Aaron Schwartz

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Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke

HONOLULU — I can’t remember the first time I tasted poke, because in Hawaii, where I grew up, it was always there — in a plastic tub from Foodland or Tamura’s or Tamashiro’s, tossed on the table as a snack or a side dish. Never the main event, but always essential: pieces of raw fish seasoned …

Honolulu

Breathing in the Scottish Highlands

One can truly never predict how powerful a trip can be. This was surely the case when my brother and I decided to take a 600 mile road-trip through …

Why Do Stormtroopers Even Wear Armor?

Think back to every <i>Star Wars</i> film you’ve seen. Have you ever witnessed a Stormtrooper take a direct hit from a blaster and not immediately crumple? …

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

Visiting America's most popular national parks, especially in summer, is quickly becoming a gamble. Will it be one of your favorite memories, or will …

Hot Buttered Rum to Warm Your Bones While Winter Camping

Winter campouts can be rough. The damp air, the icy winds, a kind of permanent chill in your bones that seems impervious to even the most grandiose …

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 3

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s chicken pastilla<p>Serve this with a big plate of orange slices and rocket drizzled in lemon juice and olive oil, and with great pride.<p>To serve 4 shameless or 6 polite guests<b><br>chicken thighs</b> 6, with skin and bones (about 800g)<b><br>salt</b> 1 tsp, plus 1 tsp<b><br>pepper</b> 1 tsp<b><br>pitted</b> …

Middle East

A Dosa Lesson From a Professional

I hadn’t even considered making the dosa I’d sampled at Pondicheri, a restaurant in New York City.<p>The crisp lentil and rice crepe, thin as newsprint but far more delicious, was stuffed with a pumpkinseed chutney and sautéed greens. It was a little sweet from coconut, fragrant with curry leaves and …

Coconut

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Origin of Zero Symbol Is Centuries Older Than Previously Thought

The number zero is something we all take for granted, yet its conceptual origin has eluded archaeologists and historians. An updated analysis of an …

Mathematics

How The Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant Hygiene

An analysis of Seattle restaurants shows that as the city dramatically raised the minimum wage for restaurant employees and other workers, restaurants responded by lowering hygiene standards.<p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>Here's a trend. Cities around the country have moved to increase the …

Minimum Wage

The fantastic future, as envisioned in 1899

What will the future look like? It's a question that can illuminate as much about how the world once was as how it will be.<p>Take <i>En L'An 2000</i>, a series …

Art

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

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Privacy

Umami says its new veggie burger tastes like meat — and bleeds like meat

Umami Burger edged its way into Southern California's hyper-competitive burger market with an ultra-savory take on the American classic inspired by Japanese flavors such as seaweed and shiitake mushrooms.<p>Starting Thursday, it will undertake an even bolder move: serving fake meat so realistic it …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …