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7 Things Italy Can Teach The Rest Of The World

L'Huffington Post | Ilaria Betti | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

What’s the true strength of Italians? Sure, we can cook pasta like nobody else on earth, and we know the right amount of water to use in order to br...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life -- So You Want to Be Famous? What You Need to Know About Celebrity

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 05.13.2014 | Celebrity
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

The negatives of being famous are hardly ever discussed in the media in favor of coverage emphasizing the excessively lavish celebrity lifestyle, giving us a glimpse inside a world beyond our reach.

Simon Dinnerstein's Irregular Grid

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

These pictures, to me, represent an exploded view of the mind of Dinnerstein. He is surrounded by images of significance to him as an artist and as a man.

Penelope Sudrow: A Wandering Waif With a Hint of Noblesse Oblige

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

I met Penelope Sudrow at a backyard party in the Silver Lake home of my actor friend Lee Boek, who runs Public Works Improvisational Theater.

'Dante's Inferno' Is Way Funnier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

While it may be the most famous portion of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy," chances are you weren't laughing too hard if you happened to ever read "...

Brazil Pummels Honduras 5-0 As Scolari's Bench Players Underscore Depth of Selecao's Talent

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an impressive display of goal scoring power against Honduras with a 5-0 victory in Saturday's friendly in Miami that underscored the depth of talent amongst their bench players, most of whom were responsible for today's goals.

Mama Didn't Lie

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Here is a passage from "Dante: The Most Vivid Version," a review essay by Robert Pogue Harrison (The New York Review of Books, 10/24/13) devoted to tw...

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O h...

Dan Brown's Surprising 'Inferno' Wish

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Dan Brown sees the world a little differently than the average person. "I wish I could travel for pleasure," says the author of such...

Dalí’s Twisted Take On Dante

flavorwire.com | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
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In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalí to create 100 watercolors to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy, to coincide with the 700th ...

The Grand Refusal

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

Nostalgic for his student days, Pope Benedict XVI has elected to pass out of history much as he stepped into it: blinking blindly at all the bright lights, never quite certain of how he got there, nor what he was supposed to do with the power he possessed.

The Economist's Inferno

Francis Levy | Posted 03.20.2013 | Media
Francis Levy

Leave it to the venerable Economist to continue to scoop the Internet through sheer ingenuity. Who but The Economist would run a cover story entitled "A Rough Guide to Hell," in its year-end double issue?

New Dan Brown Book Revealed

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books

Inferno, Dan Brown's new book about Dante, is coming out on May 14, 2013 from Doubleday in the U.S., and Transworld Publishers in the UK (a division o...

Another Surprising Secret to Great Novels

Jeff Klima | Posted 02.01.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

"If your book ain't wrote with ease, it's weak on the wet, brown breeze." You can thank me when you're prolific.

Good News From the "Omega Point"

Ken Atchity | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Ken Atchity

If we were created in the image of God (aka the consciousness behind the universe), why wouldn't we evolve toward being godlike?

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.

Perpetual Virginity: Five Writers Who Turned Unrequited Love Into Literary Gold

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.26.2012 | Books
Christopher Zara

Here are five literary giants whose hearts were impaled by Cupid's arrow in the most brutal way. Rather than wallow in self-pity, these tortured scribes picked themselves up and stabbed Cupid right back -- with their pens.

2 Million Bodies Were Used To Make This

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

Angelo Musco's childhood story could arguably be a terrifying fairy tale. His mother gave birth to four children before him, each one bigger than the...

Ask Pastor Paul: Answering Questions About The Afterlife

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Dear Pastor Paul, When I was eight I was taught two things in the same week. The first was that accepting Jesus was the only path to heaven; and the second was that there were a billion people in China who had never heard the name Jesus.

'Do You Have Any Shakespeare Translated Into English?' And 12 Other Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Is it really possible that some people don't know who Dante is, or, more shockingly, Shakespeare? According to bookstore employees, there are such peo...

WATCH: Dante's 'Inferno,' The Stick Figure Edition

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When you're too lazy to read an entire book ... and even lazier still not to read the CliffNotes ... then you can turn to this hilarious, shabbily ani...

AUCTION HOUSE EXHIBIT: Art Inspired By 'Divine Comedy' On View At Sotheby's

nytimes.com | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The line between auction houses and art galleries keeps blurring. It is no longer unusual for Sotheby's and Christie's to take over entire galleries. ...

John Kerry's Afghan Dereliction of Duty

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

John Kerry should re-read his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, eloquently urging a withdrawal of United States forces from Vietnam, as he contemplates his duty towards Afghanistan.

Dante's 'Divine Comedy' Reimagined As Graphic Novel

Seymour Chwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seymour Chwast

I took on this project with great trepidation because so many great artists have already interpreted this important work. Never mind, I took advantag...

TECHNOLOGY IN ART: Clicking Michelangelo's Ceiling

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

Not long ago, I posted a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel on my Facebook page. This isn't an online slide show or video guide through a Rome museum ...