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PHOTO: Stunning Image Of The Northern Lights, 'September's Aurora'

Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

It's hard to believe this picture is real. But Yuichi Takasaka, a photographer who moved from Japan to Canada, took this photo of the aurora on Sep...

The Absurdity of Obama's Quotations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

As I was perusing my favorite online quotations page recently, I was shocked to discover our new president, a real 'newbie' in terms of governing much less generating legacy quotes that should be remembered through the ages, has 21 quotes listed for himself.

A Few Words In Defense of the N-Word, in the Novels of Mark Twain

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mikhail Lyubansky

While racial insensitivity and avoidance of discussions about racism are real problems in classrooms, removing racially objectionable content from literature cannot possibly be effective in anything other than eliminating discomfort.

New Editions Of Mark Twain Classics To Be Published Without 'N-Word'

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mark Twain wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter." A new editi...

Christmas Gifts 2010:

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The holiday season is a upon us and that means snow, eggnog and time off for reading. But what books are the best to give? We wanted to know, so we ...

Nobel Prize Snubs In Literature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1901, the Nobel Committee has honored outstanding individuals in the fields of science, peace and literature with a medal, personal diploma, cas...

Twain, Salinger, Kafka ...

guardian.co.uk | Nicholas Royle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringin...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In our article The 5 Meanest Reviews Ever, we asked you for some of your own personal favorite venomous reviews. You responded, telling us about revi...

Mark Twain In New York City

The New York Times | MICHAEL POLLAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mark Twain was a lifelong traveler, and his footsteps are all over New York City. Many of them are detailed in "Mark Twain: A Life" by Ron Powers (Fre...

Mark Twain Unpublished Document Gets $242,000 At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Mark Twain's never published "A Family Sketch" – a tribute to his daughter who died at 24 after contracting spinal meningitis &...

Working Miracles

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

My earliest memory of an inspiring title was The Miracle Worker, which I loved because that "miracle" suggested an astonishing achievement against impossible odds.