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Ethan Hawke Begged Richard Linklater For A Part In His New Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

"An Evening With Ethan Hawke" is an invitation as mysterious and elusive as they come. Does that entail eating filet mignon and chatting with the Osca...

Ethan Hawke Calls Robin Williams A 'Light For The World'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment

Ethan Hawke's second major film, 1989's "Dead Poets Society," placed the young actor under the tutelage of Robin Williams. During a new interview with...

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Bruce Lesley

Teachers can and do make a real difference in children's lives, and a real reform agenda would make investments in improving teacher quality. But we must not pretend that eliminating due process would improve teacher quality, that raising students' test scores is the sole solution or that teacher quality is the only educational obstacle facing students.

Stand on the Table!

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world.

Depression Is An Illness, But I'm Proof You Can Be Happy Again

Ally Del Monte | Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

People don't think rich, famous, funny people can suffer from depression. But they can. I know from experience that sometimes the ones who seem like they have the most going for them can be holding on by the slimmest threads.

How Robin Williams Inspired Kids to Become Teachers...or Just Drop Out and Join a Band

Jessica Prois | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Jessica Prois

The "What will your verse be?" scene was the first time school seemed relevant to life in general.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

What Dead Poets Society Taught Me About Being a Teacher

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating.

Robin Williams: Drugs, Depression and Laughter

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Reef Karim, D.O.

Personally, I was deeply effected by Robin Williams passing. I grew up with him. He was a part of my childhood and adult life. I, like may others, will really miss his spirit and his talent. He made me laugh and helped me realize the power of comedy and laughter in my personal and professional life. I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine." And our world just lost some really good medicine.

'O Captain! My Captain! You Will Be Missed!'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy

To say it was an emotional night on "The Tonight Show" would definitely be an understatement. Before getting too far into the show Tuesday night, J...

The Artists & Animators Behind Disney's Aladdin Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Jim Hill | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you were to ask members of the general public which Disney character they most closely associated with this late comic genius... Well, it wouldn't be even close. It was Williams' hilarious & heartfelt voice work as the Genie in 1992's Aladdin.

O Captain My Captain

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Zachary Dominitz

I don't know what age we are when we truly understand that we die. We learn it early enough as fact, sure, as part of what happens on this human journey. And we go on to lose friends, relatives, teachers, icons. And still, it remains 'out there', removed, happening to other people, because we're still here.

A Look At Robin Williams' Most Distinctive Roles

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

The kinetic bundle of energy that was Robin Williams took on many forms during a long and versatile career. He may have been best known for his fast-t...

Robin Williams In 'Dead Poets Society' Inspired A Generation

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

When Robin Williams died on Monday, August 11, the world looked back on his most memorable roles from his diverse and iconic career. His performance a...

This Man Has Visited 300 Dead Poets' Graves

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.04.2013 | Books

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who's devoted himself to honoring the memory of poets from the past has now visited 300 grave ...

The Best Movies For Fall

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment

At long last, the sweltering summer temperatures are dipping. Sunday marks the first official day of fall, and we're welcoming it by recalling some of...

Mike Ryan

He's Been Working On The Same Movie For The Past 11 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Ethan Hawke is, for a lack of a better term, a straight shooter. He's not the type of actor who, when discussing the new film he's promoting, makes it...

Ethan Hawke: An American in Paris

Tribeca | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

We recently had the chance to speak with Ethan Hawke, who raved about working with Pawlikowski and also dished on his love of European movies, Sidney Lumet, and genre filmmaking.

Lessons From Educators on the Big Screen Part I

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The factor that ultimately determines how successful a student will become academically is the teacher(s) that they are assigned to.

Dead Poets Society Lied: What the Movies Don't Teach You About Student Resistance

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2011 | Home
John Hrabe

Our natural reaction to contrasting views should always be to speak out ourselves, not shut our opponents up. Muslim students get the same First Amendment protections as Israeli ambassadors.

The 'Dead Poets Society' Guide to Teaching

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Caroline Hagood

John Keating, the unorthodox, visionary teacher Williams plays in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society reminds us what the best kinds of teachers do for their students.

Celebrate American Literature on the 1st Annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

Poetry is a thing of the past, unless you include rap as poetic play-on-prose. But there's one man out there keeping the literature alive. Walter Skol...

Dead Poets Society Founder Wants To Start Dead Poets Remembrance Day

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PORTLAND, Maine — A former teacher who founded the Dead Poets Society of America and traveled 15,000 miles to document the graves of poets has a...

Let Us Now Praise Undead Poets

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Are all poets dead poets? Not a super cheerful thought here in the midst of a rainy Chicago spring, but it would solve some things if it were true.