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The Triumph of the Cyclops Polyphemus

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The ancient Greeks were primarily very small family farmers, intimately connected to the land and the growing of food. Agriculture for the Greeks was ...

The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Hospitality is an industry in the United States, not a way of living.

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

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...

The Odyssey (In My Own Words)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Calypso: Odysseus, I'm so much hotter than your wife. Just stay on this island forever, and let's be immortal together. I can totally arrange it. ...

5 Terrifyingly Treacherous Hosts In Literature

James Heffernan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
James Heffernan

Macbeth is surely one of the worst hosts ever dreamed up by a playwright, but he has plenty of company in literature as a whole.

Alaska Man Treats Gunshot To The Head With Ointment

AP | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weird News

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old Anchor Point man is expected to make a full recovery after initially treating a gunshot wound to the head for fiv...

Now You Can Play With Legos Of Your Favorite 'Simpsons' Characters

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

A new set of characters from "The Simpsons" have been brought to the world of Lego. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and in honor of the 25th anni...

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

An Iliad at Broad Stage

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by Joan Marcus Denis O'Hare gives a bravura solo performance in his Obie-award winning adaptation with collaborator and director Lisa Peterson...

The Garden of Alkinoos -- in America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Homer and Hesiod spoke with passion about the agrarian nature of Greek civilization. They wrote their immortal epics sometimes in the eighth century BCE.

Giving Thanks for the Blind Cat Who Taught Me What to See

Gwen Cooper | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Gwen Cooper

I always knew -- or thought I knew -- that when Homer died, his page would die with him. It was inexpressibly painful to think about losing both Homer and my community at the same time.

Beware of Geeks...

David Sable | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
David Sable

Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today's digital-centric world. My answer: Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

Everybody Say 'OPA!'

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The notion of the "good life" can be viewed as the human quest for meaning, a formidable challenge that involves both making a living and making a life that really matters, that has significance.

Bald Cats, Putin, Homer and Algorithms

David Sable | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
David Sable

Bottom line -- learn -- learn from the greats. Don't fall into the conceit that the fabulous technology we have today has created a revolution in human behavior.

18 Ancient 'Odyssey' Mosaics Stolen In Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

At least 18 ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer's "The Odyssey" have been stolen in northern Syria, the culture minister was quoted as saying ...

Reconstructing Pacific Gray Whale Skeleton Takes An Alaskan Village

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.12.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

After 14 years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, will soon be home to a Pacific gray whale skeleton, the...

Climate Advice to New York City: Act Like an Island

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?

Berkeley Rep's An Iliad Transforms an Ancient Tale Into Timeless Drama

Leo Stutzin | Posted 12.22.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

One actor, roaming a stage that is nearly bare; one musician, lodged in a tiny balcony overlooking the performance space; a torrent of words -- some ferocious, some tranquil -- that recount events which may have taken place some 3,200 years ago.

David Lohr

High School Football Player And Brother Charged In Beer Bottle Sodomy Of Juvenile

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

A high school football player and his brother have been arrested by authorities in Alaska for allegedly raping a drunken teenage boy with a beer bottl...

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

Musing About Muses (Part 1)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Do you realize that we all have an intuitive muse available to us? All we have to do is extend an invitation.

Homer's Epic Tale Condensed Into 100 Minutes

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Greek poet Homer's 8th-century B.C. epic, "The Iliad," told the story of the mythical 10-year Trojan War, featuring two warrior heroes, th...

Guy Maddin On His Latest Film, "Keyhole"

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

TORONTO — Not even the director Guy Maddin is certain how to classify a Guy Maddin movie. The Winnipeg-born filmmaker is known for his experimental,...

WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Goes Greek

Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy

Sassy Gay Friend is back, and this time he's coming to the rescue of Odysseus from Homer's "The Odyssey." It seems that the book could have been a who...