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Eggs in Purgatory

4 servings<p>Any type of tomatoes will work, though cherry tomatoes hold their shape well. If what you’ve got is a couple of ripe beefsteaks or Romas, cut them into 1" pieces and carry on.<p>July 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>5 garlic cloves, smashed<p>Kosher salt, freshly …

8 websites to find recipes that will shake up your food rut for good

Even if you <i>love</i> cooking and eating, it’s hard to keep your food game fresh. Buying the same old stuff at the grocery store and cooking up the same …

The Perils of Meritocracy

It’s one of the most loved ideas in American life. Perhaps, though, it should be one of the most resented.<p>American culture nurtures many myths about the moral value of hard work. The phrase “by the bootstraps,” still widely used to describe those Americans who have found success through a …

Political Science

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Veterans

Only Mass Deportation Can Save America

In the matter of immigration, mark this conservative columnist down as strongly pro-deportation. The United States has too many people who don’t work hard, don’t believe in God, don’t contribute much to society and don’t appreciate the greatness of the American system.<p>They need to return whence …

Immigration

The True History of the South Is Not Being Erased

Taking down Confederate monuments helps confront the past, not obscure it.<p>Growing up in the 1950s in Richmond, Va., my friends and I would sometimes dig Minié balls—Civil War-era rifle bullets—out of the crumbling remains of Confederate earthworks.<p>Those earthworks remain, mostly under federal …

War

Black troops as much as twice as likely to be punished by commanders, courts

WASHINGTON — Black troops are far more likely than their white comrades to face court martial or other forms of military punishment, according to a study to be released Wednesday.<p>Black service members were as much as two times more likely than white troops to face discipline in an average year, …

Military

The Republican Dilemma

GOP leaders are stuck trying to rein in Trump’s excesses without alienating their own primary voters, who are largely standing by their president.<p>CARTERSVILLE, Ga.—Several miles off Route 41 in Bartow County, Georgia, is the downtown area of Cartersville. It's a throwback place with brick-face …

Donald Trump

How to Do Hill Country in One Day

Our plan for seeing the most gorgeous countryside in Texas.<p>For all its charms, Austin’s got nothing on the Old West towns and wildflower-filled pastures of the nearby Hill Country.<p>Start your day early and drive two hours southwest to the tiny enclave of Bandera. There, the tin-ceilinged Bandera …

Boots

One-Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Chickpeas

4 servings<p>Stop struggling to peel and slice superfirm squash. Just roast it whole, tear up the flesh, then sear it off in a skillet.<p>April 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small butternut squash (about 1½ pounds)<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>5 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 4 chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh …

Chickpeas

How to Throw a Chill Sunday Dinner Party for Only $40

And there's dessert!<p>Sunday, 4 p.m. That is, hands down, my favorite day of the week and time to invite people over for dinner. Not for a “dinner party,” per se, but for a come-when-you-want, leave-when-you-want, eat-some-food-and-drink-some-drinks kind of late-afternoon kickback. No elaborate food …

Ice Cream

Salmon bisque and 15 additional soup recipes to warm you up tonight

Keep it simple tonight with a warm bowl of soup. We've compiled 16 of our favorite recipes for you from our recipe database, from a potato green chile soup with just the right amount of heat, to Manhattan clam chowder, a hearty bowl of Jalisco-style pozole or a smoky black bean stew.<p>And if you're a …

Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to San Antonio, Texas

What to do, where to go, and what to eat (and drink) in San Antonio, TX—according to Andrew Schulz and Vincent Luna of Local Coffee, locals in-the-know.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.</i><p>…

The Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs Is Back On The Capitol Wall ... AGAIN

<b>UPDATE:</b> Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m. ― It’s coming down again.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Jan. 10, <b></b>5:08 p.m. ― <b></b>Is the painting back up, you ask? Why, yes. Yes, it is.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Jan. 10, <b></b>4:20 p.m. ― At 3:55 p.m., Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Rep. Brian Babin (R-Tx.) have once again removed the student painting from the …

Justice

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

Happiness

The secret behind internet erotica icon Chuck Tingle: his own life may be the best story he's ever written - Vox

Behind the surreal performance art, the gay dinosaur porn, and the political erotica may lie a beautiful reality.<p>This is a story of stories — specifically, three stories about the same individual (or group of individuals, depending on which story you choose to believe).<p><b>I</b><b>n the first story</b>, a lone …

Hugo Awards

12 Men's Activewear Brands You Need To Know

The first sign that the sportswear market was going to someday consist of more than just giants like Adidas and Nike was when Under Armour broke onto …

Clothing

Recipe: Vivian Howard’s Sunday Morning Pancakes

Nothing is quite as quintessentially Sunday morning as a big, fluffy stack of pancakes, preferably with a creamy cup of coffee and real maple syrup. It’s the hot breakfast carbo load. Here, North Carolina-based chef and star of PBS’s winningly relatable reality series <i>A Chef’s Life</i>, Vivian Howard …

Breakfast

Best Running Shorts for Men 2016

Fourlaps<p><b>Fourlaps - Bolt Short</b><p>Get excited for the debut of this new brand on August 1st. You won’t want to miss their upcoming collection which …

Clothing

GOP Candidates: We Must Censor News Media to Protect Us from a Democracy

Republican presidential candidates complained about the questions asked during last week's debate on CNBC. They've demanded that rules be changed for future debates.<p>Ben Carson blamed moderators for asking questions designed for the candidates to explain their positions. He called those "gotcha …

United States

Netflix’s New Brand

After flattening the logo, Netflix has adopted a universal branding language that can scale from giant billboards to tiny iPhone apps.<p>When Netflix’s internal design team quietly unveiled a new, flat logo last year, at least one critic made a stink. What was Netflix if not a shout of extrusions and …

Graphic Design

Watch This Modern Italian Master Perfect the Art of Pasta

While studying abroad at a culinary academy in Parma, Italy, Alyssa Dattoli was drawn to the art of making fresh pasta and started her culinary journey as the pastaio (pasta maker) at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Viterbo, Italy.<p>Upon her return to the U.S. nearly three years ago, Alyssa sought a …

Italy

Type-lovers will adore this new notebook range

Designers and creatives are known for carrying around a trusty notebook to scribble down ideas and bust out impromptu sketches when inspiration …

Typography
Healthy Eating

U.N. General Assembly 2015 Speeches-Day 1 | The New York Times

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

In case you happen to be a fan of the torrent streaming service called Popcorn Time, often referred to as “Netflix for pirates,” you should know …

This Week On: Designers Round-up

This week we’ve rounded up a cool list of resources, tool, and websites for graphic and web designers alike. This week we’ve got tools to help you …

Web Design