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Jean Paul Sartre

Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

Connecting Through Eye Contact

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Eye contact, along with the connection it may bring, can become a kind of mindfulness practice. We can notice what we're experiencing in our stomach or heart as we gaze into our lover's magical eyes. Maybe there's a delightful sense of warmth and expansiveness, or a fear of losing ourselves.

Liberty, Equality, and -- Especially -- Fraternity

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In this time of provocative and suggestive "quenelles" and bananas hurled at government officials, of rancid hatred and incendiary clamor, of generalized resentment and vindictive rivalries, we have forgotten a word that badly needs reinventing. That word is fraternity.

Terrence McNally's Valentine to The Pearl Theater Company

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Onstage backstage, at the Pearl Theater's production of "And Away We Go," six actors celebrate theater history. Set in the detritus of years of costum...

Telling the Difference Between the Church and Hell

Michael Pettinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

I'm not fond of the words "conservative" and "liberal," particularly when they're used to describe Catholics. Being Catholic, after all, means being part of the Body of Christ.

Camus at 100

Ronald Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ronald Aronson

Young and old, we can also be inspired by his sheer political courage. The two strengths came together in his brave but futile campaign to end attacks on civilians during the Algerian War, which he hoped would reduce suffering and might lead to dialogue.

Tech Leave You Cold? Major in Philosophy!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Sigman

If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...

You Are Responsible For Nothing

Peter Rollins | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

What might we do differently if we were to fully embrace our responsibility and make decisions in the full knowledge that there are no guarantees and no way of going in every direction we would like?

What Really Happens During A 10-Day Yoga Retreat

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat with Noble Silence, 4 a.m. starts and 10 hours of meditation daily was never going to be easy, but combining it with communal living and random explosions probably made it even harder.

Choose Your Favorite Philosopher

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Aristotle: This ancient Greek philosopher argued for the primacy of rational thought over animal instincts, and moderation over hedonism. Ideal for: Drivers who slow at yellow lights.

Pasolini at 90 at MoMA

Norman MacAfee | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

Pasolini became world renowned in 1964 with the opening of his film about Jesus: The Gospel According to Matthew. It was reviewed in Life magazine, at that time America's major weekly picture magazine.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Paull | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Isn't it funny how everyone seems to think that someone else is the problem? And yet, many people who work from home complain that the thing they miss the most is other people!

Men of a Certain Age Combines Insight With Comedy

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

From the first episode, I was hooked. Not only did I get psychological moments of revelatory truth in a weekly show, I also got belly laughs that made my sides hurt.

Bombs, Comics And Sartre: Haiku Reviews

Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

When The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Avraham Burg | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Avraham Burg

The time has come to take the next step and ask whether we can in fact exist at all without an external enemy, without anti-Semitism.

WATCH: A Rare Look At Soviet-Era Political Cartoons

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Using rarely seen footage from the Russian State Film Archives, documentarian Kevin McNeer has produced a fascinating documentary about the late Soviet political cartoonist and propaganda artist Boris Efimov.

Is Helen Thomas Anti-Semitic? Her Recent Interview on CNN Raises Disturbing Questions

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheldon Filger

No persecution of Jews in Poland since World War II? No doubt, Helen Thomas will consider any questioning of her comments on CNN as an attempt to censor her criticism of Israel.

On Nénette

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

On Nénette By Michael Vazquez Marina Abramović, stare your heart out...As befits our gawking society, if you're in New York City, you have 48 hour...

Can America Again Become An Imagine-Nation?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -- Mark Twain A woman I once worked with believed in a world in which everyone ...

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

A New Year's Resolution for France- Put Albert Camus In The Pantheon

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While the left snivels over the literary Camus, the compte rendu on the author is that of an individual who touched the world in an effort to promote the universal rights of man implicit in the French social contract.