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As Much As I Can, As Black As I Am: The Queer History of Grace Jones

<i>This article also appears in the current issue of our print quarterly,</i> <i>The Pitchfork Review</i><i>, which is on stands now. Subscribe to the magazine</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Grace Jones is perched on a ledge above the dancefloor of New York’s 12 West, the state-of-the-art, members-only gay disco, about to take the stage for …

Music Videos

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

Why You Should Grill Short Ribs

Tired of just grilling hamburgers or hot dogs this summer? Ready to try something different than grilled steak? Consider a juicy cut of beef that's …

BBQ

Skirt Steak with Shallot Pan Sauce

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 12–14-oz. skirt steak, halved crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 small …

Have Better Sex: 25 Foods to Power Your Man’s Penis

Keeping up a healthy <b>sex life</b> has just as much to do with your desire for each other as it has to do with your diet.<p>Yes, it's true! We already revealed which foods you can be eating for a healthy vagina (and healthy foods for a higher sex drive), but this week we're taking a different approach. If …

Wellness

19 Penis Problems That Are Actually Real

Life is hard. Maybe wear a cup.

The Origins of 15 Crazy Southern Food Names

When it comes to our food, Southerners tend to be a pretty proud group—and with good reason. After all, the American South is the land of fried …

5 Concerns You Might Have About Brewing Beer (and Our Answers!)

The idea that you can brew your very own fizzy, amber-hued, hop-filled beer at home is incredibly exciting — but also not without a fair share of …

Beer

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is great, but it’s not better than the original

<b>There are minor spoilers below.</b><p>"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is almost as good as "The Avengers," but not quite.<p>The sequel gets a lot of things right. It expands on characters who weren't spotlighted last film, introduces a few new characters to the bunch, and delivers a lot of big action …

Marvel Universe

4 Ways To Make a Better Martini Than James Bond

Here's one thing you can best him at.<p>As a bartender, I tell people that I don't have a favorite cocktail all the time. The truth is, I do: it's the martini. But when I suggest one to customers, I get responses that range from skepticism to just straight-up cross. I get the hesitation; thanks to …

The 25 Essential Jazz Records Every Man Should Know

You've built the bookshelf, covered it with <b>great books</b>, but it needs a little something more. Some classic records perhaps? Why not treat yourself to …

Albums

Authentic Chinese Dumplings - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

<i>Every time I see Jill Chen’s photos from China, and specifically her dumpling photos, I get a hunger pang deep in my belly. After a little coercion,</i> …

Sea Scallops With Asparagus Sauce

Sea Scallops With Asparagus Sauce from Simply Recipes• 6 sea scallops*<br>• Salt<br>• 1 pound asparagus<br>• 1/2 cup warm chicken broth (if cooking gluten-free use …

Seafood

Roasted Duck Ramen

Roasted Duck Ramen from SF Gate• 2 Chinese-style whole roast ducks (see Note)<br>• 5 pounds chicken bones or feet<br>• 2 1/2 gallons water<br>• 4 12-inch pieces dried …

Homemade Ramen Noodles

Homemade Ramen Noodles from No Recipes• 300 grams bread flour (about 2 cups)<br>• 1/2 cup warm water<br>• 1 teaspoon Koon Chun Potassium Carbonate & Sodium …

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen from Food & Wine• 4 pounds chicken necks and backs<br>• 1 3-pound rack of pork baby back ribs, cut into 4 sections<br>• 1 large leek, halved …

Recipes

Soba With Parsley Pesto Recipe

Soba With Parsley Pesto Recipe from White On Rice Couple• 12 oz. dried Soba Noodles<br>• 3/4 cup roughly chopped Italian Parsley (flat leaf parsley)<br>• 2 tbsp …

Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly

Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly from My Recipes• 3 pounds pork baby back ribs* (cut apart between bones)<br>• 3 pounds chicken backs …

Thanks to Bob Fingerman @fingerbo for the great poster art!

Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes (Cosciotto di Agnello con Patate)

3⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>2 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes<p>2 tbsp. dried oregano<p>4 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 bunch parsley, minced<p>1 (6–7-lb.) leg of …

Recipes

Lamb Burger

2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 tbsp. minced yellow onion<p>12 oz. ground lamb<p>4 oz. ground pork<p>2 tsp. dijon mustard<p>1 tsp. each finely …

Deep Dive

Think about the last time you went to the fish counter. Row upon row of glistening seafood, sprawled out on ice like a still life. It's beautiful, …

The 31 Best Sriracha Recipes of All Time

Over the years, we've created a lot of recipes using Sriracha—and these 31 are, we've decided, the absolute best of all time<p>Over the years, we've developed a lot of recipes that use Sriracha. And while we love all of our recipes equally, we'll admit that some stand out in a crowd better than …

Cooking

10 Essential Books For Cocktail Lovers: Vintage and Modern Classics

When the modern craft cocktail renaissance first started back at the end of the 1990s, much of the national dialogue surrounding the resurrection of old recipes and techniques took place on blogs and online forums (as well, of course, as back and forth across the bar.) Research at the time was like …

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

LTH Forum Unveils 2015 List of Great Neighborhood Restaurants and Resources

Chicago's best-known restaurant and food forum, <b>LTH Forum,</b> has released the 2015 edition of its Great Neighborhood Restaurants and Resources. The community inducted 18 new entries this year, compared to 14 in 2014. Forum members debated the merits of some of the Chicago area's best restaurants, food …

Basic Pull-Apart Challah

Kosher Status: Pareve<br>Prep: 35 Minutes<br>Rise: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes<br>Bake: 45 to 55 Minutes<br>Cool: 15 Minutes<br>Total: About 4 Hours

Steak with Kimchi Butter

A couple of years ago, Todd, Diane and I flew to NYC to work on a small video project with the French Culinary Institute. We met up at the hotel on …