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On the Road with Curtin

Austin Nelson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Austin Nelson

One of my favorite things about being in a touring band is that in addition to getting to drive around the country playing music with good friends, I ...

Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies refugees in Ethiopia

Christian Fuchs | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) August 28, 2014 -- The UN refugee agency reported this month that Ethiopia is now the largest host country of refugees in Africa, s...

Birds of a Feather: Three New York "Swan Lakes"

Phil Chan | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.

Pitchfork Music Festival In Photos: The Best Of The Fest

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Now in its ninth year, another Pitchfork Music Festival is now in the books and the unique Chicago fest has never been stronger.

From FIELD to Field, Putting What I Learned at Harvard Business School Into Practice

Minh Chau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Minh Chau

As I dove deeper into the managerial and operational issues of working in Zambia, I found myself asking whether the problems were really as simple and clear as they appeared at first glance.

'They Came to Jeer, But Remained to Whitewash'

Cindy Lovell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Cindy Lovell

When was the last time you reenacted a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? More to the point, when was the last time you whitewashed a fence -- or, better yet -- paid for the privilege?

Say 'I Do' To These Fresh Wedding Day 'Dos

Posted 07.12.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato and Brittany Wellman for Bridal Guide Many engaged couples strive to find balance between a timeless wedding look and unique, t...

31 Swimmers, 18 Kayakers, 8 Bridges, 120 Miles, 1 River.

Harris Silver | Posted 09.06.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

The river is a tidal river and ebbs and floods twice a day. The swimmers swim with the ebb (the water moves south) once it starts to flood (the water moves north) swimming becomes a Sisyphean task.

SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

The Art of Moshe Rynecki

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, was split between affinities: on the one hand, he was a painter of traditional Jewish life in Poland, settling his gaze upon scenes of synagogue, teaching, labor and leisure. On the other hand, his self-portraits reveal a man apart from the world he depicted.

Windy City Happening: Dillo Day 2014 at Northwestern (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Northwestern University's Mayfest organization hosted its 42nd annual Dillo Day along the shores of Lake Michigan last week to an estimated crowd of over 9,000 attendees.

AIDS/LifeCycle Gives Back

David Duran | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Bradley has been fundraising via ALC for over a decade and each year, raising more and more. The money from the few hours each year goes to support all extracurricular activities for the school in Bradley, which is Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Screen-Free Week 2014: Look What's Possible!

Susan Linn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Ever wonder what kids would do with that time if they powered down? On May 5-11, thousands of children around the world took a break from digital entertainment and celebrated Screen-Free Week.

The Best Way to Honor Maya Angelou

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Maya Angelou's life was the story of an injured girl who grew up to be a strong woman. Through her words, I found strength to do the same.

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Oliver Luckett, CEO of TheAudience, messaged me a track of Zebra Katz. My reaction was "Wow, this is beautiful, I would love to paint him". Oliver fac...

Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just a BBQ holid...

Getting Men Involved in Brazil to Break The Cycle of Violence: New Documentary By To The Contrary

Luis Mazariegos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Luis Mazariegos

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, yet its poorest inhabitants have not felt this boom. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, violence remains a gigantic problem.

The Toys of Summer (Movies)

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Want to be a hero? Scoop up one of these toys and surprise your little ones with it after the show!

#FreeIlham: Writers Pose for a Cause

PEN American Center | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

As his daughter Jewher Ilham accepted the award on his behalf, she had one last request from the luminaries in the room, who included James Salter, Jennifer Egan, John Waters and even members of Pussy Riot: support the campaign for her father's release online with the hashtag #FreeIlham.

5 Old West Saloons to Drink at Before You Die

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

With the sunset of the cowboy and all things fastened to him also comes nightfall on all the other trappings of the Old West, and for us the real tragedy is the disappearance of the saloon.

Empty the Tanks; One Woman's Dream Resonates Worldwide

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

If you take Gandhi's statement, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," and blend it with Mother Theresa's "If you want to change the world, pick up a broom." you will have Rachel Carbary's formula for creating a successful grassroots effort for change.

It's Not Your Grandma's Miami

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

This contemporary and vibrant city stays in motion, from the potent coffees of Little Havana to world-class pop art in Wynwood to daring interior design at nearly every turn. You won't find Don Johnson or your nana's retirement village here.

My Year in Savages

Jehnny Beth | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jehnny Beth

I spent a year being Jehnny Beth, night and day consumed by my persona, traveling the world and fronting Savages, doing my job the best I could. Bigger audiences pushed me to find the entertainer in me.

Every Angel Has a Dark Side: Julian Schnabel at The Dairy

Serena Guen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Serena Guen

What Twinkling fairy lights welcomed a beautiful crowd to the opening of Julian Schnabel's new exhibition: Every Angel Has a Darkside in aid of Chicke...

Top Tips for a Family Vacation in Oahu

Fly.com | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Fortunately Oahu offers a diverse range of kid-friendly accommodations and activities -- while still featuring a backdrop of sun, sand and ocean.