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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
NYT Critic’s Pick R Drama Directed by Angela Robinson
In “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” the writer-director Angela Robinson tells a knotty story with wit, sympathy and economy.
By MANOHLA DARGIS

78/52
NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
A documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe finds plenty to examine in one of the most memorable scenes in American film.
By BEN KENIGSBERG


Thy Father's Chair
NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary Directed by Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi
The mess that two Brooklyn brothers make of their house in this documentary is unholy in several senses of the term.
By GLENN KENNY


The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
NYT Critic’s Pick Comedy, Drama Directed by Noah Baumbach
A career high, and not just for this film’s writer and director, Noah Baumbach.
By GLENN KENNY

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Review: ‘Tom of Finland’ Is a Portrait of a Boundary-Pushing Artist
TOM OF FINLAND
Directed by Dome Karukoski Biography, Drama 1h 55m
By BEN KENIGSBERGOCT. 12, 2017
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"Like any great movie, Mr. Scott’s “Blade Runner” cannot be spoiled. It repays repeated viewing because its mysteries are too deep to be solved and don’t depend on the sequence of events. Mr. Villeneuve’s film, by contrast, is a carefully engineered narrative puzzle, and its power dissipates as the pieces snap into place. As sumptuous and surprising as it is from one scene to the next, it lacks the creative excess, the intriguing opacity and the haunting residue of its predecessor." Tony Scott

That said, it's still worth seeing, perhaps with ear plugs. I found the score liked to hit people over the head with unnecessary cluesticks or red herrings. I think it's the first movie I've had the score bounce me out of. It's goddamned irritating in the final furnace scene.

Product placement also hits notes that I didn't get from the first one, although I don't know who's paying for the Pan-Am placement. Coke, Sony, and Peugeot, I'm looking at you.
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ConFABulous is an LGBTQ+ gaming convention (relaxacon) brought to you by North Country Gaylaxians October 6 - 8 at the Crowne Plaza Suites MSP Airport – Mall of America, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425. Weekend memberships and day memberships are available.

Membership in ConFABulous or Decongestant 2, the MNSTF fall relaxacon, gets you into both conventions.

As a reminder, I-35W will be closed between 62 Crosstown and I-94 (downtown) from 10 pm Friday until 5 am Monday.
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The Florida Project


Sean Baker’s new film is a tender and terrifying tale of young children at risk as they run free in the Sunshine State.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Sean Baker
Writers Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Stars Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera
Rating R
Running Time 1h 55m
Genre Drama


Faces Places


Ms. Varda’s new documentary is a testament to her curious, generous, democratic spirit.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
FIND TICKETS
Directors JR, Agnès Varda, JR, Agnès Varda
Writers JR, Agnès Varda Stars Jean-Luc Godard, J.R., JR, Laurent Levesque, Agnès Varda
Rating PG
Running Time 1h 29m
Genre Documentary


Brawl in Cell Block 99


Mr. Vaughn plays a reluctant avenger in this vicious thriller from the director of “Bone Tomahawk.”
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director S. Craig Zahler
Writer S. Craig Zahler
Stars Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Tom Guiry, Marc Blucas
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 2h 12m
Genres Action, Crime, Thriller


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The Mountain Between Us


Idris Elba and Kate Winslet crash into a mountain — and each other — in this drama.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Director Hany Abu-Assad
Writers J. Mills Goodloe, Charles Martin (novel), Chris Weitz
Stars Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Linda Sorensen
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 43m
Genres Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Osiris Child


Shane Abbess’s dystopian opus has ambition and literary pretensions to spare, but underneath its overstuffed surface is a bracing bravado.
By ANDY WEBSTER
Director Shane Abbess
Writers Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia
Stars Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford, Rachel Griffiths
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 1h 35m
Genres Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller


Blade Runner 2049


The director Denis Villeneuve tries to both honor Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian classic and to slip free of its considerable shadow.
By A. O. SCOTT
Director Denis Villeneuve
Writers Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright
Rating R
Running Time 2h 43m
Genres Sci-Fi, Thriller


Flatliners


The original starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, among others. The new one has Ellen Page and some horror movie tricks.
By GLENN KENNY
Director Niels Arden Oplev
Writer Ben Ripley
Stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 50m
Genres Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Using Science and History to Unlock the Secrets of Bread


Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya’s myth-busting new book, “Modernist Bread,” is a call for bakers to experiment and innovate.
By TEJAL RAO
Only $625!

