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Reza Aslan On The Birth Of Jesus: 'Zealot' Author Relates Historical Nativity Narrative

Reza Aslan, a Biblical scholar and author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," spoke to The Huffington Post to give a historical perspective on the birth of Jesus, an event which the Gospels recount in different ways.<p>"The stories themselves are not and were never meant to be read …

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

By Amity Gaige<p>A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel.<p>Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O.<p>I have an older friend who once told me, "When I was younger, I used to feel so stressed out. I thought I'd never make it through life. And then I gave up the drama." She was …

Insomnia I have been courting sleep and catering to its taste in nightgowns. I have poured it heady, vintage wines and frivolous, bubbly new ones. I have wet my lips with chamomile and tried out different poses. I have kept to my side of the bed— at first—then flung my limbs all over. O Stubborn Lover. Nightly, I lie chasing stillness to seduce you—though, we both know it: what drives me wild is your racy, mad refusal. —Susan Barbour. #Poetry in issue 200, Spring 2012: http://tpr.ly/12wt3ND. Film still by Nathaniel Dorsky.

7 Breathtakingly Sexist Quotes by Famous and Respected Male Authors

Yesterday, a minor Canadian novelist (and I do mean <i>minor</i>) named David Gilmour hung himself in an interview with Hazlitt writer Emily Keeler. She went …

Literature

Patrick Ness's top 10 'unsuitable' books for teenagers

Patrick Ness was born and grew up in the US, and moved to London in 1999, where he's lived ever since. He's written two books for adults (a novel called The Crash of Hennington and a short story collection called Topics About Which I Know Nothing), and published The Knife of Never Letting Go, his …

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – review

Stephen King's sequel to The Shining contains some real, grown-up monsters • Interview: Stephen King on alcoholism and returning to the Shining<p>For several months, when I was 10 or 11, I avoided windows at night, because I didn't want to see a hideous child vampire staring back at me. I had read …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Spotlight: Joan Miro

“I make no distinction between poetry and painting.” -Joan Miro<p>In 1893, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona. As the son of a goldsmith, Miró did not grow up in an art-oriented family, but in a business-oriented one. His father was well aware of his own success and expected the same for his son.<p>Nevertheless, Miró showed early signs of artistic genius. His first known drawings date back to 1901, and when he was only eight years old, he could already create works of strict Realism.

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …