Sam Schwarer

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The Yes Men Kickstart a revolt

During the 2000 Presidential campaign, the mysterious, satirical website www.gwbush.com appeared on the web. The criticisms of George W. Bush on it gained media attention worldwide, culminating in a mention by the Presidential candidate at a press conference. The Yes Men were born. Since then, Andy …

The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism

David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at <i>The New York Times</i>, where he’s been for almost a decade. His weekly column, "The Media Equation," covers all aspects of journalism and culture, especially …

Losing it at the movies with Film Crit Hulk

Hopefully by now you've run into Film Crit Hulk's Hulk-sized essays around the web on everything from film and video games to the <i>Girls</i> backlash and how to best portray Hulk on film. Or checked out the big green guy on Twitter. Once you get over the all-caps thing — let it wash over you for at least …

Pasta al Pomodoro

4 servings<p>The secret to this simple tomato-based pasta recipe? Pasta water and butter. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely …

Flavors

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Onions

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Baking

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

makes 12 Servings<p>Every good party needs a Champagne punch recipe. Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart note—not to mention, a festive color.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne<p>1 1/2 cups white rum<p>1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice<p>1 large lemon, thinly …

Pomegranate

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Thousands of Potted Flowers Form a Grand Design on a Staircase in Sicily

What a sight! Come visit a small town on the island of Sicily called Caltagirone and you'll witness a landmark that's a sheer beauty. Built in 1608, the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte has 142-steps which are each decorated with a different ceramic, using styles and figures derived from the …

Design

‘Franchise,’ a New Animated Alphabet from Animography - The Fox Is Black

Giving 110 animators freedom to do whatever they want in a single collaborative project could be a recipe for disaster. With <i>Franchise</i>, the latest …

Star

Latest<p>The 'Jurassic Park' 25th Anniversary LEGO Set is Available Now<p>LEGO 7 hours ago<p>LEGO<p>The 'Dragon Ball Z' Fusion Dance Funko Pop Two-Pack Exclusive …

Lego

Handmade Dishtowels by Lisa Rupp - The Fox Is Black

Lisa Rupp is an illustrator and designer from Phoenix, Arizona. She loves to draw, paint, sew and make crafts and it’s clear through her work that …

Animator Ian Padgham Flourishes Within Vine’s 6-Second Recording Limit | Colossal

<p>Since launching early last year the popular video recording app Vine has found itself capturing the height of world conflicts, the candid moments of …

Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century

The currency of the 21st century digital economy is your personal information. It has no transaction costs and does not decrease in value when the …

Is This the New Google Maps?

Google is supposedly working on a redesign of Google Maps that'll kill the all familiar sidebar and replace it with a full screen map. It's a cleaner …

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft | Colossal

<p>At the age of 14 Johan Scherft made his first papercraft bird which he colored with a pencil, modeled after the flying paper models of english …

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

Small Spaces

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Kodak

A Closer Look At The Impoverished Biker Gangs Of Tanzania

British and London-based photographer Kit Oates recently (and bravely) traveled to Tanzania to discover the stories behind the biker gangs who roamed …

35 Hot Blogs to Help 21st Century Writers Light Their Fire

Let’s face it. The business of writing is tough.<p>There is no ‘easy’ button to grow that fanatical fanbase that you know is out there.<p>So instead you’ve …

The Sewing Studio And LoveSewing

Welcome to the new home of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio!<p>When I first started teaching sewing classes in my Toronto apartment at night while I …

Fundamentals: How to Make Crème Fraîche

Crème fraîche is the sophisticated French cousin of sour cream. Its texture is smoother and the flavor subtler, not quite so sour, but still a bit …

Estonian Braided Cinnamon Bread Is A Beautiful Miracle

This gorgeous creature is called a kringel.<p>According to the cookbook Estonian Taste and Traditions, a kringel is sweetbread made with cardamom or saffron and raisins and twisted into the shape of a pretzel. It's mandatory in Estonia at birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, which sounds …

Breakfast

Sweet Sticky Bacon Wrapped Dates

If you’re looking for a last minute appetizer to blow the roof off your New Year’s Eve party then I have the perfect one-bite app for you!<p>Can we talk …

Grilled, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Arugula and Red Onion Relish Recipe

Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or they'll be rubbery. That said, you do want the bacon to achieve a light char and crispness. Achieve this by keeping shrimp just off of direct heat. Keep the grill heat moderate, and don't walk away when cooking, because bacon fat may cause flames to …

Full Measure of Happiness - Gambling Blog

If you love gambling you will understand the rush of adrenaline that comes along with it. This excitement is no more limited to just the casinos or …

Rustic Vegetable Chickpea Soup