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Rudyard Kipling

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

Amy M. Davis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Amy M. Davis

Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience.

High Time to End the American Hustle of Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

If news travels seamlessly through the impermeable borders around Afghanistan, hopping across the Himalayas, how effortless must it be for news to travel within Afghanistan?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Lowry/Shrum on Christie -- From Toast of Town to Toast? Plus deBlaz and Gates

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgYes, Christie's presser was a 'tour de force performance' but was it based on implausible deniability? Clinton (Flowers) and Obama (Wright) adeptly skated by their prez campaign woes -- will Christie? Rich and Bob also debate if the Gates book helps/hurts Obama, Clinton, Biden.

What A Difference An "A" Makes

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Let's not kid ourselves. Proofreading is a bitch. No matter how many times I think I've caught any typos or grammatical errors before clicking the "P...

A New Collection Shines Light Rudyard Kipling, the Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

Though he was a Nobel Laureate, Kipling is a controversial figure in the literary world. He was a strong voice for colonialism and the British Empire -- at times, from a contemporary perspective, shockingly so.

Scholar Unearths Over 50 Never-Before-Seen Poems By Late Master

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books

Searching through multiple hiding places, an American scholar and professor has discovered over 50 never-before-seen poems by the late British poet an...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

U.S.-India Cyber Diplomacy: A Waiting Game

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

This week, the Indian National Security Council Secretariat released recommendations by a joint public-private working group on cybersecurity aimed to strengthen India's cybersecurity capabilities to combat the rising threat from cyberspace.

America Needs a Rudyard Kipling

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Perhaps what America needs as it continues on its neo-imperial journey is a Rudyard Kipling. In riveting poetry and prose Kipling brought the glory, the blood, the savagery, and the sacrifice of the common soldier home to Britons.

PHOTOS: 3 Amazing Literary Pilgrimages

Tania Seibert | Posted 10.07.2012 | Books
Tania Seibert

Despite the sweat stains, blistered toes, and hefty amount of complaining, on my part, during these scheduled hikes to each writer's house, there is no sweeter taste than that of completing a 12 mile hike with an afternoon nap in Virginia Woolf's garden.

What Do You Say to a Girl?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Is it a boy or a girl?" Why is this usually our first question when we see a baby?

PHOTOS: Top 10 Must-Sees In Myanmar

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Don't be surprised if monks and nuns share the same status as rock-stars and celebrities -- it is truly unlike any place you know!

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Feral Children in Children's Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Reading this Roger Moorhouse piece on the eighteenth century German feral child, Peter of Hanover, reminded me of Victor of Aveyron who showed up ...

Royal Wedding Questions

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.30.2011 | Style
Maggie Van Ostrand

Well, I don't know about the rest of you but I'm weddinged out. There hasn't been this much media coverage of an event since Lindsay Lohan's last arre...

Best London Hotels for Oh-So-British Tea

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The Brits, true to stereotype, consume more tea per capita than anywhere in the world. And their tea rooms take their mission of serving afternoon tea seriously. Here are two of my favorites:

Poems for Mother's Day

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

My mother likes to tell me that even if I showed up at her door and told her I'd committed a felony--murder, whatever--she would still love me. In honor of that devotion, here are some poems for Mother's Day.

Mark Twain Centennial: Rudyard Kipling's Interview With Mark Twain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This article originally appeared as a Library of America Story of the Week feature. An Interview with Mark Twain Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) From "T...

Glenn Beck Book 'The Overton Window' Trailer: Does It Make You Want To Read The Book? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no shock that right wing pundit Glenn Beck would eventually try his hand at writing fiction -- there's certainly a precedent for it. Beck steps i...

Wimbledon Appoints Its First Official Poet

The Guardian | Caroline Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harvey will produce a poem a day throughout the fortnight as the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club follows Heathrow airport and Marks & Spencer...

'Infidel Poetics' and Magic Unicorns

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

The infidels are here to crush your pearls of wisdom. Sorry. This is especially bad news for readers who hope that the poets of the world know something special, and that poems exist to deliver the goods.

Rubbernecking: An Additional Ten Reality Shows I'd Like to See

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.