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Sex and Silence: What This Awards Season Tells Us About Hollywood

People involved with the Indie Spirits appeared unsure how to address the protest chant, which continued until the end of the show and could be heard from the stage and on the ceremony’s YouTube livestream. Jim Gaffigan, a presenter, was rattled when the disruption began, losing his train of thought; later, the comedian Jimmy O. Yang likened it to being …

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With ‘Imaginary’ and ‘Lisa Frankenstein,’ Defending PG-13 Horror

It’s nothing new to say that the scariest beasts are those left to the imagination: In the darkened corners of a room, on the ocean floor, in the vacuum of space — terror tends to lurk in the periphery, where it taunts us with what we don’t (or worse, can’t) know. There’s one unfairly maligned horror-movie feature that, when used …

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‘Mary Poppins’ Gets New Age Rating in Britain for Racist Language

The rating for “Mary Poppins,” the beloved children’s musical about a nanny with magical powers that was released 60 years ago, has been raised to PG in Britain because of the use of “discriminatory language,” the British Board of Film Classification said. The rating change follows a wave of recontextualizing and reclassifying of films from bygone eras for modern audiences …

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Hoecakes for Weekend Breakfast; ‘Those Meatballs’ for Weeknight Dinner

Good morning. I like a savory breakfast on the weekend — maybe a bowl of congee studded with peanuts or a roast beef hero with gravy and mozzarella. Occasionally, there’s a mad dash to Queens for early doubles at Trinciti or a first-in-the-door shrimp and grits at Bubby’s in Manhattan. Those are nice mornings. Conversely, I’m not at all opposed …

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Macaroni and Peas, Buttermilk Roast Chicken and Shabu Shabu

We know that frozen peas are a freezer staple — they’re just as good as their fresh counterparts, and they’re always ready to add little pops of sweetness to skillet greens with runny eggs and vegetable pulao. But … what makes them such a good freezer staple? Why do they freeze better than, say, apples? A reader asked the cookbook …

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Gochujang Is Always a Good Idea

Good morning. The dogs ran for miles in the snow, and then snoozed deeply in the back of the truck while we ate pizza at Lucia in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, while we drove to Villabate for pastry afterward, when we got home and napped ourselves. It was a perfect weekend day for them, for me, for the family. For dinner …

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3 Vegetarian Stew Recipes That Don’t Take Hours on the Stove

A slowly bubbling pot of stew on a cold winter evening, steam rising and scents wafting, is the epitome of cozy contentment. There’s a fine line between a stew, a braise and a soup, and it’s quite subjective: Sometimes only a few spoons of broth make the difference. To my mind, a stew needs to be thick enough to eat …

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The Best Bakeries Embrace Sweet and Savory

Much to my dentist’s dismay, I love sweets. A meal simply doesn’t feel complete without something sugary at the end, and many a 3 p.m. slump has been avoided with a well-timed cookie. A few weeks ago, a waiter called my group her favorite table after we ordered the entire dessert menu. But I understand that not everyone is about …

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Every Little Thing We Cook Is Magic

Cooking is, in almost every way, magic. Every day, we trot into our kitchens with an idea and a few tricks up our sleeve, transforming ingredients and conjuring wholly new creations in the process. Recipes, then, are little spells, road maps to transcendent deliciousness. Only with a recipe can you turn just three ingredients into an awe-inspiring roasted cauliflower and …

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In ‘The Effect,’ Investigating Love and Other Drugs

The world of experimental medical research might not seem like it has much to say to the world of theater, but Lucy Prebble sees connections. Both require subjects and observers, both take place within a carefully controlled environment and both depend on a certain amount of luck. “The more I thought about it, the more I thought, ‘That’s kind of …

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