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Forget Downton Abbey, Blenheim Palace is #1

Rick Steves | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I nearly skipped Blenheim Palace this year, thinking that on a gorgeous Sunday in July this palace near Oxford would be a mob scene. It was nearly empty.

Mad Men Has A Decent Shot At A Record 5th Best Drama Emmy, But Should It Win?

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It would make perfect sense for Mad Men to win its record-setting fifth Best Drama Emmy. And it's high time for Jon Hamm, after eight nominations for his masterful performance as the iconic Don Draper, to finally take the Best Actor prize.

Life Is Measured in Memories. Take Time to Make Some

Farsh Askari | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.

'Downton Abbey' Inspires New Mattress Collection

TODAY.com | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Soon, you'll be able to sleep like you're a guest of the aristocratic Crawley family. ...

Gautier Capuçon: On Elgar's Cello Concerto, at San Francisco Symphony, 5/27-31

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.22.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The Elgar concerto is one of the most beloved works in the classic cello repertoire. It is the last major work of the composer and one frequently described as contemplative, reflective and elegiac.

Downton Abbey, Grantchester and Beyond: Q&A With Composer John Lunn

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.

12 Great Relationships That Never Happened

Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

Remember the time that C.J. and Toby finally realized they were madly in love and began a romantic relationship that went down in favorite-TV-couples ...

A Farewell to Instagrams

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) distinguished himself during a short, meteoric career in Congress by, among other, decorating his Capitol Hill office in a...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Disgraced Congressman Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in a farew...

We Might Get A 'Downton Abbey' Movie

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

The next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the show's last, but it looks like we might get a movie. Director Gareth Neame conducted a conference call ...

'Downton Abbey' Ending After Season 6

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

Season 6 of "Downton Abbey" will be its last, Carnival films, the producers of the show, and ITV announced on Thursday in a statement. “Millions...

'Downton Abbey' Can Be Dangerous!

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.23.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Did you ever think being a fanboy could lose you your job? That's what happened to former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock. He wasn't known for his stand on major or even minor issues, but boy, was he known for how he stood: tall, tanned, and hunky.

The Sixth Season Of 'Downton Abbey' Will Reportedly Be Its Last

Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment

Looks like Maggie Smith was right, "Downton Abbey" really can't keep on going. TV Line is reporting that the show's sixth season will be its last. And...

7 Signs You're Staying in an English Manor

Oyster | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We've made a list of the seven signs that, if you find them during your stay, are surefire bets that you are, in fact, in an English manor.

Seniors Recreate 'Downton Abbey' Scenes That Even The Dowager Countess Would Love

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

"Downton Abbey" fever has quickly spread, spurring everything from Victorian high teas to a beauty range. But some seniors took it one step further an...

Duchess Kate Visits The 'Downton Abbey' Set

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to Downton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Self-professed "Downton Abbey" fan Duchess Kate visited the set of the hit series at Ealing S...

Lady Sinderby and Maintaining Jewish Community in a Time of Interfaith Marriage

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Despite its button-lip image of British aristocracy, Downton Abbey doesn't shy away from controversy. The latest is Jewish intermarriage and anti-semitism. The two are intertwined. For those of you who are not Downton Abbey aficionados, here is a summary of the latest plot developments.

Kate Middleton Is Heading To 'Downton Abbey'

www.vanityfair.com | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment

It’s rare in life that fantasies come true, so we are giving thanks and, frankly, just trying to process the news just out from Buckingham Palace th...

"Springing" in to the New Season: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

These icy times offered an opportunity to further explore the "walk-ables," those places easily accessible by foot. With the art of the culinary in mind, we have taken this opportunity to visit three new and recommendable restaurants located in our hood, the WV (West Village).

The Cure for 'Downton Abbey' Blues

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

It's a long way to Season Six. What do you do after you've watched all five previous seasons again? Redecorate! Follow the lead of Congressman Aaron Schock. Never heard of him?

'Downton Abbey' Creator: 'People Pray for My Characters'

Alain Elkann | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

I think we are trying to create a world in itself, a kind of universe. We want people to become involved with that world, and they do it in their relationships with these fictional characters. And sometimes their relationship can be surprisingly powerful, almost alarming. People pray for my characters.

Lauren Duca

What It Would Look Like If The Dowager Countess Leaves 'Downton'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

With the Season 5 finale of "Downton Abbey" on Sunday night, we said farewell to our vaguely high brow soap opera. It was a bumpy season, one that sta...

'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Predictions

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Mrs. Hughes and Bates will get quietly married, then be not-so-quietly arrested for conspiracy in the death of Mr. Green, then get exonerated by the King.

Maggie Smith Will Remain On 'Downton Abbey' Until The Show Ends

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Despite hinting that she would leave "Downton Abbey" after Season 6, Maggie Smith's publicist told BuzzFeed News that “she would stay in the...

Aaron Schock Repays $40,000 For 'Downton Abbey' Office Decor

AP | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the ...