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'What The Fluff?' Celebrates A Century Of Peanut Butter's Marshmallow Friend

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:00am

The people of Massachusetts celebrated the centennial in sticky style with a festival — including thousands of Fluffernutter sandwiches — in the neighborhood where Fluff was first whipped up.

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From Dinner Parties To Spy Rings, 'The Woman Who Smashed Codes' Bursts With Detail

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:00am

Jason Fagone's biography of pioneering code-breaker Elizebeth Friedman — who, with her husband William, helped catch both smugglers and Nazis — is the story of a fascinating woman in perilous times.

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Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:00am

Hugh Hefner died this week at the age of 91. NPR's Scott Simon says Hefner "made history, and then tripped over it."

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Football And Donald Trump: It's A Long Story

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:00am

As President Trump opines about what NFL players and owners should do regarding politics and protest, it's worth revisiting a 2009 documentary about his history with professional football.

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'Blade Runner 2049': Even Sharper Than The Original

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:32pm

Critic Chris Klimek says this "inspired, expansive" sequel is "an astonishing achievement" that features Harrison Ford's most deeply felt performance in years.

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The Theater Development Fund In New York Takes Playing Dress-Up To Another Level

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:17pm

The largest costume rental business in New York City is not a business at all, but the non-profit organization that runs the city's discount ticket booths.

Hugh Hefner's Final Resting Place? The Plot He Bought Next To Marilyn Monroe

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:51pm

Monroe, who died in 1962, didn't get a say in whether she would want to spend the hereafter next to Hefner, who launched his magazine using nude photos of her.

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40 Years Of Athletic Support: Happy Anniversary To The Sports Bra

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:41pm

Here's a more intimate milestone in women's sports: In 1977, three women sewed two jockstraps together and the first modern sports bra was born.

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Larry David On His 'Curb' Persona: 'The Character Has Emboldened Me'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:24pm

After years playing a version of himself on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, David has a distinct comic sensibility and a very recognizable voice and persona. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Returns, And Larry David Is Back To Playing Himself

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:24pm

David's comically exaggerated TV version of himself first appeared 18 years ago. TV critic David Bianculli welcomes the character's return to HBO.

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Does Not Compute

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Our final two contestants get their heads out of the cloud to compete in this trivia game involving words associated with computing.

Mac Daddies

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

We rewrote Fleetwood Mac songs to be about things with "mac" in their names.

Slogan Erring

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

This word game will melt in your mouth, not your hands. We took famous corporate slogans and changed one letter to reflect a new demographic the brand is targeting. This Cud's for You!

Melissa Joan Hart: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Melissa Joan Hart tells us about directing a remake of a childhood favorite, 'The Watcher in the Woods.'

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This, That, Or The Other

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Is "Sticky Icky" a discontinued frozen Slurpee flavor, a Yankee Candle scent, or an obstacle from the Nickelodeon game show 'Double Dare?'

Untwisted Tongue Twisters

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

We threw a throng of common tongue twisters through a thesaurus to toss together this thrilling task. Can you guess the tongue-twisting phrase from its literal description?

Amy Seimetz: Based On The Hit Movie

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:35am

Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting 'The Girlfriend Experience' into a format-breaking series.

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How Yom Kippur Fasts Became All About The Feasts

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

The Jewish holiday of reflection and hope tends to bring everyone to the heaping table of traditional foods when fasting is over, But celebrating with a huge feast was not always the case.

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Two Viral Twitter Poets Are Rewriting The Book On Astrology

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov of Astro Poets want to bring astrology up to speed with shifting views of gender, sexuality and pop culture.

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Introducing ... The Inept, Inert 'Inhumans'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00am

Look, it's not good. The series about Marvel's moon-dwelling not-mutants gets off to a two-hour start Friday that'll leave you scowling more than Black Bolt (Anson Mount). Which is saying something.

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