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Review: ‘Trouble in Mind’ makes its Broadway debut, finally

"Trouble in Mind" opened to acclaim off-Broadway in 1955, and was going to move to Broadway in 1957. It would have been the first play on Broadway by a Black woman, but Childress refused a request by producers to make it more palatable for white Broadway-goers. (Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" would later break the Black female playwright barrier in 1959.)

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Review: Oscar winner James Ivory delivers patchy memoir

Film director James Ivory knows how to tell a story and engage an audience. His most popular and critically acclaimed costume dramas — "A Room with a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" — earned him three Oscar nominations. So it is odd that the second half of the famed Merchant Ivory film company could write a foundering second half to his memoir.

PERRY: If you really love your friends and family, don’t give...

That brings me to this repeat offender: Jell-O salad. Any kind. All kinds. Gelatin is the meanest thing science ever did to humans. It is not the product of chefs and cooks, but the invention of a generation, an industry and a mentality that brought us DDT, Pine-Sol and the Atom Bomb.

Continue the holiday feasting with Hanukkah’s potato latkes

Potato pancakes, or latkes, are the food most traditionally associated with Hanukkah. The story goes that over 2,000 years ago, after the Second Temple of Jerusalem was ransacked by invaders, there was only enough oil to keep the temple menorah lit for one day and night. Inexplicably, the oil burned for eight days and eight nights, thus earning the holiday the name "festival of lights."

Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving – for a price

"The inflation is real. Everybody is saying that. Everybody is feeling it," said Butterball President and CEO Jay Jandrain. "Whether it's labor, transportation, packaging materials, energy to fuel the plants — everything costs more."

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Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards

"Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from all the armies all over the world," said BTS' RM after the group won their artist of the year for the first time. "This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this for granted."

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Google says flight search tool can help you fly ‘greener’

"Climate change is no longer a distant threat — it's increasingly local and personal," Pichai wrote in a blog post. "We need urgent and meaningful solutions to address this pressing challenge," he added, saying the company has committed to run its data centers and campuses on carbon-free energy by 2030.

Let the fashion policing begin on opening day of Tokyo Games

"In the early days it was no big deal," said David Wallechinksy, executive board member and past president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. "People would just come on. If a team wanted to dress alike they did."

1st cruise ship to sail from US as industry seeks comeback

"We are excited to be part of that," said Russ Schwartz, a Florida school principal who is honeymooning on the ship and is confident it will be smooth sailing. "Things have changed drastically. Back then we really didn't know much about the virus. Cruises at that point weren't prepared."

As passengers return to air travel, bad behavior skyrockets

"The federal government should send a strong and consistent message through criminal enforcement that compliance with federal law and upholding aviation safety are of paramount importance," the letter said, noting that the law calls for up to 20 years imprisonment for passengers who intimidate or interfere with crew members.

EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

"Let's look at science and let's look at the progress. Let's look at the numbers and when it's safe, we will do it," De Croo said. "The moment that we see that a big part of the population is double-vaccinated and can prove that they are safe, travel will pick up again. And I would expect that over the course of this summer."