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Why We Really Go to Restaurants (It's Not Just the Food)

On the latest episode of "Best New Restaurant," both competitors suffered from food gaffes, but exceptional service made up for the kitchen's less-than-perfect food.<p><i>Welcome to our weekly recap of Bravo’s</i> Best New Restaurant*, where we share our unapologetically opinionated musings on the ups and …


The Week in Pictures: February 19 - 26


Candice Bergen Reminisces About Playing Murphy Brown: An Excerpt from Her New Autobiography

<i>She had a baby daughter and a husband, Louis Malle, based in France, but Candice Bergen leaped at the chance to play the funny, feisty career woman Murphy Brown.</i><p>In 1988, after living in New York City for years, I had begun to miss smoggy southern California. I am that rare thing: a native Angeleno. …

'Modern Family' airs Apple-centric episode

<b>(CNN) —</b> Talk about a "Modern Family."<p>Wednesday night's "Modern Family" was shot entirely using Apple products. Titled "Connection Lost," the episode revolved around the family communicating via all of Apple's devices -- iPhones, iPads and a MacBook.<p>During the ABC show, character Claire Dunphy uses …


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Vurb Is Mobile Search For Finding Things and People

Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts.<p>Vurb, a new iOS app, aims to simplify the way you search by …


Sears loses money again but CEO sees hope in smaller decline

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings reported full year 2014 earnings Thursday as well as fourth-quarter results, important because they include its holiday performance.<p>The company continued to lose money, now for the 11th consecutive quarter, as revenues and same-store sales — a key metric that …