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May 25, 2017
Hermia & Helena
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Matías Piñeiro’s follows the trials, tribulations and romances inspired by two of the playwright’s heroines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
By GLENN KENNY

May 25, 2017
The Women's Balcony
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon
The power and resourcefulness of women are on display in this small-scale comedy, which manages to speak to a broader political movement.
By NICOLE HERRINGTON

May 25, 2017
Long Strange Trip
NYT Critic’s Pick | R | Documentary | Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Amir Bar-Lev’s four-hour documentary chronicles the band’s deeply musical journey while placing it at the joyous center of the counterculture.
By DANIEL M. GOLD

May 25, 2017
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG Documentary | Directed by Lucy Walker
This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.
By GLENN KENNY

May 24, 2017
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
NYT Critic’s Pick | Documentary | Directed by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.
By BRIAN SEIBERT

May 23, 2017
The Woman Who Left
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Lav Diaz
From the modern Philippines, Lav Diaz’s haunting and pessimistic take on a Tolstoy story.
By A. O. SCOTT

May 18, 2017
Icaros: A Vision
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
In Peru, a woman confronts her illness and fears with help from medicinal plants.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 18, 2017
Afterimage
NYT Critic’s Pick | Biography, Drama, History | Directed by Andrzej Wajda
This passionate political movie tells the story of Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a real-life artist who suffered under Soviet rule.
By GLENN KENNY

May 17, 2017
The Survivalist
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Directed by Stephen Fingleton
Stephen Fingleton wrote and directed this impressively lean story, centering on a man coping amid the fallout of an unexplained catastrophe.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

May 17, 2017
The Wedding Plan
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG | Comedy, Romance | Directed by Rama Burshtein
Rama Burshtein received acclaim for her debut feature, “Fill the Void.” Now she’s back with another biting, multilayered romantic comedy.
By BEN KENIGSBERG

May 11, 2017
Urban Hymn
NYT Critic’s Pick | Crime, Drama | Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
A social worker tries to connect with a troubled 17-year-old through music, but the girl’s street-tough best friend stands in the way.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 10, 2017
Manifesto
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Julian Rosefeldt
Julian Rosefeldt’s art installation is now a film, with this chameleonic actress morphing into multiple characters.
By GLENN KENNY
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Food Photography, Over the Years
By JULIA TURSHEN

What’s New in the Supermarket? A Lot, and Not All of It Good
By STEPHANIE STROM

Fact-Checking a Mogul’s Claims About Avocado Toast, Millennials and Home Buying
By LINDA QIU and DANIEL VICTOR

Charcoal or Gas? Depends on What You’re Grilling



By SAM SIFTON
Recipes: Grilled Flounder | Grilled Soy-Basted Chicken Thighs With Spicy Cashews | Learn How to Grill

Gas or Charcoal?
What to Cook
By SAM SIFTON

Reviews From The Sweethome: Charcoal Grills | Gas Grills | Grilling Tools

A Green That Does More Than Garnish



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Watercress Salad With Raw Beets and Radishes


A Bold Take on Asparagus, Deep in Its Season
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus and Scallion Salad

Crab, Meet Sugar Snap Peas


A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Crab Pasta With Snap Peas

‘Modern Mexican’ Steps Into the Spotlight



By JULIA MOSKIN

Sharing Moroccan Shakshuka With Mourad Lahlou



By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Moroccan Shakshuka

Classic Mediterranean Flavors, Enlivened by Ramps



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Sautéed Lamb Chops With Ramps, Anchovy, Capers and Olives

Chowder-Soaked Toast Any Chef Would Want to Claim



Eat
By GABRIELLE HAMILTON
Recipe: Chowder-Soaked Toast

The Challenge of Perfect Phyllo



By YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Recipes: Walnut, Cinnamon and Halloumi Baklava | Feta and Herb Phyllo Tart

Another ‘Twin Peaks’ Puzzle: How to Make That Cherry Pie



By SARA BONISTEEL
Recipe: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cherry Pie

A Galette That Lets Early Strawberries Shine
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Strawberry and Pistachio Galette

