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Which Famous Authors Have (Or Had) The Hottest Spouse? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Artists obviously appreciate aesthetics, and it appears writers do as well. All of the following authors, from Norman Mailer to Salman Rushdie, have (...

On Hitchens

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

What idea of Hitchens' could a man possibly grapple with? What new perspective has he introduced that can be pondered, analyzed, defeated or accepted?

Mental States: An Interview with George Condo

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

George Condo (Photograph by Antony Crook) George Condo is a prolific painter whose career spans almost three decades. In the last five years his wor...

Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

Enough Hypocrisy: WikiLeaks Is Filling a Vacuum

Maher Arar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maher Arar

Instead of blaming WikiLeaks, governments should blame themselves. The solution is more transparency on their party. Only then will WikiLeaks be deprived of its audience.

Julian Assange, Osma bin Laden, and Salman Rushdie

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Sahimi

In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win. Rings true, does it not? And who said this? None other than Ru...

Childrens' Books: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nancy Chuda

The relationship author Salman Rushdie shares with his sons became the focus of his own literary epiphany.

The Agenda: David Sedaris, Salman Rushdie And Cart For A Cause

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Literature lovers have a lot to choose from tonight: David Sedaris discusses his latest book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, Salman Rushdie dialogues with Re...

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, a PBS documentary series released Nov. 9 on DVD, journalist Bill Moyers asks, "In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together?"

Salman Rushdie, Luka and the Fire of Life

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Salman Rushdie launched his new book, Luka and the Fire of Life, in front of a packed house of friends and fans at the Bowery Hotel. The incomparable ...

Huffington Post Exclusive

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Most of the big names who did come out with novels fell flat on their faces, producing ponderous, bloated, eminently editable books (Julie Orringer, Jonathan Franzen, Jane Smiley).

The Beauty We Fear Part 3: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.

Letting Go of The Past: An Author's View

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...

Salman Rushdie Memoir Coming In 2012

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A memoir by Salman Rushdie is coming in 2012. Random House, Inc. said Thursday it will release the book by the author best known for...

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

Salman Rushdie Memoir Coming

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Salman Rushdie is writing a memoir that will recount his years in hiding after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered Muslims to kill him because of ...

Salman Rushdie Writes Kids' Book Inspired By 'Beowulf' & 'Super Mario' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses," which caused Iran's leader to issue a "religious edict, or fatwah, ordering Muslims ...

Killing Time at the Lambs Club

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

John Hollway's all too appropriately titled Killing Time chronicles John Thompson's wrongful conviction and his subsequent 18 years on Death Row.

Howl on the Red Carpet

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Franco captures Ginsberg's humor and kindness and generosity, mostly in the scenes where he's being interviewed. He's not some firebrand Def Poetry Jam prototype. He's nervous and empathetic and real.

David Grossman -- Guide for the Perplexed

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carlo Strenger

David Grossman's To the End of the Land is an indispensable guide for those who want to contain in their souls both the triumph and the tragedy that is Israel.

Satirizing India in the Age of Globalization

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This remarkable debut novel is one of the very best novels ever to come out of South Asia, and points to a new direction after the earlier wave of writing by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, and Vikram Seth.

Sir Salman Rushdie on the So-Called-Mosque Debate: "This Stuff Is Stupid"

Michael Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Ames

"I am not a fan of burning books, and I have some experience in this," he said. "We cannot burn books, no matter how much you dislike the book. I would not, for instance, burn the books of Dan Brown."

Author Salman Rushdie Defends Muslims' Right To Build Mosque

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is not a great fan of organized worship but believes an Islamic center and mosque should b...

Muhammad and the Litmus Test

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Outsiders are allowed to peer in the window of churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues. Those inside then have a choice: slam the window shut or open it and let in some light.

Iranian Woman At Risk Of Stoning For Circulating Banned Book

The Guardian | Alexandra Topping | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An Iranian woman accused by the Tehran regime of circulating copies of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is at risk of being stoned and flogged if h...