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Roald Dahl

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 ...

Unorthodox: What Deborah Feldman Found at Sarah Lawrence

SLCSpeaks | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
SLCSpeaks

Although the media portrays Feldman as an anomaly, she uses archetypes to create a real-life fairy tale familiar to any Sarah Lawrence student who has asked to bum a cigarette outside of the library, or had to explain to their Facebook friends that they aren't gay.

Interview: Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Picture Paris

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Talking to Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus about their delightful new short film, Picture Paris, the conversation ranged from the intricacies of Parisian culture to the hilarious masturbation episode of Seinfeld.

Wrestling With Point of View in Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Sometimes it takes several drafts before you get the point of view that works for a particular story.

First Nighter: London's Matilda as Entertaining a Musical as They Come

David Finkle | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's delicious, delightful and delirious from first to last and has the power to affect adults as thoroughly as it does children. That'll extend to children and adults everywhere, though there's some silly talk circulating about the tuner's being "too British" to travel. Phooey on that.

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

Hey, Kids! A Decade After His Death, Shel Silverstein Has a New Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Every Thing On It, published eleven years after Shel Silverstein's death, arrived yesterday. Homework was instantly abandoned. The Girl Who Hates To Read simply had to dive into this collection of 139 poems.

Roald Dahl's Best Villains

Posted 11.19.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: In an interview with Donald Sturrock, Roald Dahl once said, “I go down to my little hut, where it’s tight and dark and warm, ...

PHOTOS: Art Inspired By Famous Authors

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Few headlines will draw our attention faster than “Pin-ups based on Haruki Murakami books.” Little did we know that Super Punch’s post would lea...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs

guardian.co.uk | Caradoc King | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Ph...

Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' Stars Reunite: Where Are They Now?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment

Forty years after finding their golden tickets, the lucky kids who first met in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory have reunited. No word on whether ...

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

Don't Want The Titles Of Your Favorite Kids' Books Ruined? Don't Read These Variations!

Dan Wilbur | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

To celebrate Children's Book Week, Better Book Titles would like to save you time by summing up Children's classics. Now, you can avoid any awkward conversations with your child or failure to see the moral of the story by knowing the content of these books beforehand.

A Baker's Dozen of Essential Blogs More Than Worth Your Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Steve Young has been a writer for the David Letterman Show since 1990. One year ago he happened to glance out a window in the upstairs hallway and noticed a piece of petrified gum on the window ledge.

Roald Dahl Stories To Be On Millions Of Cereal Boxes

Telegraph | Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

The publisher has realised that children, from even before the age they can read, pick up cereal boxes from the breakfast table and scan the back for ...