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The Problem With Curbing Curiosity

Nancy A. Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Nancy A. Scott

If teachers (or family, or media) don't ask questions, then usually children will stop asking as well -- and their natural curiosity and imagination, which are the stepping stones to skeptical thinking, become censored in the meantime.

VOTE: Which Movie Franchise Is The Best Ever?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Vote in Round 2 of our Ultimate Fan Face-Off here. PREVIOUSLY: Long before Katniss Everdeen destroyed her box office competition -- and spa...

Robbie Robertson's Clairvoyant Box, Plus Chatting With Ed Sheeran and Devin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In 2011, Robbie Robertson's album How To Become Clairvoyant was not only one of the more satisfying releases of the year, but it also was the artist's most personal statement about his life, covering topics from spirituality to the breakup of The Band.

What Would [Insert YA Heroine Here] Do?

| Posted 04.15.2012 | Teen

By Brenna Clarke Gray for BookRiot: Sometimes, when faced with difficult real life situations, I find myself wondering how my favourite young adult...

Beatles 2? New 'Titanic 3-D'? Make It Stop!

Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

Madonna is at the top of the Billboard charts, "Titanic" may be the highest-grossing movie of the week and "The Mummy," Twins, "Dumb and Dumber," "Summer School," "Anchorman," "Top Gun," "Total Recall" and even "Phantom of the Opera" are either getting sequels or being remade. Nothing is new, and that's sad.

Which Fictional Movie Universe Do You Most Want To Live In?

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment

Inspired by a recent Reddit thread, we here at HuffPost Entertainment would love to know what fictional movie universe you would most want to live in....

PHOTOS: Harry Potter Film Set Opens This Weekend

Posted 03.29.2012 | Travel

Harry Potter lives on ... at least in Hertfordshire, England. This weekend, Warner Bros. will open up the Leavesden studio sets to visitors, which...

ReThink Review: The Hunger Games -- Kid Gloves Come Off

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Hunger Games is steeped in the languages of reality television and instant celebrity, which young people speak fluently.

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Home
Tim King

By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.

QUIZ: 'Hunger Games' Or 'Harry Potter'?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Teen

"Hunger Games" actress Jacqueline Emerson told us that she read the Harry Potter series over 14 times before she found The Hunger Games books, and Huf...

The Hunger Games' Hopeful Vision for the Future

Joan Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

There's not a whole lot about the world of The Hunger Games that I'd like to see carried into the future. But it's truly refreshing to see a world where gender isn't a restrictive category.

WATCH: Baby Ron Draws Snape In Clip From 'Harry Potter' Wizard's Collection

Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

Just when it seemed like Potter Heads would be relegated to enjoying the cinematic adventures of the Boy Who Lived only through their memories, Warner...

Ron Draws Snape in a Clip from the Wizard's Collection

Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

Just when it seemed like Potter Heads would be relegated to enjoying the cinematic adventures of the Boy Who Lived only through their memories, Warner...

Many Famous Authors Started With 'Novel 101'

Dave Astor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Creating a novel is tough. Until you get the hang of it, it can be hard to do the Proustian thing.

Ron Dicker

'Hunger Games' Producer Reveals Secrets To Making A Blockbuster On The Cheap

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

Making a hit movie on a budget is as hard as Hollywood makes it look. "We're in a business where the solution is almost always to write a check," said...

Daniel Radcliffe Is Allen Ginsberg

Posted 03.19.2012 | Celebrity

Daniel Radcliffe channeled Harry Potter Allen Ginsberg with his tortoise-shell glasses and academic jacket while filming "Kill Your Darlings" in Brook...

JK Rowling's Charitable Giving Boots Her From 'Forbes' Billionaire List

Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact

Even Harry Potter's wizardry couldn’t have prevented this blow. JK Rowling, the first female novelist billionaire, recently lost her exclusive st...

Josh Hutcherson Has 'A Mixed Feeling' About 'Hunger Games' Fame

Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment

Josh Hutcherson says he's not sure how he feels about the level of stardom that comes with starring in as hotly anticipated a film as "The Hunger Game...

Harry Potter's Platform 9 3/4 Becomes Permanent Attraction

Posted 03.23.2012 | Travel

Ever since the books became a worldwide sensation, Harry Potter has meant big tourism. Still, one crucial stop on the loyal fan's Potter pilgrimage, P...

Can You See The Light?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

Makoto Tojiki's "No Shadow" sculptures portray glowing humans and animals out of thousands of mesmerizing LED lights. The Japanese artist has always b...

Harry Potter eBooks Coming Soon

Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

Today, in a press release, J.K. Rowling's Pottermore announced a Harry Potter "e-book and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for ...

Katniss vs. Bella Faceoff! Who Would Win?

About the author: Walter is a junior at Saint Patrick and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools....

Emma Watson May Star In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Beauty And The Beast'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

Sometimes it takes Hollywood a little while to catch up with the Internet. Per Variety, Guillermo del Toro is set to direct a new version of "Beauty a...

Harry Potter And Voldemort Play Plead The Fifth On 'Watch What Happens Live'

Posted 02.10.2012 | TV

Voldemort asked and Harry Potter answered on "Watch What Happens Live" (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Bravo). And it was just as weird as when Voldemort ...

Daniel Radcliffe 'Miffed' By 'Potter' Oscar Snub

Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks may not have voiced any public complaints to the Academy, but Daniel Radcliffe isn't staying mum when it comes to "Harr...