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December 31, 2018

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

YE--CREEPING TECH DYSTOPIA — We may remember 2018 as the year technology’s dystopian potential became clear. That ranges from Facebook’s role in enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to all the revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos. By AP Technology Writer Matt O’Brien. SENT Sunday: 1,280 words, photos.

MICHAEL KORS-NAME CHANGE — Having adding a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri. SENT Monday: 190 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO — To get the same depth of flavor as a traditional Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with much less hands-on work, we turned to a dry roux. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-TABBOULEH — Tabbouleh is a signature Levantine salad made of bulgur, parsley, tomato, and onion steeped in a penetrating mint and lemon dressing. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FOOLPROOF POACHED CHICKEN BREASTS — For foolproof poached chicken, we cook chicken breasts at a moderate temperature for about an hour, which results in a juicy, tender texture that’s just firm enough that it doesn’t fall apart. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH TOMATO SAUCE — We can make a simple fresh tomato sauce and cook a large 4-pound spaghetti squash together in one pot — as long as that one pot is a multicooker. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 520 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CRISPY BAKED COD — Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to making this yummy fish dish. A low-temperature oven ensures that the cod cooks slowly, without drying out.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-RIGHT-BLACK IS BACK — Black walls are making a quiet comeback among designers and homeowners looking for a cozy, enveloping ambiance that’s still got theatrical flair. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words, photos.

GARDENING-WINTER BARK — Autumn’s fiery-colored leaves have fallen, so now let’s look for more subtle beauty in trees and shrubs. Like a developing photographic image, the textures and colors of bark come into view in the increasingly stark winter landscape. By Lee Reich. UPCOMING: Wednesday: 580 words, photos.

CRAFTS-KINTSUGI — The Japanese craft of ‘kintsugi’ is about repairing broken pottery in a way that makes it more beautiful than it was before. Cracks and chips are outlined and filled in with gold, creating a new design. For many people, it also works as a metaphor for recovering from life’s trials and tribulations. By Linda Lombardi. UPCOMING Wednesday: 900 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

DUI LIMIT-UTAH — New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation’s newest and lowest DUI threshold. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT Friday: 860 words, photos.

ITALY-VENICE TOURIST CHARGE — The mayor of Venice says Italy’s new budget law will allow the lagoon city to charge all visitors for accessing the historic center, not just those spending the night. SENT Monday: 130 words.

WOODSTOCK ANNIVERSARY — Finding a place to stay for next year’s 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not be a groovy experience for anyone hoping to score a room near the venue. SENT Monday: 140 words.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: NERDWALLET-SOCIAL SECURITY-TAXES, NEW YEAR’S EVE-LAS VEGAS, TV-MRS MAISEL-FASHION

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-YOGURT AND BERRY PARFAITS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN POT PIE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-POACHED CHICKEN BREASTS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PINTO BEAN-BEET BURGERS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SIMPLE COUSCOUS

HOMES AND GARDENING: CRAFTS-AMERICAN YARN, MEXICO-GARDENING-EL CHARCO, HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-SUPERMARKET SHORTCUTS

TRAVEL: SUPER BOWL-CIVIL RIGHTS MURALS, GERMANY-SYRIAN CHEF, ITALY-TINTORETTO’S BIRTHDAY, EGYPT-GRAND MUSEUM

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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