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Standing In The Flames Of Our Soul's Fire

Courtney Dukelow | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Courtney Dukelow

I love Tuesday mornings. It is the time when I get to stroll the farmer's market, chatting with friends whom I see as I take in the beauty of the fre...

Daenerys Is Fast Becoming A Game Of Thrones' Villain

Gil Kidron | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Gil Kidron

If we pay attention to what she's actually doing and saying in season 6, and if we look to history and to the direction her character is taking -- it's possible that she's fast becoming the villain in the story.

GoT Season Finale Overdoses On Fan Service

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

As fantastic and satisfying as it was in the end, it felt unnatural from the way the show normally flows. It hit too many traditional tropes and handled it's reveals like your standard, hyper-excited cable television show.

Game of Thrones: 7 Reasons All Dragons Must Die

Gil Kidron | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Gil Kidron

They are an integral part of what has made Game of Thrones such a global pop culture phenomenon. But if it weren't for their great PR machine, these dragons would be considered as super villains.

Toy Fair Reveal: How Fantasy Comes to Life in the Toy Box in 2016

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Narwhals and dragons, and unicorns, oh my! Fantastic creatures that have graced the pages of fairy tales and roared to life on the big screen are coming to life like never before this year -- in your kids' toy boxes.

5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date.

Here Be Dragons: The "Sacred Terror" of the Alps of Switzerland

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.26.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The flocking of the Victorians to the Swiss Alps was not about growing crops, grazing animals, or extracting minerals. It was about observing, feeling, and articulating a personal response.

Here Be Dragons | Can Yours Be Trained?

Shandra Carlson | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shandra Carlson

"The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them." -- Game of Thrones Stick with me. Toothless dragons. Sure, why not? When you're the c...

The Pesky Problem With Mammoth Clones

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Our long-lost friends the mammoths could very well suffer "de-extinction" and begin repopulating certain parts of the planet again. That's good news for mammoths, I guess, but not such great news for the female elephants forced to act as mammoth-hybrid surrogates.

Game of Thrones: Fantasy as a Force of Nature and God of the Gaps

Gil Kidron | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Gil Kidron

If we actually think about it, Game of Thrones is more of a fictional historical show than it is straight-up fantasy. Sure, magic, dragons and White Walkers appear in the story, but these are not what drives the plot.

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

Game of Thrones ep. 9 Review: Why Do We Assume Dragons Are Good?

Gil Kidron | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Gil Kidron

After last week's Game of Thrones episode, "Hardhome", I wrote here that we were basically tricked into seeing the White Walkers as villains, which they are probably not. Well, after episode 9, "Dance with Dragons", the opposite should be said about the dragons.

Google Maps Offers Dragon As Public Transportation Option

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology

Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places -- regardless of whether co...

Are Mermaids, Unicorns and Dragons Real?

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Sometimes we invent mythical creatures: dragons, Bigfoot, unicorns, mermaids. Sometimes we become them ourselves -- like my daughter, the brave mermaid in the vast and mysterious Atlantic Ocean.

New 'Game Of Thrones' Poster Confirms One Big Story

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

It's clear that dragons are coming, but that's not even the biggest reveal in HBO's new "Game of Thrones" Season 5 poster. The image shows Tyrion a...

Is This A Dragon Skull On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2015 | Weird News

No. No, this is probably not a dragon skull on Mars, and we're not going to pretend to give it consideration as such. But we can add it to the ever...

Bill Bradley

Here's What You Didn't Know About The 'Game Of Thrones' Dragons

HuffingtonPost.com | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

"All that we do is try to make them as awesome as possible." Image: Giphy If you want to know something about the "Game of Thrones" dragons, ...

Accessible Fantasy

Hannah Sutker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
Hannah Sutker

There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Outdoes the Original

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The voice talent is also to be commended as the voices perfectly match the characters with Baruchel and Blanchett leading the way. Animated films are always more enjoyable when the voice talent has been carefully cast

Stop Everything And Watch The First 5 Minutes Of 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment

Can’t wait for the premiere of “How to Train Your Dragon 2”? Well, good news. Dreamworks has released the first five minutes of the animated fil...

Look At How Big The 'Game Of Thrones' Dragons Will Get!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

George R.R. Martin has released an excerpt from his upcoming history of Westeros book. In a post on his website, the author finally answers the questi...

Real Life Dragon Bones

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

In a smattering of medieval churches across Europe, relics from the saintly tradition of dragon slaying still hang from the walls or rest behind lush glass cases, claiming to be actual bones from the mythological beasts.

Bearded Dragons Say What's Up

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy

Why, hello over there. You're a bearded dragon too? Fancy that. How's it goin? OK, so waving behavior in bearded dragons is actually pretty common...