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Into the Woods: Big Sur Bakery Shares Recipes for Christmas Stollen Bread and Gingerbread Cookies

The film adaptation of the Sondheim musical <i>Into the Woods,</i> opening on Christmas, stars <b>James Corden</b> as the charming baker who attempts to reverse a curse put upon him by a witch, played by <b>Meryl Streep.</b> Inspired by the movie, we asked baker <b>Michelle Rizzolo</b> of the Big Sur Bakery—a beloved foodie …

Baking

When Writers Write For Themselves

By Pronoy Sarkar for Off the Shelf<p><i>Antwerp</i> is a funny little book. It's comprised of 54 sections and is hardly eighty pages in length. I say "sections" because chapters suggest something complete, a beginning and an end, an unfolding of events. Sections, however, are more open-ended, neutral; they …

Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped

J.R.R. Tolkien once said that "believable fairy-stories must be intensely practical. You must have a map, no matter how rough." But in Peter …

My brothers and I

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Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

The sudden departure of golden-winged warblers before deadly tornadoes has blown away scientists.<p>Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds.<p>Analysis of the data revealed …