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Hammer Films

Features Yeti Persisted The Cinematic Legacy of the Abominable Snowman<p>Features The Many Lives of Dracula The ongoing legacy of the Prince of …

Mark Gatiss

8 Books That Don’t Sugarcoat Teen Sexuality

These writers don’t idealize puberty and the sometimes scary years that follow.<p>In a recent installment of HuffPost’s Love + Sex podcast, co-hosts Noah Michelson and Carina Kolodny talked about the increasing number of teens turning to literature to educate themselves about sex.<p>It's not a surprising …

Out with vampires, in with haunted houses: the ghost story is back

Literary stars from Gillian Flynn to David Mitchell are joining the ranks of haunting bestsellers<p>It has been supplanted in recent years by vampires, witches and other monsters, but now the good old-fashioned ghost story is back with a bang, with everyone from debut novelists to established literary …

Gloria Steinem: 'If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament'

She’s been at the forefront of the feminist movement since the 60s. What’s changed? Gloria Steinem talks about Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton – and the new threats to women’s rights<p>Read an extract from Steinem’s memoir<p>The pope is in town the morning I visit Gloria Steinem, staying a few blocks …

Why One of the Richest Countries on Earth Is So Poor: The Facts that Drive the Sanders Revolt

<i>An excerpt from Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice</i><p>The United States is among the richest countries in all of history. But if you're not a corporate or political elite, you'd never know it.<p>In the world working people inhabit, our infrastructure is collapsing, our schools are …

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

Here are some prize winners and should-be prize winners to check out.<p>Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with <i>who wore what</i>. Instead, each autumn various committees clue readers in to what to read -- a means of culling through the stacks and stacks worth of …

#MillennialPledge backlash is 'what you get when you raise an entire generation without spanking'

I think what really frosted the millennials was when I suggested they pledge not to name their first-born son “Uber.”<p>Up to that point, they were fine.<p>My Saturday column, "Millennials, you literally cannot call yourselves adults until you take this pledge," has generated a fair amount of Internet …

20 Gripping Page-Turners Every Twentysomething Woman Should Read

The best books are so engrossing they make you forget anything but the worlds their authors have created. Here are 20 that will make you miss your appointments, ignore your loved ones, and forget your lives.<p>1. <i>The Fever</i> by Megan Abbott (2014, Little, Brown and Company)<p>Based on a real-life outbreak …

Books

Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?

As the fall semester begins on the small-town campus of St Michael’s College in Vermont, Sharyn Layfield is entering the autumn of her educational …

Higher Education

Monstrous Acts: Bestiality in Early Modern England

In 1670 Thomas Rigg of Hadmore in the North Riding of Yorkshire appeared before a Justice of the Peace. His deposition reads:<p><b>Want the full article</b> …

Batman: Arkham Knight Catwoman's Revenge DLC Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has detailed a fresh crop of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight.<p>In October, the publisher plans to release the Batman Classic TV Series Mobile Pack, which gives players the classic skins for Batmobile, Catwoman, and Robin, as well as two racetracks inspired by the …

Comic Books
LGBTQI

Viola Davis and the 'white feminist' backlash

By most accounts, Viola Davis’ speech at the Emmys was an instant classic. She directly addressed the lack of diversity on television, saying, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”<p>But Davis’ words about race made one actress feel uncomfortable.<p>Sunday night, …

This Man's Comics About The Reality Of Depression Are So True

Sad but true.<p>Each person with a mental illness experiences it differently -- and for Kristian <b>Nygård</b>, the only way he could make sense of his personal plight was to illustrate it.<p>The 38-year-old artist from Norway created a series of comics for his website to explain to others what it's like to …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

Best Horror Movies On Netflix

October marks that time of the year where clowns, ax murderers, and chainsaw massacres are all part of the Halloween pageantry. So if you don’t like women in their underwear getting chased around by serial killing clowns or possessed ex-boyfriends, now is your chance to get out… Because we’re …

Horror Movies

Evan Rachel Wood Just Made The Most Amazing Comments About Bisexuality

This. All of this.

Femme invisibility is the dirty little secret of the queer community

My last three girlfriends have all told me that I look straight.<p>That’s not what you expect to hear from another woman whose clitoris you’ve licked a …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Staten Island

Literature of 9/11 college class accused of being 'sympathetic towards terrorism'

A student at the<p>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillhas raised concerns about the school's Literature of 9/11 seminar course, claiming the required readings for the class are "sympathetic towards terrorism."<p>Alec Dent, a freshman journalism major at UNC, hasn't taken the class or read any of …

Books

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The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones

Like any epic fictional world, the setting of George RR Martin’s massively successful <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series is rife with a labyrinthine …

53 Books That Will Definitely Make You Cry

*grabs Kleenex*<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

The 29 Best Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now

You may not realize how many <i>great</i> movies there are on Netflix right now, including brilliant documentaries about sushi masters, mass murderers and Bob Marley, and tons of movie classics you've always meant to watch, like "Sunset Blvd." and "The French Connection."<p>There are also devastatingly good …

Michael B. Jordan

Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings

The United States is, by a long shot, the global leader in mass shootings, claiming just 5% of the global population but an outsized share -- 31% -- of the world's mass shooters since 1966, a new study finds.<p>The Philippines, Russia, Yemen and France -- all countries that can claim a substantial …

Guns

A YA horror anthology builds steam (and scares) as it progresses

The dedication page on <i>Slasher Girls & Monster Boys</i>, an enjoyable new collection of horror shorts, reads, “For everyone who read Stephen King when …

Fantasy Author Zen Cho Explores The Histories We Aren't Told

Photo of Zen Cho © 2015 Darren Johnson / IDJ Photography<p>The culture of sci-fi and fantasy has shifted. And a bunch of white dudes aren’t happy about …

10 Shows to Catch Up On Before Fall TV Returns

Consider this your homework for the next few weeks.<p><b>1.</b> <b>The Mindy Project (returns September 15)</b><p>Fox canceled <i>Mindy</i> earlier this year just when it was getting good, but thankfully Hulu swooped in to pick up this gem of a workplace (and occasionally romantic) comedy. Come for Mindy and her antics, stay …

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