VIDEO MENU — The Horror! The Horror!

Jason Zinoman discusses what makes movies scary in this New York Times video —

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VIDEO — Portraits Redrawn: J.A. Reynolds. When it comes to remembering his son, J.A. Reynolds likes to spend time in the community garden they both built.

VIDEO — The Deep-Fried Delta. A wave of Baptist churches are starting to preach the gospel of healthy eating across the Mississippi Delta, which leads the nation in obesity and rates of heart disease and diabetes.

INTERACTICE FEATURE — Panoramas: Expanding the Shortcut Between the Seas. In the first expansion in the 100-year history of the Panama Canal, crews are starting to build a new set of locks that will handle much larger ships.

VIDEO — Inspiring Reluctant Readers, The best-selling authors James Patterson and Rick Riordan talk about the challenge of encouraging children, particularly boys, to love reading.

VIDEO — Olden Days. Participants in the Commonwealth Vintage Dances relish dressing in costumes from the 1850s, the Gilded Age and the ragtime years, and often make their own clothes.–olden.html?nl=multimedia&emc=focusema3

PHOTO ESSAY — Classic Magazine Photographs, Then and Now. A new look at nine classic pictures from The New York Times magazine’s past.

Clockwise from top left: Jennifer Egan, James Q. Wilson, Danny Meyer, Michael Sandel, Sharon Olds, Andrew Weil.

INTERACTIVE FEATURE — If I Were President. What leaders in fields other than politics would do if they ran the country.

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