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5:26am

Sun March 29, 2015
Television

In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 8:33 am

With the help of her friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), single mom Liza (Sutton Foster) recasts herself as a 26-year-old in order to get a coveted publishing job. The new TV Land comedy Younger, made by Sex and the City creator Darren Star, premieres March 31.
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Tony award-winning actress Sutton Foster just turned 40, but in the TV Land show Younger she gets to be 26 again. Foster plays Liza, a middle-aged woman who needs to get back into the job market. The last time Liza applied for jobs, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram didn't exist. Now, she's convinced that no one wants to hire someone her age. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets a few highlights, learns how to tweet, and applies for a job as an assistant to a fancy New York publisher.

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4:35pm

Sat March 28, 2015
Sports

The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:22 pm

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (right) and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State played in Friday's East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA tournament in Syracuse. If you've got money riding on this year's NCAA tournament, you might want to hear about what happened to John Bovary's football pool.
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About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers.

But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying factor of email — Bovery's pool grew to staggering proportions. At one point, it got too large for Bovery to handle himself, so he contacted a software company to custom-build something suited to his needs.

By 2009, it included more than 8,000 entries from people around the globe, with a total payout of more than $800,000.

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3:24pm

Sat March 28, 2015
Author Interviews

'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 3:29 pm

Emily Jan NPR

When writer Kirstin Valdez Quade talks about her New Mexican roots, it's not just her own childhood, growing up in the region, that she means — it's a connection much deeper than that.

"My family has been in northern New Mexico for hundreds of years," she tells NPR's Arun Rath. "My family's presence can be traced back to 1695 and some of the earliest conquistadors. So there's a long family history in the region."

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3:24pm

Sat March 28, 2015
Deceptive Cadence

A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 3:30 pm

Missy Mazzoli
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6:54am

Sat March 28, 2015
Author Interviews

Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 8:56 am

Emily Jan NPR

Maddie Hyde is a Sara Gruen heroine. She's bold, she's warm, and she's been cast out of Philadelphia polite society — in this case the family of her husband Ellis, who is 4F in the middle of World War II. To avoid the glares and scowls, and to earn their own way in the world after being cut off from a family fortune, they cross the Atlantic during a high tide of submarine warfare to try to burnish their family name by hunting down an older kind of monster in a Scottish village.

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