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Chinese Barbecued Pork | America's Test Kitchen

Step-by-Step<p>Chinese BBQ<p>1. <b>Prick:</b> Using fork, prick pork 10 to 12 times on each side.<p>2. <b>Marinate:</b> Place pork and marinade in bag and refrigerate for 30 …

A scary culture change: What new law enforcement rhetoric reveals about America

<b>Jeffrey Follmer; Police in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014. (MSNBC/AP/Jeff Roberson/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Cops all over the country are demanding “unequivocal support.” Here’s why an obsession with order is to blame<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 23, 2014 7:01pm (UTC)<p>For those who’ve been following the ups and …

White Christmas, Black Christmas

Though minority and white evangelical Protestants have more in common than any other Christian groups, they are deeply divided on matters of race and justice.<p><i>Now to the Lord sing praises,</i><br>—God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman<p>This week, approximately nine in 10 Americans will celebrate Christmas, in a wide …

The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

On the outrageous murder of two cops and the faction trying to exploit their deaths for political leverage<p>At 28-years-old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had been arrested 19 times and served 2 years in prison. On Saturday, in a crime spree that began when he shot an ex-girlfriend in Baltimore, he murdered two …

Rabia Chaudry talks to The Serial Serial about Adnan, Serial, and bogus trials

Percy Jackson: The Experts Speak

Yes, this is the point in the summer when I outsource my critical judgment to my kids. Plus: bonus Smurfs coverage.<p>20th Century Fox<p>So, <i>Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters</i>.<p>Based on the second installment of Rick Riordan's series of novels (think Harry Potter knockoff with a dusting of Greek mythology), …

Soccer Isn't for Girly-Girls? How Parents Pick the Sports Their Daughters Play

Should a girl do soccer, dance, or chess? It depends on what kind of a woman her mom and dad want her to become.<p>Girls today grow up in a world with an unprecedented set of educational and professional opportunities. More of them will graduate from college and earn advanced degrees than ever before, …

The Unprecedented, Contemptible GOP Quest to Sabotage Obamacare

What the Republicans are doing now goes beyond mere hardball politics -- and could hurt millions of Americans affected by health-care reform.<p>When Mike Lee pledges to try to shut down the government unless President Obama knuckles under and defunds Obamacare entirely, it is not news -- it is par for …

Rush and O’Reilly: Race hustlers, Inc.

<b>Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh (AP/Jim Cooper/Julie Smith)</b><p>Limbaugh, Hannity, Bill-O and other right-wing white-grievance mongers are stoking racial tension for cash<p>Joan Walsh<p>July 23, 2013 2:56pm (UTC)<p>I was in Ireland when President Obama made his surprise 18-minute comment about the George Zimmerman …

My father, the hoarder

“I remember the dirt and the rats and the squalor, but I also remember parents who loved me.”<p>Kimberly Rae Miller<p>July 22, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from Coming Clean: A Memoir<p>I have a box where I keep all of the holiday and birthday and just-because cards that my friends and family send me. They …

Jahar’s World

<i>Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are</i> …