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The Rumpus Interview with Curtis Sittenfeld

“Do you write fiction?” Curtis Sittenfeld asked me during our phone interview. When I answered in the affirmative, she said, “I had a hunch. I …

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day (PHOTOS)

Few of us mere mortals are lucky enough to write like Ernest "Papa" Hemingway. But a surprising number of folks are lucky enough to resemble him. For proof, just peruse this incredible photography series by photographer and genuine Hemingway enthusiast, Henry Hargreaves.<p>The photos were taken at a …

Shirley Jones Talks Shirley Jones

No more kids stuff in your Netflix list

Netflix is rolling out a much-requested feature that should please users with kids and those who share their account with others.<p>And the video streaming company is teasing that the feature most often demanded by Canadian users is coming soon.<p>On Thursday, Netflix began officially rolling out the …

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Must-Read Books Of The Summer: Don't Miss These 7 Favorites

It's summer, which is prime reading time for many people. And our post-50 audience is no different. We asked our readers to share their best books of the summer -- and they didn't hold back. After pouring through all the various recommendations, we've compiled a list of seven amazing books you …

10 Must-Read Books for August

Even though the season technically goes until the end of September, August is the end of summer proper, so that means you have one more month left of …

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Jane Austen Books: 10 Essential Reads For Janeites

<i>By Kate Hutchings for Riffle:</i><p>Did you hear? January 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice". For most readers this provided some brief excitement - including fresh articles written about the book, and a 12 hour internet-broadcast readathon. But for the Janeites, …

Editors’ choice: The best of the bestsellers

<b>The Cuckoo's Calling</b> By Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books, $29)<p>J.K. Rowling published her first crime novel earlier this year, but, as you've perhaps heard, she did so under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. Never mind who's name is on the cover, the book is vintage Rowling, and has received rave …

Carol Dweck, Stanford University Professor, On Why Telling Your Children They're Smart Is Actually Bad For Them (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin used to tell his niece -- as any doting uncle is inclined to do -- how smart she was. According to Carol Dweck, that's one of the worst things we can say to our children, and the consequences may extend far beyond the field of child raising. It could even be …

What to Read While You’re Missing Your Favorite TV Shows

It’s August, and there’s still nothing on TV. So what to do with all that free time in the evenings? Pick up a book, of course. And if you’re at a …

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'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland' Creators Talk Jafar, 'Closed-Ended Story' And Kick-Ass Alice

The cast and creators of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" were on hand at ABC's TCA day to discuss the "Once Upon a Time" spinoff's trajectory and the addition of Jafar (Naveen Andrews) to the series' mythology.<p>So far, critics and Comic-Con attendees have only seen 19 minutes of footage from the …

“Manson”: The making of a monster

A definitive new biography offers a sober account of Charles Manson’s rise from everyday sociopath to archfiend<p>Laura Miller<p>August 4, 2013 9:30pm (UTC)<p>As a child in Southern California, I was scared of hippies, and not just because they looked weird, listened to creepy music and were reputed to flip …

What Makes a Character 'Midwestern?'

"Southern" conjures up certain images and characteristics in my mind. Same goes for the West Coast, Upper Northwest, Southwest, New York, and New England. But what about the Midwest?<p>What does it mean to be Midwestern?<p>I'm 100 percent a Midwestern gal, and every short story I've had published takes …

Creative Writing

“I write to give them weapons—in the form of words and ideas—that will help them fight their monsters.” Sherman Alexie’s NBA-winning “The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian” has been pulled from the PS 114 sixth grade reading list based on the following: “And if God hadn’t wanted us to masturbate, then God wouldn’t have given us thumbs. So I thank God for my thumbs.” For more of this morning’s roundup, click here: http://tpr.ly/13A9xkf.

'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

The<p>Netflixseries"Orange Is the New Black"has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them.<p>Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who leaves behind her literate life for a stint in prison, …

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Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia awarded sailing certificates by their grandmother Queen Sofia

<p><b>Infanta Leonor</b> and <b>Infanta Sofia</b> of Spain proved that they take after their father <b>Prince Felipe</b> on Saturday when they collected awards for sailing …

Summer Olympics

Royal News - Latest Photos & Exclusives from The Royals | HELLO!

The Dutch royal family as you've never seen them before<p>Get royal news from around the world with Hello Magazine. Bringing you the latest from the …

Royal Babies

Minnie Driver discovers her father's secret life as she takes part in BBC show

<p>When <b>Minnie Driver</b> was 12-years-old, she discovered that her father had another family. Until that point, the Hollywood actress had no idea that her …

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Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon holiday with Bill Gates

<p><b>Prince Haakon</b> and his wife <b>Princess Mette-Marit of Norway</b> welcomed Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his family in Kristiansand, the south of Norway, …

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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A Woman on Top of Her World

Every now and then you find a book that you have difficulty putting down. Last month, I had that experience with the novel <i>Woman on Top</i>, released May 30, 2013 by first time author Deborah Schwartz. Readers may snicker about the title assuming this is a poorly written shallow romance novel; however, …

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40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p><i>The manual for making your first four decades the most joyful, wise and stress-free of your life.</i>

THE WHITE PRINCESS Successfully Combines the Historical and the Fictional

Book Review Jackie K Cooper<p>THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory<p>Among the writers of historical romance novels Philippa Gregory is the crème de la crème. She, more than any other author in this genre, seems able to combine the fictional with the historical and make it a winning combination. This …

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Girls' Adam Driver Marries Joanne Tucker. (Lena Dunham and Her Boyfriend Totes Attended the Wedding!)

<i>Girls</i>' Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker were married over the weekend.<p><i>Girls</i>' star Adam Driver tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Joanne Tucker over the weekend. Their destination wedding was attended by Adam's <i>Girls</i> costar and on-screen love interest, Lena Dunham, who was joined by her boyfriend, …

Kristen Bell Tweets Sweet Marriage Proposal to Dax Shepard After the Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Pinterest<p>Yay! The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled DOMA unconstitutional, and my Facebook and Twitter feeds are BLOWING up. There's so much happiness going around, and I just HAD to share this sweet tweet:<p>Kristen and Dax—who welcomed baby Lincoln in March—have been engaged since 2010, but they've long …