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Magic In The Air: 3 Young Adult Fantasy Reads For Fall

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 6:00am

You may be back in school, but your bookshelf doesn't have to reflect that — we've got three YA fantasy novels for fall starring three girls grappling with the impact of magic on their lives.

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 2:51pm

Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history.

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 2:40pm

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 1:20pm

The staff of In Other Words say the TV comedy is "diametrically opposed to our politics and the vision of society we're organizing to realize."

'American Honey' Trains Its Lens On Traveling Magazine Crews

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:44pm

Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.

Lutheran Minister Preaches A Gospel Of Love To Junkies, Drag Queens And Outsiders

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:44pm

Nadia Bolz-Weber was a standup comic who opened up a church with a mission to "remind people that they're absolutely loved." Her memoir is Accidental Saints. Originally published Sept. 17, 2015.

The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:16am

One of New Orleans' favorite desserts is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, and its infamous practices.

2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:55am

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.

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