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    Amazing Race Recap: I Don’t Even Take BathsYour favorite teams of past seasons are back, and they’re still making the same mistakes!
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    Top Chef Recap: Elmo Said My Cookie Looks Like Sh-tThe Muppets took a vacation from ‘Sesame Street’ to visit the chefs.
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    Top Chef Recap: We Actually Have a Beef-Tongue SongExperiments with sausage, NBC synergy, and Dale’s crush on Angelo.
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    Top Chef Recap: It Smells Like Marinara in the Walls“Get your guns ready, it’s an Italian challenge.”
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    Top Chef Recap: A Thumb in the EyeRestaurant Wars!
  6. Sweets for the SweetFrom truffles to elaborate cakes, here are the sweetest ways to indulge this Valentine’s Day.
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    Top Chef Recap: The Professor and the Strange Italian Immigrant“We’re sitting in Marcel’s lap holding his rod.”
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    Top Chef Recap: Nightmare on Eldridge StreetLet’s just say we’re glad none of the chefs actually serve dim sum in real life.
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    Top Chef Recap: Too Many Tennis AnalogiesThis week’s episode got its shills confused, highlighting stuffing after Thanksgiving and the U.S. Open in the dead of winter.
  10. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: A Better Obsession Than Cocaine or HeroinThis week’s episode brought out the big guns: Michael White, David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, and David Burke.
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    Top Chef Recap: Open SeasonWell, that elimination was a surprise.
  12. Jump Into 2011And nine other New Year’s traditions from around the globe.
  13. Top Chef
    Top Chef: All Stars Recap: A Trip Down Memory Lane, For Better or WorseSpike, Marcel, Richard, Carla, Jen … the gang’s all here!
  14. ‘tis the season
    Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Windows Remain NondenominationalEnjoy in pictures!
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    Bloomingdale’s Holiday Windows Are Filled With Video ScreensAnd Macy’s took inspiration from three different seasonal sources!
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    ’Tis the Season for Holiday Window DisplaysSometimes window-shopping is all you need!
  17. Pie ChartA dozen pumpkin-pie options to fit any holiday meal.
  18. be careful!
    Judah Friedlander’s Self-Defense Tips for LadiesStep 10: “Ram your knee into his butt cavity before he can kiss you.”
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    30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander on Karate“My only weaknesses are my math and reading — other than that, flawless.”
  20. Top Chef
    Top Chef Finale Recap: It’s Just So SubjectiveThe season seven winner is crowned!
  21. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Woking It OutThe first half of the finale had our chefs cooking Singapore street food and catering yet another party.
  22. Top Chef
    Top Chef: Too Many Space Metaphors, Not Enough MusselsThe chefs hang out with Buzz Aldrin as the finalists are chosen.
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    Top Chef Recap: Take Us Out of the Ball GameThe chefs have to cater a baseball game and, shockingly, arguments ensue.
  24. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: The Most Nightmarish Mystery-Box Challenge EverMystery ingredients galore and a trip to the CIA trip up the cheftestants.
  25. Top Chef
    Top Chef: Restaurant Wars!Everyone’s favorite challenge arrives, with Alex once again at the center of the drama.
  26. material girl in a material world
    Madonna’s Material Girl Line Is Oh-So-EightiesThe proof is in our dressing-room pics!
  27. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Around the World in 60 MinutesThis week the chefs had to do quite a bit of international cooking.
  28. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Give Peas a ChanceDid Alex make a power play during ‘Power Lunch’ and steal Ed’s pea purée?
  29. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Duck Nuts and Boat RidesHow would you like to try a testicle marshmallow?
  30. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: You’ve Got CrabsA seafood challenge reminds one cheftestant of his STD.
  31. the trials and tribulations of the sad panda
    Sad Panda Returns! (Sort Of)And not where you’d expect.
  32. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Needs More GlazeProduct placement continues as the chefs create a new signature dish for the Hilton.
  33. fashion calendar
    This Weekend’s Events and Sales: 40 Percent Off 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, A.P.C., and MorePlus, score up to 70 percent off Built by Wendy.
  34. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: We’re Going on a Picnic!Last night’s episode included the great American traditions of pie, picnics, and promoting new shows.
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    Tomorrow’s Events and Sales: 60 Percent Off Rachel Comey, Lela Rose Trunk Show at BergdorfPlus, save up to 50 percent at Resurrection’s summer sale.
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    Tomorrow’s Events and Sales: 60 Percent Off Christian Francis Roth; BCBGeneration Hosts a ConcertPlus, deep discounts on Fendi and Diesel.
  38. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: School’s OutThe cheftestants struggle to make lunch for 50 kids using a public-school budget.
  39. Top Chef
    Top Chef Premiere: Beware Ripert, Desserts, and MousseThe seventh season begins, and new judge Eric Ripert’s views on fish are clear.
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    Tomorrow’s Events and Sales: 80 Percent Off Luca Luca; 40 Percent Off Stella McCartneyAlso, get special limited-edition EDUN tees at Bloomingdale’s.
  41. overnights
    30 Rock Recap: Yes Shma’amThree weddings, a pilot, and a baby! And a half-Cher–half-Jenna hybrid man, obviously.
  42. lost
    The Latest Internet ‘Lost’ TheoriesWhat will happen in Sunday’s two-and-a-half-hour finale?
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    Lost: The Sawyer Likability IndexUnlike Jack, Sawyer — despite killing off quite a number of characters — still wins us over each week.
  44. lost
    Latest Lost Theories: Black and WhiteCatch up on the latest responses to this season’s most polarizing episode yet.
  45. lost
    The Latest Internet Lost TheoriesOur latest theory roundup questions MiB’s intentions, Lapidus’s death, and a few too many coincidences.
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    Get Off My Boat: The Latest Internet Lost TheoriesHas Smokey really been behind all the ghost Christian appearances?
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    You’ve Got Liana On You: Latest Lost TheoriesWhat is Desmond up to in L.A., exactly?
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    Desmond Delivers: The Latest Internet Lost TheoriesSadly, no one had theories about why he didn’t take his shirt off.
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    Human Trafficking: The Latest Online Lost TheoriesEveryone’s relieved that Desmond is “the package,” but what does it mean?
  50. beauty marks
    Snooki Spray-Tans Unsuspecting New Yorkers; Ke$ha Goes Out Without MakeupAnd Tom Ford’s new lipstick line comes out June 1.
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