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SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

New superhero La Borinqueqa shows the power of Puerto Rican pride

After announcing his intentions to create an environmentally friendly Puerto Rican superhero as a part of this summer’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, with the collaborative efforts of several Puerto Rican artists, inkers, colorists and editors, introduced his flag-wearing heroine, La Borinqueqa, to comic-book fans Thursday.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

Nostalgia in 2016, ranked: From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Fuller House’

Our culture has been obsessed with nostalgia for a while now, but it may have hit its peak in 2016, with a slew of remakes, reboots, revivals, sequels and homages. Which ones were the best? Nostalgia, at its core, is deeply personal – the reason it’s so powerful is that it reminds you of a meaningful time in your life. But a few of us at the Washington Post managed to agree enough to rank 10 nostalgia projects that really struck a chord with us this year.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016





Actor Delroy Lindo, second left, joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, second right, as they helped serve food at a Newark's Weequahic High School high school during an event to feed residents as part of a program to bring holiday cheer Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Newark, N.J. The London-born Lindo's lengthy film career includes roles in movies such as "Crooklyn," "Malcolm X" and the TV series "Blood and Oil" and "The Chicago Code." (Mel Evans / AP)

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 3:04 P.M.

Delroy Lindo helps Newark mayor feed homeless

NEWARK, N.J. – The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city has gotten an assist from actor Delroy Lindo in his efforts to feed the homeless. Lindo joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at a high school on Friday to feed residents as part of a program to bring holiday cheer.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 10:58 A.M.

That’s Life: Paris vacation designed for two

We hadn’t planned on going away for our anniversary, even though it’s a major milestone. Before my next column runs, Curtis and I will hit the quarter century mark of marriage. To be clear, this doesn’t mean we’re old. It means we were young.

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Dev Patel appears in a scene from "Lion." On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Patel was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for his role in the film. (Mark Rogers / AP)

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

An adopted man tries to find his way back home in ‘Lion’

“Lion” is based on one of those stories that’s almost too incredible to be true. As a young boy growing up in a poor village in India during the 1980s, Saroo Brierley got lost nearly 1,000 miles from home with no way to retrace his steps. Eventually adopted by an Australian couple, he became obsessed decades later with tracking down his birth family using Google Earth.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

The Slice: Guessing what you’re getting

It can be amusing to entertain family and friends by picking up a wrapped Christmas present and guessing its contents. We’ve all seen that act. It can be good for a few laughs. But there are rules. So let’s review. ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016



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Jim Kershner

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