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'Scandal' Season Finale Buckles Under Dizzying Absurdities

“Scandal” often brings to mind Stephen J. Cannell’s story about pitching “The A-Team” to Brandon Tartikoff. The legendary producer fondly recalled that the wilder the pitch became (until they were essentially just winging it with whatever crazy thing they could think of), the more the NBC executive liked it. 509 more words


Liberal US Chamber of Commerce Attacks Chris McDaniel

Though its members try to portray it as a conservative, business-friendly organization that promotes free markets and capitalism, the US Chamber of Commerce is far from it. 664 more words

US Senate Race

COLLINGWOOD: Williams' move to Boise State not just about hoops

It’s not that Isaac Williams was seeking refuge to the fickle world of NCAA Division I basketball.

If anything, it sought out the Eastern Oregon University head coach on its own. 564 more words


Cannes: Looking Past the Hype and Hate (Analysis)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes.” Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “The Assassin.” Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys.” Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight.” Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” Stephen Frear’s untitled Lance Armstrong biopic. 1,427 more words

Markets & Festivals

Good Tomato/Bad Tomato


My trademark apron says this, “So I’m not Betty Crocker…deal with it.” Thus, welcome to my motto, which I proclaim on Food News and Chews, a show about food and food policy that I co-host which airs on Kentucky Education Television and… 787 more words


On Our Bookshelf: New Orleans' Best Ethnic Restaurants


New Orleans’ Best Ethnic Restaurants
By Ann Benoit
Photography by Ann Benoit
Pelican Publishing Inc. (Gretna 2014)
Taking as her premise the notion that the story of cuisine is the story of immigration, New Orleans native commercial food photographer and culinary writer Ann Benoit has compiled a collection of recipes from her favorite ethnic restaurants in New Orleans and its suburbs. 503 more words


The Smart Thing About Dumb Mobile Video News

I’m not sure whether to be depressed or impressed by new NBCUniversal video initiatives #30SecondstoKnow and “15 Seconds to Truth.”

Perhaps the former hashtag has shown up in your Twitter feed since its introduction in February. 693 more words