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Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

How Russia Tried to Cover Up a KGB Murder in London

What does it mean to ‘cooperate’ with Vladimir Putin? Nothing good, as a new documentary about the investigation of the Litvinenko murder makes clear.<p>…

Russia

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Cinnamon Roll Bubble Bites

These Cinnamon Roll Bubble Bites make the perfect sweet treat for your family and friends right in time for Easter and Spring! <br>It’s always a pleasure …

Breakfast

In Praise of Rain

I once heard a story about the rain that has stuck with me ever since, the way deeply horrifying things tend to do.<p>This one guy, a friend of a friend, had planned an epic 40-day hike through Patagonia. Before embarking, he packed all of his food into one enormous backpack: a small mountain of ramen …

Birdwatching

The Terrifying, More Than a Little Crazy Work of a Stormchaser

I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where we had a lot of thunderstorms. I enjoyed watching the lightning. Later, at Rice University, one of the teams was using thunder to map lightning to learn where it was occurring in storms.<p>That’s what got me hooked.<p>A big part of our research is chasing storms. We …

Weather

24 Hours ... With Adam Schefter

<i>The MMQB begins a series of inside-inside, multimedia football stories for the 2017 season with a view into the life of ESPN NFL information czar</i> …

Kirk Cousins

Death on the Hippie Trail

After spending the final weeks of summer camped in a stooped, square-mouthed Himalayan cave, Justin Shetler was tired. The 35-year-old American …

Bob Marley

Comedian Kyle Kinane Wants to Help You Get Your Act Together

But take his advice with "the biggest grain of salt you can find."<p>Does Kyle Kinane think he's good at giving advice? "No," the comedian asserts. "Not at all. If I was good at advice I would have taken some of my advice. But I'm a comedian so I love doling out bullshit. Mostly to see what happens to …

Relationships

Superheroes Are Real

They jump out of planes. They fly onto the field of battle. They run, chainsaws in hand, into 20-foot flames against the ultimate opponent: Mother Nature. Meet the smokejumpers of America, a merry band of athletes just trying to—oh, I dunno—save the world<p>Photography by Thomas Lee<p>October 11, …

Forests

Twilight for the Sawfish

With a sawfish mask on his head, a dancer performs in a ceremony in the Bijagós archipelago in Guinea-Bissau. In many traditional cultures along the …

Fish

STAT: My Daughter’s MS Diagnosis and the Question My Doctors Couldn’t Answer

<i>Maria Bustillos | Longreads | September 2016 | 40 minutes (10,049 words)</i><p><b>I.</b><p>In the first days of 2014, in her senior year at Oberlin and just a few …

19 Tasty Desserts You Can Bake In Less Than 10 Minutes

Less oven peeping, more finger licking.

Dessert

This Is What It's Like To Be Dying Of AIDS – And Then Survive

Twenty years ago, revolutionary new drugs transformed HIV/AIDS, bringing people back from the brink of death. But what happens when you plan to die only to recover? Three people, whose stories span the global epidemic, told BuzzFeed News what it means to have a second chance at life.<p>Edwin J. …

Medicine

Gene Wilder’s Last Big Interview: Mel Brooks, Willy Wonka & Why He Stopped Acting

In his last major interview, at the 92nd Street Y in 2013, Wilder looked back at his career and explained what made him stop acting.<p>Gene Wilder lives …

Film Industry

Gymnastics’ Hidden Abuse Crisis

The sport’s most powerful organization ignored evidence that up to 50 coaches were sexual predators—and athletes report routine physical and …

The Case for More Female Cops

<i>Sarah Smarsh | Longreads | July 2016 | 20 minutes (4,886 words)</i><p>Betty was in the bathroom dyeing her platinum hair black while the kids played with …

Crime

Just Another Day Herding Reindeer on the Edge of the World

Anna-Maria Fjellström was given a choice: go see the world and forge your path, or return home to Sápmi and take a spin at a very traditional way of …

My Job: Trail Designer and Builder Hardy Avery

Hardy Avery is one of just a few people in North America who is professionally designing and building down-mountain backcountry ski trails and …

Blowing Up The Glass Ceiling: The Untold Story Of The Military's First Female Bomb Technician

Linda Cox overcame discrimination, ridicule, and explosives to become the military’s first female bomb technician over 40 years ago. Just don’t call her a feminist role model.<p><b>When Linda Cox,</b> then known as Linda Cranford, a smiley 18-year-old from rural Chickasha, Oklahoma, wanted to join the Air …

Military

Go Behind The Scenes at the Smithsonian's Whale Warehouse

The Smithsonian Institution’s whale and small cetacean warehouses hold the largest collection of marine mammal specimens in the world. For over 150 …

How One Indigenous Reserve Is Coping With Canada's Suicide Crisis

In recent months, hundreds of Canadian Indigenous people have tried to kill themselves, with 11 people attempting suicide in a single night in April. As the crisis intensifies across the country, the residents of one Cree reserve try to make sense of it while tracing the decades of injustices that …

Canada

On Mother's Day, My Mom Asked Me to Help End Her Life

Mother's Day, 2015. Giuliana, my mother, at 75 years old still spirited and stunning, says, "Alex, you have to make this happen."<p>By "this," she means to arrange for her to die.<p>We are sitting in the living room of her Miami Beach condo: marble floors, bone-white couch and curtains, vibrant wall art, …

Mind

13 Pesto Recipes for All Your Spring Herbs

Next year, you’ll plan ahead and finally build that tiny herb garden in your apartment that will last all winter. For now, take solace in the fact that the world has finally come out of hibernation and everyone’s defrosted. ‘Tis the season to find herbs like basil and lavender at your local …

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro-Lime Rice

<i>A copycat recipe for Chipotle’s popular cilantro-lime rice, with a simple method to ensure light, fluffy rice with no clumps!</i>If you’re a …

Bay Leaf

ManCan Personal Keg

Growlers, even the double-walled insulated ones, have their limits when it comes to keeping beer carbonated. That's why we like the ManCan.<p>Think of it as the love child between a keg and growler. It uses C02 to keep beer bubbly, but it comes in two packable sizes—either 64 or 128 ounces. To serve …

Alcohol

Missing: The Curious Anomaly of Tiffany Whitton's Disappearance

Each year, approximately seventy thousand women are reported missing in the United States. This is the story of one who hasn't come back.<p>Look at her.<p>It is the last time you will ever see her, and she is committing a crime. In the surveillance video, she is pushing and sometimes pulling a shopping …

Crime

Cook Your Meat in a Beer Cooler: The World's Best (and Cheapest) Sous Vide Hack

<b>Note:</b> For a quick primer on the basics of sous-vide cooking, read our previous article here.<p>By this point, there is absolutely no question that the method of cooking foods at precise low-temperatures in vacuum-sealed pouches (commonly referred to as "sous-vide") has revolutionized fine-dining …

The Dolphin Trainer Who Loved Dolphins Too Much

<i>Tim Zimmermann | Longreads | April 2015 | 25 minutes (6,193 words)</i><p>Panama City Beach, Florida is set on the alluring waters of the Gulf Of Mexico, in …

Is Empty Nose Syndrome Real? And If Not, Why Are People Killing Themselves Over It?

This medical mystery — a byproduct of common nasal surgery — has stumped many doctors and scientists, some of whom suspect the suffocating condition may just be imaginary. But that isn't making the people who feel suicidal over its horrific symptoms feel any better.<p><b>When Brett Helling</b> turned 36 on …

Medicine