Chi Mai

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Charlie Kaufman - Writing With Honesty

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‘He has the traits of a psychopath’: the inside story of the parachute murder plot

He was clever. He covered the points he knew we’d discover from his phone, and assumed he’d never see the police again<p>Vicky's friend said something wasn’t right, that the relationship between Victoria and Emile was quite toxic<p>Psychopath, sociopath, narcissist, extreme selfishness. He only cares …

17 Delicious Ways To Eat Toast For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

It's so much more than just toasted bread.<p>I love a good piece of toasty bread with butter, but when you put a topping like mushrooms, beans, or yes, avocado on it, it becomes an easy, inexpensive, yet elevated meal. Yes, meal! You can dress up toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the toppings …

Breakfast

One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

Like many children, Jimmy Miller recalls a childhood filled with bullying and abuse.<p>But for him it was different. The son of an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman, Miller was born in the shadow of the Vietnam War and was among the thousands of babies left behind after the U.S. withdrew from …

Vietnam

Le Minh Khai's SEAsian History Blog

I’ve spent my entire adult life on islands – 6 years on Taiwan and 23 years on Oahu (Hawaii) – and all of the professional knowledge that I have …

17 Vegetarian Recipes to Make When You’re Eating Solo

The best thing about dining solo? You can eat whatever the heck you want. Like avocado pasta with a runny fried egg on top or gourmet grilled cheese. …

12 No-Cook Dinners to Make All Summer Long

Instead of using the stove or oven on a sweltering July evening, opt for these super-satisfying summer recipes that don’t require sweating to make. …

A Spiced Carrot Soup You'll Actually Crave

I've sung pureed soup's praises before, and I'll sing them again: few foods are more satisfying, nourishing, and leftovers-friendly while still allowing room for experimentation and intrigue. This Middle Eastern spiced carrot soup is no exception. Creamy without using cream and garnished with all …

Marinated Chinese eggplant is the only recipe I've ever begged from a chef

I used to feel guilty asking chefs for recipes. In a roundabout, nonsensical way, by making that dish at home it felt like I was taking business away …

Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl with Spinach, Avocado and Sesame-Nori Confetti

Teriyaki salmon rice bowl with spinach & avocado. Tender broiled salmon glazed with homemade teriyaki sauce on a bed of sushi rice, with spinach, …

1990s short films from 10 incredible directors

We’ve been fixating on the 1990s of late, ploughing a hefty number of viewing hours into devising a 100-film rundown of great films made during that …

I Took Notes on Every Chapter of a Stephen King Novel

I’m a fiction writer, and like many fiction writers out there I am always trying to refine my craft. One of my favorite authors is Stephen King, so I …

Writing

Did a Typo Help End World War II?

When Geoffrey Tandy was summoned to Bletchley Park in 1939, he had no idea what to expect. A volunteer at the Royal Navy Reserves, Tandy wanted to …

Caroline Weldon, 19th Century Indigenous Rights Advocate and Sitting Bull's Secretary

The only known photograph of Caroline Weldon (seated), taken in 1915 with her friend Aline Estoppey<p>The only known photograph of Caroline Weldon …

Sitting

Akira Kurosawa's great advice to aspiring filmmakers

A Child's Eye View

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How ‘Wonder Woman’ Uses Color To Break Through The Bleakness

In the dark world the <b>DCEU</b> inhabits, “<b>Wonder Woman</b>” has been seen as a bright light for the franchise. Making a box office killing and earning praise …

The University That Launched a CIA Front Operation in Vietnam

How the friendship between a Vietnamese politician and an American academic led Michigan State University into a vast experiment in nation-building and pulled America deeper into war.<p>Time was, Michigan State University made national headlines mostly with its football and basketball teams. Then, …

Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good?

A few years ago Andrew Solomon had to get into a wedding bed with a ram. An entire village, taking a day off from farming, danced around the unlikely couple to a pounding drumbeat, draping them both in cloth until Solomon began to think he was going to faint. At this point the ram was slaughtered …

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The Viet Cong Committed Atrocities, Too

Under the cover of night on Dec. 5, 1967, a coalition of Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese troops set the village of Dak Son on fire as its inhabitants slept. The assailants used flamethrowers and grenades, and they had their rifles ready for anyone who tried to escape. Villagers who awoke …

Sounds of Aronofsky

How Kubrick Adapted ‘The Shining’ into a Cinematic Masterpiece | Screenwriting

Guardians of the Peruvian Amazon

More 2017 Videos<p>The Jordan Trail<br>By: Heliconia<p>The Man at the End of the World<br>By: GLP Films<p>The Northern Lights in Norway: Bring Adventure to Light<br>By: …

100 bức ảnh tuyệt vời về Sài Gòn thập niên 1990 của Doi Kuro

<b>Trên trang Facebook của mình, nhiếp ảnh gia Nhật Bản Doi Kuro đã đăng tải một loạt ảnh đặc sắc do ông thực hiện ở Sài Gòn thập niên 1990.</b><p>Trong các …

292. Xavier Dolan: Love Bursts

10+ This Company Makes The Most Hilarious Soaps Ever

Do you have writer's block? Don't worry, because there's a soap for that. Are you a morning person? Then there's a soap for you too. There's even a …

The Long Take: Goodfellas

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