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Kate Middleton Is Heading To 'Downton Abbey' | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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' | 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' -- Wild Predictions for Season Six!

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2015 | 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 ...

'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Photo Series Gives Adorable Babies The Roaring '20s Treatment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents

Last year, London-based photographer and mom Neli Prahova made headlines with her whimsical portraits of newborn babies. Now she's giving some of her ...

The Awesome Life of an American Congressman

Michael Winship | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Like one of the characters from "Downton Abbey," Aaron Schock has made quite a climb, from public servant downstairs to pampered upstairs aristocrat.

The Amazing London Museum You Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

Last Sunday some of the characters on Downton Abbey went to London's Wallace Collection and most viewers probably thought, "What's that?" The Walla...

6 Things To Know About The New 'Cinderella,' Lily James

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment

If you've been watching a lot of television these days, then you've probably caught a glimpse of the new trailer for the upcoming Disney remake of "Ci...

Aaron Schock's 'Flamboyant,' 'Racy,' 'Ripped Ab Muscles' 'Lifestyle'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

For several weeks now, GOP congressman Aaron Schock has been at the center of negative media attention because of things he is alleged to be hiding, inspiring ethics complaints. But the one thing reporters are not talking about openly -- yet appear to be wink-winking and nudge-nudging about -- is the question of Schock's sexual orientation. This is glaring and curious.

This Mom Is Taking a Sick Day

Amy Koko | Posted 02.12.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Then morning came and I was better. Still a little weak, a little achy, but certainly not Ebola ridden. I realized I was in a new phase of life, a peaceful phase, a quieter phase, and it's OK to be sick every once in a while phase.

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from writing your congressional address and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: He's glad he's ...

What Thomas Piketty and Larry Summers Don't Tell You About Income Inequality

Lynn Parramore | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

According to economist Lance Taylor and his colleagues, we're not yet talking about the kinds of major changes needed to keep us from becoming a Downton Abbey society.

Aaron Schock Says He'll Pay For ‘Downton Abbey'-Inspired Office

The Washington Post | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) plans to pay for all of the "Downton Abbey"-inspired redecorating recently done in his Capitol Hill office suite, he said o...

Opening Night at the Santa Barbara Film Festival!

Sally Fay | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

Opening Night at the Arlington Theatre on State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara began with a greeting from Helene Schneider, the Mayor of Santa Barbara.

Downton Abbey, Edith Wharton, and the Jews

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The series is imbued with the preoccupations of Wharton's fiction. Just like the women in The House of Mirth, the Grantham daughters have had few choices aside from marrying a man, preferably one with money.

English Country Style 2015

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 01.12.2015 | Style
Cathy Whitlock

Maybe the influence lies in part with a new season of Downton Abbey here in the U.S. or the fact I am on Mid-Century modern overload, but one of the looks I would love to see regain its status in 2015 is English Country Style.

'The Affair' Wins An Unexpected Golden Globe

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment

In a category with some of television's favorite dramas, it was "The Affair" that won the award for Best Drama Series at the 2015 Golden Globes on Sun...

6 Models Share Their Must-Watch Shows of 2015

Modelinia | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

International jet-setters though they may be, even the most glamorous mega-models aren't immune to the everyday joys of curling up on the couch and binge-watching one of TV's most talked-about series.

15 Reasons Why 2015 Already Sucks

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Here we are just days into the new year and already we have some issues with 2015. Here are 15 reasons why the air is leaving our 2015 balloon.

'Downton Abbey' Will Soon Offer Overnight Stays

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel

Ready your pearls and fascinators and tailcoats, because England's Highclere Castle, the filming location for the hit show, is about to open its doors to overnight guests, just in time for the holiday (and for Season 5... for America, at least)!