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Extras on Game of Thrones leave a bullring in Seville, Spain in October 2014. More than 85,000 locals applied to be extras on the show.
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June 15, 2015 "Winter is coming" to Spain this summer. That's a reference to HBO's Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed there, and a popular slogan for a left-wing, grass-roots political party.
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June 11, 2015 Coloring for adults is an activity surging in popularity. Commentator Barbara J. King discovers that coloring engages her senses, even easing, a bit, her grief at the loss of a parent.
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin signs autographs during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention at the San Diego Convention Center.
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August 5, 2014 Also: The queen of England's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs in May 2013 in Los Angeles.
March 12, 2014 Also: The Twitter Fiction Festival launches; Mindy Kaling is writing a second book; the creators of HBO's Game of Thrones series say they know how George R.R. Martin's series will end.
A woman walks past a display at a bookstore in Beijing.
October 22, 2013 Also: the winners of the Whiting Awards were announced; Cheryl Strayed's memoir inspires other women to take to the Wild; and Dwight Garner on what makes a critic.
What is a "tea blend?"
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April 29, 2013 It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers' favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.
Going medieval in the kitchen: The recipe for this sweet pork pie came from the new, official Game of Thrones cookbook.
July 3, 2012 Much has already been written about the historical parallels between HBO's Game of Thrones and the politics and people of medieval Europe. Turns out, there are also parallels with food history — particularly pie history.
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June 14, 2012 HBO says it is "deeply dismayed" and will have the image removed from future DVDs of the show. Producers say they meant no disrespect — that they were trying to save money by reusing prosthetic body parts.
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