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AP Food: The perfect baked potato begins with russets

A fluffy baked potato is a glorious thing, but too often you slice into the potato and it is shiny and waxy,...

BBC: Oscars 2020: The nominees in full

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here's the list in full.

CNN: Henley Index: Japan tops 2020 list of world’s most powerful passports

What's the travel document that opens more doors around the world than any other? It's a Japanese passport.

BBC: Trends v events in news coverage

Journalists of my generation, who sadly just about qualify for that dreaded term "millennial", have lived through a time of extraordinary upheaval...

CNN: 3 billion journeys: World’s biggest human migration begins in China

Lunar New Year might still be two weeks away, but China is already bracing itself for an annual homecoming of epic proportions....

BBC: Record number of female film leads, US study suggests

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film said a record 40% of 2019's highest-grossing US movies had women in a...

CNN: Social justice and sustainability at Men’s Fashion Week in London

Gender fluidity, social justice and sustainability were all recurring themes at this season's London Fashion Week Men's. Several designers not only...

BBC: From fetish to fashion: The rise of latex

For more than 50 years, fetishistic themes and iconography have been increasingly integrated into the changing face of fashion. But while high...

NPR: U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that's leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths.

CNN: The world’s tallest hotel to open in Dubai … again

In 2018, the 356-meter (1,168 feet) Gevora Hotel in Dubai became the tallest hotel in the world, complete with certification as a...

These were the most talked-about products at CES

Walking through CES can feel overwhelming. To your left is a headband that promises to read your brain waves and get you...

10 free things to do in Chicago this January

You don’t need to reach for your wallet to get your fill of culture and fun in Chicago. Here are 10 free...

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Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Boming Yang, of Beijing, was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 151 recipients selected from...

[Urbana] Phillips Recreation Center December Closure

Phillips Recreation Center will close for an annual cleaning from December 13 - January 1. The following fitness classes at the Phillips Recreation...

[Urbana] Sunday Soul Flow

Feed your soul and recharge for your upcoming week during this self-care inspired flow yoga session! Must register in advance.Sunday, December 5th, 3-4pmRegister...

[Champaign] VISITS WITH SANTA

DEC 1, 8, & 10, 2021 - 5 - 7PMTHE VIRGINIA THEATRE Santa Claus is coming to town! The Champaign...