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FILE - In this July 10, 2015 file photo, Michael Cudlitz attends "The Walking Dead" panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. Cudlitz’s character Abraham Ford is known for his bright red hair and that distinctive handlebar mustache.  In fact, the actor said his facial hair has so captivated fans of the zombie apocalypse drama they’ve even created a Twitter account for it.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)

Cudlitz’s ‘Walking Dead’ mustache has its own Twitter handle

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On The Walking Dead, Michael Cudlitz’s character, Abraham Ford, is known for his bright red hair and distinctive handlebar mustache. His facial hair has so captivated fans of the zombie apocalypse drama that they’ve even created an off-color Twitter account for it at @CudlitzStache. “They play with it and they play with the fact that we don’t acknowledge it,” Cudlitz …

’How to Be Single’ is raunchy, rote and not terribly romantic

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dakota Johnson makes for an oddly recessive heroine in How to Be Single, an earnest but awkwardly misshapen attempt to reconcile the archaic conventions of …

A few theater numbers worth checking out

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There are a few theater productions of note this weekend (and next), from high school to community level. If you’re looking for a romantic evening …

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier roast

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing. So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There’s the …

Mini lemon curd cups are a fancy, yet simple dessert

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon, or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. An Oscars viewing party is neither the time nor the place. This party …

Chipotle schools employees in safety

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The presentation for workers, which …

Crostini: easy elegance for an Oscar party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

They sound simple. Crostini, that is. Slices of bread that have been brushed with olive oil and toasted, then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with …

EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Traces of potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three Colorado water systems, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detected compounds called PFOS and PFOA in utilities that serve about 69,000 people in …

Drink and be merry

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Silver shakers and the silver screen go back a long time. Think French 75 from Casablanca and Agent 007’s dry martinis. So for those of you planning to drink along at home for the Feb. 28 showing of …

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of people visited traditional fairs held in …

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyoncé’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism …

At 25, Deadpool’s greatest power isn’t what you think it is

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Perhaps even more impressive than mutant regenerative abilities or ninja-level skills with katana blades, Deadpool has one super-power that now seems to stand above the rest: The “Merc With a Mouth” somehow survived the ’90s. This from a …

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! and the Jane Austen-monster mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed distantly behind Kung Fu Panda 3, which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu …