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Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books
Laurie Nadel

I first met Peter Matthiessen on June 30, 1998 and had the exceptional privilege of becoming his student for four years. This excerpt from my book des...

Want to Know How Cassandra Clare's Widely Anticipated Clockwork Princess Begins?

William Henderson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
William Henderson

Two hours and about 30,000 tweets later, the full cover was revealed, #ClockworkPrincess was a worldwide Twitter trending topic, and fans of the series were already critiquing what the cover does -- and doesn't -- show.

Charles Ferguson: How A Bank Self Destructs

Charles Ferguson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Charles Ferguson

One fascinating question about the financial crisis is how and why the CEOs of major banks could have tolerated behavior that destroyed their own companies.

Too Much Fun: The 'Infinite Jest' Audiobook Has No Endnotes

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.20.2012 | Books

On March 27, Hachette Audio released David Foster Wallace's magnum opus "Infinite Jest" -- most of it, at least -- as a 56-hour-long audiobook. Th...

EXCERPT: How Republican Infighting Damaged The Budget

Posted 03.19.2012 | Books

In a recent interview with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner claimed that President Barack Obama "lost courage" last...

The Little Bride

Anna Solomon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weddings
Anna Solomon

My novel, The Little Bride, begins in a basement in Odessa, where 16-year-old maidservant Minna Losk is being given her "Look" - an examination to see if she's sufficiently "fit" (i.e., "virginal") to become a mail-order bride to America.

The Novel That Made A Former CIA Director Think The Author Was A Spook

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Early this year, former CIA director Porter Goss read the novel "Twice a Spy" in manuscript form and wondered how a Huffington Post columnist knew so ...

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 2 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alice Schroeder

Buffett would always love reading newspapers, but his investing was tightly focused on simple businesses that were as close to immortal as possible. Newspapers no longer qualified.

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 1 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Schroeder

Warren Buffett is never more himself than when he is given the chance to invest in something he wants at a price of his choosing.

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 3 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alice Schroeder

Buffett had indeed learned through experience that "when in doubt keep holding"; he said, "I've made most of my money sitting on my ass."

Fighting My Own Drug War: An Excerpt From What's Left of Us

Richard Farrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Farrell

Heroin is not a cold-shake like cocaine. The impurities used to cut heroin need to be cooked off in boiling water before you shoot it intravenously.

Opening the Black Box of Peer Review

Michèle Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michèle Lamont

An essay excerpted from How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Harvard University Press) Excellence is the holy grail o...

Waiting for a Twitch

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jan Herman

Malcolm Mc Neill's memoir about his longtime collaboration with William S. Burroughs, Observed While Falling, is just as spellbinding as his show at Salomon Arts in Manhattan.

Exclusive Excerpt From New James Bond Novel

Vanity Fair | Sebastian Faulks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

To honor Ian Fleming's centenary, one of Britain's top novelists has accepted espionage fiction's ultimate challenge: reviving James Bond. In an excl...