TRILOBITES
Pumpkins, squash and other melon-like fruits share a common ancestor that dates back about 100 million years.
The Evolutionary Event That Gave You Pumpkins and Squash


About 100 million years ago, the genome of a melon-like fruit copied itself, leading to fruits now associated with autumn, scientists have found.
By JOANNA KLEIN

TECH WE’RE USING
Pete Wells, The New York Times’s restaurant critic, at a Brooklyn restaurant this month.
Avoiding Cameras While Training the Lens on Food
Sites like Yelp give people plenty of information about restaurants. Yet many restaurants still have their own websites. Is this necessary?

The most valuable thing a restaurant can do on its website is post the current menu and drinks lists, with prices. All the other data you might want, and there’s not really very much, can be served up much more efficiently by Google, although I still think website designers who don’t put the restaurant’s address and phone number and hours right on the home page should be sued for malpractice.

Pete Wells, The Times’s restaurant critic, discussed how he avoids cameras to protect his identity and how technology has transformed the dining scene.
By PETE WELLS

The new restaurant in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is called Marisol, and its centerpiece is a mural by the artist Chris Ofili.
Chicago Art Museum Opens a Restaurant Named for Marisol


The new dining room at the Museum of Contemporary Art pays homage to the Venezuelan-American sculptor.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT

Adwa Alsubaie, a line cook at the SoHo restaurant the Dutch, fled her home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For Refugee Chefs, This Meal Is a Business Card
By MATTHEW SEDACCA
A food and arts festival aims to help migrants and asylum seekers build professional networks and foster better understanding of displaced people.

The kitchen at Footprints Cafe Express in Brooklyn, whose owner, Bob Gordon, said the UberEats delivery service had been a boon to his business. Mr. Gordon also owns Footprints Cafe, a separate location.
One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery


Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.
By MIKE ISAAC

The chef Sébastien Bras at his restaurant, Le Suquet, in Laguiole, in southern France, on Thursday.
Acclaimed French Chef to Michelin: Take My Stars, Please


Sébastien Bras, who runs Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole, France, doesn’t want the stress. He’s not the first to seek to surrender the accolade.
By DAN BILEFSKY and ELIAN PELTIER

Students practice their Instagram shots at a June event at the Culinary Institute of America campus in Hyde Park, N.Y. The institute is developing new courses in food photography and styling.
Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills
As images of restaurant dishes become more crucial, the Culinary Institute of America is one of the latest to add courses in food photography.
By KAREN STABINER

Schoolgirls and a KFC just outside Accra. The company established a beachhead in South Africa, opening there in the early 1970s, and has expanded steadily through sub-Saharan Africa.
Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.


The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.
By DIONNE SEARCEY and MATT RICHTEL

Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico, the territory’s agriculture secretary said.
Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria


Hurricane Maria’s barrage took out entire plantations and destroyed crops and livestock across the island. The storm knocked out about 80 percent of its crops.
By FRANCES ROBLES and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ

Seed pods from different varieties of cacao. The C.A.T.I.E.’s goal is not to replace all cacao with six resistant hybrids, but to be able to diversify the varieties grown worldwide.
A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate


In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.
By MYLES KARP

The Heirloom tomatoes and cured bigeye tuna, at Oberlin in Providence, Rhode Island. ..Sept. 23, 2017. Providence, Rhode Island.
A Providence Chef Has Connections at the Docks


At Oberlin, Benjamin Sukle explores Rhode Island’s coast with nose-to-fin cooking of the freshest fish.
By PETE WELLS

This chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for pulling the baking sheet out of the oven as the cookies bake, and striking it against the stove or oven rack several times, creating a rippled effect.
An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life


