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American Hustle – review

Cinematic claims of authenticity are intriguing and almost always misleading. Back in the 70s, <i>The Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i> was advertised with the tag line: "It happened!" (it didn't), while in the 90s the Coen brothers opened their crime drama <i>Fargo</i> with the words: "This is a true story" (it …

The Worst Things You Can Eat at the Holiday Party | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

We're in the zone, people: The final weeks before Christmas and New Year's are upon us at last, and the holiday parties are coming in hot and heavy. …

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Too Many Cooks: Our Tips for Table Styling

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p><i>Today, in conjunction with our friends at Terrain, we're discussing our favorite ways to set our holiday tables -- and giving away five $1,000</i> …

Decorations

One Half-Eaten Holiday Party Cheese Plate, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Maggie Battista from eatboutique shows us how to turn the leftover bits of your holiday cheese plate into a</i> …

Recipes

10 hot & boozy drinks to get cozy with this winter: http://thekitc.hn/18xXYPi

Disney's writers are clearly making efforts to produce less compliant female leads – so why are we still lumbered with hourglass figures, tiny feet and huge doe eyes?<p>With two strong sisters at the centre of the story, Disney's new animation Frozen seems like a winner for women. Loosely based on …

Why the Hunger Games proles have it better than they know

Three cheers for President Snow! Like zillions of people, I've seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, so I suppose I should be furiously opposed to the fascist state he governs. Donald Sutherland, who plays the president, even said he hoped the film would incite its young fans to revolution. But …

Spike Jonze on Jackass, Scarlett Johansson's erotic voice and techno love

Spike Jonze is looking to the future. "I kinda think, as I look around, that everything is slowly getting a little bit nicer. You can go on Nike's website and choose exactly what fabrics and colours and shapes you want your sneakers to come in. Everything in LA is; it's just an easy place to live …

Frozen's celebration of sisterhood guaranteed to melt the coldest heart

It's that time of year again. The time when our guardians turn to the moral education of the nation's young, raising vexed questions about the ideological agenda that drives their role models, the benefits of their educational texts, and the acute balance that must be struck between pedagogical …

Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?

Toward the end of<p>"American Hustle,"the new film from comedy-drama laureateDavid O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness byChristian Bale, "is a story that never ends."<p>The line articulates one of the …

The ‘Frozen’ Short ‘Get a Horse!’ Insults the Disney History It Intends to Homage

The 'Frozen' Short 'Get a Horse!' Insults the Disney History It Intends to Homage<p>Although they’re largely positive, the reviews for Disney’s <i>Frozen</i>, …

'Wolf Of Wall Street' Cuts Sex Scenes To Avoid NC-17 Rating

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio flick had to cut out drug and sex scenes in order to get an R-rating from the MPAA.<p>It's no secret Scorsese's next movie — following the downward spiral of stockbroker Jordan Belfort — has had to return to the edit …

Kellan Lutz Hercules Film Now Called 'The Legend of Hercules' – /Film

What was once <i>Hercules: The Legend Begins</i> is now <b>The Legend of Hercules</b>. The film directed by <b>Renny Harlin</b> and starring <b>Kellan Lutz</b> hasn’t changed …

Movies

'Noah' International Trailer: The Flood Is Coming – /Film

The story of Noah and the ark that preserved some of Earth’s creatures against God’s wrathful flood is one of our most well-known tales, but with</b> …

More Photos from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Darren Aronofsky's NOAH has 2nd International Trailer

New Set Photo of Tom Hardy as Mad Max

Christoph Waltz Might Join Keith Richards in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

Weinsteins Working on 'Sin City' and 'The Mist' TV Shows – /Film

The new film <i>Sin City: A Dame to Die For</i> won’t be the only project to transfer Frank Miller’s stark noir tales from the comic page to the screen. In …

Trailer for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Is Coming December 13

Outstanding Trailer for Shakespeare's CYMBELINE with Hawke and Jovovich

New Release Dates for WARCRAFT, THE MUMMY, and More

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

Skin Care

Paul Walker: Fast and Furious star was typecast and proud

It is always a danger for actors to become wholly identified with one big role, one hit franchise. For a while, Sean Connery was James Bond, but then showed he was dramatically licensed to do something other than kill, flirt, seduce and handle gadgets. Daniel Radcliffe grew away from Harry Potter …

German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernüsse)

Put honey, molasses, and butter into a small pot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until hot, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and let …

Dessert

Boozy Cures for the Common Cold

Steel yourself against cold and flu season with boozy, steaming-hot drinks that double, however arguably, as preventive medicine<p>Feel a cold coming on? Make yourself a drink. When made with flu-fighting ingredients like honey, ginger, herbal tea, and chiles, cocktails can help you beat your winter …

AP Poll: 'Americans Are A Mistrustful Bunch'

Picking up on an interesting finding from the General Social Survey, the Associated Press conducted a national poll on Americans and trust.<p>The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans who say most people can be trusted has plummeted. Back in 1972, when the GSS first asked the …

Archaeologists' discovery puts Buddha's birth 300 years earlier

When Professor Robin Coningham's youngest son Gus was five, he was asked at school what his father did. "He works for the Buddha," said the boy. Which led to a bit of confusion, recalls Coningham.<p>But it turns out Gus was not that far off the mark. Last week it emerged that a team led by Coningham, …