Jewish Delicacies Beguile the German Capital
By LINDSAY GELLMAN

In the Bars of Berlin, Both the Drinks and Design Are Bracing
Pursuits
By ROBERT SIMONSON

Let’s Be Clear: Bad Wines Are Bad Wines, Period
Eric Asimov
THE POUR

The Ideal Aperitif: Good Vermouth, Cool and Fragrant
Eric Asimov
THE POUR

Your Next Lesson: Spätlese Riesling
Wine School
By ERIC ASIMOV

Surprise! Southern Comfort Has No Whiskey. But Soon It Will.
By ROBERT SIMONSON

Beatrice Trum Hunter, ‘Natural Foods Cookbook’ Author, Dies at 98
By SAM ROBERTS

Henry Chung, Who Helped Bring Hunan’s Flavors to America, Dies at 98
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By RICHARD SANDOMIR
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There's pictures of a birthday party with cake in Viet Nam on Facebook.

"Whose child is having a birthday?" I ask.

"My brother." Someone sez, who has four brothers in Viet Nam, most of whom have children.
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I know he's a Canadian, and a dead one at that, but the first line to the chorus of Stan Roger's Barrett's Privateers certainly seems applicable to the Congressional Republicans:
God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.


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A Woman's Life



Stéphane Brizé’s ravishing adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant novel traces the fluctuating fortunes of a woman in 19th-century France.
By A.O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Stéphane Brizé
Stars Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse
Running Time 1h 59m
Genre Drama


Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia




Robert H. Lieberman’s documentary scrutinizes the harrowing abuses and tormented legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime.
By ANDY WEBSTER
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Robert H. Lieberman
Running Time 1h 30m
Genre Documentary


-- Of Possible Interest --

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Wants That Loving Feeling
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2



By MANOHLA DARGIS
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Guns and religion: How American conservatives grew closer to Putin’s Russia
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger April 30 at 7:19 PM

Growing up in the 1980s, Brian Brown was taught to think of the communist Soviet Union as a dark and evil place.

But Brown, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, said that in the past few years he has started meeting Russians at conferences on family issues and finding many kindred spirits.

Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, has visited Moscow four times in four years, including a 2013 trip during which he testified before the Duma as Russia adopted a series of anti-gay laws.

“What I realized was that there was a great change happening in the former Soviet Union,” he said. “There was a real push to re-instill Christian values in the public square.”

A significant shift has been underway in recent years across the Republican right. Moar
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A Dark Song



This intense debut feature from the Irish director Liam Gavin, with its spare style, is a marriage of acting and atmosphere.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Liam Gavin
Writer Liam Gavin
Stars Mark Huberman, Susan Loughnane, Steve Oram, Catherine Walker
Running Time 1h 40m
Genres Drama, Horror

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story



Meet the husband-and-wife team that inspired some of the most memorable moments onscreen, from “The Graduate” to “The Birds.”
By MONICA CASTILLO
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Daniel Raim
Writer Daniel Raim
Stars Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola
Running Time 1h 34m
Genres Documentary, Biography

Nise: The Heart of Madness



A drama from Brazil about a psychiatrist who defied medical orthodoxy and treated patients with paint brushes instead of spikes and electroshock therapy.
By NEIL GENZLINGER
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Roberto Berliner
Stars Julio Adrião, Flavio Bauraqui, Fabrício Boliveira, Fernando Eiras, Luciana Fregolente
Running Time 1h 46m
Genres Biography, Drama, History

Obit



The documentary peers over the shoulders of journalists at The New York Times as they decide who merits obituaries and then go about the delicate business of writing them.
By GENE SEYMOUR
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Vanessa Gould
Stars Bruce Weber, William McDonald, Margalit Fox, William Grimes, Jack Kadden
Running Time 1h 33m
Genre Documentary
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Unicorn Food’ Is Colorful, Sparkly and Everywhere
'By LIAM STACK

Unilever Buys Sir Kensington’s, Maker of Fancy Ketchup
By STEPHANIE STROM
OMG! An American British-Dutch company makes Marmite? Say it ain't so!