A chocolate chip cookie, thin with crisp ripples that run to the edges, finds Instagram fame.
By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipe: Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eggplant Parmesan, the perfect crowd-pleasing vegetarian entrée, with its familiar flavors and satisfying richness.
Solving the Puzzle of Eggplant Parmesan
The answer: Slice the eggplant tempura-style, fan it out and then fry it whole.
By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipe: Crunchy Eggplant Parmesan

CITY KITCHEN
Serve beets as you would an elegant baked potato — topped with dollops of crème fraîche, dill, chives and sprigs of cilantro.
A Better Beet, Fresh From the Market


Canned beets just don’t compare to the sweet and earthy ones just pulled from the garden.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipes: Yellow Beet Salad With Mustard Seed Dressing | Baked-Potato-Style Red Beets

Niman Ranch prosciutto.
A New American Prosciutto


Niman Ranch’s cured ham is aged for at least a year.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT

A GOOD APPETITE
To Transform Your Weeknight Cooking, Turn On the Instant Pot


A multicooker like the Instant Pot, which combines an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker with other functions in one machine, can produce succulent tamarind baby back ribs with astonishing speed.
There’s no other single gadget that makes it as easy to get a delicious meal on the table.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipes: Pressure Cooker Sticky Tamarind Baby Back Ribs | Pressure Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

It's Canned Tomato Season. Here's What You Need To Know


For everyday cooking, canned often outperform fresh. Julia Moskin tastes and investigates 10 top brands.


Four favorites from our tasting of canned tomatoes, from left, Simpson Brands​, Muir Glen Organic San Marzano-style​​, Bionaturae Organic and Cento San Marzano Organic​.
By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipe: Quick Minestrone

EAT
Have Your Date and Your Garlic Too
How you should — and should not — cook with garlic.
By SAMIN NOSRAT

CITY KITCHEN
Italian pork sausages, cooked with onions and bell peppers, are big on flavor and ready in half an hour.
A Weeknight Meal That Needs No Introduction


Ready in 30 minutes, sausage and peppers, paired with sunny-side-up eggs, can be just the thing for those nights when you just want something simple.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Sausages With Peppers and Onions

They aren’t often cheap, but these items are worthwhile investments, a safe-deposit collection for flavor.
FloFab’s Top 10: Special Ingredients to Elevate Your Pantry


Bottom from left, the author’s pantry must-haves: anchovy paste, scallions, capers, sliced almonds, Arborio rice, black olive paste, cannellini beans, pitted prunes, dried porcini mushrooms, red miso paste and good-quality jarred tuna.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT

The chef and author Meera Sodha at home. Her latest book, “Fresh India,” describes what she calls her Gujarati sensibility: “creative, fresh and always vegetable first.”
For Everyday Vegetable Dishes, Meera Sodha Is the Master


The British author is skilled in simplifying and modernizing the vibrancy of Indian home cooking, and in explaining just how to do it.
By TEJAL RAO
Recipes: Sri Lankan Dal with Coconut and Lime Kale | Roasted Broccoli with Almonds and Cardamom (Malai Broccoli)

Pierre Franey’s macaroni and beef casserole freezes well after baking.
Expecting a Baby? What to Cook and Freeze Now So You Won’t Go Hungry Later


With a little advance planning, you can stock your freezer with a couple weeks’ worth of meals.
By MARGAUX LASKEY


DRINKS
20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings
These easygoing bottles will not challenge or demand. They are all refreshing pleasures and great values. But they will also reward attention.

Ann R. Tuennerman, the founder of the annual cocktail convention in New Orleans, has resigned following a controversy that began with a Mardi Gras costume.
At Tales of the Cocktail, the Founder Steps Down


Ann R. Tuennerman, center, shown in 2013 with Colin Asare-Appiah, left, and Darryl Bullock, the grandnephew of Tom Bullock, the first African-American bartender to publish a cocktail manual.
By ROBERT SIMONSON

Wine School
Your Next Lesson: Crozes-Hermitage

The three bottles I recommend are:
Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage Equis 2015 (Skurnik Wines, New York) $21
Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2015 (Europvin U.S.A., Van Nuys, Calif.) $35
J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage Silène 2015 (Erin Cannon Imports, Manhasset, N.Y.) $28

By ERIC ASIMOV
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Ain't none.

