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  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Marcella Hazan dies at 89; Italian cookbook author, teacher

    Marcella Hazan dies at 89; Italian cookbook author, teacher
    For Marcella Hazan, Italian food wasn't spaghetti and meatballs or pizza buried in cheese, and, in fact, never really existed as a simple meal on a red-checked tablecloth. The food of her native land was really the food of individual regions that...
  • Film academy elects first African American president: Cheryl Boone Isaacs

    Film academy elects first African American president: Cheryl Boone Isaacs
    Veteran Hollywood marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected the first African American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars each year. Isaacs, a longtime academy insider who most...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...
  • Super Bowl: Big game, big sandwich

    Super Bowl: Big game, big sandwich
    The line snakes around the boxes of pasta, around the cartons of Italian cookies and all the way out to the sidewalk. Hungry patrons lean against stacks of imported canned tomatoes, standing on tiptoe to peer over the shelves for a glimpse at the...
  • TIFF 2013: A bounty of Benedict Cumberbatch performances

    TIFF 2013: A bounty of Benedict Cumberbatch performances
    TORONTO — Catching up with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Toronto International Film Festival is a bit of a sprint. He's here with a cluster bomb of rich performances in three prestige films: an Internet rebel in "The Fifth Estate," a plantation...
  • Parents, you aren't crazy: Your kids really are causing your clutter problem

    I love it when somebody takes really ordinary, everyday things and breaks them down for meaning and insight. Yeah, I know it's geeky. That's why I'm so interested in this study from UCLA researchers who invaded the homes of 32 two-income, middle-class...
  • Lobster shell disease is spreading -- but you can still eat the lobster

    Lobster shell disease is spreading -- but you can still eat the lobster
    Lobster shell disease -- a nasty business that can cause the shell to discolor or rot off completely -- has affected the southern New England lobster industry and reportedly is on the move. The disease turns the color of the lobster shells from their...
  • Three myths about skunky beer

    Three myths about skunky beer
    There is a whole spectrum of “off flavors” that can plague beer, but there is one flaw that is so common many people feel that it’s an intentional flavor in certain brands -- especially a particular brand of Mexican lager. Beer with...
  • Muffuletta: Engineering a sandwich

    Muffuletta: Engineering a sandwich
    My robot is old school: Wind him up and he lurches across the desk, orange tin arms swinging, red tin boots shuffling, black tin eyes deep in concentration. And though he makes excellent company, I'm glad I didn't invite him to the robotics competition....
  • Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine

    Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine
    It should come as no surprise to anyone that Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine in a recent study. Our bodies are wired to like sugary, fatty foods, but it's not a habit that can't be kicked, according to New York City Dr. Timothy...