Bethany Hornak

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ABOUT TOWN / FAVORITE LA BRUNCH

i am definitely known among my friends as the brunch gal. my favorite weekend activity. it’s a time to unwind with people you love, have a mimosa or …

An Actually Useful Guide to San Diego, California

Heading to San Diego? Let Jocylynn Breeland be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on</i> …

They are as dangerous as Donald Trump: The monstrous foreign-policy lie that goes unreported by the mainstream media

Obama, Hillary, Cheney and others pretend Trump has gone too far, while themselves guiding murderous policies<p>Here is a good thought experiment: Would you rather a country bar you from entry or have that country bomb your house?<p>This question has not occurred to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the …

Why ISIL won't be defeated

In late August 2006, John Mearsheimer and Steve Walt published a book called 'The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy', ever since life, says Mearsheimer, has been fundamentally altered.<p>"If you criticise Israel or criticise the lobby, you pay a significant price and most people are unwilling to pay …

Middle East

Much ado about Muslim refugees

<b>Doha, Qatar -</b> As tens of thousands of people try to flee conflict and strife in large expanses of Asia and Africa each month, one question unblinkingly stares policymakers and the global commentariat in the face: Should the US, Europe and wealthy Arab Gulf states open the door to increased …

Mosques vandalised as US states reject Syria refugees

Several mosques have been vandalised and a number of suspected hate crimes targeting Muslims carried out after dozens of United States governors announced they would not accept Syrian refugees in their states.<p>The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil rights organisation, said on …

Look We Love: The Old New Kitchen

Here's a kitchen look that we can't get enough of: new kitchens that look old. If you love Shaker cabinets and soapstone counters and weathered woods …

The Best Task and Desk Lamps

A task lamp is the finishing touch to a well-appointed desk. It helps create the perfect setting for writing that novel, finishing your homework and …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

Chris Hedges: “Why should we be impoverished so that the profits of big banks, corporations, and hedge funds can swell?”

Jeremy Hammond’s a hero who exposed surveillance-state secrets. His excessive prison sentence should terrify us all<p>I sat in the front row of a New York federal court in November 2013 the day Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking into the computers of a private security firm …

Best Small Space Beds: Min, Malm, Flou & 9 More

In honor of Small Cool this month, I've put together a list of the best beds for use in small spaces. That means beds that have a minimal footprint, …

Articles about 8 one room wonders on Dwell.com - Dwell

Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press...<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented quite a challenge in terms of creating a cohesive, organic interior design.<p>In Osaka, Japan, a family's request for …

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24 Hours in New Orleans, LA with Juley of Upperlyne & Co.

I grew up an hour from New Orleans in a smaller town on the bayou and remember weekend trips to the big city. Just as I was beginning to fall madly …

New Orleans

Small Bathroom Remodel

Let's say you're remodeling your home. And you dream of a giant, spacious bathroom like this, but that's not going to happen because all of those …

Shopping Off the Beaten Path: Stylish Lighting Finds from Kids Stores

(Image credit: Carrie McBride)<p>We all have our go-to places when we're shopping. If your go-tos don't include some kids stores, you are missing out on …

Kim & Scott's Fresh Reverie

<b>Name:</b> Scott & Kim Vargo (plus two cats and a dog – Maddie, Libby, & Jack) <b><br>Location:</b> Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 675 square feet <b><br>Years lived …

The Dreadful Inconvenience of Salad

A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it?<p>At a drab community center on Chicago’s West side, there’s a room where families sit around idly. Unemployment is high here, and so is …

Election 2014: Getting to No – And Staying There

Tuesday, America held the most important election of our lifetimes. I know, because we’ve had 18 of them that I could vote in; all were the most …

25 Household Hacks & Habits to Help You Survive Winter

Cover your windshield wipers with old socks before storms. Ice won't build up and make it hard to use them. Similarly, cover rearview mirrors with …

Southwest and AA Offer Best Rewards -- Starwood and Chase Ink Cards Tops for Travel Benefits

When it comes to sorting out the value of airline rewards programs, confusion and frustration seem to be frequent states of mind among business travelers and frequent flyers, in general. With industry consolidation and new rules for mileage and points acquisition, i.e., Delta's revamped rewards …

Beauty in the Everyday: 10 Luxurious Versions of Things You Use All the Time

Since you happen to be reading a design blog right this very minute, there is a good chance that you love being surrounded by beautiful things. …

Look We Love: Contrast in the Kitchen

(Image credit: Elle)<p>Can't decide between stainless and concrete countertops? Torn between colored cabinets and white ones? Maybe you don't have to …

Taco Town USA: Where to Find the Best Tacos in Austin

How many tortillas can one person eat in three days? Andrew Knowlton spends a long weekend devouring tacos in search of Austin’s greatest and most diverse culinary star<p><i>How many tortillas can one person eat in three days? Andrew Knowlton spends a long weekend devouring them filled with eggs,</i> …

DIY Plumbing: Brass Bridge Faucet

Mandi from Vintage Revivals bought a 1972 Bell Travel Trailer, aka The Nugget, and recently began the overhauling process. Set on installing a new …

Help Me Buy The Right Vacuum Cleaner!

My old vacuum just bit the dust so it's time to make a big decision about a new purchase. C'mon, let's crowdsource this! Are you in love with your …

7 Things to Do with That Awkward Space Above the Cabinets

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)<p>Lots of houses have it — that awkward space between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling. In my …

Campus Sexual Assault Law Now Includes Language On Same-Sex Violence

Schools often struggle to investigate cases of sexual assault, and even more so when they occur between people of the same gender.<p>But a new law aimed at college campuses — which takes effect today — expands the definition of sexual violence to include dating violence and stalking and to clarify …

“The roads were cracking, the crime rate was rising”: What happens when fracking takes over your town

Director Jesse Moss talks to Salon about “The Overnighters,” his haunting portrait of a fracking boomtown gone bust<p>North Dakota is sitting on gold. The oil-rich Bakken formation, thanks to the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, produces hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil each day; in …