Amanda Okrainec

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The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

“Don Jon’s” narrow, conservative view of sex

The movie offers a frank look at porn and porn addiction, but argues that only one kind of sexual behavior is OK<p>"Don Jon" does a lot of things well. It tackles a heady, uncomfortable topic with a stroke of undeniable humor. It smears the lascivious, sexist corners of American culture while never …

“All Is Bright”: Christmas with Canadian losers

Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd play Quebec Christmas-tree salesmen in NYC in this delicate, melancholy indie surprise<p>Is October too early for a Christmas movie? With much of the country basking in a heat wave, you might not be ready for the midwinter mood of melancholy struck by “All Is Bright,” which …

“A First-Rate Girl”: The Problem of Female Beauty

I have a friend who dates only exceptionally attractive women. These women aren’t trophy-wife types—they are comparable to him in age, education level, and professional status. They are just really, notably good looking, standouts even in the kind of urban milieu where regular workouts and healthy …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Rihanna's Twerking Every Which Way In Her New Video And It Is Amazing

Oh. My. Lord. Probably NSFW.<p>The video was shot back in May, but disputes with director Vincent Haycock (who announced he'd dropped out of the project due to "creative differences") may have held up its release.

8 Popular Children's Tales That Are Actually Horrifying

From nursery rhymes to fairy tales and folklore, prepare to have your childhood ruined. You won't even want to have kids if they're going to have to hear these stories eventually, because their origins are so... bloodied.<p>Jack and Jill is just a story about two kids who get <b>severely injured</b> after …

Halloween Costumes For Women 2013: Ideas Far Better Than 'Sexy Nurse'

"Teen Maid to Tease." "Sexy Miss Santa." "Red Hot Mama." "Ooh La Lola." "Pilgrims Pleasure."<p>No, these are not the names of roles for a cheaply produced porno -- they're actual Halloween costumes ladies are supposed to buy. Welcome to October, everyone, the month where outfits better suited to …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Hot Cross Buns

A Love Letter to Fried Chicken

Why do people the world over love fried chicken? BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton delves into his fondest memories in search of the heart and soul of the bird<p>We Southerners take fried chicken very, very seriously. We'll debate what part of the chicken fries up best (for me, it's the thigh). We'll debate …

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How Readers Cooked EVERY RECIPE From Our September Issue

Our favorite submissions from Bitten Word's Cover to Cover challenge, in which participants cooked from our September Restaurant Issue.<p>If you haven't been following along, the Bitten Word Cover to Cover 2013, in which the Washington, D.C.–based food bloggers <b>Clay Dunn</b> and <b>Zach Patton</b> asked some 485 …

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