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Review: In ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ the Natty Spies Are Back
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Director Matthew Vaughn
Writers Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn Stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Edward Holcroft
Rating R
Running Time 2h 21m
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy

The first Kingsman film was mildly entertaining. It appears that the second has added cannibalism, and killed 'entertaining.'


Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers
VICTORIA AND ABDUL


Directed by Stephen Frears Biography, Drama, History PG-13 1h 52m
By GLENN KENNY
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Lee Hall
Stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 52m
Genres Biography, Drama, History

If you luv BBC costume dramas and have always wanted to see Judi Dench eat like a pig, this is probably your last best hope. (She's 82.)


Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images
LOVING VINCENT


By A.O. SCOTT
Directors Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Writers Jacek Dehnel, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars Douglas Booth, Josh Burdett, Holly Earl, Robin Hodges, Chris O'Dowd
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 34m
Genres Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama
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Celene da Silva and her daughter Sabrina delivering Nestlé products in Fortaleza, Brazil.
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food
As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.
By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL

Nestlé Targets High-End Coffee by Taking Majority Stake in Blue Bottle
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and OLIVER STRAND
The deal highlights the continued hot streak of artisanal coffee, whose rapid growth and fanatical customer base have continued to draw big business.

Nadine Malouf making kibbe in “Oh My Sweet Land,” written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.
Review: In ‘Oh My Sweet Land,’ Dinner Is Served. Don’t Come Hungry.
Set in a real home, an unnamed woman cooks while she relates piercing tales about the horrors in Syria.
By ALEXIS SOLOSKI

SQUARE FEET
The Food Court Matures Into the Food Hall
Food halls — typically a mix of local artisan restaurants, butcher shops and other food-oriented boutiques — are becoming popular as consumers demand more options.
By JOE GOSE

After a day spent hauling flood-soaked belongings from their home in the Nottingham Forest of Houston, Linda and Jon Fabian sit on their lawn with a few glasses of wine.
Harvey and Irma Wiped Out Our Kitchens. Still, We Cook.
America has never lost so many stoves and pantries at once, but home cooks are intent on finding a way — any way — to make meals.
By KIM SEVERSON

Yotam Ottolenghi on Creating Recipes and His Cookbook ‘Sweet’
For the British chef, author and self-described baking nerd, there is no limit to the number of times you can make a cake in order to get it right.


The world’s best chocolate cake? Maybe so.


Pistachio and Rose Water Semolina Cake
By YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Recipes: Pistachio and Rose Water Semolina Cake | World’s Best Chocolate Cake

At her home in Tanana, Alaska, Cynthia Erickson and some young volunteers decorate a lemon-blueberry cake from a mix that she jazzes up.
In Alaska’s Far-Flung Villages, Happiness Is a Cake Mix


The store-bought box, one of the few dependable food items in a place of scarcity, is tricked out for dinners and fund-raisers by many a “cake lady.”
By JULIA O'MALLEY
Recipe: Mom’s Famous Rum Cake

These zucchini and tomato tartlets with a Cheddar crust, which call for turning up the oven to roast the vegetables, are perfectly timed for autumn’s arrival.
Roasted Summer Vegetables Tucked Into Tartlets


September’s cooler weather means it’s the perfect time to bake with late summer zucchini and tomatoes.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Zucchini and Tomato Tartlets With a Cheddar Crust

CITY KITCHEN
Fresh sardines, are delightful, and well worth knowing. For an extra flourish, it’s fun to cook sardines on large fig leaves.
Canned Are Grand, but Fresh Sardines Are Deliciously Simple


These small fish are healthy, sustainable and easy to grill at home, whether over hot coals or under the broiler.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Simple Grilled Sardines

INSIDE THE LIST
Alice Waters
Alice Waters’s Grilled Cheese Is Not Like Yours and Mine
In her best-selling new memoir, “Coming to My Senses,” the chef recommends a French mountain cheese and homemade sauerkraut for a childhood staple.
By GREGORY COWLES

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.


