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‘Black Christmas’ (1974) Review

A.H. Weiler reviewed “Black Christmas” for The New York Times on Oct. 20, 1975. Read the original review.

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Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures

Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.

McDonald's to reduce antibiotics in its beef

The fast food giant announced plans to reduce its overall use of antibiotics important to human health

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Upright Citizens Brigade, Facing Financial Struggles, Announces Layoffs

A comedy institution that has propelled comedians to the A-list faces increased competition and high rents. It let go much of its sales and marketing ...

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5 easy Christmas cookies to make this holiday season

Check out these fives easy Christmas cookies to make this year.

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Are Christmas trees safe for dogs and cats? What to know about the potentially hazardous holiday staple

With the holiday season in full swing, a look at how Christmas trees and other seasonal items may prove to be a problem for your pet.

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Streaming Movie Review: ‘The World Is Yours’ Review: Isabelle Adjani Revitalizes the Comic Caper

Adjani’s turn as a flamboyant con artist sends up her own aloof image in this fun and sophisticated comic caper from Romain Gavras.

'Dense sexual networks' behind high HIV rates of gay black men, study finds

Black men who have sex with men have higher HIV rates, despite less high-risk sexual activities. New research shows sexual networks are largely responsible.

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Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say

Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.

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SantaCon revelers trash San Francisco restaurant

Looks like some real-life Grinches.

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Late-Night TV Hosts Give Publicity-Starved Novelists the Star Treatment

TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. “Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be ...

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Restaurant changing name of 'Crack Fries' because drug epidemic 'is not funny'

A small Midwestern chain has decided to change the name of one of its most popular items.

Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

People with Type 2 diabetes whose illness is well controlled do not need to prick their fingers many times a day, yet 1 in 7 people are doing so, a study says.

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Poetry: Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist

“Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich’s death, remain as urgent as ever.

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5 Things in Pop Culture Today (With Sprinkles on Top)

What you need to know from Tuesday’s TV, music and movie news.

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Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway

The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

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Review: Downward Mobility Is Upward Morality in ‘Fabulation’

A revival of Lynn Nottage’s 2004 satire puts an unexpected spin on the religion of American reinvention.

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Further Reading: If You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ You’ll Love These Books

Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel’s New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we’ve got some recommendations for you.

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Woman threatened with fine after inviting lonely neighbors to Christmas dinner

One woman was stunned to learn her festive gathering was breaking the law.

NY Times /
Stars and Stripes (and Trocks) Forever

“You can’t force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen” and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week.

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Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here’

Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

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Is your Elf on the Shelf lazy? You've never felt so understood, thanks to this funny video

The Holderness family, who produced the viral Christmas Jammies video, made a funny, sympathetic video for parents who have a lazy Elf on the ...

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Photos: Charlie Sheen through the years


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5 Minutes With: Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff Baxter

The guitarist also has security clearances and chairs the Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense.

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Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.  Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered species and national environmental policy, ...

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My Brilliant Friend: You’ve Finished Watching ‘My Brilliant Friend.’ Here’s What to Do Next.

Here’s what to read and watch to learn more about the series and Elena Ferrante, and prolong the mood and magic of her world.

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