Marissa Dillard

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Horrific Tales of Potatoes That Caused Mass Sickness and Even Death

It was the second day of autumn term at a small boys’ school in South London in 1979. Without warning, 78 schoolboys and a handful of monitors …

Medical Journals

‘We thought, let’s hide and see what happens’: Adam Hansen explains how he and Tim Wellens hid from the Giro peloton

<b>The Lotto pair decided to have some fun after they realised they couldn't make the breakaway group</b><p>Simon Yates‘s Mitchelton-Scott team chased …

Road Bikes

Donald Trump is not American democracy’s worst threat - Vox

The golden age of American politics was illiberal, undemocratic, and bloody.<p>A university recently invited me to participate in a forum considering this question: Has American politics ever been this bad? The answer, clearly, is that it has been much worse. We had a Civil War, after all. Congress …

Political Science

Hereditary, Mandy, and 12 More Horror Movies We Can’t Wait to Watch This Summer

The horror offerings of spring 2018 were defined by two themes: human-eating monsters, and women seeking blood vengeance. But the upcoming summer …

Horror

Create an Enchanting Evening Garden

By Kimberly Toscano<p><i>Looking for a place to unwind at the end of the day? Take refuge among luminous blooms and fragrant foliage.</i><p>There is something …

Landscaping

Hillary Clinton Could Never Have Gotten Away With the Sick Confidence Games of a Mediocre White Man

The Venn diagram documenting people who threw around the #HillarysHealth and people who shrug in response to President Trump’s brazen lying is a …

Donald Trump

Feature Story: A Life Shattered by Brain Injury - Lorraine Truong

Lovely. That's the word that best describes how it is catching up with Lorraine these days. This is my first time speaking to her since her accident, …

Mountain Biking

Titan Desert 2018 | A 385-mile ride through the Moroccan desert

The Titan Desert 2018 is a 385-mile mountain bike race that navigates between the Atlas Mountains and the Merzouga Dunes in the Sahara Desert. The race takes place over six days with 612 cyclists representing 22 nationalities.<p>Clockwise from top left: A competitor rides his bike during the Stage 1 …

Mountain Biking

Closed for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail is nearly restored — thanks to mountain bikers

Erik Hillard has always believed the best way to know a rugged trail is to bike it. But for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail in the peaks above La Cañada Flintridge has been all but unknowable to mountain bikers.<p>The 2009 Station fire and the rainy season that followed it rendered much …

Southern California Edison

Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" Is the Most Depressing Song in Existence

Released on the edge of summer in 2009, this WOAT party anthem fills me with a sadness like no other.<p>I worked in a bar between the ages of 18 and 21. I didn’t hate it, but I wouldn’t describe it as “good” either. Over half the employees went to my university and one of the interview questions was …

Music

There's Way Too Much Human Faeces on Mount Everest, Experts Have Warned

29,000 feet of gross.<p>More than 4,000 people have ascended Mount Everest since Sir Edmund Hillary first stood on the highest point of Earth's surface …

Mountaineering

The Charter School Movement Is Complicit With Segregation

Charter schools didn’t create segregation, but the charter school movement isn’t helping to end it, either.<p>When Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must …

17 Movies You'll Want To Watch If You Just Watched Netflix's 'Wild Wild Country'

A better alternative to joining a cult.

Horror

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. The result is a consistently diverse and infectious mix of songs from established stars and up-and-coming artists.<p>This month's playlist features a rollicking collaboration …

Evangelical Christianity

Photos reveal Lake Garda's incredible new bike route

Italy

ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship

Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans.<p>But<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcementagents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad data and lax …

Immigration

The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t quite get modern American misogyny

Consider the Handmaid Lobster<p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is a difficult show to appreciate right now. After following the plot of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book in its first season, its second season piles on a series of additional horrors, all set in the future nation of Gilead — a religious theocracy that …

Feminism

Listen to Janelle Monáe’s New Album Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe has officially released her new album <i>Dirty Computer</i>, which features Pharrell, Brian Wilson, and Zoë Kravitz. Stream it below. Monáe also said Prince worked on the album before he died in 2016.<p>In the lead-up to its release, she released several colorful music videos for the tracks …

New Albums

Let Us Rejoice in Sleep's Much Welcome Return to Stoner Metal

With 'The Sciences,' the band's first album in 15 years, the high priests of heavy metal's weed church demonstrate why they're legends.<p>Friday, April 20th was shaping up to be an unexciting day for the metal community. It wasn’t that metalheads wouldn’t be getting high—metal is a genre born of and …

New Albums

Ina Garten's Best Tips from 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro'

From dinner to dessert, Ina makes it easy.<p>We were more than stoked when Ina Garten announced a new season of <i>Barefoot Contessa</i> would be coming our …

Cooking

The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches

Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on America’s virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from their dark powers. It is fortunate for our country’s moral fiber that the NFL has kept current in their reading, channeling Heinrich Kramer’s 1487 …

Archie Comics

My Masters Is Paris-Roubaix

I know what you’re going to watch Sunday—like pretty much everyone else, you’ll be parked on the couch, sipping a tall Arnold Palmer, maybe an Arnold Palmer with a splash of something, listening to Jim Nantzypants rhapsodize from Augusta at the Masters.<p>That’s cool.<p>Me? I’m excited to watch hell. …

Cycling

Teenager's response to woman who fat-shamed her in bakery goes viral

A teenage girl has won praise for her response when a woman fat-shamed her in a bakery.<p>Vega Blossom, 19, was waiting to order six cupcakes at a …

I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison

Risking understatement, I am buried alive inside Michigan's Marquette Maximum Security Prison. I am locked in a windowless cell measuring 10x8 feet, …

No Band Should Play For More Than 20 Minutes

Imagine: you’re in a crowded mid-size venue, 300 strangers surrounding you. Just an hour ago, this space was vacant; now you’re practically cuddling …

Monster Cross Mania: Eight Top High-Volume Tires for Monster Cross Adventures

If you like riding drop bar bikes off-road—and chances are you do if you’re reading this—you’re now blessed with a large volume of high-volume tire …

Cyclo-cross

SRAM XX1 Eagle 1x12 mountain bike group review

<b>Primary use:</b> Mountain bike <b><br>Gearing:</b> 1x12 <b><br>Shifting:</b> Cable actuated <b><br>Buy it:</b> Individual components at <b></b>competitivecyclist.com<p>SRAM’s XX1 Eagle is the company’s top-of-the-line mountain bike drivetrain. The 1x12 groupset builds on the benchmark performance of the company’s 1x11 mountain bike groups, but with …

Mountain Biking

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Bunny Michael is the meme-making, psychedelic rapper touring with Fever Ray

You might be familiar with Bunny Michael even if you’ve never heard their music before. For the past two years they’ve been posting ‘higher self’ memes on Instagram – images of Bunny next to their double, paired with a spiritually uplifting caption representing their inner dialogue. (For example: …

Wes Montgomery Redux

To those who consider it a magical place, it's no surprise that Paris brings out the best in jazz performers. It's some mysterious elixir between the …