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‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream’

After spending one weekend in second place, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North ...

John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it. "I am 70. I've been smoking since I was 14. If I make it to 80, I only have 10 summers left," he says. "I have 10 empty pages to fill in if I'm ...

Review: Penny and Sparrow push past Americana in ‘Olly Olly’

"Olly Olly," Penny and Sparrow (I Love You / Thirty Tigers) In the first few unassuming bars of Penny and Sparrow's new album, "Olly Olly," it is not immediately apparent that this collection of songs signifies a shift for duo Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke. "Adeline" is a stripped-back love ...

Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies delayed to 2023, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be another year before a new "Mission: Impossible" movie hits theaters. Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced Friday that the release of "Mission: Impossible 7" will be pushed from Sept. 20 to July 14, 2023. "Mission: Impossible 8," previously set for July 2023, ...

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Stollen is a real piece of the holidays in Europe

In my opinion, fruitcake has had kind of a raw deal in this country. When it’s not the punchline of some joke, it ends up in an endless and hellish circle of regifting, often for years. Basically, it’s the Rodney Dangerfield of Christmas desserts. Now, not everyone in the world feels that ...

Shoofly Pie a unique Pensylvania Dutch staple

America has its fair share of strange dishes, but few can compare to Shoofly Pie, a gooey, sticky concoction of molasses and flour, baked into a pie crust. It’s a product of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the southeastern region of the state. Comprised mainly of the Amish and Mennonites, these ...

Cheshire Cheese: Best eaten cold with butter and crackers

Every now and then, I suffer a sudden attack of nostalgia, and start pining for the hills, castles, and Dark Satanic Mills of good old Blighty. Occasionally, these urges take on a decidedly culinary bent, and I end up craving Scottish kippers, Hovis bread, pickled walnuts and even a bit of ...

Kalamata olives: One of the gifts from the Greek goddess Athena

It is said that, in ancient times, the goddess Athena bestowed two gifts on the Greeks – namely, wisdom and olives. The first is self-explanatory, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of deep thinking, you’ll want nourishment. For the last five millennia, the olive has been revered ...