Amy Landau

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Another big gay week

The gays haven’t had a great week like this since, well, June, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in California and struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. A 15th gay-marriage state, two gay mayors, one coming out and one historic vote against employment discrimination all happened …

The Supreme Court Kills the 'Gay Marriage Is Bad for Kids' Argument

The majority opinion in United States v. Windsor said that denying gay couples the right to marry is harmful to children.<p>When it overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court didn't say gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry. But the decision established that taking away …

Questions to Consider Before Getting Married, Whether You're Straight or Gay

Twelve topics that the Dean of the National Cathedral encourages engaged couples to discuss<p>In her cover story for the latest issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Liza Mundy considers what heterosexual couples can learn from gay couples in light of the fact that gay marriages are happier on a variety of metrics …

Gay couples face a brave new financial world of marriage – and taxes

Jim Leipold isn’t all <i>that</i> interested in the idea of getting married. He’s been with his long-term partner for 25 years, and says “We don’t feel the need to validate our relationship.” Equally, he points out, “We don’t need any blenders for our kitchen.”<p>Nonetheless, the 51-year-old Leipold, …

Gay Marriage Expected to Boost Hawaii Tourism by $217 Million

Yesterday Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state. The move means the archipelago should be saying aloha …

The Fine Bros. Get Kids to Weigh In on Gay Marriage

The Fine Bros. waded into the gay marriage debate—with a group of children.<p>Last week, the duo's video, Kids React to Gay Marriage, featured a …

Rachel Maddow to Conservative Pundits: You Can't Stop Making Gay People Exist

On Sunday, just a few days after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA (the law that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages …

LGBTQI

Lawsuit over Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban moves closer to trial

A federal court challenge to Pennsylvania's 17-year-old law banning the recognition of same-sex marriages took an important step toward a trial Friday when a judge rejected two different attempts to block the lawsuit.<p>US district judge John E Jones III denied the motions to dismiss the lawsuit by …

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As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Recipes

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Longboard Stroller

The Longboard Stroller is a modern, urban mobility solution for a new generation, developed by Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet. The radical stroller …

Surgical Needle That Sucks Wine From Bottle Without Removing Cork

A tasty white or red, any time.<p>Wanting only a glass or two of wine puts drinkers in a tough spot. Once the bottle’s opened, the wine starts to oxidize and lose its flavor. No rubber stopper will halt the process, leaving partial bottles to go to waste. Greg Lambrecht, a medical-device entrepreneur, …

How Stores Track Their Shoppers

An update on stores' efforts to see where you go once you step inside.<p>You've seen it happen. One day, you're aspirationally browsing performance outerwear online; the next day, you're seeing ads for Primaloft and Gore-Tex on every website you visit. That's the power of tracking people while they're …

How Evolution Determines The Flavor Of Beer and Whiskey

Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.<p>Back in August of 2011, unconventional chef David Chang stood up in front of a gathering of chefs and other food people in Copenhagen to give a talk about food and microbiology. He opened his presentation by apologizing to the …

Crocheted Bow Tie

Something borrowed, something blue ... but what about the groom? Make him stand out with a crocheted bow tie.<p>Weddings are the ultimate opportunity to exercise your crafting skills. Don’t leave out your groom and groomsmen — you can make their attire fit right in to your handmade wedding with this …

Tunisian Crochet Stitches: Free Tutorials/ Instructions

01 of 07<p>Basics of Tunisian Crochet Stitches<p>Before getting started, it is helpful to know a few things about Tunisian crochet stitches. All Tunisian …

400 Knitting Stitches Book Review

I don't know if it's possible for a knitter to have too many stitch dictionaries, and <i>400 Knitting Stitches</i> by Potter Craft is a decent one to add to …

Crochet Towel Edging Pattern

This microfiber hand towel began its life as a dollar store cheapie, and I transformed it into something much prettier by adding a crocheted edging …

How to Crochet Shell Stitch

01 of 06<p>Learn to work a basic shell stitch with this step-by-step photo tutorial. This is a crochet shell stitch that is worked in double crochet …

5 Links to Read Before Baking a Pie

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: No more excuses -- you're making pie.</i><p>If you've never made pie from scratch, you probably have a long list of reasons why you haven't attempted it yet. …

Netflix ditches Webkit to roll out slick new UI for smart TVs, Roku boxes and game consoles

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Netflix (s NFLX) rolled out a big revamp of its user interface for smart TVs and connected devices Tuesday night, moving away …

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Cinnamon rolls like you have never seen them before: with pumpkin, cream cheese, and more cream cheese.</i><p>Chilly weekend …

Dessert

Scotch Eggs, Made at Home

<i>It's</i> always <i>more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from my name is yeh guides us, step by step, to Scotch egg heaven.</i><p>Until very recently, Scotch eggs were like unicorns. Even though I …

9 Savory Pies for Anytime

We're going to keep this short and sweet, because you've got pies to eat. Make that short and savory. For those of you who are new around these parts, we've got a bit of a pie obsession going on. Whether they're individual or for a hungry hoard, pies are perfectly suitable for any meal, any time of …

Pie

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …