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Mary Beard: A Don’s Life Archives – TheTLS

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.<p>Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

Julius Caesar

The 10 Best Food Podcasts for a Road Trip

As anyone who has taken to the open road can tell you, road trips are the perfect time to queue up a podcast. Not only will it keep your mind busy …

How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon

<i>Not so long ago, the first hurdle for an aspiring book author was to get past the gatekeepers. First you would have to spend weeks or months writing a book proposal and sample chapters. Then you might contact a bunch of agents to see if they would be interested in pitching your book to major</i> …

30 Amazing Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Books Too Read Over Winter

Best Mystery Books and Mystery Awards Lists

The Best Mysteries of 2014 - by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. You will need to scroll down the page to find them.

Books

The Scarlet Letter: Reproduction Sampler Kits, Antique Needlework

<b>WE ACCEPT PAYPAL BUT THIS OPTION DOES NOT SHOW UP ON OUR ONLINE ORDER FORM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE PAYPAL SIMPLY SEND YOUR ORDER, AND YOUR MAILING</b> …

Quilting

The Serious Eats Guide to Beans

Sure, beans may be the stuff of crass rhymes and penny-pinching diets, but they're also one of our oldest, most reliable, and most diverse forms of sustenance. In part, that's because there are more than 18,000 species of legume plants, growing on every continent save Antarctica, a vast number of …

Strawberry Corn Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Chia Dressing

For the salad<p>1 1/2 cups quinoa (red or white)<br>• 4 ears corn<br>• 2 cups diced strawberries<br>• 6 scallions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced<br>• 1/2 cup chopped …

Recipes

15+ Stylish Seniors That Prove Age Is Just A Number

If you think that fashion is a young man's game then take a look at these pictures to see how wrong you are.<p>They're part of a series called "Advanced …

What’s Behind Slovenia’s Love Affair with a Salamander?

Deep inside Postojna Cave, an ancient wonder of rock and water not far from the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana, sits a modernist aquarium—an anachronism of steel and glass and blue lighting. Seven hundred thousand people visit Postojna each year, not only to see the cave, which evokes Gaudí’s …

Five Books

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

In the past few years, Balazs and I have been making a conscious effort to lead more of a minimalist life, so when last night he sent me this …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

City Cape

The moment Honeycrisp apples make their seasonal debut at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, I start thinking about what I want to knit for my cold …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

13 Mystery Novels That Are All About Books

Some writers love books so much they don’t just want to <i>write</i> them, they want to write <i>about</i> them. This love spans all genres and styles, from romance …

Five Vegetarian Freezer Crockpot Meals in 50 Minutes

After sharing my 17 favorite freezer meal prep sessions, a bunch of people asked me to prep some vegetarian freezer meals. I was a little bit nervous …

Cooking

10 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals In One Hour

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Gazette du Bon Ton: A Journal of Good Taste

Unbound Lithographs from Gazette du Bon Ton<p>1920<p>$137.50<p>1921<p>Sold for $104.50<p>1920<p>Sold for $137.50<p>1921<p>Sold for $137.50<p>1921<p>Sold for $93.50<p>1920<p>Sold for …

Fine Art

On the Pleasures of Film Noir & Bud and the “Bs”

Earlier you might catch <b>Out of the Past</b> or <b>Ace in the Hole</b> or <b>In a Lonely Place</b> or <b>Criss Cross</b>, those with legendary actors and directors out of the …

Nautical Seed Stitch Washcloth

I have to admit that I'm now addicted to making knit washcloths. They are simple and most patterns are very repetitive. Last month, I shared a double …

Knitting

Slip Stitch Dishtowels

These dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? I love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to …

Knitting

Sundance: Werner Herzog's 'Lo and Behold' plumbs the Internet's impact

PARK CITY, Utah — Does the Internet dream of itself?<p>Will people even need human contact in the future?<p>Isn't it weird to see monks looking at their …

Tupperware and Terror

In contemporary fiction, domesticity is deadly.

Ex-fiancée of Making a Murderer's Steven Avery: 'He's not innocent'

<i>Making a Murderer</i>'s Steven Avery just lost one of his key supporters in the Netflix documentary series detailing his murder trial. Avery's former …

Crime

The Resurgence of the Housewife Novel

Unable to sleep, a woman sits at the kitchen table or walks her neighborhood by night. She is 37, maybe 36. She is a wife and mother, roles that seem …

Books

How to make… printy creatures

A step-by-step guide to the art of printing with just about anything by Liz Anelli

Sidekick boot socks: Knitty.com - Winter 2015

If you live in the sort of climate I do, you develop a pretty significant relationship with your winter boots: for two or three months, they’re the …

Portraits Capture the Unlikely Charm of an Eccentric, Aging Woman

At first, Jessica Eve Rattner knew Lee as a shopping-cart pushing raider of recycling bins, a dishevelled old woman with foot-tall dreadlocked hair. …