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By Neda Ulaby The film academy’s 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership. (Image credit: Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) …read more

By Kristen Hartke To commemorate 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI, the gardens outside the Library of Congress have been transformed into a traditional war garden — producing heirloom vegetables of the past. (Image credit: Flickr/U.S. Capitol) …read more

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By Kristen Hartke Food is central to culture, but museums often overlook it. So for their grand reopening, the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums are giving center stage to cuisine from across Earth’s largest continent. (Image credit: Lapis Bistro) …read more

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By USA TODAY The ‘Fast & Furious’ cast member says the franchise has only pushed a film’s release date once: After the death of original star Paul Walker in 2013. …read more

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By Kalhan Rosenblatt In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, actor Terry Crews tweeted Tuesday about how he was the victim of a groping in Hollywood. …read more

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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve shared a literary review. The lengthy absence is owed to my careful appreciation of this 700-page masterpiece of historical biography, David Levering Lewis’s remarkable, “W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919. That this mammoth tome only covers a little more than half Du Bois’ life […]

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By Michael Schaub Jonathan Eig’s exhaustively researched new book paints a complex picture of Muhammad Ali, from his Kentucky childhood to his brilliant fighting style, his kindnesses, cruelties and eventual decline. (Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/ NPR) …read more

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By Dave Davies “I don’t think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint,” says biographer Jonathan Eig. “He was a human being, and he was deeply flawed, but … he had the spirit of a rebel.” (Image credit: Kent Gavin/Getty Images) …read more

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By Maureen Corrigan Egan’s sweeping new historical novel doesn’t just draw from the classic catalog of New York stories — it also takes its place among them. (Image credit: Library of Congress) …read more

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By Maquita Peters Two years ago in The New York Times’ food section, Syne Newberry commented on this recipe — and the bittersweet end to her marriage. The comment went on to become Internet legend. (Image credit: alohadave/Getty Images/iStockphoto)…read more

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