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Suzanne Razaq, right, looks at her daughter Zara's Cheek's insulin pump and her glucose meter Aug. 5, 2014 in Baltimore. Zara, a 7-year-old girl with Type I diabetes, was entered in a "bionic pancreas" study in Boston this summer. (Lloyd Fox/Sun Photographer/MCT)

Two Weeks Without Diabetes

Monday, September 22, 2014

As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going …

Study Finds Households With Kids Buy Less Junk Food

Monday, September 22, 2014

American families with kids bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an …

One Order At a Time

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Becky Schneider loves Dartmouth College students, and she loves Hanover. She better. For thirty years, Schneider has been serving them breakfast and burgers at Lou’s …

‘Tombstones’ Stars Liam Neeson

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

‘The Maze Runner’ Leaves Audiences at the Edge of a Cliff

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Like the book that inspired it — the first of a trilogy that includes The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure — The Maze Runner movie is one heck of a cliffhanger. If the theater had been selling …

Presiding Over a TV Empire

Friday, September 19, 2014

For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant’s prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal weren’t enough Rhimes-stamped …

After ‘Downton,’ Dan Stevens Tries on Some American Roles

Friday, September 19, 2014

It’s been almost two years since Dan Stevens’ beloved Downton Abbey character, Matthew Crawley, met with an untimely end, and some die-hard fans of the PBS costume drama still may not quite be over it. But for the …

No Clear Oscar Film Favorite Emerges From Toronto and Telluride Festivals

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two years ago, Toronto International Film Festival audiences fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and loudly cheered all the Canadian references (natives don’t pronounce the second T in Toronto) in Ben Affleck’s crowd-pleasing Argo. …

Ghosts Haunt Fall Movies

Friday, September 19, 2014

When you go to a film festival, cramming down four movies a day can make it easier to spot patterns than it is when you watch at a more leisurely pace. I will be reporting on some of the trends from the Toronto International Film Festival over the …

In ‘House of Cards,’ Clothes Help Define the Underwoods

Friday, September 19, 2014

The conniving politician at the center of the Netflix drama House of Cards is named Frank, but he’s anything but honest, forthright and direct. His wife was christened Claire, an ironic choice for a woman who always has …

Alison Bechdel’s Influence Extends Far Beyond Her Cartoons

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With one test, cartoonist Alison Bechdel changed the way we think about and discuss film. In her comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008, she offered a basic metric used to illustrate …

‘Easy Rider’ Motorcycle to Roll Onto the Auction Block

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in Easy Rider has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the …

Art Notes: Newport’s Library Arts Center Mounts a Community-Centered Exhibition

Thursday, September 18, 2014

After Kate Luppold earned her B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied oil painting and drawing, she did something a little unusual. Rather than head off to a big city to work at a gallery …