With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.
By JASON HOROWITZ

Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello, a former journalist covering ecological issues, opened NA/NA in the 11th Arrondissement of Paris in 2015.
A Life’s Many Acts Culminate in the Kitchen at NA/NA in Paris
The chef Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello, a former ecological journalist, serves dishes like ganache with black sesame miso to adventurous Parisians.
By MELISSA CLARK

EAT
The Secret to Amazing Mango Kulfi Comes in a Can


Quick mango kulfi.
The idea that fresh is always better is both simple and false.
By TEJAL RAO
Recipe: Quick Mango Kulfi

ON DESSERT
The salt in the chocolate bits is the surprise, and it’s also the great reconciler.
An Ideal Sundae


Like many of life’s great things, ice cream concoctions are best when governed by rules.
By DORIE GREENSPAN
Recipe: Hot Fudge and Salted Chocolate Bits Sundae

Pinot noir grapes ripen in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
The Oregon Trail
The latest winemakers to settle in the region are bringing new perspectives, fresh energy and heartfelt enthusiasm to the country’s most exciting wine area.
By ERIC ASIMOV
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Rat Film


This documentary-essay about Baltimore reveals its relationship between infestations and economic inequity.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Theo Anthony
Writer Theo Anthony
Stars Theo Anthony, Dan Deacon
Running Time 1h 22m
Genre Documentary

Woodpeckers


José María Cabral’s drama concerns a male and female convict in adjacent penitentiaries who use a sign language — “woodpecking” — in order to connect.
By ANDY WEBSTER
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director José María Cabral
Writer José María Cabral
Stars Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz, Gilberto Hernández
Running Time 1h 46m
Genre Drama

Indivisible


In Edoardo De Angelis’s ‘Indivisible,’ Italian twins, their bodies joined, try to go their separate ways.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Edoardo De Angelis
Writers Nicola Guaglianone, Barbara Petronio, Edoardo De Angelis
Stars Angela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Truppo, Toni Laudadio, Peppe Servillo
Running Time 1h 40m
Genre Drama

The Future Perfect


A young Chinese immigrant in Buenos Aires picks up more than grammar when she learns Spanish.
By GLENN KENNY

Ex Libris: New York Public Library


In his magnificent documentary, “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” Frederick Wiseman takes his camera into the halls where people read, learn and seek a perfect union.
By MANOHLA DARGIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Frederick Wiseman
Running Time 3h 17m
Genre Documentary


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Review: Love of Il Maestro Drives ‘In Search of Fellini’


IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
By MONICA CASTILLO
Director Taron Lexton
Writers Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas
Stars Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo, Beth Riesgraf, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Evans
Rating R
Running Time 1h 33m
Genres Adventure, Drama
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Trophy


This thoughtful documentary raises tough questions about big-game hunting and wildlife conservation.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz
Running Time 1h 48m
Genre Documentary

The Unknown Girl


A young doctor struggles with her conscience in this latest film from the Dardenne brothers.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella, Christelle Cornil
Running Time 1h 53m
Genres Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Nobody's Watching


An Argentine actor, played by Guillermo Pfening, pins his hopes on a movie career in America.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Julia Solomonoff
Writer Julia Solomonoff
Stars Pascal Yen-Pfister, Elena Roger, Rafael Ferro, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Brian Leider
Running Time 1h 42m
Genre Drama
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Pumpkin Spice Glut Arrives Earlier Than Ever
Consumers complain that the summertime arrival of pumpkin spice products — already slowing in growth — smacks of Christmas creep.
By TIFFANY HSU

By most accounts, school lunches in America are better than they have been in decades. Christopher Parrish, a student at S.G.A. Elementary School in Sardis, Ga., participated in the school’s Feed My School for a Week event.
Will the Trump Era Transform the School Lunch?


