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12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for ‘awesome’ win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in "The Life Ahead" starring Sophia Loren. A trophy for the Italian-language film's song, "Io Si (Seen)," would be Warren's first after 11 previous Academy Award ...

Gucci celebrates 100 years with Michele’s ‘Aria’ collection

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is celebrating the fashion house's 100th anniversary this year, giving historic sweep to a collection unveiled virtually Thursday that embraced its equestrian heritage, borrowed references from the Tom Ford-era and outright stole from ...

Princely letter: Philip apologized to Nixon for ‘lame’ toast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout his decades in public life, Prince Philip was known for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be embarrassing. But his faux pas at a White House dinner with President Richard Nixon in 1969 was enough for Philip to ...

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Milford restaurateur featured on Top Chef

MILFORD – Greenleaf and Culture restaurants owner Chris Viaud is appearing on Bravo television’s popular program Top Chef, airing now on that network. Viaud, who is from Randolph, Massachusetts, calls Milford his home and keeps busy between his two restaurants: Greenleaf, a busy ...

Pull out the sheet pan for a homemade twist to pizza night

If you’ve gotten used to cooking at home more this year, then consider switching things up on pizza night and making it yourself on a sheet pan. Not only will the pizza taste good, but it’s a fun activity with kids. First, the crust, which is vital as a canvas for your favorite ...

Symbol of the heart has interesting history

The other day, I was wandering through one of our local big box stores, looking at all of the chocolate on display in preparation for Valentine’s Day, in huge heart-shaped boxes, when a long-standing dilemma came to mind. The symbol of the heart bears absolutely no resemblance to the actual ...

Cod industry in New England goes back thousands of years

Way back in the early 18th century, when Boston was little more than a colonial outpost for the British, a huge wooden cod was installed in the State House, a symbol of the fishing industry that had brought so much prosperity to New England. Unfortunately, the fishy effigy was destroyed, along ...