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Book excerpt: "Killers of the Flower Moon"


The latest New York Times bestseller from author David Grann (“The Lost City of Z”) tells the terrible true story of how a vast oil deposit found on an Indian reservation in the 1920s precipitated fraud and murder. The seemingly worthless land of the Osage Nation, a remote territory in …

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Five dishes to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo


Whether you’re throwing a party this Cinco de Mayo or just marking the Mexican holiday on your own, you’re going to need some quality dishes to celebrate right. You may also want something that includes tequila. You can find all those things right here, compliments of Chowhound.  Grilled Shrimp Tacos …

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Lopez stuns in dress at Billboard Latin Music Awards


Jennifer Lopez might have topped her 2000 Grammy Awards dress on Thursday night.  The singer, who is often credited with popularizing the barely-there dress trend, arrived at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami donning a black dress by Julien Macdonald with a plunging neckline, open sheer panels and a …

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Tribeca reviews: Quixotic quests for justice in America


Two new documentaries which had their premieres at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (running though April 30) offer inside looks at men engaged in two very different kinds of missions with an equal amount of passion: “True Conviction” features three former inmates fighting to free the wrongly-convicted from prison, while …

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Netflix hit "13 Reasons Why" faces tough criticism


A controversial Netflix series is prompting schools to warn parents about the risks of teen suicide.  “13 Reasons Why” tells the fictional story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, a troubled high school student who takes her own life. She leaves behind a series of audio tapes describing the “13 reasons why” …

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Man admits killing Food Network contestant, husband


ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to killing a former “Food Network” contestant, her husband and unborn child. WSPA Robert Jason Owens admitted killing Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45, and Schoen Codd’s unborn child. The couple was reported missing March 14, …

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Jonathan Demme, "Silence of the Lambs" director, dead at 73


NEW YORK — Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died. He was 73. Demme’s publicist, Annalee Paulo, said Demme died Wednesday morning in his New …

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