The administration has vowed to roll back some Obama-era moves, but the real action is happening at the local level.
By KIM SEVERSON

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK
Brooks Headley, center, at Superiority Burger, where nothing on the regular menu costs more than $9.
A Wish List for New Restaurants
We may not need more restaurants, but we do need restaurants run by and for a larger slice of society.
By PETE WELLS

Kanti Parekh scooping Alphonso mango ice cream at his Kwality Ice Cream store in Edison, N.J. Dr. Parekh, a scientist, specifically engineered his ice cream flavors to appeal to Indian palates.
A Taste of Indian Nostalgia Finds an Eager Audience


A take on Kwality, a beloved brand, in the United States is inspiring childlike elation among those who missed its wide-ranging flavors.
By PRIYA KRISHNA

What to Cook Tonight


Repurpose some Labor Day leftovers and finish it off with a hot-fudge sundae.
By SAM SIFTON

A little like the potato salad you get at a deli, mashed potato salad is a very good thing indeed.
An Accidentally Creamier, Fluffier Potato Salad


A mashed potato salad, the result of overmixing, can be a very good thing indeed, worth even making on purpose.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Mashed Potato Salad With Scallions and Herbs

CITY KITCHEN
Enriched with zucchini and polenta, this corn and clam chowder draws inspiration from a Tuscan vegetable soup.
A Clam Chowder That Tastes Like Summer


The building blocks for a classic version are salt pork (or bacon), potatoes and milk, but what about adding a bit of polenta and zucchini?
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Corn and Clam Chowder With Zucchini and Herbs

EAT
Chicken-Fried Steak With Queso Gravy.
For Chicken-Fried Steak, Too Much Is Just Enough


Queso gravy elevates the simple dish.
By SAM SIFTON
Recipes: Chicken-Fried Steak | Queso Gravy

WINE SCHOOL
Godello, a Case Study in the Character of Wine


Fans of this Spanish wine, short on modern history, are still determining what makes it distinctive.
By ERIC ASIMOV
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Review: ‘Kill Me Please,’ a Summer of Murder and Teenage Kicks
KILL ME PLEAS


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Anita Rocha da Silveira
Writer Anita Rocha da Silveira
Stars Valentina Herszage, Dora Friend, Mariana Oliveira, Júlia Roliz, Rita Pauls
Running Time 1h 41m
Genres Drama, Thriller

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7 Movies to Watch This Labor Day Weekend
By Monica Castillo
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OpenTable Began a Revolution. Now It’s a Power Under Siege.
By STEPHANIE STROM

A Brief Guide to the Newer Reservation Apps

Salido, a start-up in New York, is working to create an analytics program that integrates all aspects of a restaurant’s operations into one system. A monitor at its SoHo headquarters provides real-time data.
To Survive in Tough Times, Restaurants Turn to Data-Mining
Establishments are looking to a host of new software systems that scoop up fine details from all over on customers, servers and sales.
By KAREN STABINER

TRILOBITES
Bone’s Marks Suggest a Cannibal Ritual in Ancient Britain
Researchers have found a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone that might have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic funeral ritual 15,000 years ago.
By STEPH YIN

Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry
By A. HOPE JAHREN
Berries clothe seeds and fertilize them when they drop to the ground, and one summer they taught a young woman to savor time.

Food for Houston
The rain continues, and the images coming out of the area are devastating: Maybe make dinner tonight, keeping those affected by the storm in your thoughts.
By SAM SIFTON

A GOOD APPETITE
The pork loin cooks faster when it is butterflied, a simple cutting technique.
Pork That’s Fast on the Grill, and Flavorful Too


This butterflied pork loin, flavored with plenty of garlic, cumin and herbs, cooks quickly and feeds a crowd.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Grilled Pork Loin With Herbs, Cumin and Garlic

CITY KITCHEN
This lobster dish is a spin on a traditional Spanish tapa, pulpo a la gallega.
A Smoky Lobster Salad With a Tapa Twist


This spin on the Spanish pulpo a la gallega skips the octopus, but keeps the sea salt, olive oil, pimentón and boiled potatoes.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Smoky Lobster Salad With Potatoes

EAT
Long-cooked Romano beans.
When to Cook Your Vegetables Long Past ‘Done’


Simmering for hours yields deliriously sweet and rich vegetables.
By SAMIN NOSRAT
Recipe: Long-Cooked Vegetables

Mark Strong, left, and Taron Egerton with Old Forester Statesman Whiskey in a scene from “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”
Statesman Bourbon Hits the Big Screen and the Shelves
In a bit of reverse product placement, the spinoff of the Old Forester brand was created for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and is now available to buy.
By ZACH SCHONBRUN

