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8 Badass Asian-Americans We Can't Overlook This Women's History Month
Asian women: We get the job done.
9 WWII Novels Beyond Europe's Shores
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By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan After a lifetime of keeping the terrible truth about her
Lyme Wars: Journalists are Failing the Public
David Michael Conner
Health, entertainment and LGBT writer
One can hope that such a story was naive and made a poorly informed decision to present the information as it has been presented. It may agree with certain mainstream views, but had VICE performed any level of journalistic effort, the article would tell a different, truer version of this story.
12 Novels That Celebrate the Joys and Challenges of Motherhood
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For Mother's Day, we've collected these beautiful and moving stories of mothers--their delights and their struggles. With memorable and colorful characters, they explore the unique journeys of female characters through life as parents and professionals, lovers and leaders.
Dame Edna on Fame, the Prostate Olympics and Her Glorious Goodbye
Author, Multimedia Journalist, Editor, Public Speaker, Humoris...
Dame Edna Everage's "possums" near and far might be fretting over the news that the savage, self-proclaimed international superstar is taking a bow after her current U.S. tour fades to black next month.
Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Authors, Books, Reading and Literacy
Lisa M. Dietlin
CEO, Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, Inc., philanthropic advis...
What are you reading? What was the last book you read? These are two of my favorite questions to ask in order to jump start a conversation with an old friend or a new acquaintance.
Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club
Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion ...
Asian Americans are grateful to Tan for writing a novel that gives some visibility to a concealed minority group. Her novel gives a voice to young people who struggle to articulate the relational dynamics that they experience as they grow up with immigrant parents.
The Boomer List
: A Portrait of a Generation: An Interview With Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
As with his previous films, "The Black List," "The Latino List" and "The Out List," "The Boomer List" focuses on singular individuals who speak directly to the camera about their journeys, the challenges they faced, and what they've learned.
Amy Tan's Valley of Amazement and Sex You Don't Want
Advocacy & Communications Specialist
I have a complicated relationship with Amy Tan. Reading
The Joy Luck Club
as a pre-teen, I didn't really relate to the chess-playing genius or the woman stuck in her unhappy marriage, but I thought the overwrought story important for delving into the turbulent, painful history of China
The Book We're Talking About This Week: Amy Tan's "The Valley Of Amazement"
Who will read it? "After your defloration, I will lend you some of my special skirts. Here is one in your color; a rich imperial
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
STYLE & BEAUTY
10 Neat Resources to Re-Fashion Our (Life) Styles
I Love NY’s first "Greenest New Yorker"
As we go through the motions and figure out what works for our bodies as well as our closets, it's amazing how we -- by choice or not -- are part of the fashion world, a living, breathing, constantly evolving system.
Literary References In The Simpsons
Many a City Is 'Title Town'
Author, 'Comic (and Column) Confessional'
Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?
CULTURE & ARTS
The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)
San Francisco-based arts critic
Is home where we are born? Or is home where we live most of our lives? Is our home with the family we leave behind? Or is
Eat Pray Naked Lunch And The Best Bad Literary Mashups
Bestselling thriller writer
Literary mashups have invaded bookstores everywhere, blending beloved stories, characters and real-life historical figures with the unlikeliest of ingredients.
The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers (PHOTOS)
Are the writers receiving the major awards and official recognition really the best writers today? Or are they overrated mediocrities with little claim to recognition by posterity?
TED Talks: Best Author Appearances Of The Past, And This Year's Line Up (VIDEOS)
TED talks--the buzz for this once underground conference gets louder every year in its celebration of the creative, expanding
Jennifer Weiner To Join Author Rock Band 'Rock Bottom Remainders' For New Tour
Jennifer Weiner may have hit the top of the book lists with her best-selling novels, including "Good In Bed" and "In Her
I Called Amy Tan A Dirty Word--And Then She Friended Me
Author, "A Thread of Sky"
When I said that "Amy Tan" had become a dirty word, I meant it in the full sense: a taboo, a line drawn in the sand, a barrier to understanding. I don't know if that came through.
Rockbottom Remainders: Garage Band Members Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow Play Tour
The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders--featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan
Stephen King Does Spooky Voiceover On Rock Album
From Carrie to It, his horror novels mean Stephen King is already something close to the voice of nightmare for many, but
Why I Don't Want to Be the Next Amy Tan
Let's focus on the writing itself: the characters, the language, the narrative style. Because if a review compared me to Amy Tan on those measures, rather than on just our shared culture, I'd be proud.
A Near TED Experience
Founder, Giraffe Heroes Project
A few weeks ago I was asked to talk at TEDxPugetSound, one of the many regional "franchises" that are now springing up. I was allotted 10 minutes to talk about "Global Heroes."
Ariane de Bonvoisin
Founder and CEO of The First 30 Days
Amy Tan (the famous author, yes) speaks of what she calls, 'the cosmological constant" -- that something we call luck, coincidence, the mystery of chance, serendipity, etc.
Authors Get Political: Who Gives What
Grisham isn't the only author for Hillary. Vampire authoress Anne Rice has given $4600 to Clinton. "Joy Luck Club" Amy Tan
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