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Dantes Inferno

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?

'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 "...

Telling the Difference Between the Church and Hell

Michael Pettinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

I'm not fond of the words "conservative" and "liberal," particularly when they're used to describe Catholics. Being Catholic, after all, means being part of the Body of Christ.

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

What Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Teaches Us About Judaism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

A thriller incorporating the work of the 14th century poet Dante Alighieri, 18th century philosopher Thomas Malthus and 21st century gene manipulation, the novel puts into perspective differences between Catholic and Jewish visions of hell, and the way our respective histories have shaped our contemporary circumstances.

Galileo's Journey to Hell and Back

Mario Livio | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

In 1588, shortly before he assumed the position of lecturer in mathematics at Pisa, the 24-year-old Galileo Galilei was invited by the Florentine Academy to present two lectures with an unusual title: "On the Shape, Location, and Size of Dante's Inferno."

Alzheimer's Journal: Tears for Yesterday

Marie Marley | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It was the first time I'd felt the full force of having lost Ed to Alzheimer's. The first time I'd cried about it. For in all those years, I'd never realized until right then just how much I'd loved Ed -- and loved him still.

Playa Odyssey

Tamsin Smith | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

If one thinks about it, there is a heaven and hell inside each of us. Life most truly is (as Blake posits) a constant tug of logic and stability against unrestrained creative energy and chaos.

Lee Speigel

Israeli Scientists Search For 'Gateway To Hell'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

It's an ancient legend: Located in scattered areas of Earth are openings, doorways, gates, if you will, to some unseen underworld, also variously refe...

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.

Regarding Rodin, A Grotesque Love Affair

Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts

Auguste Rodin was considered a master of modern sculpture, although he had no personal goal to rebel against the past. Perhaps that is why Rachel Knee...

Your Turn To Invent A Literary Board Game

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

I'm excited about playing 'The Road to Canterbury', but surely there are other books that would translate well into dice-rolling entertainment?...

'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. ...

UNDERGROUND ART: Dante's Inferno Underneath Waterloo Station

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Americans are in trouble unless the UK increases exports. There they are, smugly denying us their resources like David Beckham on the bench. We need t...

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...

High Art for the Low Brow

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Rovello

It's more than a little surprising to see a new crop of console games trading in the old standards (football, hookers, zombies, guns) for a far older standard: renaissance art and literary classics.

Dante's `Inferno' Video Game

AP | LOU KESTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While literary classics rarely get turned into video games, they share some DNA. Where would role-playing games be without "The Lord of the Rings"? Wh...

Five Sequels to the Dante's Inferno Video Game

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laurence Hughes

Five video games based on classic literature that are guaranteed to put the gory back in allegory.

Classic Literature That Should Be Video Games

ew.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Abandon all hope ye who enter the secret code to Level 9. The first part of Dante Alighieri's pre-Renaissance masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, has been...