Arts & Life

5:02am

Sat May 25, 2013
Author Interviews

'Steal The Menu': A Chronicle Of A Career In Food Coverage

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 11:19 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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4:30am

Sat May 25, 2013
The Salt

Gals Who Grill: What Will It Take For Women To Man The Q?

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 am

Ladies, why are we letting the menfolk dominate the grilling?
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There's a lot of innovation in grilling — everything from fancy briquettes to gadgets that help grill veggies to perfection.

But according to survey data from the NPD Group, one thing that's not changing is who's firing up the grill.

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3:26pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Code Switch

History Makes Hiring Household Help A Complex Choice

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 4:39 pm

Actress Marla Gibbs (as maid Florence Johnston) and actor Sherman Hemsley (as her boss, George Jefferson), appear in an episode of The Jeffersons.
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2:49pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Movie Reviews

More Time Together, Though 'Midnight' Looms

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 3:39 pm

Still Talking: After 18 years, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) apparently have plenty left to hash out.
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Celine and Jesse are sporting a few physical wrinkles — and working through some unsettling relational ones — in Before Midnight, but that just makes this third installment of their once-dewy romance gratifyingly dissonant.

It's been 18 years since they talked through the night that first time, Julie Delpy's Celine enchanting and occasionally prickly, Ethan Hawke's Jesse determined to charm; their chatter then, as now, scripted but loose enough to feel improvised as captured in long, long takes by Richard Linklater's cameras.

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12:38pm

Fri May 24, 2013
The Salt

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Or Lumps?

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 2:30 pm

A lot of things about grilling can ignite a fight, including the meaning of "barbecue." And with the proliferation of fancy equipment — from gas grills to pellet smokers to ceramic charcoal cookers — amateur cooks are growing more knowledgeable, and opinionated, about how to best cook food outdoors.

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