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Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
Joel K. Goldstein

All of these works have enriched my life, and invite rereading, and I commend them to those who have not yet experienced Ed's help in shaping their thinking and the enjoyment that inevitably comes from reading his work.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: A Challenge for 2014

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Give it a try. Make it a goal to write every day (or almost every day or at least on a regular basis) in 2014. Write when it's early, write when it's late, write during your lunch hour, or your train commute, write whenever it suits you.

Henry James on Late Bloomers

David Galenson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Psychologists believe that creativity is only for the young. They are wrong. They don't understand experimental creativity. They might take a lesson from Henry James, who did.

The Rise of the New Book

Jeff Klima | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?

ReThink Review: What Maisie Knew -- Divorce Through a Child's Eyes

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Divorce is common enough these days that people are familiar with what an ugly and painful process it can be, which probably explains why most people wouldn't rush to see a movie about it in their free time

Finding Out What Maisie Knew From the Adults Around Her

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Onata Aprile is at the center of the film as Maisie, in an almost eerily natural, watchful performance. She always seems to be in the camera's focus, while the marital squabbles and romantic entanglements explode in the background.

Movie Review: What Maisie Knew

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Adapted and extrapolated from Henry James' novel of the same name, What Maisie Knew is a film that puts the audience right in the title character's world -- and forces it to experience it the way she does.

PHOTOS: 7 Impossible But Awesome Romantic Author Pairings

John J. Healey | Posted 06.30.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

As someone whose heroes are almost exclusively literary, it is hard to describe the emotions I felt discovering the love affair that occurred in the summer and fall of 1851 between Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville.

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.

Chaim Potok's Asher Lev Still Lives

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Did I mention that he is a Hasidic Jew? Asher Lev makes Matisyahu look like beat-boxing was never meant for anything more racy than a bar mitzvah.

Ghosts

Tony Woodcock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Woodcock

Why do we love terrifying ourselves? I am sure we've all experienced those spine-tingling moments as a child telling the most frightening stories late at night when parents are asleep.

The Joseph Epstein Cult

Francis Levy | Posted 12.06.2012 | Books
Francis Levy

Joseph Epstein's "The James cult" in the October 2012 The New Criterion is a terrific essay. He calls himself a Jacobite, a wonderful locution in and ...

Happiness Depending on Marriage? A Feminist Response to Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens in The Heiress

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Jessica Chastain's ascent up the onstage staircase in the final scene of The Heiressis an inspiring moment in a play that is nothing but thought-provoking and timely -- unsettlingly so.

Stage Door: The Heiress, Ivanov, No Escape

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"Revenge is a dish best served cold." The sentiment comes courtesy of The Godfather, but it applies to the moving Broadway revival of The Heiress at the Walter Kerr.

The Heiress Inherits a Natural Beauty

Zach Udko | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Zach Udko

Asking an audience to believe that Chastain could stroll through Washington Square Park without attracting the eye of a single bachelor requires a highly active imagination.

First Nighter: Jessica Chastain as 'The Heiress' -- or Not

David Finkle | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

It's as simple as this: If you've got a play called The Heiress, it's absolutely obligatory that whoever assumes the eponymous role is utterly persuasive. Unfortunately, that's not the case at the Walter Kerr.

Modern Love, Set In The 1850s

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.26.2012 | Arts

“I think that I’ve always been a great lover of Henry James,” director Moisés Kaufman told The Huffington Post in a recent interview. "He had s...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

Henry James: Vanilla Ice Cream with Brandied Peaches

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books
Nicole Villeneuve

For the James family, canning peaches was one way to keep that taste of summer all year round. Add a little brandy to the syrup before canning them, and you have an extra-special treat; spooned over ice cream, they were James' favorite dessert.

In Response to Anthony Lane's New Yorker Piece on The Portrait of a Lady

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Anthony Lane has just written about The Portrait of a Lady. Although Lane is his usual charming self, things are different when he gets to Henry James. I hate to admit it even to myself, but I think I think he misses the point of James' novel.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

PHOTOS: 3 Amazing Literary Pilgrimages

Tania Seibert | Posted 10.07.2012 | Books
Tania Seibert

Despite the sweat stains, blistered toes, and hefty amount of complaining, on my part, during these scheduled hikes to each writer's house, there is no sweeter taste than that of completing a 12 mile hike with an afternoon nap in Virginia Woolf's garden.

Welcome to HuffPost DC and Our 'City of Conversation'

Michael Grass | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Michael Grass

As Henry James wrote, "Washington talks about herself, and about nothing else." At HuffPost DC, we hope to make sense of all that conversation, and host the discussion, too.

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

Top 10 Tales Of Americans In Europe

guardian.co.uk | Esi Edugyan | Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

From Henry James to James Baldwin, the novelist chooses the best books exploring the New World's romance with 'that dazzling, elusive, imaginary place...