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Universal Orlando Harry Potter Celebration unveils wizarding news, brings magic to life

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

A spell was cast over Orlando last weekend, but apparently none of them were Fidelius, Disillusionment nor Muggle-Repelling charms because thousands...

Alan Rickman's Voice Lives On In 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

Alan Rickman will be remembered for many things, but his voice will live on forever. The last film the beloved English actor completed before his unti...

January Woes

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

January is a time of renewal and regression, happiness and sadness, life and death. It's two-faced Janus, looking backward and forward. It's a time of...

Bowie, Bing, Stallone, Peyton and Multigenerational Collaboration

Jean McCormick | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Jean McCormick

Bing Crosby, David Bowie and Alan Rickman still had music in them until their last days on earth. Many Boomers and even Silent Generation members still have music in them. But does the rest of the workforce hear that music and the potential symphonies that could be composed?

The MovieFilm Podcast: Ride Along 2, 13 Hours, and the Suicide Squad Trailer!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show, we're joined once again by our old friend (and editor-in-chief) Paul Shirey, for a fun and free-ranging conversation on all the latest out of Hollywood.

5 Reasons Why Hans Gruber is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

"Who said we were terrorists?" These sinister words, spoken with almost Shakespearean grandeur and playfulness by the late Alan Rickman, is perhaps one of the greatest lines spoken by any movie villain. It denotes that all is not as it seems while watching the original Die Hard.

David Bowie and a National Call to Cure Cancer

Allison Gilbert | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

This week has been full of the stories that reverberate through social media. First David Bowie succumbed to cancer, then just a few days later, Alan ...

Alan Rickman Narrated A Tortoise Eating A Berry For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

Before his death on Jan. 14 at age 69, actor Alan Rickman of "Die Hard" and "Harry Potter" fame performed yet another bit of magic: In De...


Vincent Daly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Barely 16 days into 2016 and the world finds itself mourning over the passing of two beloved artists -- David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Both men were struck down by a merciless monster known as cancer.

J.K. Rowling Reveals What She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69 last week after a battle with cancer, revealed in 2011 that J.K. Rowling had given him insight into his "Harr...

A Tribute to Alan Rickman: Reading Between the Black and White

Charlotte Sarraille | Posted 01.16.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Sarraille

This inner dilemma that Rickman brought out in the character of Snape, that good and evil are everywhere but that we have the ability to choose what we want to be, is the most important lesson I learned from Harry Potter.

The Art and Science of Regeneration

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Humans, like the rest of nature, were constructed to evolve and change;it's part of the creative process. What parts of your life do you plan to regenerate this year?

Harry Potter Fans Race for Rickman, "Always" Tee

Joe Waters | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Joe Waters

Less than 24 hours after launching an "Always" tee on the t-shirt fundraising site Booster, Hogwarts Running Club has sold 1,265 shirts and raised $...

That Voice -- Remembering Alan Rickman

Graham Milne | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Like David Bowie, it is strange to contemplate the notion that there will never be another Alan Rickman movie. That no lucky screenwriter will ever again have the privilege of hearing that utterly unique voice giving life to their lines.

"Even After All This Time" We Will "Always" Love You

Sarah Jameel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Sarah Jameel

When we love someone, we need to love them like Snape -- unconditionally and always. When we are given hard choices to make in life, we need to stick with loyalty over deceit.

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/15/16

John Zipperer | Posted 01.15.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Does "New York values" include news quizzes? We hope it does. Make it so by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

'The Simpsons' Made An Accidental Tribute To David Bowie And Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

Does a writer on "The Simpsons" own a DeLorean? On February 10, 2013, "The Simpsons" aired a Valentine’s Day-themed episode th...

Why We Grieve The Loss Of Cultural Icons

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

The world lost two of its greatest performers this week: legendary rock star David Bowie and British actor Alan Rickman. Bowie and Rickman both succu...

Stephen Colbert Gives An Emotional Tribute To Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy

This week, we were all shocked to learn we had lost our favorite Potions master, and on Thursday, Stephen Colbert revealed actor Alan Rickman's ...

At Platform 9 3/4, 'Harry Potter' Fans Remember Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

Fans are saluting beloved actor Alan Rickman with a memorial at a magical place: Platform 9 3/4. At London's King's Cross train station on Thursday, &...

God Issues Statement of Apology Over Bowie, Rickman Deaths

James Schlarmann | Posted 01.14.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Larry "God" Schumway, CEO of Holy Trinity, Inc., held a press conference early Friday morning outside the Pearly Gates western entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven, where he apologized profusely and repeatedly for the deaths of rock icon David Bowie and acting legend Alan Rickman within mere days from each other.

At a Loss of Everything But Words in 2016

David S. Simon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

It seems to me that this early into the new year the theme that we have been experiencing is loss. Working backwards, let's begin with last night's lottery which is the granddaddy of experiencing loss.

Let's Not Forget Alan Rickman Was A Stage Actor First

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts

The late Alan Rickman was a brilliant film actor. There's no denying this fact.  From "Robin Hood" to "Sense and Sensibility," "Dogma" to "Die H...

A Brief Ode To Alan Rickman And Emma Thompson's Friendship

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women

I was first introduced to Alan Rickman when I watched 1995's "Sense and Sensibility." Rickman brought a raw sweetness to OG Nice Guy Colonel Brandon,...

For An Entire Generation, Alan Rickman Will Always Be Severus Snape

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts

The death of Alan Rickman at age 69, following a battle with cancer, has hit movie fans, both serious and casual, for innumerable reasons. He starred...