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Wizard of Oz

Daily Meditation: Over The Rainbow

Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Truth About Shirley Temple's "Wizard of Oz" Connection

Jay Scarfone | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.

The Wizard of Oz and Innocence Lost

Jay Scarfone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Unfortunately, it seems the latest return to Oz sounds it keeping with our culture's taste for the amplification and perversion of nearly everything. Regrettably, even The Wizard of Oz isn't immune from our culture's apparent erosion of innocence. It should be remembered, though, that in 1939, MGM's version of Oz was technically a remake.

10 More Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Jay Scarfone | Posted 02.07.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

As a follow-up piece for all of you dedicated Ozophiles, here are a few more intriguing tidbits about this movie classic. Be sure to look for them on your next trip down the Yellow Brick Road!

10 Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Jay Scarfone | Posted 01.31.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Since Oz is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, here's a fun peek at a few details that may have escaped the attention of even the most ardent Ozophiles.

Not the End of the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz Turns 75

Peter Mac | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Mac

"From now on you'll be history!" So says the Munchkin Mayor to Judy Garland's Dorothy. Foreshadowing? In my opinion that would be an understatement!

Why Gravity Moves Us So

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

When Ryan cries and the weightless tears float out to us, she asks if anyone will mourn and pray for her. I believe her concerns represent the fears in all of us. It is a moment of complete aloneness.

Judge Judy Meets Judy Garland

Abby Heugel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

You are about to enter the courtroom of Judge Judith Sheindlin. The people are real, the cases are real, the rulings are final. This is Judge Judy.

Oz Still a Magical Place After 75 Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I would like to slight the production, as an actual critic. I could say that some of it is so overwhelming that things are lost. I could say that it's a little long for kids. The fact is the journey down this yellow brick road is as enchanting as any other.

Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa's Oldest Vines

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Fhere is one California Cabernet, based largely on very old vines, that has truly impressed me this year.

'The Wizard Of Oz' Just Keeps Getting Hotter

Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

Lions and tigers and NBC, oh my! According to Deadline, NBC has purchased the "Wizard Of Oz"-themed drama "Emerald City," which will be written an...

Syfy's Next Big Project

Posted 07.23.2013 | TV

Move over, "Sharknado": Syfy is taking on "The Wizard Of Oz" and this time, it's getting twisted. According to Deadline, director Timur Bekmambetov...

Oz: The Great and Powerful

Nikki Luongo | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment
Nikki Luongo

I'd heard that it lingered in some parts and that the matching of James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams were off-the-charts wrong and that the whole story's alignment with its predecessor was a total failure but I admit, I was totally wrong.

'Weird Gal Yankovic' And Other Hilarious Hanksy Puns

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

The street artist and master punster known as Hanksy is in Los Angeles this week promoting his upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery 1988. How do we kno...

Oz the Great and Powerful: A Prequel at Its Best

Lee Allport | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

This movie will be a classic; one our children, our children's children, and even their children will enjoy and talk about for years to come. The movie is a prequel at its best, laying out for us everything we would need to know to understand L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Movie Review: Oz, the Great and Powerful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

James Franco, the Energizer bunny of actors, plays Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician in a second-rate traveling circus first seen doing his show to a small crowd in the black-and-white Kansas of the early 20th Century.

Gregory Maguire On The Power Of Oz

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt of Wicked author Gregory Maguire's forward to the new book Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, out ...

Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture Oscar

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

We can hope our favorite movie will come away with the big prize, but in the long run, some of the best pictures ever made did not receive Best Picture Oscars.

Okay, Smartie

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

Besides referring to dancing, what "bust a move" means is get off your butt and go do something. So that's what I'm going to go do.

Why the NRA Is Becoming the 'Great Oz'

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is of course true that in politics the perception of power translates into the reality of power. The problem is that once it becomes clear that you're all hat and no cattle, the myth of power rapidly collapses into a pile of dust. That is exactly what is happening to the NRA.

Famous Characters Coming To 'Once Upon A Time'?

EW | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV

"Once Upon a Time" is broadening its universe beyond fairy tales this season, adding a historical legend (Mulan) and literary creations (Capt. Hook, L...

End of the Rainbow Is a Moving Tribute to Judy Garland

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

She was lucky in that she did what she was born to do: be an outstanding entertainer and heal those who allowed her in. If only she could have healed herself.

WATCH: 'Wizard Of Oz' & Pink Floyd Together

Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment

Remember in high school when you and your friends spent that Saturday night trying to sync up "The Wizard of Oz" with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Mo...

Cirque du Soleil, Bastille Day, Farmers Market: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 13, 14, 15

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JULY 13 1. THE IMMORTAL World Tour: Cirque du Soleil At Verizon Center This is nuts for a lot of reasons but they're mostly good...

Jennifer Johns At Millenium Stage: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Monday, July 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 9 1. 11th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival: Jennifer Johns At Millenium Stage Johns has toured with the following music...