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Jules Verne

More Hoist the Jolly Roger!! -- 10 Must-Watch Pirate Films

Scott DiMarco | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott DiMarco

Pirate films have always been popular and perhaps a few more films are still to be made, but until that point we have a virtual treasure trove of films to satisfy us.

'Pawn Stars' Acquires Rare First Edition Of Classic Novel

Posted 06.28.2013 | TV

On “Pawn Stars,” a customer brought in one of the rarest books out there: a first American edition copy of Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leag...

Raoul Peter Mongilardi's Next To The Gods Is Science Fiction's Next Great Literary Series

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Centered around a highly advanced humanoid alien race known as the Aurocearians, victims of a devastating blow when the titular Gods (a mercurial bunch), angry with the race's arrogant behaviors, curses them by vaporizing every female hindering any hope for breeding. So what is a cursed race to do?

Hacking Away at the Pearson Octopus

Alan Singer | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson is tilting the coverage of U.S. history to win approval by school boards in red states, and in doing this, allowing the most conservative school boards in the nation to determine what gets taught in New York State schools.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Samuel Beckett's Reading List

Posted 12.20.2011 | Books

From This Side of the Pond, Cambridge University Press' Blog Samuel Beckett’s letters are full of the literary names he encountered through his w...

Spotted Reading In Public: Summer Reads On The Way To The Beach

Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

New Yorkers read in public constantly, and we've spotted them reading plenty this summer on the way to the beach. And like the City itself, the collec...

Many a City Is 'Title Town'

Dave Astor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?

Morgan Spurlock: Mr. Product Placement

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The suit is by Ted Baker of London and Morgan Spurlock owns three copies: charcoal gray, nicely fitted, festooned with lavishly embroidered logos of h...

Google Doodle Goes Under The Sea

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This Google Doodle would make Jules Verne proud. Google is once again showing off the power of HTML 5, this time using it to honor the 183rd birthd...

Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Long before Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google Maps offered instant gratification for drivers trying to figure out the best way to get from one place to anot...

HuffPost Readers' Picks: 15 Books You Read Over The Weekend And Loved (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked you, whether by tweeting or Facebook , to tell us what books gave your weekend that little special something. From classics to current bestse...

It's Back to the Future at the New Albion Steampunk Expo

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Harmon Leon

In case you don't know, steampunk is a hobby and lifestyle that glorifies all things related to Victorian and Edwardian science fiction.

Jules Verne's Kip Brothers Translated into English after 100 Years

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The book, a crime drama, celebrates the fraternal bonds of brotherhood, written shortly after the death of Verne's brother and best friend, a French sailor.