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NEW YORK On the field, the four-legged fur balls of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl III were all business.

But off? Well, let's just say there were some impurr-prieties dogging these feline paw-thletes.

"Sometimes we get into an issue or two. They tend to like to really delve into the catnip, and that type of thing sometimes gets a little out of control," quipped Boomer Esiason, the Feline Football League commissioner for the Super Bowl Sunday event.

It was Esiason's second turn as commissioner. He kept his tongue firmly in cheek in fending off any appearance of influence peddling this time around with the fielding of his own team of kittens, the Boomer Bobcats.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 21:14

Museum show takes on art and early TV

NEW YORK From Salvador Dali's turn on 'What's My Line?' to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.

In a new exhibit, 'Revolution of the Eye,' the Jewish Museum and its curator, Maurice Berger, travel back to the birth of TV, delving into most every crevice for connections to the art world through more than 260 objects, artifacts and clips.

There's innovator Rod Serling, who clashed often with network executives over 'The Twilight Zone,' Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson aka Batman and Robin debating the elitism of the avant-garde on 'Batman,' and the iconic eye logo of CBS, inspired by the hex symbol on Shaker barns.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:13

Merriam-Webster names culture' word of the year

NEW YORK A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' 'vape,' a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and 'exposure,' declared the year's winner at Dictionary.com during a time of tragedy and fear due to Ebola.

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NEW YORK Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers.

The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging.

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