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Roald Dahl

Gay Couple's Wedding Channels 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Mark Traverso and Conor Walton say that "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been a cornerstone of their entertaining style throughout their eight...

Matilda at the Ahmanson

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Joan Marcus Matilda, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1988 children's classic, has some delightful moments, including a devilish tur...

Music/Theatre, The Arts Meet the Laser, the Computer, the New Digital World

Freddie Gershon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Freddie Gershon

In January 2015, I read more about Steve Jobs and also the development of Bill Gates. I read an obituary about Charles Townes, the father of the laser (who died at age 99). I saw a fine film about Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the Enigma Code during World War II.

Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Author Roald Dahl penned a heartbreaking letter in 1988, urging parents to vaccinate their kids, in which he shared the story of his heartbreak over h...

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

The Crocodile and the Scorpion

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

As to who played the scorpion and who played the crocodile, I'd give the first title "Scorpion" to Dick Cheney and share the second, "Crocodile" between Bush Jr. and Obama. Cheney injected the venom and Bush and Obama have been drowning in it ever since.

5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Trivago.ca

Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.

Ten Surprising Facts About 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

Lucy Mangan | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Lucy Mangan

Mr. Willy Wonka was first known as Mr. Ritchie.

Creepiest Book Cover Ever?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books

A beloved children's book is about to get a questionable facelift. Earlier this week, Penguin Books teased a new cover for a "tasty tale" that is b...

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Steven Spielberg Will Direct Adaptation Of Beloved Roald Dahl Story

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

Roald Dahl's novels have remained a steady source of big-screen success, and now Steven Spielberg is set to bring "The BFG" to theaters, according to ...

Why Are Roald Dahl's Stories So Creepy?

Posted 04.22.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then [Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, $19.95]: Most fiction ...

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Their Favorite Classic Children's Books

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters...

12 Fascinating Literary Facts

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.31.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Ernest Hemingway once took home the urinal from his favorite bar, arguing he'd 'pissed away' so much of his money into it that he owned it.

10 Wonderfully Dark Roald Dahl Illustrations

Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts

Before your foray into adult literature, your imagination was likely visited from time to time by Roald Dahl's colorful and often frightening characte...

10 Fantastic Roald Dahl Quotes

Posted 09.13.2013 | Books

Happy birthday, Roald Dahl! The author of the beloved children's books, "Matilda," "James and the Giant Peach," and "The BFG" was born on this day in ...

Here's What Roald Dahl Books Can Teach You About Life

Posted 09.13.2013 | Books

Today would have been Roald Dahl's 97th birthday. Dahl wrote many fabulous children's books, and they were all incredibly enjoyable to read. But beyon...

How to Reboot a Classic

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

There's plenty of old-fashioned magic in the current Broadway production of Cinderella, which just nabbed nine Tony noms -- enough to make all the little girls in the audience sigh and swoon and stare enraptured, and their parents too.

Theater: Magical Matilda (And How to Make It Even Better)

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Matilda is one of those exceptional shows where every element feels inspired. It reveals theater talents in front and behind the scenes at the top of their game.

First Nighter: Matilda Teaches Broadway a Thing or Two

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Matilda is now at the Shubert, as produced by original commissioning outfit. And guess what. This time I'm over the moon -- even higher and on trajectory to Pluto and beyond. The reason is that the terrific show is even better here than it was/is there.

Why The Email From My Daughter Felt Like Magic

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We are planning to sell the house, to leave the suburbs, to create a new life for ourselves. We talk it up but I secretly wonder if we can really do it, if we will be happy, if our lives will have the same zest, the same magic as we've known for all of these years raising our children in this house.

11 Inspiring Roald Dahl Quotes

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

Today would have been Roald Dahl's 96th birthday (he was born in 1916 and died in 1990). In order to celebrate one of our favorite children's book aut...

Interview with Jenny Rosenstrach about Dinner: A Love Story

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Nicki Richesin

"This whole family dinner thing is just a way for me to wire my childrens' bodies in a way so that they automatically show up at the dinner table to talk to me when they are teenagers. They won't have a choice in the matter. They'll just start feeling this magnetic pull to the pork chops at 6:30."

15 Old-School Books You Should Read Again

www.gurl.com | Posted 05.03.2012 | Teen

It should be no secret that we’re huge readers over here at Gurl.com. Personally, as a kid, I spent hours and hours reading. Growing up, my reading ...