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Wizard of Oz

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Lions And Costumes And Auctions! Oh My!

variety.com | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment

What can be better than receiving a Wizard’s gift? Buying a “Wizard of Oz” original costume. ...

Courage for Sale: Oz's Cowardly Lion Costume Heads to The Auction Block

Jay Scarfone | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jay Scarfone

When the Cowardly Lion costume was discovered in one of the oldest buildings on the M-G-M lot -- where The Wizard of Oz was filmed in late 1938 and early 1939 -- it was in need of careful repair and restoration to most closely return it to its original state.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' Like You've Never Seen It Before (NEW BOOK)

Posted 09.08.2014 | Books

We're not in Kansas anymore.

The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...

Don't Be 'a Victim of Disorganized Thinking' -- Keep More of Your Hard-earned Cash

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.

Top 10 Wizard of Oz Destinations

Cheapflights | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

In celebration of this classic piece of cinematic history, and in honor of L. Frank Baum's birthday on May 15, we tracked down 10 Wizard of Oz destinations every Oz fan should visit.

Are Republicans the Real Stars of The Wizard of Oz?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Unlike the Tin Man who wanted a heart, the scarecrow who wanted a brain, and the lion who wanted courage, many Republicans are content being heartless, clueless and cowardly.

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 01.25.2014 | Gay 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.

Want To Catch A Glimpse Of A Flying Monkey?

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

ROCKLAND, Maine -- ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Far from Kansas, far from any yellow brick road and all the way to Maine, fans of "The Wizard of Oz" can c...

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...

Group Aims To Save Home With 'Wizard Of Oz' Tie

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Books

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — If it weren't for one home in Syracuse, there would be no Wizard of Oz. That's the contention of the Lyman Frank Baum Foundati...

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.