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A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings

Geoffrey Chaucer was England’s first literary superstar with Canterbury Tales. How he got there is just as fascinating.<p>Paul Strohm’s vibrant …

Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It.

He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation. Get it? So why do so many of us not get it?<p>I’m against the War …

The 12 Cabs of Christmas: Wines to Enjoy This Holiday | Hollywood Reporter

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It Made Me Eat It: Gingerbread Barad-dûr / Eye Of Sauron

This is the gingerbread Barad-dûr with light-up Eye of Sauron built by two Finnish engineering and computer science students. It took over …

Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants

Not all restaurants come and go. Some of the world’s oldest date back centuries—and are still going strong, proud of their vintage, colorful, …

Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong

For starters, your bottle shouldn’t pop. For the holidays, the experts’ tips on how to do bubbly right every day of the year.<p>How can a chilled, …

How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF

The first Jesuit pope has endeared himself to people not so much through his religion but through his humane politics, which were forged in …

When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive

The most intriguing subplot in the original book for Finian’s Rainbow concerns a racist Southern senator who is “too busy defendin’ the Constitution” …

TV boyfriends who ruined dating for us forever

TV boyfriends, a definition: Those incredibly perfect leading guys who date your fave gal characters (but who you secretly fantasize are dating you). …

How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Something strange happens to us when we become parents: we forget how boring “adult thinking” can be.<p>When I was a kid, the idea of spending hours at a museum or art gallery was enough for me to tighten my fluorescent Madonna-esque head tie and demand that someone “gag me …

The 20 TV GIFs We’re Eternally Thankful For

Last week, Danger asked y’all what pop culture things you are thankful for from this year. I, naturally, listed a couple of GIFs, many of which weren’t from 2014. Give me a break — I’ll be thankful for “COCAINE IS AMAZING. I GIVE IT A MILLION STARS” for the next 27 Thanksgivings, and you should, …

11 books you should read over Thanksgiving break

It’s FINALLY Thanksgiving (aka, the best holiday in the universe) and whether you’re a full-grown adult with a job, or a student still submerged in …

Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down In Tears On ‘The View’ After The Death Of Her Mentor Mike Nichols

<i>“Mike Nichols is the first person who saw Whoopi (Goldberg) performing and said, ‘You got something kid.’ She was a downtown street artist and he said, ‘Let’s do a show.’ They put it together and he began and gave her an entire beginning of her career and recognized her brilliance before anyone</i> …

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We're pumped that Cecily Strong is hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner

It’s another big day for smart ladies. The White House Correspondents’ Association has announced that Cecily Strong will be the emcee for the …

Ballerina Misty Copeland Starring in New Dance Reality Show

As a soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and the subject of a widely popular Under Armour ad, Misty Copeland can now add TV star to her …

Just some brilliant Mindy Kaling quotes in honor of her big day

It’s official: Mindy Kaling is having the best day ever. Which really means, we’re having the best day ever! What makes today so awesome for the …

Stop everything and go buy yourself a coloring book

I always get SO excited when I go to a restaurant where the tables are lined with butcher paper and crayons are readily available. I get equally …

For sale at one euro: a house in an idyllic Sicilian village

Council in Gangi selling off around 20 homes for the price of a cup of coffee in the hope of attracting new life to hilltop community<p>It's yours for the price of a cup of coffee - a historic house in a terracotta-tiled hill town in Italy.<p>In fact for the price of a full English breakfast, you could …

Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?

The director has won an Oscar and made ‘Twilight’ movies. As he debuts on Broadway, he talks Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the …

The Best Things Nathan Lane and Others Said at Elaine Stritch’s Broadway Tribute

The Best Things Nathan Lane and Others Said at Elaine Stritch's Broadway Tribute<p>On Monday, Broadway’s one night off, seemingly every Great White Way …

Elaine Stritch Gets a Star-Studded Sendoff From the Broadway Community

A gallery of theatrical luminaries paid tribute to the legendary Tony winner in an emotional afternoon of songs and stories<p>"<b>Elaine Stritch</b> walks into …

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Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

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20 Comic Actors And Their Best Dramatic Roles

This week sees the release of <b>Bennett Miller</b>‘s absolutely excellent “<b>Foxcatcher</b>” (read our rave review), and with it one of the most chilling …

14 Places You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Are you <i>sure</i> you booked a trip to Mon-tree-awl? Or are you instead headed to Muhn-trawl?<p>Pronouncing the correct name of a city or country can make it sound like a whole new place. Accurate accentuation can also really help you jive with locals.<p>Study a few place names you may have been saying wrong …