Baking Is All in the Hands



By DORIE GREENSPAN
Recipe: Buttermilk-Biscuit Shortcakes


The Single Most Important Ingredient
By SAMIN NOSRAT
Recipes: Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken | Caesar Salad

Fish That’s Fast, Easy and Sometimes Even Fancy
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Trout With Chive Butter

Three Ways to Let Fresh Asparagus Shine



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipes: Charred Asparagus With Green Garlic Chimichurri | Steamed Asparagus With Pistachios and Brown Butter | Shaved Asparagus Salad With Ginger and Sesame

A Reusable Pouch for Wine on the Go



Front Burner
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
$7

Economical Aluminum Skillets With Heft



Front Burner
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
$36-$60

Cookbook Offers a Taste of London’s Famed Firehouse



Front Burner
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
$50

Cooking Got Barbara Lynch Out of South Boston, and Brought Her Back



By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipe: Roast Chicken in a Butter Crust

The Secrets of Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk



Eat
By SAM SIFTON
Recipe: Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk


American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country
By CLAY RISEN

A Few American Standouts

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From the Sonoma Coast, Chardonnays of Energy and Memories
Wines of The Times
By ERIC ASIMOV
Recipe Pairing: Risotto With Peas and Sausage

Tasting Notes: Sonoma Coast Chardonnays

Read more... )

A Journey Through Baja California’s Wine Country
Vineyards and culinary marvels beckon in the austere backcountry of the Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico.
By ROBERT DRAPER
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Let It Fall: L.A. 1982-1992



Politicians, the police, victims and survivors deliver an oral history of the rising racial tensions that led to the early-1990s Los Angeles riots.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director John Ridley
Writer John Ridley
Genre Documentary


Free Fire



Ben Wheatley’s formula for action-movie success: a best actress Oscar winner, dozens of firearms and a warehouse full of testosterone.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Ben Wheatley
Stars Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Enzo Cilenti
Rating R
Running Time 1h 30m
Genres Action, Crime, Thriller


Tomorrow



The fast-faced documentary “Tomorrow” profiles men and women with concrete solutions for moving away from fossil fuels and protecting the environment.
By NICOLE HERRINGTON
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent
Stars Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon, Jan Gehl
Running Time 1h 58m
Genre Documentary
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The Lost City of Z



Charlie Hunnam stars in this period adventure story about love, loss and mystery in the Amazon from the director James Gray.
By MANOHLA DARGIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director James Gray
Stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland
Rating PG-13
Running Time 2h 21m
Genres Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History


A Quiet Passion



Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Terence Davies
Writer Terence Davies
Stars Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May
Rating PG-13
Running Time 2h 5m
Genres Biography, Drama



Norman



‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,’ Joseph Cedar’s latest film, pits Jew against Jew on the fringes of power and influence.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Joseph Cedar
Writer Joseph Cedar
Stars Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens
Rating R
Running Time 1h 57m G
enres Drama, Thriller



Glory



A railroad worker dutifully turns in the cash he finds strewn across on the tracks but soon comes to regret it in this incisive, funny Bulgarian film.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Writers Kristina Grozeva, Decho Taralezhkov, Petar Valchanov
Stars Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Ana Bratoeva, Nadejda Bratoeva, Nikola Dodov
Running Time 1h 41m
Genre Drama
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United Passenger “Removal”: A Reporting and Management Fail
Posted on April 12, 2017 by Yves Smith
As disturbing as is the now widely-discussed incident of the brute force removal of a 69 year old doctor from a United flight last week, equally troubling is the poor job the press has done on such a high profile and relatively simple story. We’ll go over some of the glaring and regular errors as well as troubling oversights before turning to another puzzlingly under-examined issue: what this incident says about management at United. And we don’t mean arrogance and tone-deafness.

