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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

SAN DIEGO — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question.

July 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

This May 2012 photo provided by Open Road Media shows Bel Kaufman at home in New York. Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high sc…

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.

July 25, 2014 5:52 pm Photos

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Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Kate Micucci, left, and Riki Lindhome perform on stage during the "The Big Bang Theory" panel on Day 2 of the Comic-Con International Convention on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

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Polanski's 'Venus in Fur' a commanding presence

Polanski's 'Venus in Fur' a commanding presence

'Venus in Fur' is a movie-within-a-play.

July 23, 2014 12:12 pm Photos

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Amazon’s new “unlimited” e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you’ll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

This screen shot taken from an Kindle Fire HDX shows “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, an audiobook available through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The service will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s …

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Chilling out: Feed your inner caveman

Chilling out: Feed your inner caveman

Summer's here, so it's time to get your grill on.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bake this cookie!

Bake this cookie!

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of the croissant-meets-doughnut confection he christened the Cronut, is coming out with a cookbook in a few months.

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Review: Polanski and 'Venus in Fur' are a match

Review: Polanski and 'Venus in Fur' are a match

This photo released by IFC Films shows Emmanuelle Seigner as Vanda and Mathieu Amalric as Thomas in director Roman Polanski’s "Venus in Fur," a Sundance Selects Release. (AP Photo/IFC Films, Courtesy Guy Ferrandis)

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Review: Polanski and 'Venus in Fur' are a match

Review: Polanski and 'Venus in Fur' are a match

In his latest stage adaptation, Roman Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner plays actress Vanda, who dominates her director, a younger Polanski doppelganger Mathieu Amalric.

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Summer brings another chance to try new vegetables

Spring is back and so are farmers markets. And that means a whole new chance to make friends with strange and unusual vegetables. Or to rehabilitate some old familiars.

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Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Laurie Woodward planned to fly from her home in Pittsburgh this month across the country to Mukilteo, Wash., to serve as matron of honor to a bride she’s never met. And it’s all because of baking.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

Lizzie Black Kander has been called the “Jane Addams of Milwaukee” for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing “The Settlement Cook Book” in 1901.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fishing for flavor: Look to the sea for dinner possibilities during Lent

Fishing for flavor: Look to the sea for dinner possibilities during Lent

Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal.

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Orange-sauced fish shows the subtleties possible with Mexican cuisine

Orange-sauced fish shows the subtleties possible with Mexican cuisine

Snapper sautéed in a savory orange sauce is an unusual, tangy Mexican dish. Rice makes a perfect accompaniment.

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