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Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants

Early Window Week 11 is a doubleheader week for CBS, meaning it is showing games in both an early window (1 p.m., Eastern time) and a late window (4:25 p.m.). CBS and Fox have nine doubleheader weeks and eight singleheader weeks apiece throughout the season. When a network has a doubleheader the other network has a singleheader; the exception is ...

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A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

I found the tour to be well worthwhile. Not having to use mental bandwidth fretting about transportation, especially when traveling alone, is invaluable. Was it all seamless? Not quite. After a gorgeous, winding drive from the airport, snaking through the Amhara region, the driver dropped me off and unloaded my bag in front of a shabby-looking hotel that was not ...

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Time to Put the Garden to Bed?

But wait, there’s a fourth category, the refuge of idlers — and also, as it happens, backyard ecologists. We’ll save that option for the end. Life and limb: Let’s start there. Annie Novak, 34, who raises produce at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has a cautionary message for the patio and balcony gardeners of New York: “It’s a ...

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Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

“You need to entertain” during a live performance, Malcolm Young said in an interview posted on YouTube, so that the audience always knows that “something’s going to happen on that stage tonight.” The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. “AC/DC’s music and approach had a worn-in, scruffy vibe that stood in stark contrast ...

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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

On a day of scorching heat and dry Santa Ana winds gusting over the mountains, the two of us sat in an air-conditioned office at the Doc Johnson headquarters in North Hollywood. Bearded and muscled, Mr. Braverman was clad in Acne jeans, a Buck Mason shirt and a pair of pink Common Products sneakers. Behind his desk a wall of ...

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The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

Photo Credit Victoria Roberts Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really? A. The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State University. The rest ...

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Big Sonia: I’m Still Here

She was 15 at the time, her fondness for books, nature and painting leaving her ill-equipped for the horrific events about to engulf her, a fate “difficult, if not impossible, for a normal person to understand,” she said repeatedly. But for Ms. Warshawski, 92, the past remains vitally present. Three years ago, about to be evicted from the tailoring and ...

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Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

An exhibit of his work at the Villa Borghese in Rome in 2015, where his gowns held their own among the Caravaggios and Berninis, proved he had achieved that goal. Born in Tunisia in 1935, Mr. Alaïa came to Paris in 1957 to work with Christian Dior, living in the “chambre de bonne” of Comtesse Nicole de Blégiers, and paying ...

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Before Thanksgiving Week Showdown, Alabama and Auburn Order Cupcakes

With No. 6 Auburn (8-2) having just walloped No. 7 Georgia (9-1) — the team the Iron Bowl’s winner will face in the Southeastern Conference title game on Dec. 2 — this year’s big game, which will take place at Auburn next weekend, is another high-stakes affair. To prepare for it, Auburn does much the same thing as Alabama. Its ...

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An Argentine Chef Brings His Fire-Obsessed Cuisine to Rural France

Photo The wood oven-roasted chicken with cabbage, potatoes and other vegetables at Francis Mallmann at Château La Coste in Provence. Credit Richard Haughton If food lovers gleaned anything about Francis Mallmann from the 2015 “Chef’s Table” episode that chronicled his culinary journey, it’s that the peripatetic Argentine chef finds joy in open flames and remote locales. He runs restaurants in ...

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