Although Passover will be occurring in a much different world this year, Jewish people do have a history of one long narrative of resilience. Whether you are interfaith, just Jewish, Jewish adjacent, celebrating solo, or with a bare minimum of family seated far apart, we all need grounding. …
PHILADELPHIA — Capt. Pati Marsh pulled the American Airlines Airbus 330 into the gate at Philadelphia International Airport 10 minutes early, having just arrived from Madrid. On any other day, the smooth landing would not have been memorable to Marsh. But this one was very special.
When I put James McBride’s new novel, “Deacon King Kong,” into my carefully ordered to-be-read pile months ago, I had no idea I’d be reading it at just the right time.
We’re going to have to figure out more ways of having fun and being productive while practicing social distancing. It’s easy to binge watch a TV show or plow through some books, but when you want a break from those things, here are eight activities to try.
LOS ANGELES — Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the “mockumentary” style made popular by “The Office.”
Add a touch of Indian flavor to your salmon with this simple curry sauce. Pan roasting is faster than oven roasting and gives similar results. The salmon is served with basmati rice. Basmati rice has a distinct flavor and smells like popcorn while cooking. It now comes in a microwaveable pac…
Films that were slated for this year’s canceled South by Southwest festival will appear exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for 10 days this spring.
CHICAGO — To celebrate the 100th episode of “Chicago Med,” series co-creator and executive producer Dick Wolf visited Chicago in January and helped the cast cut a red velvet cake shaped like a human body on a gurney.
Traditional dishes tend to find their way to the Easter brunch or dinner table, but no meal would be complete without some sort of deviled eggs appetizer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in “The Avengers,” has died. She was 94.
For so many, the desire is for home to feel like a haven, a place where you feel cozy and safe. Health is also top of mind, creating a clean and healthy environment. As you look for ways to beautify your environment, why not include ways to ensure clean design? Here are some tips.
PORT CHARLOTTE – With millions staying home with their children in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Dolly Parton has a new program as part of her Imagination Library where she will read bedtime stories to kids through online videos.
It seems that Easter is going to look a bit different for many of us this year. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be less festive. Nothing gets me out of the isolation blues like turning one of my rooms into a new scene.
Transforming everyday eggs into bright, colorful, sometimes speckled or glittery objects is one of spring’s great pleasures, even if you aren’t a kid.
Fans of Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon’s daughter, know the strengths of the character. Her determination, tough-mindedness and eidetic memory led her to be effervescent Batgirl in 1967, and then, after being shot by The Joker and confined to a wheelchair, the omniscient Oracle in 1989.…
As a highly anticipated release, “The Glass Hotel” (Knopf) by Emily St. John Mandel has appeared on several “best of March 2020 releases” booklists. Its subject matter — a Ponzi scheme and the 2008 economic collapse — along with its eerily coincidental timing create some tragic parallels to …
From virtual book launches to emailed writing prompts to Skyped book clubs to videos of authors reading aloud, readers and writers are finding creative, fun and useful ways to stay connected during this weird time of social distance.
Now that we’re stuck at home, it’s a good time to pay more attention to your plants or even cultivate an indoor garden to help keep you calm and sane in the process.
Sparkling sake is becoming a beverage to get excited about. While definitely not traditional — the category was first created to encourage women in Japan to drink more sake — when sake’s inherent subtlety gets amped up with bubbles, the result is something to celebrate.
To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitizers. The resulting rush to buy hand sanitizers has led to empty shelves in supermarkets and chemists. But it hasn’t taken long for recipes for hand san…
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected to increase its recommendations for more use of masks in public, there are people wanting to create their own.
San Diego recipe developer and photographer Rachel Conners started her baking blog, Bakerita, while still in high school. When her sister was diagnosed with Lyme disease and adopted a diet free of gluten, dairy products and refined sugar, Rachel began developing recipes that her sister could…
Now is not the time for Leonard Cohen or Nick Cave. Bob Dylan is even a little too dark if you’re looking for music to carry you through the din of this coronavirus quarantine.
Wizarding World mastermind J.K. Rowling has unveiled a new website, Harry Potter at Home, in an effort to provide a mystical escape from current events in the muggle world.
Within days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home.
“Westworld” may be set decades in the future, but one key aspect of the critically acclaimed series is a blast from the past.
Not much good ever came from censorship or the Great Depression, but at least they gave us screwball comedies. The fizzy genre, which had its heyday from the mid-1930s to the early ’40s, owes its existence to both of those midcentury bummers.
NEW YORK — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime.
In this age of shelter-in-place restrictions, TV programmers are scrambling to find inventive ways to seize your attention while you're housebound.
TAMPA— A Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the disappearance of the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series “Tiger King.”
With so many people working from home, one challenge may be in how to create an adequate and productive work environment, especially if there is more than one working adult in the household.
CHICAGO — The first season of Netflix’s hit relationship show “Love is Blind” was filmed in the Atlanta area, but Chicago was referenced within the first 10 minutes of the premiere.
NEW YORK — Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on.
The year 1940 was, in general, a pretty lousy one, what with World War II and all. But it was a great one in comics, with roughly a jillion new superheroes debuting from roughly a jillion publishers, thanks to the popularity of a certain Man of Steel.
HBO’s “Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny makes his feature directorial debut with a family drama, “Uncorked.” It’s the story of a young man in Memphis, Elijah (Mamoudou Athie), whose dreams of becoming a master sommelier conflict with his father Louis’ (Courtney B. Vance) hopes that he’ll …
After 15 years in the NCIS lab, Pauley Perrette was ready to laugh. “I wanted to do a comedy. Either that or retire,” says the actress, who played the CBS procedural’s Abby Sciuto until 2018.
DETROIT — Astronaut Christina Koch spent almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station, and seeing the distant beauty of the Great Lakes from her outer perch changed her view of humanity.
ORLANDO — If you can’t go to the alligators, then Gatorland will bring the alligators to you. No, the longtime Orlando attraction is not ramping up a reptile-delivery service. It is introducing two daily productions streamed to stay-at-home folks created by the coronavirus pandemic. Temporar…
What started off as a week of recognizing women’s accomplishments in 1981 had blossomed into a whole month by March of 1987 and for good reason; nothing would be possible without us.