Arming religious fanatics -- what could go wrong, right? Surrendering the monopoly on the use of force in a strict class society that is based on the nobles disenfranchising the poor? What a great plan!
These New York State mountain and lake towns were deep breaths of fresh air to our forebears who built grand resorts to escape the city heat. Each successive generation continues the tradition.
In a real-life parallel to the fantasy series, Ireland gears up for a historic referendum this coming Friday that will determine the fate of same-sex marriage, a fundamental right for the gay community.
It has been the talk of the web the past week, as dear Sansa, tragic Sansa, victimized Sansa -- was just put through the grinder. Yet again. Damn, that was a hard scene to watch, and one I'm sure I'll never watch again.
The appeal of Game of Thrones rests in its progressive take on a traditional, fictional setting inspired by medieval Western civilization. The show proposes modern concepts such as women's empowerment -- with Daenerys, Brienne, Arya -- and social equality for all -- think of the diverse pool of sworn brothers in the Night's Watch.
The next few episodes on Game of Thrones will reveal if their bold moves would pay off. But even if it all comes crashing down by season's end, we can't help it but take our hats off to them for taking a risk and making the tougher choice - choose peace over war.
In honor of Mother's Day, we asked The New York Public Library's extraordinary bibliophiles to discuss the books their moms would recommend and we were promptly deluged with stories of wonderful moms near and far who taught their children to love the written word.
Don, Roger and Joan are all experiencing somewhat, how Ken Cosgrove must have felt while working at McCann.
What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?
Littlefinger is evil. And yet -- you should root for him to win. Why, you ask? Well, because he's good for Westeros, that's why. Don't let your petty and personal animosity for this self-made man to stop the wheels of history.
Your child finds your secret stash of sweets from Halloween and eats all of the candy: Chocolate Stout
While it can be difficult to embrace the workings of characters set in fictional continents in a fantasy world, there are still timeless leadership lessons these ladies teach us.
For the HBO series, George R.R. Martin's fictional seven kingdoms were actually filmed in these nine real destinations around the world. Maybe it's time to book a GOT getaway.
It's back for another season, and if you are HBO-less like me, you feel lost around the water cooler when your co-workers start talking about Game of Thrones. But because the show is so complex, there are a few general statements you can say that can make it appear like you watch the show.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Since Americans have a never-ending fascination with British kings and queens, it got us wondering what it'd be like to rent out a palace on our next vacation.