Oscar fans in New York take a closer look at the statuettes on display during the "Meet the Oscars, Grand Central" exhibition at Grand Central Station on Feb. 22. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Throwing An Oscar Bash? Here Are Some Ideas
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Popcorn now comes candied in ruby red, indigo blue and more. And don't be surprised by the popcorn buffet at the next wedding you attend. Bradley P. Johnson/via Flickr hide caption

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Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet
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The brisket and ribs are on the fire at Gates Bar-B-Q for ... as long as it takes. Tom Bullock/NPR hide caption

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At Gates Bar-B-Q, The Ultimate Flavor Lies in Burnt Ends
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Signs for "Bypass Burgers" and "Flatliner Fries" are seen in the window of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. A man who suffered a heart attack in the restaurant was wheeled out on a stretcher Saturday. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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When they work well, beer and cheese pairings offer both harmony and contrast, says Garrett Oliver, editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer. See a list of pairings below. Claire O'Neill /NPR hide caption

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Altering the upper atmosphere could block enough sunlight to offset the warming effects of climate change and protect food crops. But what are the risks? iStockphoto hide caption

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