How the Virus Stole Christmas

For immigrant families from India, the holidays come closest to the long, riotous wedding seasons in the homeland.

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Roald Dahl’s Family Apologizes for His Anti-Semitism

The author, who died in 1990, made several disparaging comments about Jews during his lifetime. “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us,” the family said in a statement online.

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Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers

“The Witches,” a film in which Anne Hathaway’s character has disfigured hands, has resurfaced the debate over depicting evil as disabled.

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‘The Witches’ Review: A Tale of Mice and Women, Toil and Trouble

In this new take on the Roald Dahl book, Robert Zemeckis sets loose his cameras, and Octavia Spencer side-eyes Anne Hathaway.

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