March 21st, 2012
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If you think of hunters as men in camouflage, you better think again.

Eatocracy associate editor Sarah LeTrent and CNN's Suzanne Malveaux discuss how "The Hunger Games" bucks the conventional idea of people who hunt.

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'The Hunger Games' bucks hunter stereotypes
March 16th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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“Within a few minutes, I spot a rabbit and make my first kill with the bow and arrow. It’s not my usual clean shot through the eye, but I’ll take it,” says the narrator in “The Hunger Games.”

“The Hunger Games” is the wildly popular trilogy of dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins – and the narrator is not a stereotypical camouflage-clad hunter; she’s a 16-year-old girl.

The eagerly anticipated first film of the series hits theaters on March 23, and with the growing popularity of protagonist Katniss Everdeen, aims to shoot down conventional ideas of people who hunt.

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A toast to Hollywood's classic cocktails
February 24th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
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"The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry Martini you always shake to waltz time." - William Powell as Nick Charles in 'The Thin Man'

There are few Hollywood romances greater than the one between Nick and Nora Charles and their cocktail bar. 'The Thin Man,' the film in which the fictional lovers were featured, was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1935. While it achieved none of them, the characters' deep devotion to elegant tippling won a place in cocktail fetishists' hearts for the rest of eternity.

As part of their 31 Days of Oscar celebration, the experts at Turner Classic Movies have pored over award-winning films to find the ones that best celebrated the art of imbibing - and shared recipes for classic cocktails so you can get a little Oscar buzz of your own at home.

TCM's Favorite Film Cocktails

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Freegans go Dumpster dining at Trader Joe's
July 29th, 2011
01:15 PM ET
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A new documentary about food waste could dampen grocery chain Trader Joe’s crunchy image.

"Dive" illustrates the waste of wholesome food by following a group of “Dumpster divers,” people who mine trash bins for usable products. In the film, the divers are not homeless or even particularly poor; they just don't like to see good food go to waste, and they like to get stuff for free.

“In the United States, even our trash cans are filled with food; you just have to go get it,” director Jeremy Seifert says during the film’s opening sequence.

The “freegan” divers – Seifert, his wife, Jennifer, and a bunch of their friends – discover large quantities of fresh meat, vegetables and fruit in bins behind a couple of Trader Joe’s stores in the Los Angeles area. Seifert is appalled that so much food that is not spoiled and not past its freshness date is being discarded.

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