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Lemon buttermilk sheet cake

The zest and juice of fresh lemons gives this easy sheet cake a delicious flavor.

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A visit to Tom Wolfe’s ‘Kingdom of Speech’

The man in the white suit takes on Darwin and Chomsky.

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What does the first transgender child actor mean for TV casting?

'Modern Family' will debut a transgender character played by an openly transgender child actor this week, a move some hope will open the door for other transgender actors to take roles representing their community.

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'Fences' trailer: Will play adaptation draw Oscar nods, big box office?

A trailer has been released for the upcoming movie adaptation of the classic August Wilson play 'Fences.' Many critics are seeing the film as a possible Oscars contender. 

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A preview of 'The Flash' season 3: Are the CW's superheroes succeeding?

The CW's hit superhero show 'Flash' debuts its third season on Oct. 4.

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Hold the cream cheese for this Italian cheesecake: Ricotta Chevre Cake

Ricotta, goat cheese, dried tart cherries and a mere 7 tablespoons of flour are the basis for this traditional Italian cake.

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How Mom found me

I was lost, and she was 1,500 miles away. But all it took was one word.

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MTV EMAs 2016 nominees: Are awards dominated by the US and Britain?

Nominees at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards include Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Drake. Some critics have complained in the past that British and American acts have won the lion's share of the prizes.

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'Will & Grace' stars in pro-Clinton video: Do endorsements have an effect?

The cast of the NBC hit sitcom 'Will & Grace' teamed up again to create a video for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

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Harvest stew with eggplant, tomato, peppers, and chickpeas

This hearty vegetarian stew makes good use of late season tomatoes and eggplants from the garden.

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Cheesy vegetable soda bread

A simple soda bread can be mixed up quickly in time to serve for dinner with a bowl of hearty soup.

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Big opening for 'The Magnificent Seven' shows westerns can still gallop

'Magnificent,' which is a remake of the 1960 film and stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, came in first place at the box office in its opening weekend. Other new movies this past weekend included the animated film 'Storks.'

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Can 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' translate to the silver screen?

'Peregrine,' which opens on Sept. 30, is the newest attempt by Hollywood to translate bestseller status into hit box office. But it's been a bumpy road recently for young-adult film adaptations.

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'Queen of Katwe' star David Oyelowo calls the film a 'life-affirming African story'

'Katwe' stars Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who overcame obstacles to become a chess champion. It co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo.

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'The Magnificent Seven' brings diversity to Western genre

'Seven' stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and is a remake of director John Sturges' 1960 Western, itself a remake of Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai.' 

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John D. Loudermilk remembered for 'amazing words and powerful music'

Over the past half-century, Mr. Loudermilk's songs have been recorded by a wide range of musicians, from George Hamilton IV to David Lee Roth.

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The Magnificent Seven: Why critics don't like the film

The remake of 'The Magnificent Seven,' which stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke, has gotten poor reviews so far. The film is now in theaters.

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Sony, Dalian Wanda will collaborate as China-Hollywood partnership continues

Sony Pictures and the Chinese company Dalian Wanda will reportedly be teaming up for various high-profile films. It's the newest development in the relationship between Hollywood and China.

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Warm chocolate pudding with smoked paprika candied pecans

A smooth and delicious dessert with a powerful chocolate flavor.

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Top Picks: The Can I Stream It? app, 'The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl' album, and more

Julianne Moore shows her astonishing versatility in 'Maggie's Plan,' the app Gas Guru lets you save money on fuel, and more top picks.

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