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Killer Whale Activists Try Again To Free Lolita After 43 Years At Miami Seaquarium

Miami Herald | Cammy Clark | Posted 02.02.2014 | Miami

A wetsuit-clad trainer stands on a platform in the middle of a pool and announces to the audience of tourists and schoolchildren: “And now it’s ti...

Thug Notes Talks 'Lolita': 'I Hope You Like R. Kelly'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy

"Man, this nasty, y'all." And so, Sparky Sweets, PhD sums up what happens between Humbert Humbert and his forbidden love Lolita... but Sweets doesn...

In the Wake of Blackfish -- Is it Time to Retire the Last Killer Whale Whose Capture Was Shown in the Film?

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 12.29.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.

Sex, Violence and Devils: Ten Books That Shocked the World

Sara Nelson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Sara Nelson

While it may seem tame by today's standards, D.H. Lawrence's classic tale of a gamekeeper and a Lady was so outrageous on the topics of sex and class that it wasn't allowed to be published legally in this country until 1959, 30 years after it first surfaced in Europe.

Elephants, Killer Whales, and Treadmills: Exercise Is No Substitute for a Real Life

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.23.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Even a swimming current would do little for whales that are kept like this, but advocates hope that orcas and other whales and dolphins can be retired to ocean sanctuaries equivalent to those provided for elephants

IMAGES: 7 Stunning Cover Redesigns Of 'Lolita'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt fromLolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design, edited by John Bertram and Yuri Leving...

On the Road With Humbert and Lolita, 60 Years Later

Landon Jones | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Landon Jones

Imagine if Humbert and Lolita were to return to the road again in 2013. What has changed since then on the American landscape? What might that tell us about whom we have become?

LOOK: 7 Cool Things To Do This Weekend

Posted 06.26.2013 | Miami

Business as usual in Miami is some pretty busy stuff, socially speaking. While we've left the most festival-packed part of the season behind -- phew! ...

17 Unreliable Narrators In Literature

Posted 02.21.2013 | Books

"If you really want to hear about it..." opens Holden Caulfield's narration in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye. Yet can we believe a word this ...

Dating Older Guys

| Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen

By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager...

What To Do If Your Ex Moves On With A Younger, Hotter Version Of You

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 01.25.2013 | Divorce
Stacey Nelkin

Breaking up is painful, stressful, and all-consuming. But for many, the real torture comes after you've somewhat recovered and you find out that your ex has a new love in his life

Anna Karenina as The Bureaucrat's Wife: The Fight for Women's Identity in Book Titles

Alma Katsu | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Alma Katsu

What might the world have lost if, instead of letting memorable women in literature stand on their own two feet, we'd been given forgettable titles like Anna Karenina: The Bureaucrat's Wife.

VOTE: What Is The Best Novel Of All Time?

Posted 08.20.2012 | Books

The Best Novel of All Time? It's an impossible statement of course, but while we wait for the big titles of the fall to hit, and everyone is talking a...

The Zombies At Howard Theatre: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 1. The Zombies At Howard Theatre We don't usually recommend nostalgia acts. This is not a nostalgia act. Yes, they ar...

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.

Lolita on Long Island: How Sexy Should A 12-Year Old Be?

Judith Acosta | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Judith Acosta

They were not rebels. They didn't bring their clothing with them illicitly, tight skirts folded neatly and tucked into handbags. That would have been more understandable, almost more acceptable.

Cast LOL and Emoticons From Your Lexicon

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
Nick Kolakowski

There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.

We're Not the Bad Guys, the Executives at Disney Are

Lori Day | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Lori Day

It's not about anti-girly, anti-pink, anti-sparkle or anti-princess; it's about anti-limitation.

Not Loving Like

John Brown | Posted 06.21.2012 | Entertainment
John Brown

"Like" is not only America's number one verb, it's, like, its most humongous verbal tic in our, like, most, like, likeable land.

The Feminism of Pretty Little Liars

Morgan Glennon | Posted 05.19.2012 | TV
Morgan Glennon

If two female characters have scenes together, are they talking about something other than their love lives? It's amazing how few movies (only two of the Academy Award nominated pictures this year) and TV series pass this test. Pretty Little Liars, however, would pass this test with flying colors.

Inspiring Futures

Deborah King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Deborah King

Those who have cried out against the sexualization of clothing and behavior of young teen girls are raising a valid point. But fictional Lolitas aside, it simply isn't true that young females are responsible for seducing much older men.

America Vs The Public Domain

Jennifer Jenkins | Posted 03.10.2012 | Books
Jennifer Jenkins

Copyright law gives authors and publishers exclusive rights for a "limited time," to encourage them to create and distribute works. So what is entering the public domain in the U.S. this year? Not a single published work. Why should you care?

Movie review: Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perhaps I'm not qualified to write about Sleeping Beauty, the debut film from Australian director Julia Leigh. I am, after all, a middle-aged man. An...

10 Best-Selling Books That Were Originally Rejected

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better deve...

Nabokov, Garcia Marquez "Justify Paedophilia" Says Russian Church

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books

MOSCOW -- A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said ...