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The architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.

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The long and short of measuring pasta

When an ingredient list calls for "2 cups" of pasta, to what does that refer? Two cups of cooked pasta is enough, but being listed on the ingredient list causes me to think the recipe is calling for two cups of uncooked pasta. If so, how do you measure two cups of uncooked pasta? For instance, I wanted to use vermicelli as my pasta. What's two cups of dry vermicelli?

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