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Literary References In The Simpsons

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

With the 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints ab...

HuffPost Review: Magic Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a Deadhead or a Ken Kesey-phile to find the fun and the wistfulness in Magic Trip, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's reconstruction of the famous cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.

The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

After keen debate at the Guardian's books desk, this is our list of the very best factual writing, organised by category, and then by date. ...

Rebuilding Edith Wharton's House of Mirth

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Certain books change your life, and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth changed mine. The novel's brilliance blew me away in college, deepening my desi...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

St. Patrick's Day Aftermath: The Best Books For A Hangover (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A few years ago, Inigo Thomas wrote in Slate: “If remorse is one part of the hangover, so is resolve — the refusal to give into the worst of it....

Blue Valentine: Reviewing the Reviewers

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I did not go see Blue Valentine with the goal of writing a review. My exasperation was brought on by my belief that the reviewers of this film missed some of the film's real messages.

The Pen Name Is Mightier Than the Sword Name

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Congratulations, you've decided to completely devote yourself to the endless, droning monotony that is professional writing. On the world's s...

Real-Life "Bonfire" Judge Roberts Dies

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Burton B. Roberts, the outspoken judge who was the model for the cranky jurist in "The Bonfire of the Vanities," has died. He was 88....

Ken Kesey And 'Acid Christ'

Mark Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Christensen

Ken Kesey, the "undisputed King of the Counter Culture" who during the early 1960s became America's top new literary light, then -- fueled by Sandoz 25 LSD -- abruptly ditched his day job as the next Norman Mailer to become a sort of proto acid Christ.

Edith Wharton, Tom Wolfe And More | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

hen it comes to writers' fashion choices, most people know better than to judge a book by its cover. Although most authors are more closely associated...

Chick Lit? Women's Literature? Why Not Just ... Literature?

Diane Meier | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books
Diane Meier

My early reviews were gratifying and the consumer reviews from the Amazon Vine readers were all five star. Except one: "My Chick Lit Loving Wife Hated This Book," read the headline.

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.

Enough of comic-book movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...

Damned Dapper: The Preppy "Go-to-Hell" Look

Christian Chensvold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christian Chensvold

Put on a fresh pot of coffee and settle down for what is, as far as I know, the first-ever history of the whimsical WASP penchant for madras blazers, lobster-embroidered trousers, and sweaters in pink and kelly green.

Magic and Self-Loathing in Berkeley: Michael Lewis on Becoming a Writer

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alicia Whitaker

Speaking over lunch in a Midtown bistro, Michael Lewis and I had a conversation about how he became a writer, who has influenced him, and how he conjures the motivation to write.

Arnold Beichman Dead: Anti-Communist Author And Scholar Dies At 96

The Washington Post | Emma Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Arnold Beichman, 96, an author, scholar and influential polemicist best remembered for his sharply anti-communist writings, died Feb. 17 in Pasadena, ...

Are We Prejudiced Against Books Just When We Need Them Most?

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

There is book learning and then there is real world learning, and we tend to think that learning in the real world is more valuable and genuine. I believe this is prejudice of the worst kind.

Tom Wolfe: The Rich Have Feelings Too - Vanity Fair

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Do the rich have feelings too? In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Tom Wolfe, who famously chronicled the buyout kings of the 1980s in The Bonfire Of ...

Bonfire of the Insanities

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

With mounting evidence of better days ahead for both the economy and the stock market, many bears have toned down their negative comments and are running for cover. Bud Conrad is not among them.

Please, Dear Novelists - Get Real

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Johann Hari

The Slumdog Kill-ionaire is back, and he is reminding us how exhilarating fiction can be when novelists finally leave their seminar rooms and dive into the real world.

Gates Case Officially Jumped the Shark, Experts Say

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to Mr. Klugian, "The Gates case is now like the first draft of a bad novel that Tom Wolfe would have kept in his drawer."

Phil Spector and the Death of Madness Chic

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Time, the great equalizer, has done more than bring Phil Spector down. It has sent him straight to hell.

Detroit Gets 10% of What AIG Already Has Received from TARP

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Why does Detroit get only 10% of what the banks and Wall Street have been loaned?

Ponzis and Priorities: A-Rod, R-Stand, and B-Mad

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles J. Brown

Sorry folks. Superman still can't fly. Athletes still can't consistently hit 50 home runs, much less 60. And the economy still can't generate new wealth out of the thin air.