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Greek Mythology

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 3)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Odysseus: Athena, 50 suitors is a lot for one man to kill. Also, what if the bronze weapons melt? I'm also unclear on the omen re: the dove and the ...

Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Myths and Mazes: The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In The Door in the Mountain Caitlin Sweet's work ventures into new territory for the author in two ways: It is YA, and it is a Greek mythology retelling -- in this case, the myth of Theseus.

Hermes, God of Geeks?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Hermes, the Greek God with wings on his shoes and wide-brimmed hat, carries a caduceus staff. Known to the Romans as Mercury, Hermes is also the Lord of Information: the patron god of... geeks.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Aphrodite Rising... as Beyoncé?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Not only was Queen Bey's 16-minute VMA medley from her self-titled album flawless and edgy, but it was a testament to the power and majesty of a woman who knows her worth -- the embodiment of Aphrodite. After watching Beyoncé's performance, you may agree that Aphrodite isn't dead but merely had a costume change.

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Translating Jean Racine

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

Woman: A Hidden Power

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.24.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Symeonidou

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because t...

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 2)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said anyt...

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

This Young Mythology Expert Can't Get Enough Of Folklore

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Stoppard and Sappho

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As I read the two new Sappho poems for the first time, I thought of Stoppard constantly. It seemed as if he'd somehow conjured them into re-existing, to me at least, by the graceful, gracious way he treated Sappho in his most recent stage play.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Sequel Sees Author Open Up

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

I had two different screen names -- one for the regular rooms, and one for the gay chat rooms. Even with the anonymity of a screen name, I didn't want my straight "cyberfriends" to see me in gay rooms.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Eros in a Bottle

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

His name is Emmanuel Maniadakis and the "Eros" apple ice cider he produces is strictly made with the purest organic products on the outskirts of Montreal where his vast orchards form an impressive sight.

Proof That There's Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

Angelina Jolie: Goddess, Amazon, Woman

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Celebrity
Tracey Cleantis

Much is made over the material girl's multitudes of metamorphosis. For those of you too young to remember, I speak of Madonna. And, yes, the Divine M...

Hangout and About, Part 4: Delta Rae's Storybook Rise is No Myth

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Delta Rae might sound like the down-home name of a backwoods country singer but it's really just Greek to Brittany Holljes. "I think there are a lot ...

Should God Be Indicted?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Janet Tavakoli

My recently published thriller, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, is a tale of intrigue about Jesuits who blackmail the pope with secret documents, and...

Aphrodite's Love

Lisa Levart | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

Aphrodite, who in Greek mythology arose from the foam of the elemental waters, celebrates love and sexuality as an embodied divinity.