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A Look at ‘The Revenant’ Trailer, Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio

What do you do after winning the best picture Oscar for a visually audacious, star-driven comedy? How about a visually audacious, star-driven drama? That looks to be the case with “The Revenant,” the new feature from Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the 19th-century explorer Hugh Glass, and the period film (which also features Tom Hardy), charts a wilderness ...

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John Varvatos After-Party

Gina Gershon and Christian Slater help the designer John Varvatos celebrate his men’s wear show with a party at the Electric Room. Source link

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For Indian Weavers in Varanasi, Help for an Endangered Craft

It wasn’t until I went to Varanasi, India, that the blue and gold silk sari with the intricate flower design that my parents bought me when I got engaged 15 years ago meant something beyond just another gift. At the time, my mother was on a quest to find the perfect rendition of this traditional woman’s garb for my trousseau, ...

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Thinking About Taking Out a Mortgage? Don’t Obsess Over the Fed

When people learn that I have spent many years writing about the Federal Reserve, there is almost always one question I get: Are mortgage rates going up or down? It’s understandable why a person might think that the way to understand where mortgage rates are going — and thus whether to lock in a home loan now, or refinance, or ...

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European Agency Proposes Tougher Medical and Psychological Oversight of Pilots

Photo A stele in Le Vernet, France, commemorating the victims of the Germanwings flight near where it crashed. Credit Jean Christophe Magnenet/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images PARIS — Europe’s top air safety regulator on Friday called for a series of measures aimed at strengthening the medical and psychological oversight of the region’s commercial airline pilots, including random drug and alcohol testing ...

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What Stand-Alone GPS Devices Do That Smartphones Can’t

Free smartphone navigation apps from Apple and Google offer turn-by-turn driving, walking and biking directions. And many new cars have the option of built-in navigation systems. So is there any longer a reason to buy a stand-alone GPS unit? While smartphone navigation apps have some advantages, including limiting the number of devices one needs to buy and carry around, they ...

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Frozen Chicken Recalled After Reports of Illnesses

Photo Aspen Foods is recalling nearly two million pounds of frozen chicken products. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images Aspen Foods is recalling nearly two million pounds of frozen chicken products after three people in Minnesota became ill with infections from salmonella. The recall includes breaded, raw stuffed chicken breasts that were manufactured from April 15 to July 10, according to an ...

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Review: For Ian McKellen’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Retirement Is Afoot

Photo Ian McKellen as Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective. Credit Giles Keyte/Miramax, via Roadside Attractions “Mr. Holmes,” a mild and minor bit of revisionist Sherlockiana, imagines the world’s greatest detective in his dotage, retired to a picturesque rural spot on the English coast where he tends to bees and fading memories. It’s 1947, and Holmes is in his 90s. Dr. ...

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