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Celebrity Collector: John Force

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

John Force began his career in racing with the reputation of a "disaster on wheels" and turned into the winningest driver in drag racing history.

When Ideologues Take Over the Administrative State: Punishing Ivory Owners Rather Than Saving Elephants

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Poaching has increased over the last decade, putting African elephants at risk. Additional global cooperation is necessary to save them. But America is not the problem.

Celebrity Collector: Richard Gunn

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actor Richard Gunn showed me that the interest is still there. When he's not filming television series, Granite Flats, or wrapping his latest film, Dark Places with Charlize Theron, he is enjoying a "pipe dream" of his own.

Celebrity Collector: Holly Robinson Peete

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actress Holly Robinson Peete was great to interview as she was a memory from my teen years, her collecting interests began with a favorite item from her childhood, and one of her passions has to do with children.

Celebrity Collector: Billie Myers

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Photo Credit: Billie Myers In 1997, British musician Billie Myers debuted the album Growing Pains and it's first single, "Kiss the Rain" quickly b...

Celebrity Collector: Alison Sweeney

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Rafalovich Alison Sweeney has been a regular on your television screen since she was 5 years old. You might not remember her or...

Celebrity Collector: Tony Parker

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.26.2014 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Photo Credit: Tissot Swiss Watches As a native Texan, sports become part of your life right from the start. Your days are consumed by an afternoon...

Celebrity Collector: Alysia Reiner

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actress Alysia Reiner took time out of her busy filming schedule to talk with me about the Season 2 debut of Orange is the New Black, an upcoming film she is developing, and her passion for collecting.

Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

This veteran actor also has another talent you might not realize. He has been the voice of numerous characters in animated series such as Batman, Jonny Quest, Justice League and Scooby Doo. When I learned he was a serious Animation Art enthusiast, it made me wonder if his fascination began early on, or if working in the cartoon world ignited the spark...

Around the World in 12 Objects

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Here is my virtual road map, through objects I have collected from traveling to the ends of the earth and back. What inspires you to travel? What have you collected to save the memories?

Celebrity Collector: Brian McKnight

Reyne Haines | Posted 09.28.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I was very excited when the opportunity arose to interview R&B singer Brian McKnight. I have been a fan of his music for quite some time. I was hooked from the first song "One Last Cry" and many ever since.

Celebrity Collector: David Arquette

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.04.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Recently, I learned that Arquette is a collector. I then learned that what he collects is the key element in scary movies that creeps me the most...puppets.

Celebrity Collector: Maximilien de Hoop Cartier

Reyne Haines | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Reyne Haines

I have been a fan of Cartier timepieces and jewelry for many years, so I was excited to find out what someone whose family brand has been coveted by collectors for over 100 years finds worthy of collecting!

Confessions of a Guitar-a-holic

Jim Moret | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Jim Moret

Well into my forties, I still had two guitars from my boyhood and I had added a couple more when "IT" came along and transformed my love into an addiction. "IT" was eBay.

Collecting Popular Culture

Laura Woolley | Posted 04.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura Woolley

In the world of pop-culture memorabilia it seems that some entertainers are supreme.

Celebrity Collector: Moe Prigoff

Reyne Haines | Posted 02.12.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I was completely enamored with Storage Wars the first time I caught it on TV. It is the ultimate in gambling and I live vicariously through my friend Dr. Prigoff, or "Moe" as they call him on Storage Wars: Texas.

Celebrity Collector: Brian Kelsey

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.30.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Brian is that guy you've seen on Martha Stewart, Fox & Friends, HGTV, etc. Hot guy, repurposing furniture, DIY projects -- you can't miss him!

10 Things You Need To Know About Your Collectibles

Elyse Luray | Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elyse Luray

The first rule of thumb is to find something to collect that makes you happy.

Celebrity Collector: Hal Sparks

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I had the pleasure of talking with Hal recently about his career and his passion for guitars. I also found out he's a talented musician. He has performed with Sebastian Bach, Wynonna Judd and Gladys Night. That's pretty serious!

A Halloween Treat -- The Elusive Thurl Ravenscroft Single: A 30 Year Search Comes to an End

Bob Purse | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

Today's story begins with another story, from another time and place: It's 1982, and I'm in the music library of Northwestern University.

Reel to Reel to Reality: A Life of Recording and Collecting

Bob Purse | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

A dozen years ago, I had a couple of conversations with a young person I knew, during which I mentioned my pastime of collecting, er...passion to collect the recorded ephemera of many years ago.

Dime Costs A Pretty Penny

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

PHILADELPHIA — A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction. An anonymous bidder won the pristine c...

Basma Al Sulaiman Shakes Things Up With a Virtual Museum for Her Adventurous Collection

ARTINFO | Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

The high-energy, low-profile collector Basma Al Sulaiman resists easy classification. Divorced and living in London since 2000, she has built a collec...

Modern Painters's 50 Most Exciting Art Collectors Under 50 (Part 1)

ARTINFO | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

The following article is from the July/August issue of Modern Painters. To see an illustrated gallery of the figures listed here, with their descripti...

Mike Wolfe's Latest Picking Hit

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Mike Wolfe, host and creator of your favorite History Channel show, American Pickers found his calling as a picker when he was a kid. When he told me about his latest endeavor, KidPickers.com, I was somehow not surprised.