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Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

The 22 Best Cult Movies of the '90s

It didn’t take much of a push for our staff to revisit some of their favorite movies from the nineties. After all, there’s nothing like a campy film classic to transport you back in time. Here, a look at 22 nineties cult films we could watch over and over again.

What High Heels Are Really Doing To Your Body

<i>By Barbara Stepko</i><p>Leave it to the French: A controversy was stirred up at this year’s Cannes Film Festival last week when women were reportedly turned away from a screening of Cate Blanchett’s movie <i>Carol</i> for being inappropriately dressed. The sartorial crime? Wearing -- <i>sacré bleu --</i> flats instead of …

Kendrick Lamar raps with students

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped in on students at High Tech High School in North Bergen, New Jersey, after their teacher's blog post about teaching his …

Philadelphia for Foodies

By: Timothy Churchill<p>Philadelphia is a well-known restaurant destination: even when the city was going broke, it boasted the likes of traditional French restaurant, Le Bec Fin, known as one of the best in the nation. Much has changed in the last decade; Le Bec Fin has closed its doors, but new …

Ice Cream

Never Accidentally Oversalt Your Food Again

Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even something as simple as salting your food.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey tells digital food editor Dawn Perry about a recent incident involving way too much salt. Here's Perry's advice for</i> …

Onions

It Is NOT All Farm to Table

Advocates and practitioners of what is commonly perceived as the farm-to-table movement generally agree about what they mean by the phrase. While the farm-to-table term supposedly originated in the media only around 2006, typically, it involves having some knowledge about the growing/raising …

Farm-to-table

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

15 Pasta Recipes That'll Break You Out Of Your Penne Rut

There are hundreds of pasta shapes made in the world -- take a look at all of these beauties -- but penne reigns supreme. Sure, bow ties are popular and macaroni too, but one look at Google search trends shows that penne is at the top of the heap. (Spaghetti, fettuccine and pappardelle are not …

Cooking

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

Cooking

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Make With Your Herb Garden

Not all herbs are created equal.<p><b>1. Drowning them</b><p>Herbs love water but don't want to swim in it, so make sure your pots offer sufficient drainage. Look for pots that have a hole at the bottom that will let excess water seep out — and pair them with a saucer so you don't have a mess.<p><b>2. Forgetting to</b> …

2015 COACHELLA DAY 3: Drake Brings Out Nicki Minaj + Beyonce Pops Up + Tyga Kylie Jenner Couple Up

<b>Drake</b> returned to the stage for the second weekend of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, bringing out <b>Nicki Minaj</b>. <b>Beyonce</b> also popped up …

Coachella 2015: Drake finds redemption on his own

During his closing set at the<p>Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivalon Sunday night, Drake made it clear he didn’t come armed with a scene-stealing special guest this time.<p>"I came out here to handle business by myself," he said a third of the way through the show, an admission that constituted …

“SNL’s” dark, troubled past: New documentary chronicles the show’s struggle with sexism & race

The film premiered at Tribeca last night<p>Bao Nguyen's “SNL” documentary “Live From New York,” chronicling 40 years of Lorne Michaels’ legendary comedic institution, opened the 14th Tribeca film festival at the Beacon theater last night. Introduced by Robert De Niro and followed up with a performace …

Comedy

10 True Stories of Getting Hiiiiiiigh at Coachella

Acid does weird things to people.<p>"I took acid for the first time on Saturday. I don't know if it was the acid, but I really had to take a shit. I went into the indoor bathrooms and I was sitting there for a good five minutes — but I wasn't even trying to go. I just sat down. Then I left to see …

Kanye West: 'I Don't Care About Having a Legacy'

"I'm not in a competition with anyone. None of us will be remembered," rapper says in Time 100 interview.<p>Kanye West dismissed his legacy and embraced …

How I tried and failed to be social at Coachella

I arrived in Palm Springs, California, with the best of intentions. I was to document -- <i>painstakingly document</i> -- the entire Coachella experience with all of the available mobile social tools at my disposal. I would Meerkat and Periscope and Instagram and Snapchat and tweet from Engadget's official …

Louis C.K. on Why He Quit Twitter

Comedian also talks 'Louie"s abandoned Season Five plot line, which he came up with while high<p>Louis C.K. offered a succinct and quintessentially …

Drake Read All of Your Negative Coachella Reviews Already

<b>Drake</b> headlined <b>Coachella</b> last weekend and former Complex Music Editor <b>Ernest Baker</b> pretty much hung out with him all weekend and wrote a profile for …

“I feel like I die more every day”: The “bed death” of sexless marriage is real, and it’s heartbreaking

Whether it’s been months or years, people in sexless marriages go online to commiserate — and plot their escape<p>"The mistake was getting married." That's how the post begins. Under the handle forever monkey, the 40-year-old woman continues, "It took almost a month to consummate the marriage," she …

Online

“Fresh Off the Boat” will never make everyone happy — and it shouldn’t have to try

Compared to the traditional “Cristela,” darkly funny “Fresh Off the Boat” contains multitudes — and it pays off<p>Eddie Huang is just one guy. “Just,” because he is not a borg-like assemblage of multiple people; he is just him, himself, doing his own particular thing. In this case, it’s writing, …

TV

Back to Reality

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>We just got back from a spring break road trip to Nashville and other parts of the mid-South where we ate a lot of burgers and fried chicken, so I …

Ina Garten and Danny Meyer Are Two of Time's 100 Most Influential People

<i>Time</i> magazine dropped its twelfth annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world today, and it includes two major food world names. The list features an article about each person written by another well known name. First up is cookbook author and Food Network host Ina Garten. …

Check Please! Restaurants That Make Paying the Bill (Almost) as Fun as the Food

We love how much fun restaurants have when we ask to see the bill. Here are some of our favorite check containers that make paying almost as much fun as eating.<p>Asking for the bill at the end of a meal can be a drag. So we're especially grateful when restaurants go beyond black leather books and get …

Cotton Candy

The 30 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Spring 2015

Now that winter has finally drawn to a close, we're looking ahead to some of the most hotly anticipated restaurant openings of the spring. Read on to see what's happening in your city over the next few months, from new spots by big-name chefs like Mario Batali and Marc Forgione to the expansion of …

Texas

L.A.'s 98-Year-Old Food Hall Is More Alive Than Ever

Everyone seems to agree that it's been a wild couple years for Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at the changing landscape</i> …

Food Trucks

How to Make the Best Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is the ultimate comfort food and incredibly simple to make from scratch. There are endless variations and you can add flavoring to the …

Pudding