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‘The Simpsons’ to Brew Actual, Officially Licensed Duff Beer

Duff Beer, Homer Simpson’s beverage of choice on <i>The Simpsons</i>, might soon be heading to real life coolers. The long-running show’s media company, 21st …

The Pixar Theory an Interactive Story, by @97thfloor #pixartheory

The Curse of the Pixar Universe

Since the subject of the new Pixar film, “Inside Out”—directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Ronaldo Del Carmen—is life lived in the grip of emotions, let me admit to mine: I emerged from the theatre feeling like W. C. Fields, hating children, all children, even my children, because of what …

Animation

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Here's why teens today are the most anxious ever<p>Today's youth feel pressure to pick the perfect college, the perfect career, the perfect spouse — all …

Wedding Cake

Pixar's Best Director Is Also Its Most Underrated

<i>Inside Out</i> didn’t open at number one at the box office in its debut weekend (despite leading on Friday), as <i>Jurassic World</i> surpassed it to take the …

This Is Pixar's Secret to Making Moviegoers Cry

Editor Kevin Nolting, whose previous credits include Pixar’s <i>Up</i>, reteamed with Oscar-winning <i>Up</i> director Peter Docter on the studio’s inventive <i>Inside</i> …

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation.<p>(And yes, it's blue.)<p>The fact that a …

The science of why stepping on Legos makes you want to die

“I hope you step on a Lego” is such an apt curse that it has become a meme. Pages upon pages of YouTube videos detail the experience’s excruciating agony.<p>The comedian Steve Ranazzissi perhaps described the moment the best: “Last week I stepped on a Lego with my bare foot and I almost murdered my …

Lego

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice I Recipe

"Chicken fried rice, just like they serve in the restaurants! A stir fry with chicken, rice, soy sauce and veggies like peas, carrots, celery and …

Chef John's Pasta Primavera Recipe

"Pasta primavera is quite a straightforward recipe; spaghetti or fettuccine tossed with an array of fresh spring vegetables. When done right, this is …

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the …

Spring Pasta Salad

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Chocolate Hamantaschen

The cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to a week.

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