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Secret Societies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is the Hemlock Society which is devoted to suicide and The Eulenspiegel Society whose members gather to express sadomasochistic desires. Perhap...

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

Mary Magdalene Madness

Roxane Assaf | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Roxane Assaf

Metaphorical interpretations aside, the apparent confirmation of Jesus of Nazareth and Mary of Magdala as the ultimate biblical power couple has spawned a movement.

New Dan Brown Book Revealed

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books

Inferno, Dan Brown's new book about Dante, is coming out on May 14, 2013 from Doubleday in the U.S., and Transworld Publishers in the UK (a division o...

So Lady Gaga's Not Madonna, but Is She the Lost Star?

Roxane Assaf | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf

Some of the world's heaviest thinkers on faith and history infuse this topic with a gravitas worthy of all the effort. The question is which flavor of Mary Magdalene you like best.

Pharrell And Hans Zimmer To Collaborate For Oscars

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

The Academy Awards has seen some odd pairings (remember the awkward co-hosting team of Anne Hathaway and James Franco?), but perhaps this year's music...

Audrey Tautou: Ages of You

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

In just over a decade, Mlle. Tautou has afforded us cineastes a compact yet rich treasure trove of feminine archetypes.

(R)evolution in Theater: "The Magdalene" at St. Clements

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Who is Mary Magdalene really? We know she was involved with Jesus...but how? As his disciple? Spiritual companion? Or perhaps his wife? ...

Please, No More 'Sorry': Don't Apologize For My Divorce

Joel Dovev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Joel Dovev

I don't want people to be sorry for me, because I'm not sorry for myself, and to be honest, there isn't anything really to be sorry about.

Dan Brown Crowned 'Least Wanted' Author

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bestselling American author, whose latest cryptographic thriller The Lost Symbol -- filled with such gems as "Is there life after death? Do humans...

The Lying Art Of Historical Fiction

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judging historical fiction is not as simple as 'accurate equals good' and 'inaccurate equals bad'. It depends on whether the inaccuracies are construc...

April Fools' 2010: The 11 Most Incredible Literary Hoaxes (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy April Fools' Day! This year, at HuffPost Books we're celebrating April Fools' by looking back at some of the greatest literary hoaxes of all tim...

The Next Great Recession Will Occur in This Decade

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I am writing a novel. It is about the next Great Recession that will occur in this decade. The book's subtext will cite the next Great Real Estate Bub...

The Worst Books Of The Decade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Guardian, sick of all the "best of" lists, decided to figure out what the worst books of the decade have been. Asking for reader suggestions, Guar...

The AP: A Decade In Books

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some representative books of the 2000s – about fear of the real world and dreams about other worlds, whether the historical past, the unreachabl...

The Decade In Literature

GOOD | Anne Trubek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Aughts saw the birth of readerly social networking, a flowering of graphic novels, and a bunch of faked memoirs. Books about health and food contr...

Dan Brown, Annoying Facebook Friend

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sarah Schmelling

Recent updates from the Facebook profile page of Dan Brown, author of The Lost Symbol.

Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol, and Me

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Brown

I've been asked if I'm "that Dan Brown" about 9,000 times. Brown's latest crypto-thriller, which is unleashed today, has brought with it a 50% uptick in alternately genuine and jokey questions for me.

Audrey Tautou Plays Manipulative Gold-Digger

AP | Angela Doland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Filmmakers seem determined to bring out Audrey Tautou's sweetness and spunk. She dispensed random acts of kindness as "Amelie," set off in search of h...