Arts

9:32am

Wed July 1, 2015
Book Reviews

For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

Christopher Lloyd, and Michael J. Fox pose next to the iconic time-traveling DeLorean in the Back to the Future series
Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures/The Kobal Collection

There's no question the Back to the Future trilogy has entrenched itself in the collective pop-culture imagination for even longer than Reagan could have imagined when he adopted the movie's catchphrase about not needing roads to appeal to The Youth. It's been a video game (twice), a theme park ride three times over, and it's common knowledge even for a generation who wasn't born until after the third installment was released.

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7:24am

Wed July 1, 2015
Author Interviews

Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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5:55am

Wed July 1, 2015
Television

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 3:29 pm

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (right) stars opposite Rob Corddry in the HBO series Ballers.
Jeff Daly HBO

6:50pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Salt

Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 11:03 am

People throw potatoes into a pachamanca during the gastronomic fair Mistura in Lima in 2011.
Ernesto Benavides AFP/Getty Images

What's the epitome of summer for a lot of Americans? It's communing around a grill, with friends and family, waiting for a slab of meat to cook to juicy perfection.

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4:48pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Salt

High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:17 pm

Afternoon Tea, 1886. Chromolithograph after Kate Greenaway. If you're looking for finger sandwiches, dainty desserts and formality, afternoon tea is your cup.
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You're an American in London. You've visited Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London, but there's one more thing you want to check off your to-do list: tea.

No, not just any tea. We're talking a good, old-fashioned English tea time, with finger sandwiches, dainty china cups and all the formality a Downton Abbey lover could wish for.

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Dance

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:14 pm

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2:00pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Still She Rises: Misty Copeland Makes History With American Ballet Theatre

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:01 pm

Misty Copeland (center) performed in the Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake in April.
Emily Jan NPR

In a promotion announced Tuesday, the American Ballet Theatre named Misty Copeland as the first black female principal dancer in its 75-year history. Copeland had previously been a soloist with the ABT, the premiere dance company in the U.S.

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1:33pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Author Interviews

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:29 pm

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12:24pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Monkey See

After 25 Years, A Comics Publisher Pauses To Collect And Reflect

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 2:56 pm

Drawn and Quarterly

Drawn and Quarterly, the Montreal-based publisher of comics and graphic novels, began life as a magazine, released in April of 1990. That first issue served as a de facto mission statement, laying out what the company would one day achieve on a grander scale – and what it would strive always to avoid.

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10:03am

Tue June 30, 2015
Book Reviews

A Lyrical Coming Of Age Tale In 'Bird Hill'

"Life is a funny thing, you know," says a character in Naomi Jackson's The Star Side of Bird Hill. "Just when you think you know what you're doing, which way you're headed, the target moves." He makes a good point — our lives have a way of taking detours without our consent, and the result can be like riding in a car that drives itself.

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