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Bridge: At a Benefit Event, Pressure Takes a Seat at the Table

published about 4 hours ago
Bridge: At a Benefit Event, Pressure Takes a Seat at the Table
It is important to pressure your opponents, whether it is in the bidding or the play.
NYT > Arts   

Katherine Heiny’s Road to ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow’

published about 4 hours ago
Katherine Heiny’s Road to ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow’
Katherine Heiny’s short-story collection “Single, Carefree, Mellow” is billed as a debut of sorts, but the road has been long: She was published in The New Yorker at age 25 and has written for young adults under a pseudonym.
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Books of The Times: Bill Browder’s ‘Red Notice,’ About His Russian Misadventures

published about 4 hours ago
Books of The Times: Bill Browder’s ‘Red Notice,’ About His Russian Misadventures
In “Red Notice,” Bill Browder recounts his euphoric early success and undoing in the Russian markets as well as the murder of his Russian lawyer.
NYT > Arts   

Bruce Arians says Super Bowl XLIX will come down to basic tackling

published about 5 hours ago
Bruce Arians says Super Bowl XLIX will come down to basic tackling
Never mind the sophisticated schemes or individual player matchups, the NFL’s Coach of the Year – someone who knows the Seattle Seahawks especially well – thinks Super Bowl XLIX will come down to the most fundamental of football skills.

Music Review: Jennifer Koh’s Bach and Beyond Part III for Violin

published about 5 hours ago
Music Review: Jennifer Koh’s Bach and Beyond Part III for Violin
Jennifer Koh displayed an allusive breadth of sound and stirring intensity in the third part of her Bach and Beyond series for violin.
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Super Bowl XLIX scene: Big game begins in Glendale

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Super Bowl XLIX scene: Big game begins in Glendale
A look at what's happening at Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix in Glendale.         

Hottest on social for Super Bowl: OMG celebrity moments

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Hottest on social for Super Bowl: OMG celebrity moments
OMG! No, your eyes do not deceive. You did see Kim Kardashian post a photo of her and Kanye's double date with John Legend and ... more

Plan for national college of teaching gains widespread support

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Unions and prominent educators back plan, which would seek to create a benchmark for professional development Continue reading...

Phila. schools plan to hire 400 teachers in 2015-16

published about 1 hour ago
The Philadelphia School District plans to hire at least 400 teachers for the 2015-16 school year. For a district that has spent the last several ... more

Forum | Sports: Football Major, Basketball Minor?

published about 1 hour ago
Forum | Sports: Football Major, Basketball Minor?
To reform college sports, some educators propose acknowledging reality, and awarding academic credit for playing and a curriculum built around the sport.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian spotted at Phoenix Waffle House

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian spotted at Phoenix Waffle House
Superstar couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were spotted in the wee hours of Sunday morning eating with singer John Legend and his wife, model ... more

2016's field of Republican dreams

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2016's field of Republican dreams
Seemingly every Republican who has held high office in the last two decades is eager to jump into the presidential race. Whether it's the new ... more

Just as oil starts to lose its grip, the Saudis' low prices pull us back

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Just as oil starts to lose its grip, the Saudis' low prices pull us back
To maintain their dominance of energy markets, suppliers of traditional carbon-based energy have never been afraid to play hardball. Massive advertising campaigns and intense congressional ... more

USC is blown out by No. 11 Utah, 67-39

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USC is blown out by No. 11 Utah, 67-39
It was only halftime Sunday, and USC Coach Andy Enfield was striding back and forth across a hallway in the Galen Center, shoulders sagging. Nothing ... more

Text message from Matt Barnes motivates Clippers

published about 1 hour ago
Text message from Matt Barnes motivates Clippers
The Clippers needed a jolt after a bad loss, so Matt Barnes did what comes naturally.

Lo Spiedo: Go for the wings, stay for the octopus arms

published 1 day ago
It was eight years ago that Osteria's magic pizzas and Francobolli ravioli convinced skeptical Philadelphians that North Broad Street could be a dinner destination.

A Good Appetite: Parm Dishes to Warm Weary Souls

published 2 days ago
A Good Appetite: Parm Dishes to Warm Weary Souls
When carefully and lovingly cooked with excellent ingredients, parmigiana is a fantastic dish, one worth learning how to make just right. (Article plus video.)
NYT > Food   

App City: An App, Happy, Offers Discounts for Drinkers

published 2 days ago
App City: An App, Happy, Offers Discounts for Drinkers
Happy, known on Android phones as Happy Any Hour, is a new app that allows users to drink on the cheap at participating bars in ... more
NYT > Food   

Spreading the Gospel of Food Preservation Across the U.S.

published 2 days ago
Spreading the Gospel of Food Preservation Across the U.S.
Referring to her cross-country travels as Fermentation on Wheels, Tara Whitsitt motors around the United States in a bus, earning a living largely by holding ... more
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City Kitchen: A Chinese New Year Dumpling Recipe

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City Kitchen: A Chinese New Year Dumpling Recipe
For the Chinese New Year, celebrate with homemade won tons packed with shrimp and scallops, seasoned simply with ginger, scallions, hot pepper and sesame oil.
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T Magazine: At Reed Krakoff’s New SoHo Boutique, the Art and Design Are as Compelling as the Fashion

published Thu, Jan 29 2015 11:02 GMT
T Magazine: At Reed Krakoff’s New SoHo Boutique, the Art and Design Are as Compelling as the Fashion
From lamps that appear to have burst through the walls to an installation by the Bouroullec brothers, the space is no ordinary luxury flagship.

Currents: Furniture: A Bed With Joinery Exposed

published Thu, Jan 29 2015 10:18 GMT
Currents: Furniture: A Bed With Joinery Exposed
Aaron Poritz’s new bed design reveals how it’s held together, something traditional techniques seek to hide.

In the Garden: Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers

published Wed, Jan 28 2015 18:08 GMT
In the Garden: Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers
The idea of a garden that blooms like clockwork has been around for centuries. But how well does it work?

Over-the-Top Amenities: Sweating the Details

published Wed, Jan 28 2015 17:48 GMT
Over-the-Top Amenities: Sweating the Details
Developers of super-luxury apartments in New York are redefining the meaning of “amenity.” Once it was a steam room. Now it’s a hamam.

Currents: Deals: Discounts From Flou, Penobscot Bay Porch Swings, Townhouse.bz and Grace & Favor

published Wed, Jan 28 2015 17:28 GMT
Currents: Deals: Discounts From Flou, Penobscot Bay Porch Swings, Townhouse.bz and Grace & Favor
Sales on furniture, bedding, porch swings and home accessories.

Masterpieces in snow

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Masterpieces in snow

Web Buzz: RideGuru offers good answers to fare questions

published about 9 hours ago
Uber, Lyft or a good old-fashioned taxi? How do you determine which one offers the best fare? Here's a tool that can help you sort ... more

Snow Go: Travel Plans Hampered as Second Major Storm Rolls In

published about 9 hours ago
Snow Go: Travel Plans Hampered as Second Major Storm Rolls In
Travel plans are getting snarled again as another massive storms bears down on the Midwest and Northeast.

Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all

published about 10 hours ago
Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all
Enjoyed the Death Valley article and video (lat.ms/1L8FiWg) ["Death Valley Comes Alive" by Christopher Reynolds, Jan. 25]. We visited Death Valley only a few months ... more

In Transit Blog: Learning the Language in Wales

published about 13 hours ago
In Transit Blog: Learning the Language in Wales
Chateau Rhianfa in Wales is offering guests courses taught by a local language expert.