LA MORRA JOURNAL
Donneschi Zvonko, 49, harvesting pinot nero grapes in Neive. Due to the high temperatures this year, the winemaker Castello di Neive has started harvesting the grapes three weeks earlier than usual.
In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate


Some producers in Barolo say this year’s heat wave will improve their wines. But others warn of a loss of balance, in the season and in the grapes.
By JASON HOROWITZ
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Beach Rats


Eliza Hittman’s refreshing sophomore feature centers on its main character’s existential crisis.
By BEN KENIGSBERG
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Eliza Hittman
Stars Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff, Nicole Flyus
Rating R
Running Time 1h 35m
Genre Drama
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Alice Waters has not shopped in a conventional grocery store for 25 years. She visited this farmers market in Denver in July.


Alice Waters on Sex, Drugs and Sustainable Agriculture
In a memoir, the chef who pioneered farm-to-table food at Chez Panisse expounds on her wild early years, her politics and how she wants to be buried.
By KIM SEVERSON

“There’s something called Vineyard magic,” said Martha Mae Jones, an artist who has been coming to the island for more than 35 years. “You’ll always meet someone from across the country that is connected to you.”


Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans
My first vacation on the island was bartered. That was seven years ago, and I’ve been drawn back every summer since.
By NICOLE TAYLOR

Think Beet and Goat Cheese Salad Is a Cliché? A New Recipe Proves It’s a Classic
Our version vibrates with the tension between salt and vinegar, crunch and richness, sweetness and tang.
By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipes: Marinated Beet Salad With Whipped Goat Cheese

What to Cook This Week


Are there any more alluring words in the English language than “melted cheese”? David Tanis has a recipe for you.
By JULIA MOSKIN

A GOOD APPETITE
Sautéed shrimp with creamed corn and feta is an inauthentic but fresh take on shrimp and grits.
Want to Make Creamed Corn Into a Meal? Add Shrimp


In this riff on shrimp and grits, fresh creamed corn spiked with feta takes the place of the usual grits.
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Shrimp With Creamed Corn and Feta

CITY KITCHEN
Argentine-style grilled provoleta. Here, it has been cooked on one side and then flipped.
The Allure of Argentina’s Bubbling Cheese


Fragrant with oregano, crisped at the edges, and beginning to ooze: Provoleta, a typical appetizer, is a strong way to start a meal.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Provoleta (Grilled Provolone Cheese)

EAT
A simple, unfussy delicacy, enlivened by fat and heat.
Oysters: A Love Story


Grilled with a hot-sauce butter, they become a dish worth sharing.
By TEJAL RAO
Recipe: Grilled Oysters With Hot-Sauce Butter

Stackable glasses from Spain that can be used for serving wine, cocktails or snacks.
Simple Spanish Solution For Summer Entertaining


Sold by the dozen, this tempered glassware from Food 52 beats plastic party cups.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT

The Seasonal Food Guide app gives background information on the produce and also recipes.
New App Tracks What’s In Season From Coast to Coast
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
The Seasonal Food Guide tracks the seasonality of fruits and vegetables around the country.

André Ostertag of Domaine Ostertag in the Alsace wine region of France.
Alsatian Wines Strike a Balance of Dry and Sweet


For years, the region has battled its reputation for unexpectedly sweet and cloying wines. It’s time to look again.
By ERIC ASIMOV

Perry, the traditional name for pear cider, at Blackduck Cidery in Ovid, N.Y.
Cider Moves Beyond the Apple


Pear, quince, strawberry: All kinds of flavors are being brought into play by cider makers big and small.
By JASON WILSON
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Marjorie Prime


Lois Smith reprises the role of Marjorie in Michael Almereyda’s adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s play weighing the morality of artificial intelligence.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Michael Almereyda
Writer Michael Almereyda
Stars Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith, Hannah Gross
Running Time 1h 38m
Genres Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Logan Lucky


This class-conscious caper, with Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as down-on-their-luck brothers, is ridiculously entertaining.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Steven Soderbergh
Stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie, Jim O'Heir
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 59m
Genres Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wound


