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How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

Don't sleep on these bad boys.<p>In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long …

American Politicians' Reactions to Refugees Echo Past Xenophobia: Which Side of History Do We Want to Be on?

In recent meetings between anthropologists and refugees in Berlin, a young Syrian dentist described fleeing his home to escape death by bombs and guns from multiple sides, conscription by the military, and starvation due to the stoppage of vital services including food and water. Other Syrian …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

Syrian refugees fear backlash: 'They don't want us to stay here'

Three years ago, Khadija Aloush fled the fighting in Syria for Denmark, where she found anything but a warm welcome.<p>At the market or bus stops, people would step away from the 41-year-old hairstylist and her family to avoid them. If she smiled or waved at Danish children, their parents sometimes …

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …