Jessi Hartman

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In Pillars of Eternity, you choose, and the world responds

<i>The writer backed Pillars of Eternity on Kickstarter but used a publisher-provided code for the review. –Ed.</i><p><i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>Forty-four hours in, I’m still marveling at the freedom that Pillars of Eternity gives me.<p>This Kickstarter darling (this ode to old-school role …

The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March

Carola Dibbell’s fascinating debut, <b>The Only Ones</b> (Two Dollar Radio; paperback, $16.99), details the emotional journey of Inez Fardo, a 19-year-old who has survived terrible trauma and yet still manages to find life wondrous at times. In a time when most of the population has been wiped out by a …

Tom McCarthy: a Kafka for the Google age

Tom McCarthy is a contradiction in terms: the author of bestselling experimental novels<p>'Events!" scoffs the narrator of Tom McCarthy's Satin Island, 13 pages into the novel. "If you want those, you'd best stop reading now." These are ominous words to have ringing in your head in the run-up to an …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks

Genius Tool Teaches You How To Grow Vegetables Anywhere, Like Inside Of A Solo Cup

When I learned that I could grow a vegetable in my dimly lit, teensy New York City apartment with just a Solo cup and a few seeds, I felt overwhelmed. I love vegetables. I eat them for breakfast. My friends once gave me a crudité platter for my birthday instead of a cake.<p>The website StartAGarden …

“Galileo’s Middle Finger”: When scholars and activists clash over controversial research, we all lose

A feminist historian investigates the high price paid by scholars whose research is politically unpopular<p>Alice Dreger grew up in the sort of household that, according to contemporary political logic, shouldn’t exist: Her parents were Polish immigrants, “industrial-strength Roman Catholics” and …

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

Recipes

Reacting to NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels - The Hub

<b>59 of the books listed were written by female authors.</b> <b><br>42 of the books listed were written by male authors.</b><br>David Levithan (male) and Rachel Cohn …

16 Of The Most Exciting Books Of 2015 From Independent Publishers

More power to small presses.

15 Books By Transgender Women You Need To Read Immediately

From science-fiction novellas to cookbook memoirs, it's never too late to discover a new favorite read!

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

After our recent slow cooker chat here at the Tasty Kitchen Blog, I decided to pull my slow cooker down off the top shelf and dust it off. It really …

A Board Game That Relies On the Wikipedia Skills You Learned In College

You probably already owe a debt of gratitude to Wikipedia for helping you get through endless essays and research projects in college, but don't …

Wikipedia

What Je Suis Charlie Has Become

"A newspaper can't insult a segment of the population and be the symbol of France," one Muslim leader says.<p>PARIS—In March of 2012, three off-duty French soldiers were assassinated in southern France, the first in Toulouse, the others, four days later, as they withdrew money from an ATM outside …

Religion

Have you read the 21st-century's 'greatest novel so far'?

Books by Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel and Ian McEwan are in the top 20 of BBC Culture's poll of American critics to find today's best novel<p><b>The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</b>, the debut novel by acclaimed Dominican short story writer Junot Díaz, has been hailed as the greatest novel of the 21st …

Books

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

The latest book to have been sat around in ‘the pile’. I must admit that the subject matter is not the happiest, nor even that original: my first …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

13 Boneless, Skinless, Anything-but-Boring Chicken Breast Recipes

It's true that 'boneless' and 'skinless' are often equated with flavorless—and that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes. But prepared thoughtfully, they can be just as appealing as other cuts of the meat. Not buying it? <b>Here are 13 boneless,</b> …