Sexual hypocrisy fuels a South African film about teenagers undergoing a circumcision ritual.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director John Trengove
Writers Malusi Bengu, Thando Mgqolozana, John Trengove
Stars Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni, Gamelihle Bovana
Running Time 1h 28m
Genres Drama, Romance
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When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History


Fawn Weaver on a farm in Lynchburg, Tenn., where Nearest Green and Jack Daniel first began distilling whiskey together.
The whiskey maker backed away from a promise to acknowledge its debt to a black distiller — until Fawn Weaver swooped into town and took up the cause.
By CLAY RISEN

The Grand Hyatt Resort, bottom left, sits about a mile and a half away from a proposed dairy farm in Poipu, Hawaii, owned by the eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
EBay’s Founder Has a New Idea: Build a Dairy in Hawaii


Kauai residents who object are teaming up with owners of resorts that line the island’s famous beaches to try to block the dairy.
By STEPHANIE STROM

The new season of “The Great British Bake Off” will be hosted by, from left, Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ as We Know It Is Over. What Comes Next?


The cheerful British hit has been rocked by drama since it left BBC last year. Here’s what is next for the show and its original hosts.
By LIAM STACK

The fruitcake found at Cape Adare, Victoria Land, East Antarctica, thought to be from Robert Falcon Scott’s Northern Party (1911).
Fruitcake From Robert Scott Expedition Is ‘Almost’ Edible at 106 Years Old
Conservationists who found the ice-covered dessert in Antarctica believe it once belonged to the British explorer.
By YONETTE JOSEPH

Members of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra practicing on their vegetable instruments for a performance in July at the Oyster Bay Music Festival on Long Island. From left: Solomon Elyaho, Daniel Battaglia and David Elyaho, Solomon’s twin brother.
Cue the Carrots! Strike Up the Squash!


By ANNIE CORREAL
The musicians of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra make their instruments from things that grow in the garden.

One article on the buttered roll and a writer gets flamed.
Buttered Roll Redux: A Lowly Breakfast Food Begets High Drama
“With the amount of breaking news stories in the world, who could possibly be that interested in a little essay about buttered rolls?”
By SADIE STEIN

SCIENCE
We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges
Trilobites
By JOANNA KLEIN

THE CHEF
For Niven Patel, Farm-to-Table Cooking Means Taro and Mangoes


The Miami chef grows produce in his backyard in Homestead, Fla. — the only part of the contiguous United States with a tropical monsoon climate.
By RACHEL WHARTON
Recipes: Eggplant Ravaiya | Roasted Mango or Banana Lassi

Classic deviled eggs.
Embrace the Egg!


In summer, the humble hard-boiled egg can turn a tomato sandwich into dinner, or a potato salad into a vegetarian main course. Make some today.
By JULIA MOSKIN

Crescent cookies are an easy way to celebrate the total solar eclipse.
Meals for Your Eclipse Menu


In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)
By SARA BONISTEEL
More: Solar Eclipse Recipes from NYT Cooking

Fruit Cobbler Shows Off Its Many Sides
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Fruit Cobbler

CITY KITCHEN
Swap the Hot Grill for a Cool Drink and Low Oven


Thai-style pork ribs, marinated with honey, soy and ginger, just need a turn in the oven before being painted with glaze.
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Thai-Style Spare Ribs

COOKING
ON DESSERT
Elevating the Humble Cookie


Ispahan Sablés.
Pierre Hermé’s raspberry and rose sablés taste wonderfully complex, but making them is easy.
By DORIE GREENSPAN
Recipe: Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan Sablés

EAT
Warm tofu and fresh soybeans cooked in salted French butter and celery-seed gastrique.
How to Have Your Health Food and Love It, Too


Make your own tofu, then serve it with a French butter sauce – the best of two very different kinds of cooking.
By GABRIELLE HAMILTON
Recipe: Warm Tofu and Fresh Soybeans Cooked in Salted French Butter and Celery-Seed Gastrique

WINES OF THE TIMES
Though not the typical thirst quencher, good white Rioja is both refreshing and interesting.
Rich and Okay, White Rioja Bends the Summer Standard
By ERIC ASIMOV

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