Zoë Triska
Zoë Triska is the Senior Books Editor at the Huffington Post. She is an ardent lover of grammar, words, literature, and all things literary.

Entries by Zoë Triska

18개 나라에서 새해 건배하는 법을 모았다

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 11:23 AM


이제 곧 새해다. 술 마시기에 이보다 좋은 핑계가 있을까?

연말 연시에 여행하는 사람들도 많기 때문에, 우리는 해외에서 지내다 온 친구들과 전세계 허핑턴 포스트 에디션들에게 새해 건배사와 전통을 물었다. 당신이 새해에 아래 나라 중 하나에 있다면, 그 나라 사람들처럼 축하하고 건배할 수 있을 것이다!

Read Post

How To Toast The New Year In 19 Different Countries

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 11:34 AM

New Year's Eve is upon us. What better excuse to have a drink? 

We know a lot of people travel during the holiday, so we asked some of our ex-pat friends, as well as our HuffPost editions around the world, what their New Year's Eve toasts and traditions are. If...

Read Post

Capturing A Lost Generation In Nothing But Their Bathing Suits

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:25 PM

South African photographer Carla Liesching (born in 1985) recently decided to shoot dozens of her peers, in countries and cultures from all over the world, dressed in nothing but their bathing suits. Only the backgrounds are neither beaches, nor oceans, nor breath-taking panoramas.

Instead, Liesching sets...

Read Post

How Netflix Is Ruining My Relationship (And Might Be Ruining Yours)

(13) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:25 AM

My boyfriend and I watch most of the TV shows we watch together. There are a few exceptions. He got really into "Sherlock." I didn't. We used to make a point of watching "Girls" together. Now we find it OK to watch separately (mostly because I think we both feel...

Read Post

'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: 'After You've Gone'

(28) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 10:03 PM

This week, we finally get to the nitty gritty detective work, which is refreshing to me. This has probably been my favorite episode thus far.

We are now in the present. Rust and Marty get drinks together, and Rust says that he is sure there is a cover up...

Read Post

'True Detective Recap For Season 1, Episode 6: 'Haunted Houses'

(11) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 12:45 PM

This episode opens with a deeply disturbing scene of Marty confronting the boys who had sex with his 15-year-old daughter. He tells them they can go in on statutory rape charges OR they can let him beat the hell out of them. With scary black leather gloves on. They don't...

Read Post

'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 5 Recap

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 10:18 AM

In this week's episode, "The Secret Fate of All Life," we finally meet Reggie Ledoux. And pretty much just as soon as we meet him, he's dead. A pretty ballsy move to immediately kill the lone suspect as early as Episode 5.

But let's start at the beginning, shall...

Read Post

11 Reasons You Need To Watch (Or Rewatch) 'Twin Peaks'

(16) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 5:20 PM

I'm always looking for something new (or old) to watch during winter. My body is not equipped to go out in the unbearable New York City weather from December through March (sometimes longer), so I like to pile on 15 sweaters, eat a lot and watch TV every weeknight evening...

Read Post

'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Every Clue Revealed

(43) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:56 AM

In this week's episode, "Who Goes There," Rust and Marty begin the manhunt for their lead suspect, Reggie Ledoux. I'm beginning to think the writers get a kick out of building anticipation, and then giving us long, boring sequences of nitty-gritty detective work. Despite my boredom, I think it's a...

Read Post

Jane Austen Birthday: Here's Why Mr. Knightley Is WAY Better Than Mr. Darcy

(76) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 8:18 AM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the phrase "it is a truth universally acknowledged" is one of the most overused book phrases of all time.

It would have been Jane Austen's 238th birthday today, but though she has been dead for many years, the cult of Pride and Prejudice...

Read Post

Best Books Of 2013

(44) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 7:43 AM

This year has introduced us to more engaging reading material than we could have thought to ask for. By fall, our bedside tables and workspaces began to resemble physical manifestations of W.H. Auden's required reading syllabus, in the most wonderful and nightmarish way possible. Happily, and aided by...

Read Post

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

(205) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 4:26 PM

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to calm my terrifying thoughts.

Why is this going on? Stress at work? Trouble with my family? Nope, it's because...

Read Post

These Are The Biggest Heartbreakers In Literature

(77) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 12:43 PM

There's nothing quite like the feeling of having your heart metaphorically ripped out of your chest. Whether it be unrequited love or a messy breakup, heartbreak can be absolutely unbearable.

Book characters fare no better than we do (in fact, they probably fare much worse). Though "Great Expectations"'s Pip...

Read Post

The REAL Stories Behind These Disney Movies Will Ruin Your Childhood

(615) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 8:13 AM

When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really loved Disney movies. They all had happy endings; what's not to love about that? I could watch "Beauty and the Beast"...

Read Post

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

(2970) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 9:03 AM

When I was a kid, everyone used the phrase Indian giver. We didn't even think about it. We weren't reprimanded by teachers, either. Admittedly, I went to grade school in Texas.

To me, it seems odd that the phrase even still exists. At this point in history, we should...

Read Post

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well

(179) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 8:31 AM

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847.

While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn't. "Jane Eyre" is not just a gothic romance novel. It's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story. It is...

Read Post

Obama Letter To Independent Booksellers

(32) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 9:52 AM

President Obama recently responded to a letter from New England Independent Booksellers Association director Steve Fischer in reference to Obama's recent visit to an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fischer and other indie booksellers have been particularly concerned lately about Obama's appearance and speech at the Amazon...

Read Post

11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations (SPOILERS)

(347) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 3:28 PM

Sometimes, a movie can veer away from the plot of the book it's based on, and it's still an amazing movie ("Blade Runner" and "The Shining" come to mind, although Stephen King was so unhappy with "The Shining" adaptation that he decided to go off and make his...

Read Post

Penguin Book Truck: Mobile Bookstore To Hit The Road This Summer

(19) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 3:27 PM

As a book lover, I saw a lot of things I adored last week at Book Expo America. But even though I got to meet Grumpy Cat, the coolest thing at BEA this year had to be Penguin's book truck.

I spoke to Lynn Rogan, the Art Director of...

Read Post

Ann Romney Cookbook: Former Presidential Candidate's Wife Talks Food, Books

(86) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Ann Romney has a new cookbook coming out this fall, The Romney Family Table, so I talked to her at Book Expo America last week.

She revealed her go-to recipe (it happens to be Mitt's favorite) and she also talked about books.

When I...

Read Post