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These 6 Creepy, Abandoned Islands Are Definitely Not Suitable for Your Next Vacation

Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment

Don’t let Hawaii or Tahiti fool you: islands are scary. For every tropical paradise, there’s some Shutter Island or Island of Dr. Moreau -- from w...

Is This Just Soft Porn?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

"Game of Thrones" just can't catch a break this week. First the "Masters of Sex" cast slammed the HBO hit drama for its gratuitous sex scenes and ...

A Hashtag Passover

David Fagin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
David Fagin

I had the honor of running the Seder. Have you ever tried to keep a half-dozen kids -- let alone 20 adults, all with advanced adult A.D.D. brought on by the use of social media -- quiet? It's practically impossible.

'Swamp People' Will Make You VERY Grateful For Your Desk Job

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.06.2014 | TV

Work sucks sometimes, but you probably don't hunt alligators for a living. The cast of "Swamp People," on the other hand, aren't as lucky. Check out w...

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

Jesus Horror Show Coming To History Channel

Posted 12.04.2013 | TV

History isn't afraid to get controversial with a new show in development about Jesus' teenage years. Deadline learned that the cable network is wor...

Jaweed Kaleem

New Bible Series Promises To Reveal "Mysteries" And "Hidden Facts" Of The Bible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion

After breaking records with The Bible, the 10-part dramatic miniseries from reality show mogul Mark Burnett that aired earlier this year, the History ...

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

New Hawaii Hunting Show Promises Blood Drinking Hunters And Dueling Clans

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.31.2013 | TV

Hawaii is getting its own reality show and if you're used to Hollywood's mai tai sipping, lei-wearing version of the island paradise, you're in for a ...

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

'I Think Television's Terrible'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 10.12.2013 | TV

TRIPLETT, N.C. — The way Eustace Conway sees it, there's the natural world, as exemplified by his Turtle Island Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mount...

Laura Prudom

LIVEBLOG: 'Vikings' Stars Talk Season 2

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

The cast of History's hit "Vikings" are in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss Season 2 and the impact of the first nine episodes, including ...

WATCH: Hilarious Reason History Channel Passed On 'Drunk History'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Derek Waters, the creator and host of Comedy Central's "Drunk History," told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff during a recent in-studio interview tha...

'The Bible' Heads To The Big Screen

Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

Anyone who prefers their Old Testament a little larger, Obama-esque Satan and all, can ready themselves for a big-screen adaptation of the History Cha...

Abbe Raven, Nancy Dubuc Promoted At A&E Networks

www.thewrap.com | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media

Abbe Raven has been promoted to chairman of A&E Networks, while Nancy Dubuc has been upped to president and CEO of the company, the network said Monda...

Reflections of a Viking by Clive Standen

Tina Turnbow | Posted 05.18.2013 | TV
Tina Turnbow

I sat down with actor Clive Standen who plays "Rollo" on TV's new dark-ages drama Vikings, airing Sunday nights on the History Channel. Here he shares his reflections on a few topics...

History Channel's Satan Looks A Lot Like Obama...

Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

"The Bible" has been an incredibly successful miniseries for the History channel, so it's no wonder viewers took to the internet after noticing that t...

WATCH: Ragnar And Lagertha Make Athelstan A Tempting Offer In 'Vikings'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.13.2013 | TV

In last Sunday's "Vikings," Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his loyal band of raiders finally reached the shores of England, proceeding to slaughter almost...

What The History Channel Is Getting Wrong About The Bible

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

Not quite everything. Just geography, anthropology, archaeology, biblical studies, theology, race and ethnicity. Not all of them all of the time, but most of them, most of the time.

'The Bible' Series: An Invitation to 'Change the World'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That's what we are going to do: change the world. Not just to save a few people from hell and get them to heaven, not to judge all the non-Christians, not to abandon the earth for mansions in the hereafter, not to make sure we all believe the right doctrinal things....

Laura Prudom

Travis Fimmel Previews History's 'Vikings'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.02.2013 | TV

You might not be familiar with the name Travis Fimmel yet, but after the debut of History Channel's "Vikings" (Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. EST), you'll...

History Takes A Gamble With 'Vikings'

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.01.2013 | TV

ASHFORD, Ireland — If historical fiction guru Michael Hirst has his way, a legendary Viking raider named Ragnar soon will conquer North America ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Premiere Coming For Monumental, 10-Hour 'Bible' Miniseries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

One is best known for playing a kind-hearted angel on a hit television drama. The other is the man behind more than a dozen record-breaking reality sh...

Making The Bible a Daunting, Deep Experience

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

2013-02-28-ScreenShot20130228at1.15.44PM.pngWhen you make a miniseries about the Bible, you're bound to learn a thing or two about miracles. And we certainly did.

Vikings Should Provide the History Channel With Another Hit

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Vikings is not a series that will appeal to everyone. For the fainthearted, it is much too brutal and bloody. On the other hand, for those who like action and adventure, it will become appointment TV.