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  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
  • Boca man claims $500K prize

    Boca man claims $500K prize
    Gordon Stein, 60, of Boca Raton, claimed a $500,000 prize in the Gold Rush Tripler Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.  Stein purchased his winning ticket at Cumberland, located at 23077 State Road 7 in Boca Raton. Stein...
  • Toronto 2013: Bob Guccione, Donald Rumsfeld among fest's doc subjects

    Toronto 2013: Bob Guccione, Donald Rumsfeld among fest's doc subjects
    A chronicle of the life of Bob Guccione, an examination of the bank robber who inspired “Dog Day Afternoon” and a painterly inquiry from the latter half of Penn & Teller are among the documentaries receiving the world-premiere treatment from...
  • 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...
  • Five tourist-friendly Chinese cities

    Five tourist-friendly Chinese cities
    Three years ago I got engaged on the Great Wall in Beijing. Since then, China has held a special place in my heart, so my husband and I jumped at the chance to tag along with our Mandarin-speaking friend during a two-week jaunt through the country....
  • The multitrip pass worked for a backpacker; how about 3 decades later?

    The multitrip pass worked for a backpacker; how about 3 decades later?
    PARIS — I'd just battled an Italian train conductor over a modest procedural omission regarding my Eurail pass, and now, for grisly reasons unrelated to the altercation, her fast train to Milan had become a slow train to Milan. I wasn't going to...
  • How many free samples are too many to take? Here are some rules

    How many free samples are too many to take? Here are some rules
    We've all seen the serial samplers at Costco. They've made it quite the art, standing in line at each sample station, often still chewing or holding other samples. They have the concentration and determination of a brain surgeon trying to save a patient's...
  • Video: How to choose fresh fish - what to look for, what to avoid

    Video: How to choose fresh fish - what to look for, what to avoid
    Do you like to cook fish, but have no idea what to look for when you buy it at the market? If you don't cook fish that often, the thought of hitting a fish market (or even cruising your local seafood aisle) when shopping for a recipe can be a bit...
  • Ceviche and cocktails; LuckyRice Festival; 'Hey Bartender,' the movie; and more

    Ceviche and cocktails; LuckyRice Festival; 'Hey Bartender,' the movie; and more
    'Hey Bartender,' the movie: The cocktail documentary "Hey Bartender" opens Friday for its weeklong run at Sundance Sunset Cinemas. The film is an ode to mixology and follows a former Marine bartender shaking his way toward stardom at New York's...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Trois Mec is a coveted ticket to cutting edge

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Trois Mec is a coveted ticket to cutting edge
    Protip: You can tell a lot about a dude from the way he eats buckwheat "popcorn," the crunchy fried grain that tends to show up before the meal at Trois Mec, the new restaurant from Ludovic Lefebvre. The more primitive members of the species worm their...
  • 3 Pompano stories permanently lose Lottery business

    3 Pompano stories permanently lose Lottery business
     The investigation is still ongoing -- so the public still doesn't know the details of what happened -- but we know this: You won't be buying any more lottery tickets at three Pompano Beach stores that were busted on April 2.  The Florida Lottery...