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Movie Review: ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ With Voice of Benedict Cumberbatch

published about 3 hours ago
Movie Review: ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ With Voice of Benedict Cumberbatch
In the animated “Penguins of Madagascar,” the title animals will lose their cuteness if an octopus named Dave (voiced by John Malkovich) has his way.
NYT > Arts   

Listen to Ariana Grande’s New Christmas Single, “Santa Tell Me”

published about 3 hours ago
Listen to Ariana Grande’s New Christmas Single, “Santa Tell Me”
Grande requests Santa’s assistance in the matchmaking department
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Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ With Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis

published about 3 hours ago
Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ With Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis
An invention is part of the plot of “Horrible Bosses 2,” a sequel that tries to recapture the zany feel of the original film.
NYT > Arts   

T Magazine: Jewels Without Gems

published about 3 hours ago
T Magazine: Jewels Without Gems
Instead of mining precious metals and stones to create her one-of-a-kind accessories, the Italian jewelry designer Olivia Monti Arduini makes her pieces out of porcelain.


Motherlode Blog: Traveling Solo With Children, and Playing the Deployment Card

published about 3 hours ago
Motherlode Blog: Traveling Solo With Children, and Playing the Deployment Card
With my husband deployed, my days of team man-on-man defense are over. I’m playing zone with two toddlers, and traveling, as we will this week, ... more

Police: Man, 35, slept in Philadelphia-area school

published about 5 hours ago
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) - Police in suburban Philadelphia say a man found sleeping in a school hallway was toting a glass smoking pipe and a ... more

10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student

published about 6 hours ago
Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’ Continue reading...

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 18-24, 2014

published about 7 hours ago
The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 18-24, 2014
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each ... more

Texting while driving not exactly legal in Arizona

published about 7 hours ago
Texting while driving not exactly legal in Arizona
Although there is no specific statute prohibiting motorists from texting and driving in most Arizona cities, officers can still cite drivers.         

Demi Lovato confirms the obvious: Nothing in common with Miley Cyrus

published less than 1 hour ago
Demi Lovato confirms the obvious: Nothing in common with Miley Cyrus
Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus may have been pals back in their Disney Channel days, but at the ripe old age of 22, they've drifted ... more

Two arrested in Britain in 'Expendables 3' movie leak investigation

published less than 1 hour ago
Two arrested in Britain in 'Expendables 3' movie leak investigation
Police officials in London have arrested two men on suspicion of leaking "The Expendables 3" online before its U.S. and Canada wide release on Aug. ... more

Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender

published less than 1 hour ago
Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender
The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez was good enough to start for the U.S. in the World Cup but apparently that doesn't make him the best defender ... more

San Francisco surges past L.A. as home to 'ultra rich,' survey finds

published less than 1 hour ago
San Francisco surges past L.A. as home to 'ultra rich,' survey finds
San Francisco saw its "ultra-rich" population jump 12% this year, pushing it past Los Angeles as the California home to those worth $30 million or ... more

Barrel & Ashes: A classically trained chef does barbecue in Studio City

published less than 1 hour ago
Barrel & Ashes: A classically trained chef does barbecue in Studio City
Los Angeles, in the last several years, has become something of a paradise for what I’ve taken to calling Chefs Without Portfolio, highly skilled young ... more

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Bar Bolonat in the West Village

published about 3 hours ago
Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Bar Bolonat in the West Village
The chef Einat Admony and the flavors of multiethnic Israel shine after the restaurant’s rough start.
NYT > Food   

The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

published about 4 hours ago
Which foods are unusually popular in each state on Thanksgiving.
NYT > Food   

The United States of Thanksgiving

published about 21 hours ago
We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast. ... more
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Front Burner: Caviar at ‘Cabaret’, Doughnuts and Thanksgiving Balloons, and More Food News

published about 21 hours ago
Front Burner: Caviar at ‘Cabaret’, Doughnuts and Thanksgiving Balloons, and More Food News
During the preparations for the Macy’s parade, Dovetail is offering treats at the bar, and seasonal chocolate treats abound.
NYT > Food   

How to Be the Perfect Thanksgiving Guest

published about 23 hours ago
Filling your plate and keeping your wineglass upright are only two of the ways to contribute when someone else is the Thanksgiving host.
NYT > Food   

T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Decorative Nails that Combine Form and Function

published about 6 hours ago
T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Decorative Nails that Combine Form and Function
Each day until Christmas, the editors of T share a new holiday gift idea.

T Magazine: Tom Sachs, Dustin Yellin and More at an Art-Themed Slumber Party

published about 22 hours ago
Creative Time’s annual Fall Ball benefit, held this past weekend, was a 12-hour sleepover party featuring performances, screenings and more interactive happenings.

T Magazine: An Illustrated History of Great Films

published 1 day ago
T Magazine: An Illustrated History of Great Films
In a new coffee-table tome, The Criterion Collection offers a retrospective of the past 30 years of contemporary covers it has commissioned for the classic ... more

T Magazine: Marina Abramovic and Daniel Libeskind Collaborate on Furniture

published 1 day ago
T Magazine: Marina Abramovic and Daniel Libeskind Collaborate on Furniture
The artist and the architect have teamed up to create a limited-edition table, which will be used in one of her performance acts.

T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Soft Pillows Handmade Using Traditional Techniques

published 2 days ago
T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Soft Pillows Handmade Using Traditional Techniques
Each day until Christmas, the editors of T share a new holiday gift idea.

New guide to Kauai restaurants prompts Garden Isle parties

New guide to Kauai restaurants prompts Garden Isle parties
A new guidebook to some of Kauai's best restaurants will be celebrated with a series of post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas parties, including one at a Princeville restaurant that ... more

In Transit Blog: In Quiet Puglia, Lots of Classes

published less than 1 hour ago
In Transit Blog: In Quiet Puglia, Lots of Classes
The Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia is offering off-season classes in subjects like cooking, photography, and golf.

Heads Up: Farm to Table, Hawaiian Style

published less than 1 hour ago
Heads Up: Farm to Table, Hawaiian Style
A recent wave of restaurants in Honolulu are finding inspiration in local ingredients, which are increasingly available to island chefs.

In Transit Blog: Wine by the Glass Goes High-End

published about 1 hour ago
In Transit Blog: Wine by the Glass Goes High-End
Hotels are expanding their single-serving pours because of the Coravin, a wine preservation tool introduced last year.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Leave Now

published about 2 hours ago
Traveling for Thanksgiving? Leave Now
Travel experts recommend leaving Tuesday in advance of Winter Storm Cato if you're driving to Thanksgiving in the Northeast.