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Frank Sinatra's Fettuccine Recipe Is the Perfect Dinner Dish

We'd expect nothing less from the Italian-American crooner.<p>Before you commit to the latest diet trend and swear off carbs entirely in 2017, you'll want to give Frank Sinatra's famous fettuccine recipe a try. Originally published in <i>The Sinatra Celebrity Cookbook: Barbara, Frank, and Friends</i> …

Three Brilliant Recipes To Shake Up Taco Night

Victor Albisu thinks most of us are doing tacos wrong. He says that well-worn formula — meat, cheese, salsa, crunchy taco — is tired. “I want home …

Recipes

Reading Houellebecq in the Midst of the French Elections

“Nobody can suppose for a moment that it is possible to write a good novel in praise of anti-Semitism,” wrote French-theorist Jean-Paul Sartre in his …

Literature

Ray Dalio: 'I want to be loud and clear — populism scares me'

Referring to increasing wealth inequality, the rise of nationalism, and a rebellious middle class voting for Donald Trump and Brexit, the founder of the massive Bridgewater Associates hedge fund said during a panel at the World Economic Forum that Europe and the US would face a dark future unless …

A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail, we would see that every instant is</i> …

Slavoj Žižek: ‘We are all basically evil, egotistical, disgusting’

The controversial philosopher, 67, on struggling with being a bad father, becoming more aggressive and how writing saved his life<p><b>We are all basically evil, egotistical, disgusting.</b> Take torture, for instance. I am a realist. If I had a daughter and someone kidnapped her, and I found a friend of the …

Fidel Castro

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

<i>The first prosecution at the International Criminal Court for destroying cultural heritage has led some to wonder if trying war crimes against people</i> …

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

<i>Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland</i><p>One of the key questions facing both journalists and loyal oppositions …

Teach philosophy to heal our ‘post-truth’ society, says President Higgins

President highlights need for citizens to identify ‘illusory rhetoric’ after recent events<p>Sat, Nov 19, 2016, 20:21 Updated: Sun, Nov 20, 2016, …

Education Policy

‘They Will Have to Die Now’

Before dawn on a Sunday late last month, a battalion of pesh merga soldiers — about 600 Kurdish men, along with a few women — gathered in the shadow of Bashiqa Mountain, on the western edge of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. They were sons, daughters, fathers, grandfathers. They wore an …

Islam

Laurie Anderson on Reality and Non-Reality

<b>I was thinking about virtual reality today—because of the election. This idea of creating a new world, versus engaging in the world as it is. I know</b> …

Time I

'Cuck,' 'snowflake,' 'masculinist': A guide to the language of the 'alt-right'

Stephen K. Bannon's fringe brand of conservatism is suddenly front and center, after he was named to be chief strategist in Donald Trump's White House. As the chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon turned the website into, in his own words, the "go-to platform of the alt-right" – a far-right ideology …

Sugarcoating a painful history

Marketing-driven nostalgia is bringing people back to American whiskey, whose history, like the country itself, is steeped in anti-black racism<p>The past decade has been soaked in bourbon, and it's easy to see why. It tastes like sweet, boozy, butterscotch-ripple ice cream and the price point is …

Whiskey

40 Albert Camus Happiness Quotes

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow; Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead – Walk beside me… just be my friend – <b>Albert Camus</b><p>The loves we share …

War Goes Viral

How social media is being weaponized across the world<p>Like most every­thing today, the campaign was launched with a hashtag. But instead of promoting a new album or a movie release, #AllEyesOnISIS announced the 2014 invasion of northern Iraq—a bloody takeover that still haunts global politics two …

Social Media

Elena Ferrante, Francesca Woodman, And Women Who Yearn To Disappear In Plain Sight

I haven't read "Frantumaglia" yet, but, damn, the cover is powerful in itself.<p>On the cover of Elena Ferrante’s highly anticipated upcoming book <i>Frantumaglia</i>, which translates to “self-portrait,” a young woman crouches beneath the window of a dilapidated house, her body cloaked in shards of …

Slow-Cook Your Way to Succulent Carnitas Tacos

Don't let other slow-cooker carnitas recipes fool you: crisping up the succulent shredded pork post crockpot bath is <i>not</i> optional. Not at all. Traditionally, carnitas are made in a method somewhat similar to French confit; pork is braised in lard and then deep-fried in more lard for a texture that's …

Whose life is it anyway? Novelists have their say on cultural appropriation

Jonathan Franzen claimed he won’t write about race because of limited ‘firsthand experience’, while Lionel Shriver hopes objection to ‘cultural appropriation is a passing fad’. So should there be boundaries on what a novelist can write about?<p>Clearly, if writers were barred from creating characters …

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

Physiology

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

4 Servings<p>The fact that these fries are healthier is almost beside the point—baked fries are great in their own right, and who’s crazy enough to deep-fry on a weeknight anyway? These potatoes get a dusting of spices before roasting for extra flavor.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 russet potatoes (about …

The Versatile "Hot Sauce" That, Each Fall, Brings Italian Friends Together

In Piedmont, in Italy's northwest, there's a wonderful fall ritual that is signaled by the <i>vendemmia</i>, the wine harvest, and that only gets better as the season goes on. It involves friends getting together around a warm, bubbling pot of <i>bagna cauda</i>, aromatic and heady with mountains of garlic, slowly …

Chef Carlos Delgado teaches you how to make fresh Peruvian ceviche at home

Preparing raw fish at home is an intimidating proposition for many home chefs. First, there’s the challenge of finding high-quality, fresh fish. Then …

Lionel Shriver dissects 'cultural appropriation': Speech in full

Journalist and <i>We Need To Talk About Kevin</i> author Lionel Shriver delivered a caustic and controversial keynote speech entitled 'Fiction and Identity …

Bourbon Butter Mussels

Recipe: Bourbon Butter Mussels<p>Sorted<p>These are one of those omg match ups. Bourbon + smoky paprika and mussels, all brought together with butter. …

Recipes

How Trigger Warnings Silence Religious Students

Practices meant to protect marginalized communities can also ostracize those who disagree with them.<p>Last week, the University of Chicago’s dean of students sent a welcome letter to freshmen decrying trigger warnings and safe spaces—ways for students to be warned about and opt out of exposure to …

Religion

Notes on the Death of Culture

<b>By Mario Vargas Llosa</b><p><b>The Civilization of the Spectacle</b><p>Claudio Pérez, a correspondent sent by <i>El País</i> to New York to cover the financial crisis, wrote in an article published on Friday, 19 September 2008: 'The New York tabloids are rushing around like madmen looking for a broker about to fling …

Pedro Almodóvar: ‘Nobody sings. There’s no humour. I just wanted restraint’

The director has limited himself to ‘pure drama’ for his 20th movie. Here he talks about Brexit, the vanished freedom of the 1980s, and his need for solitude<p>Is Pedro Almodóvar getting more respectable? You might say so. When the international film scene first caught up with the Spanish …