Linda Bernstein

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Game of Thrones: Kit Harington breaks his silence -- Exclusive

<b>This story contains a major revelation from Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode “Home.”</b><p>Jon Snow has returned to the land of the living.<p>As fans of HBO’s Emmy-winning hit <i>Game of Thrones</i> have now learned, Kit Harington’s murdered fan-favorite character Jon Snow was revived at the end of Sunday night’s …

Kit Harington
Jon Snow

A Birthday for 'Für Elise'

On this day, 206 years ago, Beethoven wrote his Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, which would eventually be known as "Für Elise," and forever burrow its …

Classical Music

'Gossip,' and other words repurposed by Shakespeare

Image: GIPHY<p>We’ve just missed the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the 452nd anniversary of his birth, but it’s never too late to talk …

Vocabulary

Coco Pops Hot Chocolate

Serves:Makes 1<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup Kellogg’s Coco Pops<br>• 2 cup milk<p>Method<p>Soak Kellogg’s Coco Pops in milk for at least two hours.<br>• Strain, discard the cereal, …

Recipes

Chocolate, peanut & caramel cups

Recipe: Dark chocolate, peanut butter and caramel cloud cake cups<p>Gluten-free dark chocolate, peanut butter and caramel cloud cake cups.<p>Stand back. I …

Dessert

Recipe for dark chocolate brownies

<i>Makes 24 large or 48 smaller bars</i><p>If you want to make a chocolate statement, try these cakelike brownies, made with unsweetened chocolate, cocoa …

Brownies

5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Makes You Bad At Your Job

If you want to be more productive, don't work more -- sleep more.<p>Studies show that sleep deprivation really does interfere with your work.<p>Sleep deprivation is estimated to cost American corporations $63 billion annually in lost productivity, and yet, the idea that we must sacrifice sleep in order …

Health

In N.H.L. Playoffs, Catching Z’s Before Grabbing W’s

In hockey, a sport whose arena sound systems blare “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” a competitive edge may be found in a lullaby.<p>Like other major professional teams, N.H.L. franchises are paying closer attention to the quality and quantity of their players’ sleep …

American Hockey League

Best Shakespeare books for younger children

Everyone is talking about Shakespeare and we would like to introduce our children to the stories but we also anxious not to put them off to enjoying the plays later. Are there any versions of the plays which are suitable for six to 11-year-olds?<p>It’s hard to avoid Shakespeare in this 400th …

Great Books

This Banana Chocolate Chip Skillet Pancake Takes the Cake

Chocolate

Best Easy-To-Make Chocolate Muffins Recipe

There is nothing I would rather do with my kids (or solo) than bake.<p>You get to be creative, lose yourself in chocolate (mostly) then scoff.<p>What could make more self-indulgent fun?!<p>Yes, it can get messy with little people but the sheer joy always outweighs the sticky hands and floors!<p>I usually make …

Recipes

These Passover cakes will make your holiday: Recipes for marzipan lemon cake and chocolate birthday cake - Food

The craze for cake recipes before Passover is almost comical. Can we really not stand a single week without cakes? Didn’t our ancestors leave Egypt …

Recipes

Prince loved ballet. Here’s why Misty Copeland, the Joffrey Ballet & their fans love him back.

The ballet world has had no better superstar friend than Prince, who gave the art form money, celebrity and irresistibly danceable music–and treated it with respect.<p>Years before she became famous for her commercials and her top-rank status at American Ballet Theatre, ballerina Misty Copeland caught …

Performing Arts

Taking classical music to the masses

Pianist Christopher O’Riley is an equal opportunist when it comes to music.<p>“I’ve always been excited about the idea of sharing music that people are …

Classical Music

Ballet School Where Joffrey Dancers Teach Neighborhood Kids Is A Hidden Gem

WEST RIDGE — When dancers scurry into the basement studio underneath UNO Charter School in West Ridge, they know the rules: Hair in a bun, don't be …

Dancing

Shakespeare Live! review – like an upmarket Royal Variety Show

It is always worrying when an entertainment promises “something for everybody”. That usually means there may be not quite enough for anybody. So it proved with the RSC’s celebration of Shakespeare, conceived and directed by Gregory Doran and broadcast live on BBC2 and to 368 cinemas. By including …

Henry V

Shakespeare: Phrases We Still Use Today

Four centuries after William Shakespeare died in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, his distinctive vernacular still lives on …

Playwrights

With Pomp and Plays, British Town Celebrates Shakespeare Anniversary

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — George Bernard Shaw once mocked what he once called “bardolatry,” but worship of William Shakespeare is in full swing here, as well it should be, since this pretty town pretty much exists on the Shakespeare industry.<p>As Britons ponder exit from the European Union in a …

British Library

WATCH: These musicians recreated lost medieval music that hasn’t been heard for 1,000 years

A Cambridge researcher and world-class medieval music performers are teaming up to recreate songs that haven’t been heard in 1,000 years, the …

Medieval

This charming Medieval Tube map shows stations with the names of ancient towns

The Londonist has created this great Medieval Tube map, which shows what the stations would have been called in times of old.<p>Instead of Oxford Circus, Kings Cross St Pancras or Victoria, you'd find in their place small towns and hamlets.<p>It was a time where no one worried about train delays and …

Ancient History

Impaled! Poisoned! Flayed alive! How every dead character in Game of Thrones was killed off

Ever since a White Walker decapitated Waymar Royce and threw his head at his friend's feet in the first ever episode of Game of Thrones, the HBO fantasy has not scrimped on gore. Over five seasons, dragons have torched, swords have slain and, every now and then, a lucky soul has lived long enough …

Entertainment

Game of Thrones: every possible way Jon Snow could come back from the dead

After Games of Thrones’ season five finale aired (and we’d all stopped screaming obscenities at the TV), the question “is Jon Snow dead?” quickly became “how will Jon Snow come back?’ (Because he’s got to come back, right? Right?)<p>Not since Sherlock jumped off a roof has the internet had so much …

Entertainment

William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet, Is Dead at 52

On this date — April 23, 1616 — the creator of “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” leaves the beauty of the world. To us, he bequeaths his tragedies and comedies, his sonnets and verse, which will surely last 400 years. To his wife, he leaves his second-best bed.

Playwrights

Here’s why Jon Snow will be a White Walker

Jon Snow is dead. Like, super dead. HBO confirmed it, Maisie Williams did too. The bastard of Winterfell is so dead that showrunners David Benioff …

Jon Snow

Indians, not Brits, are Shakespeare’s biggest fans, survey finds

A survey conducted by the British Council found a huge groundswell of international love for William Shakespeare — to the extent that the great Bard appears more popular overseas than in the land of his birth.<p>Saturday marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, an occasion that is being …

Indigenous Peoples

A Shakespeare Anniversary Brings Pomp and Plays to Stratford-upon-Avon

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — George Bernard Shaw once mocked what he called “bardolatry,” but worship of William Shakespeare is in full swing here, as well it should be, since this pretty town pretty much exists on the Shakespeare industry.<p>As Britons ponder exit from the European Union in a …

British Library

The Bard's business: Shakespeare's economic legacy

<b>William Shakespeare may be widely regarded as finest playwright in the English language, but when he put his quill down he was also a savvy</b> …

Shakespeare Gone Wild: Meet the Animals in the Bard’s Plays

From insults to terms of endearment, Shakespeare turned to the animal kingdom to get his point across.<p>This week marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (he was also believed to have been born this week, too).<p>His life’s work brought about a brave new world in the English language. …

Great Books