) a classic book. I am going to attempt to undertake this challenge myself.

10 Childhood Favorites, All Grown Up

Food52 | Posted 11.10.2012 | Taste
Food52

Childhood favorites -- we love them for a reason. From s'mores at summer camp to chicken soup on a snow day, childhood favorites easily bring back nostalgic memories by the mouthful.

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

What Was Your Gateway Drug Into Classical Music?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There seem to be fewer and fewer "classical music people" in the world, but we like to think there's still a number of you out and about. Some classic...

Is This Book A Classic?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Annemarie Dooling

Last week we unveiled to the world our next book choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. Our readers rallied and voted on four choices we eagerly pi...

The Sun Also Rises: HuffPost Book Club Discussion

Posted 07.13.2012 | Books

Join our discussion on The Sun Also Rises by looking through our chapter updates, video updates and conversations below. Andrew Losowsky, Books Ed...

Applied Classics: François Hollande and the Socialists of Golden-Age Athens

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Lex Paulson

The French president-elect might find an interesting lesson on socialist leadership in the far distance of fifth-century B.C. Europe, and specifically from the two men who dominated left-wing politics in the twilight of Athens' golden age.

The Loss of the Old

Carey Perloff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Carey Perloff

Why do we assume classics are impenetrable and obsolete? Why do we imagine that an ecology that privileges "emerging artists" while all but abandoning mature ones, let alone historical ones, will have resonance in the long run?

What Is a Literary Novel?

Warren Adler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Does durability, for example, constitute an important definition of what is or becomes a literary novel? How does a novel become a classic? Who determines what becomes a classic?

Applied Classics: The Roman Romney: Why Rich Guys Fail at Politics

Lex Paulson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

How then can someone so successful at making money be so comically unskilled at managing his political brand? For three potentially revealing answers, consider the case of Marcus Licinius Crassus, ally and bankroller of Julius Caesar.

Springtime for Picture Books

Jay Bushara | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Jay Bushara

Every few weeks, a book shoots briefly across the publishing firmament which restores and even enlivens my faith in the future of this often underesti...

Applied Classics: Santorum, Herodotus and the Art of Political Fantasy

Lex Paulson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Lex Paulson

Never underestimate the political power of a tall tale. Dog-headed men. The climate hoax. Super-sized, gold-digging ants. Class warfare. 300 Greeks against five million Persians. Pray away the gay.