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Author's ode to crosswords is spot-on

Book gives crossword fans a fresh appreciation for their obsession.

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Skimmings

Skimmings

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan accelerated the transformation of mercenaries from covert to indispensable.

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, written likely in the late 1920s, was w…

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

This undated image provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Press shows Judy Thompson's illustration of the cover of "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography". The original version of the autobiography, that Wilder likely wrote in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lea…

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

This photo undated provided photo by Bruce Beaton shows Pamela Smith Hill in her office in Portland, Ore. Hill has been the lead editor on "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography," since 2010. Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author behind the beloved "Little House" series, likely wrote her auto…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Skimmings Terry McMillan does it again with new novel

Skimmings Terry McMillan does it again with new novel

"Who Asked You?"

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Skimming:Terry McMillan does it again with new novel

Skimming:Terry McMillan does it again with new novel

This book cover image released by Viking shows "Who Asked You," by Terry McMillan. (AP Photo/Viking)

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Bear Bryant and Joe Namath made the Tide roll

“Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter”

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