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Trump Burns Downton Abbey To The Ground (and worse)

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

The Trump Budget, which will be sent to Congress on Thursday, among many things, eviscerates funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The ...

Ex-Congressman With 'Downton Abbey' Office Indicted Over Spending Scandal

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO - A former U.S. representative whose lavish office in Washington raised questions about use of taxpayer dollars was indicted on Thursday on ch...

The Syndicate on Acorn TV: Imagine Downton Abbey If Downstairs Suddenly Got Rich

David Hinckley | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The Syndicate: All Or Nothing, a 2015 BBC One series that arrives in the U.S. Monday through Acorn TV (, has one of the strongest claims ...

Stanway House

Rick Steves | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We've just finished a delightful scramble, filming three half-hour episodes of Rick Steves' Europe (West England, Cornwall, and Southeast England) -- ...

In Good Behavior, Michelle Dockery's a Junkie Who's Dating a Hitman. Say Goodnight, Lady Mary.

David Hinckley | Posted 08.01.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

No, really, says Michelle Dockery, there is kinship between Lady Mary Crawley, whom she played on Downton Abbey, and Letty Raines, whom she plays on T...

Reimagining A Legend

Cornelia Powell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

In the history of costume, the wedding dress not only has a history all its own, but it has taken on a kind of "rock star" status. These favored garments--often carefully preserved as a family heirloom, sometimes passed down from generation to generation along with mementoes of the bride and her wedding day--have also been the subject of glossy, image-filled books, scholarly studies and museum exhibitions, extending their rather noble bearing.

How Splendid of Amazon To Have Julian Fellowes Bring Doctor Thorne In To Cheer Us Up

David Hinckley | Posted 05.16.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

If you need an antidote for Downton Abbey withdrawal, and who among us does not, try Amazon's new Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne. This thr...

Why We'll Miss Faking It, and Why Its Finale Tuesday Will Resemble Downton Abbey

David Hinckley | Posted 05.15.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

I'd like to think that someday MTV's Faking It will be acknowledged as one of those rare shows that really did stand above much of the TV pack in spit...

Downton Doggie's Italian Cousin

Rick Steves | Posted 05.12.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

Over the past couple of weeks in Italy I've visited several noble and aristocratic manor houses. As I connected with the fine families maintaining the...

Berrigan & Sheen & Churchill for One Night Only

Barry Singer | Posted 05.07.2017 | Arts
Barry Singer

I can only imagine what Winston Churchill would have made of Daniel Berrigan. I do find it rather poignant to recall Father Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, who died last Saturday at 94 and whose funeral Mass is today in New York City, descending on Chartwell Booksellers, my little Winston Churchill bookshop, in April 1988 to read from his then-just-published memoir, To Dwell in Peace.

Downton Abbey Left Us; 6 Ways It Lives On

Laura A Boggs | Posted 03.16.2017 | Entertainment
Laura A Boggs

My relationship with Downton is complicated -- as a nerdy Masterpiece TV regular-type, I happened to catch the pilot, not having heard any buzz, British or otherwise.

Downton Abbey Finale: A Nutrition Lesson Learned

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Science is complex and slow moving. Nutrition science it especially difficult, because it deals with people eating - at their own will - diverse foods throughout a lifetime. We are moving towards answers and consensus at a much faster rate than we did in Downton's time, and with some patience and perspective - and less distractions - we will know much more.

A Contrast of Endings: Downton Abbey and the Presidential Primaries

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.10.2017 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

The finale of "Downton Abbey", the bonanza of a television series for many of us all over the world, was so striking in its point of view.

John Legend Upgrades 'Downton Abbey' Theme Song With Honest Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

John Legend must be the ultimate TV watching companion. Not only does he understand the importance of #NetflixandChill, but he's also a veritable huma...

Downton Abbey: Finally a Happy Ending for the Good Girl

Laurie Levy | Posted 03.08.2017 | Entertainment
Laurie Levy

I didn't have to wonder about the future of a single character or worry that fate had treated them cruelly. It was a perfect soap opera ending.

Kevin Doyle Leaves Mr. Molesley Behind and Visits the Dark Side in Happy Valley

David Hinckley | Posted 03.08.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

For Kevin Doyle, Happy Valley is anything but happy. He's fine with that.

Downton Abbey Final Episode, the End of an Era

Vincent Ugaro | Posted 03.06.2017 | Entertainment
Vincent Ugaro

After six seasons, Downton Abbey is coming to an end. The immensely popular show, aired on PBS here in the United States, will have its season finale ...

Star-crossed Lovers and Bygone Times

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf We like to romanticize the age of sixteen. Pop culture tells us it's a turning point, filled with sweet birthdays an...

Downton Abbey Will Live On

Anne Zeiser | Posted 03.06.2017 | Entertainment
Anne Zeiser

Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE The frenzy reached full throttle yesterday for the series finale of D...

Downton Abbey's Sentimental Farewell Left Barrow Out in the Cold

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

Downton Abbey wasn't just wrapped up last night, it was swept away in a tsunami of schmaltz.

Downton Abbey Recap, Season 6, Episode 9: And in the End, the Love You Take is Equal to the Love You Make

David Hinckley | Posted 03.07.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Daisy got a haircut Sunday night on Downton Abbey. Barrow got a job, Edith got a man and Lord Merton's awful son got what he deserved. And just like...

All The Actors You Probably Forgot Were On 'Downton Abbey'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment

After six memorable seasons, "Downton Abbey" comes to an end in the U.S. on Sunday night. (The series has already aired its final episode in the U.K.)...

Before You Say Goodbye to 'Downton Abbey'... | Posted 03.05.2017 | Entertainment

A Q&A with REbecca Eaton, Executive Producer of PBS Masterpiece Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Wolf Hall Interview by Heidi Legg Rebecca Eaton, The Emmy A...

11 Literary Servants Tell Their Own Stories

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.04.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf The glamorous gowns and sparkling jewels might be the upstairs, but as anyone who's seen "Downton Abbey" can attest, th...

That Downton Abbey Finale: The 10 Obvious Questions and 10 More Subtle Ones

David Hinckley | Posted 03.03.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

In trying to figure out what will happen in Sunday night's last-ever episode of Downton Abbey, it's worth keeping mind the Law of TV Finales.