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I don’t know how to discuss being raped: I am different, permanently, but there’s no language to describe how

I’m a man. I was raped. It changed me forever. But it wasn’t, say, losing a child, and I still lack the right words<p>Rape is loss. It deprives the victim of something vital, whose importance is only recognized when it is no longer there. The change is permanent and irreversible. That is a hard thing …

Carry Less Stuff with a Minimalist Leather Wallet and Key Holder

The design for this wallet came out of frustration with how many different things I had to carry to go anywhere. As a human, I tend to fill the allotted space in my purse or wallet to max capacity. The idea here is that by minimizing the available space in a wallet, it forces you to prioritize what …

22 Old-Timey Los Angeles Restaurants With Wacky Shapes

fullscreen<p>view fullscreen<p>close<p>We're used to seeing swanky rooftop restaurants and bars, taco stands and outdoor patios decorated with lights in Los …

Inside the FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Factory

<i>B</i>efore the FBI went digital, it looked a little more like a giant stock warehouse for Amazon.com. In the 1920s, the bureau was only employing 25 …

Paris

8 Chicken Recipes That Come with Their Own Sides

Dinner planning—we're not talking the "I guess I'll just eat this plain pasta" variety—takes planning. For especially ambitious weeknight cookers, it requires thinking up a main dish, a vegetable side, and something to soak it all up. But the decision-making process can quickly take a turn for the …

Cooking

Recipe: Easter Bread with Raisins and Sugar Cubes

Easter Bread with Raisins and Sugar Cubes (Aachener Poschweck)<p>Makes 1 (11-inch/28-centimeter) loaf<p><i>For the loaf:</i> <br>3/4 cup/100 grams chopped, blanched …

Dinner Tonight: Miso and Honey Butter-Roast Chicken

<b>"This recipe went from Good, to Better, to One of the Best. I was drinking Champagne so maybe it balanced things; I don't know."</b><p>To Erika, who wrote the above comment on this recipe for Miso and Honey Butter-Roast Chicken, we don't know either. It's likely the Champagne helped. But any dinner that …

Cooking

22 Main Event Salads to Clean Out Your Fridge

When the fridge starts to fill up with odds and ends, many creative cooks brilliantly turn to soup. But as the weather starts to inch its way to spring, you might want to actually chew your dinner and give soup a rest. <b>The main event salad is here for you.</b><p>Combining all of your dinner components …

Healthy Eating

Who Needs Parmesan? Olive Oil and Miso Paste Pack This Hearty Vegan Polenta and Kale Soup With Flavor

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the fourth year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrees along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>A couple weeks …

This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Is Better than Chipotle

Place the chipotle peppers and their sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, clove, salt, lime juice, and cider vinegar in a 7-quart or larger slow …

The Green Tahini Sauce to Have on Hand for a Week of Meals

On quiet weekend days, I love to prepare and stockpile food for the week ahead. But since I am also easily bored, <b>I aim to create recipes that can take on different personalities throughout the week</b>; today's sauce is tomorrow's marinade.<p>When I put together my book, Bon Appétit: The Food Lover's …

Food

Object of Intrigue: North Korea’s Black-Market Lapel Pins

A worker at Pyongyang Airport wears a lapel pin depicting Kim Il-sung. (Photo: (stephan)/Flickr)<p>February 16 marks the birthday of North Korea’s Dear …

Snickers Bar Cookies

Snickers Bar Cookies<p>Makes 12 bars<p><i>For the cookie layer:</i> <br>1 1/2 cups (6 3/8 ounces) all-purpose flour <br>1 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Lentils get the spotlight in these easy-to-prepare recipes that celebrate the versatile legume we love so much.<p>Is hummus its own food group in …

Cooking

How to Cook Hijiki: The Least Seaweedy Seaweed of All

If you didn’t grow up eating them, sea vegetables can be challenging. But hijiki, a black or dark brown seaweed, has <b>an umami-rich, mushroom-like quality that its greener counterparts do not</b>.<p>With its sweet, clean, mineral smell, hijiki (which is full of iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium) …

Flavors

The Genius That Happens When a Classic German Side Goes to Sicily

Sweet and sour braised cabbage is a familiar character in German beer hall menus, with the punch of vinegar usually offset by melted brown sugar and apples. It's a forceful side, needing to hold its own against bratwurst and schnitzel and steins of Dunkelweizen.<p>But as I've come to learn from a …

Spices

30 Best Picture Winners You Can Stream Right Now

Picking any given year’s Oscar winners is far from an exact science. Of the nearly 90 movies that have been named Best Picture since the very first …

Cover and scans from Hush Hush magazine of July 1957

Jul 27 2012<p>Sleazy tabloid exposes the nationwide trade in even sleazier Tijuana bibles.<p>It’s been a while since we’ve featured <i>Hush-Hush</i>, but it’s one …

Loneliness

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Google Arts & Culture

The Mayor of London celebrates the history and heroes of the women's movement in the UK – from the suffrage campaigners, to modern day activists. …

Private Events - Apotheke Cocktail Bar | NYC

The Space<p><b>Reserve The Space</b><p>Apotheke is available for hire for a wide range of events including cocktail parties, benefits and product launch. <br>View …

15 Things We Learned About Grocery Stores This Year

There's no getting around it — if you love to cook, you'd better learn to love the grocery store. Or at the very least, learn to navigate it so it …

Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Xbox Controller for On-Demand Emulation Anywhere

The Raspberry Pi Zero is absurdly small. So small, in fact, that DIYer Terence Eden decided to stuff it inside an Xbox controller and make a little …

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

Information Systems

Dumb Cuneiform

Questions. Answers.<p>Oh yes. We've made lots of these, and we'll make more. You'll really get it in the mail.<p>By hand! We take real ceramicist-grade …

Hotel notepads (set)

<b>Vendor:</b> Herb Lester <b><br>Type:</b> Stationery <b><br>Price:</b> 12.00> Click here to go to the reprinted and expanded set < Six notepads for fictional hotels. Just the …

Hospitality

Unseen Photos of Jewish Life in Europe, Before and After World War II

Interior of the Anhalter Bahnhof railway terminus near Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 1929–early 1930s. (Photo: © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy …

Historical Photography