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21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

These recipes all have one thing in common: Awesome, versatile mariandes.<p>These recipes are perfect as-is—but we'll be honest: Most of the time, we just use them for the versatile, crazy-flavorful marinades.

The Perfect Vodka Soda Is an Art and a Science

From the proper glassware to the right club soda, there are rules to this classic cocktail.<p><i>Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport is particular about his cocktails. Despite seeming simple ("You've got your liquor and you've got your fizzy stuff"), there are a few very important elements to keep</i> …

Exclusive: Inside Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” VR Project

The ILMxLab expects to make many more VR experiences for “Star Wars” and other films, and for every VR platform.<p>Anyone who’s tried virtual reality with other people around knows there’s a moment when they have to let go of worrying about how silly they look wearing a big, bulky headset. That was no …

Exactly the right words, exactly the right way: Reagan’s amazing Challenger disaster speech

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p>Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents and pretty much any American now older than 30 — the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of …

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Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga (Spicy Mexican Shredded Chicken) Recipe

Though <i>tinga</i> is traditionally flavored with chorizo, this quick and easy version still packs in the flavor, without forcing you to seek out special ingredients. The chicken is gently poached in broth, then shredded and tossed with a puréed sauce for extra-juicy texture and flavor.<p>Why It Works<p>Using …

Recipes for Two

Eating in provides a romantic alternative to dining in a restaurant. F&W offers delicious recipes for an intimate dinner for two.

Star Wars: Rebellion is a great board game nearly crippled by an awful manual

This epic game, faithful to the spirit of the original films, is worth your time<p>Late last year hobby games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Creating a big strategy game in the Star Wars universe alone would get tabletop fans excited, but what pushed <i>Rebellion</i> to the top of …

Why you remember every ship and droid in Star Wars

The secret lies in their simple, iconic design<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has only been a part of Star Wars for a very short time, but BB-8 has already become a fan favorite. Kylo Ren's lightsaber is instantly recognizable. Even the movie's action scenes are easy to understand, despite the many …

How To Draw 4 Badass "Star Wars" Helmets

Step up your doodle game.

Oscar video shows what The Force Awakens looked like without special effects (update)

Although it's unlikely <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> will pick up an Oscar nomination for Best Picture tomorrow, the film is set to sweep the visual effects category.<p>In anticipation for the big announcement, Lucasfilm cut together a behind-the-scenes video of what certain scenes in the movie looked …

5 'Star Wars' Movies Disney Should Make Instead Of A Young Han Solo Film

Disney did a fantastic job with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but that doesn’t mean they’re in the clear just yet.<p>Mickey Mouse and his cronies have set their sights on a young Han Solo film, apparently unaware of the fact that most <i>Star Wars</i> fans find this idea appalling—quite possibly the worst idea …

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A New Year's list: Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget 'Star Wars'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" taking the movie box office by storm, the debate is on about whether the picture is good, middling, or bad; serves its fans or takes them for granted; is it cinematic craftsmanship at its finest or merely a commercial front? (We delved into this debate ourselves …

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Stock Up on These 10 Essential Kitchen Tools

Say goodbye to that junked-up kitchen drawer and say hello to a world in which all your tools are actually used.<p>At Rustic Canyon wine bar in Santa Monica, everyone in the kitchen keeps their tools organized on a rimmed sheet tray. And, unlike what’s in your junked-up kitchen drawer, everything is …

Democracy Trumped

I've been having incessant conversations with friends, family and colleagues about politics, and they all boil down to the same question. Could Donald Trump be our next president?<p>Here is an amalgam of the conversation. See which side you're on:<p>- I think Trump might actually win.<p>- You mean the …

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Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

Chinese Yuan

My Story That Never Happened

I held my mouth open out of habit as I delicately applied mascara. I'm not one to brag, but I felt so pretty that night. "Elizabeth Green...will you marry me?" The words raced through my mind. What if he really did propose tonight?<p>I grabbed one of my few bobby pins that I had left (after buying a …

Why Aren't You Shopping At AliExpress?

The Chinese e-tailer AliBaba broke retail records this month when it crushed $14 billion of sales in one day. For context, that's more than 2014's Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales combined. You may be tangentially aware of what AliBaba is because of news like this, but have no …

Someone put all the released 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage in chronological order

YouTube channel Disneyland Experience has taken all of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailers, TV ads, and features and attempted to put them all in chronological order.<p>We spotted this first on the blog /film, and it's really good.<p>The six-minute long trailer starts off showing Rey scavenging …

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Roasted Broccoli

4 to 6 Servings<p>For more variations and veggie inspiration, check out our roasted veggie matrix.<p>November 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large heads of broccoli, cut into large florets with some stalk attached<p>5 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Toss …

The Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey

GalleryThe Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey<p>Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday, but this year marks a new twist in the family fun: It's the first Thanksgiving that my wife, Adri, and I are hosting, and the first Thanksgiving that my family is celebrating away from the …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

The Real Deal Crab Cake, Same as It Ever Was

There are crab cakes, and then there are these crab cakes.<p>You could say crab cakes are in Nancy Faidley Devine's blood. She was fated, as it were, to create possibly the most celebrated of the iconic crab cakes of Baltimore, Maryland. But then she took the future of Charm City's crab cakes in her …

The Best Affordable Lip Balms. We Tried Them So You Don't Have To.

These babies are all under $8.<p>It's chapped lip season. The worst season. And it seems like re-applying lip balm has become our full-time job. With so many different options out there, how is one supposed to know which ones actually work? Well, we decided to find out.<p>We tested out the most common …

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Did Joseph Build the Great Pyramid at Gezah?

Dr. Ben Carson has made lots of controversial headlines this week with his assertion, that turns out to be qute common in certain Adventist/Fundamentalist Christian circles, that the biblical Joseph, of the book of Genesis in the Bible, in fact built the Great Pyramid of Cheops--the one that …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

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Colorized Photos of the Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb

Photo colorizer Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome was recently commissioned to digitally color reconstructed photos of the discovery and exploration of …

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution

Reports have been circulating that Google is working on a hybrid operating system that combines the best of Android and Chrome OS, while simultaneously promising to keep supporting the two independently.<p>It's the perfect example of this dilemma in minature.<p>Google, a company famously and perpetually …

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