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Leo Tolstoy

The Sufferings of Young Everyman

Francis Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When you read about the lives of great thinkers and artists, one is forced to note that the human factor is the one thing that is often missing.

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obam...

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

What's Your Story? Making Use of Your Past

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

There is no such thing as a story without a listener. This uniquely human act of telling our story both creates us and connects us. The character we narrate gives birth to the character we are in the context of a relationship.

On Studying Russian Literature

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Lots of people around campus ask why I decided to take this class, considering the high volume of assigned reading. I'm in this class because I've loved Russian Literature since I was a sophomore in high school.

Russia Today: A Short Interview With Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's David Abeles

Danny Groner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's hard to put into words what it's like to witness Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in person. You're sort of crashing the party just by turning up on their set. Don't expect anything you've ever seen before.

The Cosmists

Francis Levy | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

C.P. Snow's Two Cultures essay famously eschewed the separation between science and art and there have been many attempts to bridge the gap between th...

Sex. Vodka. Opera. You Must See: The Great Comet of 1812

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan D. Lovitz

If you're in New York, you owe it to yourself to see the sexiest, most mind-blowing night of singing and sin you'll ever experience.

9 Astounding Facts That Will Blow Your Bibliophilic Mind

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books

Still not sure what to buy your great aunt this Thanksgiving, your colleagues for Christmas or your graduating son next spring? We've got you covered....

Deleting Tolstoy

Carl Pettit | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Tackling Tolstoy was an emotional, as well as a financial investment. Even if you couldn't wade through the hefty prose, that beautiful hardback edition would display prominently on your oak bookshelf, right next to your edition of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce.

7 Life Lessons From 'Anna Karenina'

Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

Today marks what would have been Leo Tolstoy's 185th birthday! If the author of "War and Peace" were alive today, we're sure he'd celebrate in style (...

WATCH: Leo Tolstoy's 80th Birthday Party

Posted 08.28.2013 | Books

A few weeks from now will mark the 185th birthday of Leo Tolstoy, author of "War and Peace," "Anna Karenina," and many other uplifting stories! To cel...

These Terms and Conditions Shouldn't Apply to Anyone

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Weinstein

Similar to Vine, they can rent or sell your information as they see fit, as long as it adheres to its Privacy Policy, which as a living document, it can change at any time without notifying you. Did you follow that?

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Why is it generally considered not only acceptable but even pleasurable to read about adultery and murder when society doesn't tolerate them in real life?

Aisle View: Let 'em Eat Pierogi

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

This is an edgy, gimmicky, nouveau musical wrapped in a gaudily immersive, dinner theater atmosphere; "an electropop opera ripped from a slice of War and Peace," in their own words.

'War And Peace' Sings! Colin Quinn Gets Scholarly! 'Family' Flops!

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Turn the sprawling masterpiece War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy into a musical? Well, it worked for Les Miserables, so why not?

A Musical Based On 'War And Peace'??

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — What do you get when you take a 70-page melodrama at the center of "War and Peace" and turn it into a musical? Now layer dance music ...

First Nighter: Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties Well Assembled by Manhattan Theatre Club

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's a strongly recommended drama that takes place on Manhattan's Central Park West in a beautifully furnished 14-room apartment, the confusing layout of which eventually becomes a metaphor for all the lost souls trying to find their way in a perplexing, disappointing life.

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

This Anna Karenina Is Unhappy in Her Own Spectacular Way

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I want to tell you about an exhibition -- of a sort -- consisting of hundreds if not thousands of striking images presented onscreen to an audience eager to get to know the latest version of Leo Tolstoy's spectacularly unhappy Anna Karenina.

Christopher Rosen

What 'Anna Karenina' Star Keira Knightley Isn't Good At

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment

Since Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" was published in 1877, there have been some 25 adaptations of the epic novel for either film or television, with a...

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

Book Titles That May Not Be Ideal

Dave Astor | Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

If you can't judge a book by its cover, can you judge a book by its title? I ask that because there are some novels with a title character who is not the most prominent or interesting person in the book.

Know These Books

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Lists are arbitrary. No formula can rank James Joyce over Vladimir Nabokov, or Edith Wharton over Jane Austen. The intellectual knows it's most important to try and read all those great novels.

Reader Reports Anti-Kindle Copy Of Nook Ebook

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

The Nook-Kindle ereader rivalry just took an odd turn. Blogger Philip Howard noticed an error in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace while reading the mons...