Brian Wagner

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Beware the Visor

Demaryius Thomas saw him coming. They usually do. No one goes very long without looking for Kam Chancellor. And as Thomas sprinted across the field, …

3 Ways to Make Hot Wings Healthier

Between the deep-frying, the buttery sauce and the blue cheese on the side, classic buffalo wings are a healthy-eating disaster. Here are three ways …

The Quest to Find the Perfect Buffalo Wing Recipe

We set out on a quest to create the best Buffalo wing recipe. Here's what we came up with<p>We have a lot of chicken wing recipes here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. We’ve got vinegar-ed, we’ve got herbed, spicy peanut, and even crab fat-caramel (trust us, they’re delicious). But you know what we didn’t have? A good …

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Bridging the Analytics Gap

Even though we're just about a decade into the statistical awakening in sports, there are still nonbelievers who need help seeing the light<p>As the …

5 Reasons You Should Always Trust Your Gut

Sometimes in life, you get strong gut feelings about what you should do, where you should go or someone who you meet. A gut reaction is something …

An Open Letter To The People Who Dare To Want More Out Of Life

To the people who are ready for change and success:<p>Usually I write from a very opinionated point of view in a soft-spoken and subtle way; the …

The Steak Breakdown: Your ultimate guide to cuts of beef

The greatest thing to go from farm to table -- at least since that time you had a dream about a date with Daisy Duke -- is steak. But where does …

Angostura be damned, this Kickstarter helps you make your own bitters

In a move that's sure to make Angostura loyalists really <i>bitter</i>, you'll soon be able to level up the classic Manhattan recipe with the power of …

Attack that hangover with Boston's best Bloody Marys

Though most of your week is spent under the oppressive notion that drinking before noon is "irresponsible" or "grounds for termination", weekends …

A Commissioner’s Legacy

How should we look back on David Stern’s tenure?<p>It was late at night in an NBA hospitality suite in an L.A. hotel. It was during one of those …

How to Make Gin

While vodka and gin drinkers can be as contentious as Democrats and Republicans, the two spirits themselves aren’t all that different. In fact, one …

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Leftover Liquor Finds New Life As Liqueur

Get recipes for Spiced Hibiscus Liqueur, Finocchio, Berry-Citrus Herb Liqueur (above), Toasted Nut Liqueur, Apple-Spiced Rye, Limoncello and Blood Orange, Quince, Cranberries And Saffron Liqueur With Thyme.<p>Years ago, on an overnight bus ride in Argentina, a waiter poked his head through the drawn …

Tips for Mixing with Unusual Spirits

Just as with a great cook, it’s often said that a great bartender can make <i>anything</i> taste good. However, in reality, there are several types of liquor …

Make Your Own Liqueurs

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the holidays, and Thanksgiving is—deep breath—just over a month away.<p>The perfect present is, of course, …

The Steroid Hunt

We know what MLB players were doing during the steroid era. Here's what baseball writers did.<p>As sports fans, we’ve decided two things about the …

How Andrew Tarlow Invented Brooklyn (Sorta) and Built an Empire

When Andrew Tarlow opened Diner in 1998, no one knew it would transform Brooklyn. Today we meet the people who created—and sustain—his accidental empire<p>"It was definitely on a whim, you know? Honestly, we didn't have menus day one. A week before we opened, I hadn't even hired a chef."<p><b>And that's how</b> …

Dining Rooms

Seriously, We Think We've Found a New Way to Cook Kale

The beyond-ubquitous green gets a newfangled flavor pop from Indian lime pickle and goes down smooth with ghee<p>Kale has been showing up on quite a few dinner plates lately, not to mention a fair number of salad plates. This bold leafy green is nearly ubiquitous—no, <i>beyond ubiquitous</i>. Aside from …

A Yellow Card

As the 2014 World Cup looms, how should we talk about the problems in Brazil?<p>Three points make a trend, but in a World Cup year, two points are good …

College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Memories That Defined 2013

We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There’s …

The New Pippen

Andre Iguodala, one of the most versatile players in the NBA, could be the key to a championship in Golden State, but it took him years to find the …

The New Normal

Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera are gone. Derek Jeter is old. It's time to accept that 2013 wasn't a fluke: The Yankees aren't good, and they aren't …

Life Beyond the Arc

Is a heavy reliance on the 3-pointer the future of basketball? Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.<p>Nevada Smith, coach of …

The Year in Prodigies

Somewhere in my parents’ house, there is a giant box of magazines that’s a gold mine of late-’90s, early-’00s sports. Maybe they’ve been thrown out …

Xavier Henry’s L.A. Story

How a lottery washout resurrected his career on the Lake Show<p>Xavier Henry pump-faked and shot the lane. He saw the rim but never his unsuspecting …

The Year of Un-Innocence

Why 2013 made it impossible to watch sports with a clear conscience — and why we kept watching anyway<p>One way to understand professional sports is as …

Art of the Steal

On American Hustle and The Desolation of Smaug<p>The pills popped in <i>American Hustle</i> are prescription, but the movie has a strange druggy energy. It …