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A slew of things to add to your crew’s queue

Subscriber onlyApril is the cruelest month of taxes due. But then, too: eggs dyed blue, warm spring dew, space invaders (ew-w!), gumbo roux and trains -- whoo-whoo! Continue reading...

Peeps: Life's sweet mystery

Subscriber onlyOK, Peeps, we have a mystery on our hands. Continue reading...

Rapper Lamar's fresh Butterfly leaves others in dust

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From the airy to the epic, new shows dish it up

Subscriber onlyThe cute, the quirky and the conflict -- something debuts tonight for just about everybody. Here they are in order. Continue reading...

The X-Files to return after '13-year commercial break'

Subscriber onlyThe truth is out there: Network executives always need a hit. They'll come right out and say so in a major American newspaper. Continue reading...

Son's rap tunes rattle Mom

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: My young teenage son loves rap music. I feel deeply uncomfortable with the misogyny, aggression in the service of revenge, and basic crassness of it. I've tried to recognize it as a viable art form, but can't help but feel appalled at not only the hard, angry sound of it, but all of the above values it always seems to carry as well. My son is starry-eyed over it and frequently plays songs for me to hear. Continue reading...

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Subscriber onlyElsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Continue reading...

Do-it-yourself suggestions for the Easter brunch table

Subscriber onlyMake the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Here's a hint most people probably never thought of. If you have an elderly parent who no longer drives, or have an elderly neighbor in the same situation, think about whether there's a car in the driveway. If not, that makes the home more of a target for burglars, etc. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I believe in God, but I'm confused about Jesus. Why is He so important? I know He was a great man, but why is He different from any other great person who ever lived? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. This is your year to lighten up, have more fun and stop taking things more seriously than you need to. April shows you even more flexible, curious and outgoing than usual. New friends in May lead to a lucrative career direction. You'll make a presentation in June. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Potpourri

Subscriber only1. In which country did fortune cookies most probably originate? Continue reading...

Dying neurosurgeon thinks about time

Subscriber onlyIn residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little before 6 a.m., and lasted until the operating was done, which depended, in part, on how quick you were in the operating room. Continue reading...

Bike fest rolls out 27th year of revelry

Subscriber onlyMountain bikers didn't have the heart to trash a little bicycle that was donated for their reindeer games at the 2014 Ozark Mountain Bike Festival. Continue reading...

Too few adults in cancer clinical trials

Subscriber onlyIn 1947, children who developed acute lymphocytic leukemia died. Dr. Sidney Farber, a pathologist at Boston Children's Hospital, was so distressed doing autopsies on these children that he moved into the clinic and, against the advice of more conservative colleagues, began treating children with aminopterin, a highly toxic drug that starved their cancerous white blood cells of critical nutrients. Continue reading...

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