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  • Diane Farr: Visiting home without phoning home

    My birthplace is New York City, which might seem a very anonymous place. Yet, after moving away, the first time I "snuck" back to my hometown -- without telling my family -- I was convinced I would get caught. I worried both in California, where I live now, and after my arrival in Manhattan, that my mommy or daddy or perhaps one brother or another or even my high school prom date might catch me walking down Amsterdam Avenue and be FURIOUS that I hadn't called them.
  • Fried Foods: The Quest For the Holy Appetizer

    Fried Foods: The Quest For the Holy Appetizer
    A heaven-sent appetizer is endowed with a creation story, one that bestows a halo of mystique on an otherwise terrestrial snack. The first trope is the waste-not-want-not parable, also known as highly intelligent design, in which a creative chef finds a...

    James Gray brings a film to Cannes five years after divided reaction

    CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the...

    Andrews Living Arts stages musical "Rent" outside

    Andrews Living Arts stages musical "Rent" outside
    Just when you are thinking about giving up on Andrews Living Arts Studio’s production of “Rent,” one of the singers comes on and just rocks it … rocks it hard. And that keeps you plugged in to this somewhat wobbly,...

    Taylor Mead dies at 88; underground film legend and bohemian artist

    Taylor Mead dies at 88; underground film legend and bohemian artist
    Taylor Mead, an underground cinema legend whose comic charm and sense of the surreal inspired Andy Warhol and other seminal figures in the alternative film world, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 88. A fixture of bohemian New York who was also a poet...