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Lord of the Flies

An Improbable Nanny

Dana Clark | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Dana Clark

Being a professional nanny is a kind of ridiculous satire for a girl raised by a single dad.

Holden Caulfield: The Loneliest Playa In Literature

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, analyzing the story of Holden Caulfield, th...

Lord Of The Flies, Thug Style

Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy

Sparky Sweets, PhD, has another round of "Thug Notes," his answer to SparkNotes. This time, he analyzes William Golding's Lord of the Flies. When a...

Meet "Marv" and "Be Alright": Conversations with Peter Himmelman and Balthazar Getty (Exclusive Video)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's something about song structure, the narrowness of the form that makes it both doable and damnable. You can finish it in a short time and that's the blessing that curses; it's hard to fit in those lines, to get them just right."

Your Ultimate High School Reading List

Posted 02.20.2013 | Teen

It's not always fun to read when it's required for school, but once in a while a special piece of literature will bring out our inner book-worm and ge...

Flies, Angels, and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are either a product of brute biology -- how we are designed -- or of culture, and designs of our own. To some extent, inevitably, it must be both. But how the balance is struck is itself subject to evolution, and we may lend a guiding hand. We may mix the batter.

9 Required High School Reads that Ended Up My All-Time Favorites

Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

These 9 fabulous books are my ALL-TIME favorites, meaning they mingle with the brilliance of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, and are currently up in my mental "to read... again and again and again" bookshelf.

Tatyana Murray's Dystopia: A Powerful Expression of a Child's Nightmare, Lord of the Flies Tribalism, a Fantastical Realm and the Human Condition

Annie Fabricant | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

Murray's new body of work, entitled Dystopia, marks the artist's darkest most soul-bearing work to date. It's as though this newfound inner peace and strength enabled a large memory store of emotion to be unleashed.

Lord of the Flies? In Abundance

Mike Lux | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Romney went from being the big bully in his high school, to being the cavalier dad who made the family dog ride on top of the car even when it was making him sick, to being the "vulture capitalist" at Bain Capital.

'Tis the Season to Notice Situations

Sam Sommers | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Sam Sommers

While we tend to view ourselves and others around us in terms of predictably consistent personality types, time and time again behavioral science demonstrates that how we think and what we do varies dramatically by simple situational considerations like where we are.

Tonally Inappropriate Book Covers

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but um, we kind of do it all the time. In fact, half the fun of that anachroni...

A Survey Of Evil Children In Literature

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

We all know adults can be evil, but in the modern era we are still under the impression that children are born good. Which is why it scares the bejesu...

What Your Favorite Kids Book Then Says About You Now

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

Everyone had a favorite book as a kid – you know, that tattered old thing you carried from room to room and made you parents read out loud to you ov...

Cracks is Girls Gone Wild ala The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (in a Good Way)

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Take a dash of The Children's Hour, a whole lot of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, some Lord of the Flies , and first time director Jordon Scott begets a film that stands on its own as an original.

HuffPost Review: Cracks

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cracks shows just how far you can get when you want to make movies and your father happens to be Ridley Scott. This is a movie so silly it will be forgotten before the final credits roll.

'Harry Potter,' 'The Giver,' 'Lolita,' 'Howl'

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

"Lolita," for instance, is now "Likable Rapists." It makes you think that perhaps these new titles are what censors out there really see.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Missed out on book reviews this weekend? We'll fill you in! "Savages," Don Winslow The New York Times It's clear that "Savages" has no dearth ...

Lord of the Flies

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gershon Hepner

Inspired by an article by John Carey on how the manuscript of The Lord of the Flies was rejected by countless publishers,

William Golding, "Lord Of The Flies" Author, Tried To Rape Teenager, Private Papers Show

guardian.co.uk | Martin Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Nobel laureate Sir William Golding, whose novel Lord of the Flies turned notions of childhood innocence on their head, admitted in private papers ...

Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry.