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Gillian Flynn Recommends 5 Books To Read This Autumn

By Elena Nicolaou, Oct. 5, 2022, 6:19 AM PDT

Bestselling author Gillian Flynn shares her fall book picks, including a creepy read for Halloween called “Leech” and a stand-out debut novel called “Jackal.”

Gillian Flynn is the author of dark and winding tales, starting with the blockbuster 2012 novel “Gone Girl,” which pioneered a new era in psychological thrillers (and unreliable narrators). All three of her novels — “Gone Girl,” “Sharp Objects,” and “Dark Places” — were adapted for the screen.

On Oct. 3, Flynn stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some of the books that she’s reading now. Among them are some 2022 new releases, including the latest work of historical fiction by Kate Atkinson (“Life After Life”) and the debut novel “Jackal” by Erin E. Adams.

Flynn said one pick exemplifies the best of what the mystery genre is capable of; another, she said, is written by “simply one of the best writers working today, anywhere in the world.”

Source: https://www.today.com/popculture/gillian-flynn-book-recommendations-2022-t265038

Charleston, South Carolina, named best city in the US for 10th year in a row | Today

Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the town that ranks above the rest.

By Ree Hines, July 12, 2022

The beachfront homes in Charleston, South Carolina. Getty Images

f you’re looking for a domestic destination for your next vacation, you can’t do better than Charleston, South Carolina — at least according to Travel + Leisure.

The travel magazine just published the results of its annual reader survey, and once again, the Southern destination topped the list of best cities in the United States.

As Travel + Leisure Editor-in-Chief Jacqui Gifford explained during a Tuesday visit to TODAY, this marks the 10th year in a row that the charming coastal city, affectionately known as Chucktown by locals, has topped all others.

“We’re so excited for (Charleston),” Gifford raved. “I think it really is the full picture.”

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Are buffets a thing of the past? Reimagining ‘all-you-can-eat’ in a post-COVID world

It’s hard to imagine salad bars and shared serving spoons in our new normal.

April 23, 2021, 11:15 AM PDT / Source: TODAY, By Ronnie Koenig

When buffets return, customers can expect to see staff enforcing social distancing policies and cleaning and sanitizing common utensils for months, if not years to come, said Chapman.TODAY Illustration / Getty Images stock

As restaurants have pivoted to stay open during the pandemic, buffets are one of those things that are difficult to imagining continuing in a post-COVID world.

Shared spoons, salad bar sneeze guards and standing in line next to other hungry customers in order to pile your plate high seems in direct opposition to the safety measures we’ve all adopted surrounding food service.

On Wednesday, Fresh Acquisitions, the parent company that owns Old Country Buffet, filed for bankruptcy, illustrating just how difficult it has been for restaurants whose concept centers around a communal dining experience.

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