Melisa Bouma

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This Is What It's Like to Take Your Little Kids to a Music Festival

We decided our whole crew was going to attend a legit multi-day music festival together and see if it would be the greatest two days of their young lives and would make us the coolest parents on the block.<p><i>The happy family</i><p>My wife and I run a music site that requires us to go see bands and shows …

Festivals

Flashback: Guns N' Roses Play Final Show Before Mysterious Hiatus

Watch 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'It's So Easy' from the last show of GN'R's 2014 tour<p>Slash caused a huge stir this past weekend when he didn't …

Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

Cat feces, grimy sex toys, bare mattresses—Vester Flanagan’s apartment hinted at his deteriorating mental state.<p>The killer journalist who shot two …

Crime

Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings, but Magic Johnson has 30

You probably know Chris Brown from his rocky R&B career, his high-profile domestic abuse case or maybe even his modest acting career. But on Thursday …

Japanese police fear gang war as Yamaguchi-gumi tensions surge

Reports Japan’s biggest crime syndicate is about split with potential outbreak of violence between breakaway group and those loyal to leader Tsukasa<p>Police in Japan are bracing for an outbreak of gang violence after reports that the Yamaguchi-gumi — the country’s biggest crime syndicate — is about …

Japan

5 Savory Eggplant Dishes for Brunch

Put tender, late-summer eggplant to good use with these five savory brunch recipes.<p>Put tender, late-summer eggplant to good use with these five …

Eggplant

3 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Before Work

I was about 8 years old when I had my first breakfast taco. Even in my naive, young mind, I had a powerful thought that has endured to this day: <i>Why</i> …

Breakfast

Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad

Servings: 2-3 main dish salads, 4 side salads<p>Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>2 heaping cups cooked shredded chicken, from one store-bought rotisserie …

Food

Pancit Canton and Bihon - Filipino Noodles - Salu Salo Recipes

Pancit Canton and Bihon - Filipino Noodles<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>35 mins<p>Author: Liza A<p>Serves: 10-12 servings<p>Ingredients<p>4 skinless, …

Soysauce

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Are you looking for a super easy beef stew recipe that is knock your socks off good? Look no further. This Crock Pot Beef Stew recipe is hands down …

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

Baking

The 6 Best Face Masks for Summer Skin

It's time to treat your skin instead of hiding it.<p>(Clockwise from top left)<p>GET EVEN<p>Grainy bits of sea kelp, plus exfoliating algae, fade dark spots and uneven patches of pigment.<p><b>ALGENIST</b> <i>Algae Brightening Mask, $59, algenist.com</i><p>CODE RED<p>Forgot to reapply your sunscreen? This rose-spiked gel calms …

Burnt-Caramel Custards

8 Servings<p>Peggy Loftus, a contributor to Food52, devised these stellar custards.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart heavy cream<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¾ cup plus 4 Tbsp. sugar, divided<p>6 large egg yolks, room temperature<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Whipped cream (for serving; optional)<p>Flaky sea salt …

Dessert

9 Camp Lunches That Go Beyond PB & J

Camp lunch can be so much more than peanut butter sandwiches and an apple.<p><b>Packed lunch is hard.</b> With camp season upon us, we wanted to come up with recipes that were appropriate for summer, without a ton of work. While these 9 recipes are meant for kids, we'd definitely bring nearly all of them to …

Cooking

A Roll For All Seasons, Wrapped In Rice Paper

Get recipes for Classic Summer Rolls, Vegetarian Summer Rolls, Not-A-Sandwich Summer Rolls and Sweet Chili And Vinegar Dipping Sauce.<p>It all started several months ago, when I was fishing around for something not-too-unhealthy for lunch. Spring was over — the once-tender lettuces now milky-hearted …

The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce

Oliver Wang is a professor and occasional NPR music reviewer — not a professional cook. But he's spent years trying to perfect a common Chinese dish: <i>hongshao rou,</i> or red-braised pork.<p>"It's actually more of a deep brown, made from bite-sized morsels of pork belly, layered with skin, fat and meat, …

Florida Gators are threats to beat any team they play, thanks to their defense alone

You don't even have to have high hopes for this new offense to see how a more consistent and more fortunate Florida could scare anybody.<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.</i><p>1. Sensibility<p>It's been difficult to elaborate on Florida's hire of Jim McElwain as its new head coach. It …

College Sports

How Big a Steal Is Kieran Trippier for Tottenham?

Tottenham's £3.5M acquisition of Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier was a wise move.<p>His potential was evident last season, as he excelled in a struggling Burnley side. It came as no surprise to regular watchers of the Championship, as Trippier had also been a major part of the Clarets' promotion …

Soccer

5 Biggest Surprises of San Francisco 49ers Training Camp so Far

One of the San Francisco 49ers’ biggest surprises during training camp has been third-year inside linebacker Nick Moody.<p>Moody mostly played safety and special teams at Florida State. In 2013, the Niners drafted him in the sixth round primarily to play special teams, but they listed him on the …

‘I Wasn’t Raped:’ A Flight Home from Hell

In an excerpt from Controlled, Neesha Arter describes a torturous flight home from Texas, where—unbeknownst to anyone aboard—two men had raped her …

Mind

Mystery In Bizarre Deaths Of Couple Discovered By Burglars — But Life Of ‘Wife’ Was Even Stranger

The bodies of a popular local couple, Thomas Ruttle and Julia Holmes, were discovered under strange circumstances in their Limerick, Ireland, home on …

Crime

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

With Social Security disability fund going broke by 2016, Congress set for partisan, election-year showdown

The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year unless Congress acts.<p>Social Security's trustees say the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016, a presidential election year, which would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in …