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Ten Surprising Facts About 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

Lucy Mangan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Lucy Mangan

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

Mother's Day and False Eyelashes: Holding On and Letting Go

Alysia Reiner | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it. We cannot capture these -- it is impossible, as hard as we all try.

This Crazy Japanese Game Show Makes Celebs Eat Household Objects

Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

Don't you hate it when you're sitting around your room, you spot the tastiest-looking calendar, and then you take a big bite only to discover that it ...

14 Heavenly Candy Lands Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.

Is Walter White Really Willy Wonka?

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.30.2014 | TV

The great thing about Walter White, and the character arc throughout "Breaking Bad," is that he can be easily compared to a variety of figures from po...

I Tried OkCupid for Three Days

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.08.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I tried searching "guy + Los Feliz + black Labrador" on Facebook, but only came up with Lost Pets L.A. and Black Dog Coffee, which looks super cute. I figured my best bet would be to see if I could find him on a dating site.

The Design of Eating With Marije Vogelzang

Dark Rye | Posted 07.11.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Food is this designer's canvas. In her hands, food becomes something avant-garde, strange, but also deeply intimate and familiar.

Sam Mendes Takes On Willy Wonka

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has followed "Skyfall" with a sky's-the-limit return to the stage – a technically spectacular m...

'Willy Wonka' Star SLAMS Remake: 'It's An Insult'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

Gene Wilder made a rare public appearance in New York on Thursday night, and didn't pull any punches when it came to Tim Burton's 2005 remake of "Will...

'Willy Wonka' Celebrates A Milestone Birthday Today

Posted 06.11.2013 | Celebrity

It seems that "Young Frankenstein" is all grown up! Retired actor, comedian and author Gene Wilder celebrates his 80th birthday today. Best known for ...

LOOK: Why An Oompa Loompa Was Invited To This Wedding

Posted 04.06.2013 | Weddings

One English couple's wedding was scrumdiddlyumptious! Donna Barker and Ben Low married Saturday in a "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"-theme...

Oompa Loompa Attack Baffles UK Police

Posted 01.01.2013 | Weird News

A man in Norfolk, England, was reportedly attacked last week by a pair of Oompa Loompas. According to WTVR.com, the 28-year-old man was assaulted ...

The Willy Wonka Song That Makes Us Crave Candy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.21.2012 | Taste

How could someone have put this on film if it didn't exist somewhere?

'Willy Wonka' Director Dies At 83

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian who also directed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died. He was 83. His daughter, Ma...

Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany' Lights Up The Night

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

Even the most spectacular works of art have trouble measuring up to the beauty of a majestic sunset. James Turrell decided against pitting the two exp...

'Willy Wonka' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

In 1971, director Mel Stuart's adaptation of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" captured the hearts and minds of children around the world. Starr...

Top 15 Best YA-Books-Turned-Movies

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

We feel like there's been a YA fiction renaissance, lately, with so many kick-ass titles being released and totally dominating the book charts for tee...

'Willy Wonka' Actor Dies At 87

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Leonard Stone, who played the father who accompanied chronic gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde on a tour through a far-out candy pala...

PHOTOS: A Geek's Top 10 Favorite Quotes...And What You Can Learn From Them

Stephen H. Segal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Segal

My great-grandfather used to pepper his talk with a lot of timeless quotations from wise men.

Green Lake on Selfridges London Rooftop

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

Hip Londoners are headed to the roof of Selfridges department store, where Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, two UK-based designers, have installed an emeral...

'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 ...

D.C.'s Willy Wonka Approach to Un-Housing Homeless Veterans

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

With more and more homeless Americans dying on our streets each year, a budget-reducing effort to cut housing vouchers may save money, but will result in losing lives.

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

15 of the most iconic, popular, and/or celebrated movies of all time -- all of which are based on books that have been banned, formally challenged, or burned.

'Willy Wonka's' Charlie Was Originally Black

washingtonpost.com | Michael Dirda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sturrock's "Storyteller" is so packed with intimate details, sharply intelligent commentary and surprising revelations -- in an early draft of "Charli...

WATCH: From 'Witches' To Wonka, 7 Film Adaptations of Roald Dahl Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Roald Dahl month bringing back incredible memories of having our minds opened by his imagination. Many of the books have been made into movies, a...