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Disgraced Congressman Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech | 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

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' | 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 | Home
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' 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...

'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 04.26.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.