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Applejack. For When Hard Cider Just Isn’t Strong Enough

While the American colonists drank hard cider like their modern-day counterparts swill Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for some, cider’s relatively mild 4 to 6 percent alcohol concentration just wasn’t alcoholic enough. The solution to this pressing pioneer problem was applejack.<p>Cider, circa 1775, was …

Alcohol

The Perfect Skirts and Shoes to Wear With Tights and Hosiery this Fall and Winter

From colored ribbed knits at Tommy Hilfiger to graphic, oversized fishnets at Proenza Schouler, the fall runways were overflowing with tights in every color and style. Which, might we add, is always a welcome notion, considering how cold the winter winds can be. An accessory that offers function <i>and</i> …

Box Office Time Machine: No. 1 films from 10, 20 and 30 years ago

Welcome to the Movies Now box office time machine. With "Goosebumps" overtaking "The Martian" for this weekend's box office supremacy, we look at the No. 1 films from 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Click a film's title to read The Times review:<p><b>2005</b> -- <b>"Doom,"</b> adapted from the popular video game, debuted …

Box Office

Eddie Murphy takes aim at Bill Cosby in Mark Twain Prize acceptance speech

The gloves are off.<p>Eddie Murphy accepted the<p>Mark TwainPrize for American Humor on Sunday at the Kennedy Center in Washington and took aim at 2009 winnerBill Cosby.<p>In an apparent change of heart from February, when he declined to ridicule the embattled comedian on "SNL's" 40th anniversary special, …

Comedy

NFL to have public meetings in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego on possible team moves

With the prospect of a team or teams moving to the Los Angeles market, the<p>NFLis planning public hearings in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego as part of the league’s relocation procedures.<p>According to the NFL, the purpose of the hearings is to provide an opportunity for fans and others in the …

San Diego

The massive 27-inch Lenovo Yoga Home tablet brings back the tabletop PC

This big all-in-one doubles as a futuristic touchscreen tabletop perfect for sharing.<p>A few years ago, it seemed like tabletop PCs were ready to take off as a mainstream computer category. These massive devices were part all-in-one desktop, part tablet, and a lot of fun to use. Most had flexible …

Board Games

Associated Press News

Why Taylor Swift's '1989' Could Be The Last Platinum Album Ever

Taylor Swift has unveiled quite a few surprises of late—moving from Nashville to New York, ditching the country format that elevated her to superstar status, and even trying her hand at rapping in new album <i>1989</i>.<p>“I like to look at albums as being sort of statements,” she told <i>Billboard</i>. “Visually, …