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A character called Yarny helps tie together memories and personal connections in 'Unravel'

Meet Yarny. Yarny doesn't look like much at a quick glance. Yarny is red, the size of an index finger with an alien, triangular face and nimble body made up of a single piece of, well, yarn. Yarny is quite fragile. Keep Yarny out of water, and don't let Yarny near a critter. A single claw of a...

Stanford Scientists Prove to Stephen Colbert That Spider-Man Could Be Real

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Stanford Scientists Prove to Stephen Colbert That Spider-Man Could Be Real
Stanford has invented some Spider-Man tech

Box office: The Coen brothers and zombies are no match for 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

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A new film from the sibling writer-director team of Joel and Ethan Coen as well as a zombie take on a Jane Austen classic are proving to be no box office match for a panda fluent in martial arts, at least according to Friday box office results. "Kung Fun Panda 3" looks to fend off all newcomers...

Four things we got at the NAACP Image Awards that we probably won't get at the Oscars

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As the 2016 awards season winds down, the conversation about diversity, prompted by the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, moves into overdrive. In fact, at Friday’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the uplifting of minorities took center stage. In addition to being...

'Jim' tells tale of executed war reporter, NU grad James Foley

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John Foley felt a complicated set of emotions when he viewed the now infamous video of his son, the journalist James Wright Foley, being executed 18 months ago by masked soldiers of Islamic State. "Despite the world watching, I felt so bad he was alone and none of us were there," John said in an...


Queen Creek sinkhole victim identified

published about 2 hours ago
Queen Creek sinkhole victim identified
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was killed after falling into a large sinkhole in Queen Creek Friday afternoon.         

Aircraft pilot in deadly Pinal crash identified

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Aircraft pilot in deadly Pinal crash identified
One of the victims in Friday's fatal, fiery crash of a World War II-era plane in Pinal County was identified by officials Saturday morning.         

DPS looking for clues in morning collision

published about 3 hours ago
DPS looking for clues in morning collision
No injuries were reported in the early-morning crash after the wrong-way driver fled the scene.         

Blackboard: The Feds’ Best-Value Schools

published about 5 hours ago
Blackboard: The Feds’ Best-Value Schools
High R.O.I.’s for low-income students.

Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men

published about 7 hours ago
Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men
Education officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warn of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.”

A character called Yarny helps tie together memories and personal connections in 'Unravel'

Meet Yarny. Yarny doesn't look like much at a quick glance. Yarny is red, the size of an index finger with an alien, triangular face ... more

Box office: The Coen brothers and zombies are no match for 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

published about 1 hour ago
A new film from the sibling writer-director team of Joel and Ethan Coen as well as a zombie take on a Jane Austen classic are proving to ... more

Four things we got at the NAACP Image Awards that we probably won't get at the Oscars

published about 1 hour ago
As the 2016 awards season winds down, the conversation about diversity, prompted by the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, moves into overdrive. In fact, ... more

'Jim' tells tale of executed war reporter, NU grad James Foley

published about 1 hour ago
John Foley felt a complicated set of emotions when he viewed the now infamous video of his son, the journalist James Wright Foley, being executed ... more

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 107-93 victory over Orlando

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The Clippers’ final road trip before the All-Star break got off to a productive start Friday. They beat the Orlando Magic, 107-93, at  Amway Center ... more

After the Super Bowl, Death Wish Coffee Might Need Its Own Brew to Keep Up

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After the Super Bowl, Death Wish Coffee Might Need Its Own Brew to Keep Up
Thanks to its rabid, and presumably well-caffeinated, fan base, the small company in upstate New York won a 30-second advertisement spot during the game Sunday.
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A Good Appetite: Peppermint Patties Worthy of Dessert

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A Good Appetite: Peppermint Patties Worthy of Dessert
The minty filling and chocolate coating on top of cocoa-laced shortbread offers something less strictly candyish.
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Bites: At a San Francisco Restaurant, a Taste of Brittany

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Bites: At a San Francisco Restaurant, a Taste of Brittany
Dominique Crenn’s newest venture, Petit Crenn, pays homage to the simple dishes prepared by her mother and grandmother at their home near the coast in ... more
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City Kitchen: A Personal Touch for Valentine’s Day

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City Kitchen: A Personal Touch for Valentine’s Day
Preparing a citrus salad, scallops, sweet potatoes, bok choy and a dessert with chocolate.
NYT > Food   

What to Cook: Super Recipes for the Super Bowl

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What to Cook: Super Recipes for the Super Bowl
Loaded nachos, spicy chicken wings and queso fundido for the Super Bowl, with project cooking and brunch ideas for the weekend.
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Raise a glass to Paris at its lively wine bars

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After a week in the Beaujolais countryside drinking only cru Beaujolais, Paris and its free-spirited and eclectic wine bars beckoned. I had been collecting addresses ... more

Reader recommendation: 4 wineries to try in San Diego County

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As a San Diego resident, I am always looking for good wineries in the area. Here are four to try, all in Ramona: Cactus Star ... more

Memphis' Pyramid rises anew with a giant Bass Pro Shop

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If the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World were to open a rural American South pavilion, no doubt it would look a lot like ... more

A global search by 'ride pickers' nabs vintage thrills for U.S. theme parks

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A team of scavengers scouring the globe for vintage thrill rides to bring back to Cedar Fair amusement parks in the United States hit the ... more

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is a vibrant weekend getaway

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Some consider the neatly laid-out town of San Miguel de Allende a Mexican Disneyland. Full of stucco colonial buildings whose paint jobs I would describe ... more