Shamelessly Stolen from andrewduckerAndrew Ducker on Twitter
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Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy?
By OLIVER STRAND

What ‘White’ Food Meant to a First-Generation Kid
By LISA KO

Pepsi Pulls Ad Accused of Trivializing Black Lives Matter
By DANIEL VICTOR

The Grape Juice Wars of Passover
By JOSEPH BERGER

Mushrooms on Toast, Done Just Right



Egg, Cheese and Toast, Mumbai Style



Eat
By TEJAL RAO

How to make pasta

City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Mushrooms on Toast

Ham or Lamb? The Easter Choice May Be Changing



By KIM SEVERSON
Recipes: Roman-Style Spring Lamb With Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad | Sugar Snap Pea Salad With Calabrian Pepper and Fennel

New Cooking Ideas for Everyday Greens and Rarities



Front Burner
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Do not expect new ideas for asparagus or haricots verts if you pick up “The Book of Greens” by Jenn Louis, a chef and restaurateur from Portland, Ore. This beautifully photographed book is tightly focused on edible leafy plants, some of which, like arugula and romaine, you’ll encounter every day. Many others, including


An Ambrosial Cake, and That’s Just the Filling
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Ambrosia Cake

New Beaujolais, but Not Nouveau

Read more... )

Wines of The Times
By ERIC ASIMOV
Recipe Pairing: Quinoa Salad With Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese

The Ghost at the Bar
Drink
By ROSIE SCHAAP
Recipe: The Gibson | Pickled Cocktail Onions
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Graduation



An excruciating ethical problem arises for a man whose dream for his daughter — to win a scholarship to study in England — is threatened.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Cristian Mungiu
Writer Cristian Mungiu
Stars Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici
Rating R
Running Time 2h 8m
Genres Crime, Drama

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Review: ‘Your Name’ Takes Adolescent Identity Crises to Extremes
YOUR NAME



Directed by Makoto Shinkai Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance PG 1h 46m
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Director Makoto Shinkai
Writers Makoto Shinkai, Clark Cheng
Stars Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki
Rating PG
Running Time 1h 46m
Genres Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Review: In ‘The Transfiguration,’ Coping With Bullies and Craving Blood
THE TRANSFIGURATION



By ANDY WEBSTER
Director Michael O'Shea
Writer Michael O'Shea
Stars Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Jelly Bean, Phyillicia Bishop, Dangelo Bonneli
Running Time 1h 37m
Genres Drama, Horror
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Cadbury Drops an Easter Reference, Entering a Culture War
By DAN BILEFSKY
Others said the debate was misplaced, among them Esther McConnell, who said she was a descendant of Cadbury. “I’m sure John Cadbury (my g. g. g. g. grandfather) is not spinning in his grave,” she wrote on Twitter. “As a Quaker, he didn’t celebrate Easter.”

Butter or Margarine? In Dunkin’ Donuts Lawsuit, Man Accepts No Substitutes
By DANIEL VICTOR

Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks
By KIRK SEMPLE

Soda or Bear Claw? Panera to Post Added Sugar in Drinks It Sells
By STEPHANIE STROM

Carrots, Striking and Sweet, Have Arrived
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Roasted Carrot Salad With Arugula and Pomegranate

The Hippies Have Won (the Plate, at Least)
By CHRISTINE MUHLKE
Slide Show
Recipe: Pan-Griddled Sweet Potatoes With Miso-Ginger Sauce

Tapping an Ancient Grain for a Modern Meal



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Farro Pasta With Peas, Pancetta and Herbs

Inviting the Easter Bunny to the Seder



By YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Recipes: Neapolitan Easter Bread (Casatiello) | Walnut Cake

The Legend of King Solomon and the Passover Feast



By JOAN NATHAN
Recipes: Chicken With Eggplant and Swiss Chard | Haroseth With Chestnuts, Pine Nuts, Pears and Dried Fruits | Orange-Almond Mandelbrot

A Larger-Than-Life Caribbean Stew



Eat
By SAM SIFTON
Also, it must be said, more than a little fat, for Harrison cooked as he lived, largely and with little heed for consequences. Spoon off the excess when you’re done cooking, he advised, “or suck it off with a straw.” Vintage Harrison: Eat your heart out.

Recipe: Jim Harrison’s Caribbean Stew


Kosher Rosés for the Passover Wine Glass



Front Burner
By FLORENCE FABRICANT

Meet the Introverted Extroverts of Ribeira Sacra



Wine School
By ERIC ASIMOV

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