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8 White Whiskeys Every Spirits-lover Needs to Know

Anyone who’s sipped amazing aged bourbons, ryes, malts, and other whiskeys on the market has probably seen white whiskey at their local liquor store …

Liquor

Our 25 Favorite Opening Lines in Literature - Signature Reads

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”<p>“Call me Ishmael.”<p>“The Man in Black fled across the desert, the Gunslinger followed.”<p>“It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and …

Literature

Grilled Scallops with Rémoulade Sauce

Preparation<p>For the rémoulade sauce, put the mayonnaise, capers, pickle relish, tarragon, shallot, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt, and paprika into a …

Seafood

16 White Sneakers You Need To Dirty Up, ASAP

While sneakers have been getting their fair share of love, there's one from the bunch that has <i>always</i> been a shoe-rotation regular, it's the white …

Shoes

13 Hidden Meanings And Messages Behind Childish Gambino's Brilliant Music Video, "This Is America"

Blink and you just might miss some of these.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Childish Gambino's New Track "This Is America" Has People on Twitter Stunned

Donald Glover's winning streak continues with his new Childish Gambino track, "This is America." The song dropped right before he performed it on <i>SNL,</i> …

Music

Peruvian-Style Spatchcock Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Gently separate the skin of the chicken from the meat with your fingers.<p>Whisk together the soy, sambal, mustard, pasilla/ancho powder, cumin, salt, …

Cooking

What's It Take to Revive a City? A Good Spot to Grab a Bite Helps

When Kirsten Ussery and Erika Boyd told people they were planning to open a restaurant in Detroit’s West Village, the common response was “Why?”<p>Not …

50 Authors From 50 States — Here's What to Read From Each of Them

At a time when diverse literature is more essential than ever, it's also important to look at the diverse experiences that make America so beautiful. We've taken a look at authors who hail from each of the 50 states to see how their hometowns have influenced their work (and we felt some major …

Books

25 Short Thrillers and Mysteries You Can't Even Pretend You Don't Have Time to Read

We get it — you're busy. You're lucky most days if you can even squeeze in a 10-minute workout. There are plenty of books out there too weighty to tackle when you're pressed for time, but lucky for you, we've put together a list of bite-sized books that you can finish in a weekend (or even in a …

Books

Zora Neale Hurston's lost book dealt with Alabama slave ship, Africatown

Cudjo Lewis was getting old, and Zora Neale Hurston had something to prove.<p>Hurston, the prolific African American author best known for "Their Eyes …

Black History

Get Ready for the Trail With This Treadmill Hiking Workout

How can you train for a hike by using a treadmill? If you have a big hike coming up you will want to train for tackling the hills and inclines. This …

Hiking

Pop Camera is a fun toy camera app for your iPhone

Choose from different multi-shot cameras and different film effects<p>Pop Camera is an app that turns your camera into an old-school toy camera without the clunkiness of buying said camera or fussing with film. The app has been around for a few years, but I’ve just started discovering how fun it can …

Mobile Photography

Not My Job: We Quiz H. Jon Benjamin, Voice Of 'Archer,' On Archery

If you've ever noticed that Sterling Archer of the animated Bond parody <i>Archer</i> and Bob Belcher of the animated family sitcom <i>Bob's Burgers</i> sound oddly alike that's because actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin is behind them both. He's written a new memoir (or, as he calls it, an "attempted memoir") …

Ann Arbor

May We Forever Stand: A New Book on the Black National Anthem

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

Black History

5 Classic Books We Should Skip In High School — And 5 To Read Instead

There are certain books that, even if you didn't personally read them in ninth grade, you associate with high school reading lists. You know the …

Books

Why It’s Time to Revisit the Handheld Fan—And Its Secret Language

Advertisement<p>1/7<p>In Renaissance Italy, pearl-encrusted baubles were worn by brides to represent their purity; in Napoleonic France, no item was more coveted than a cashmere paisley shawl, which signified unimaginable wealth. But few historic totems carried as much symbolic weight as the handheld …

Museums

Chicken and mushroom pie recipe

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.<p>Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chicken and fry until the chicken begins to turn white.<p>Add the mushrooms and continue to fry until the chicken is golden-brown.<p>Remove the chicken and mushrooms from the pan and set aside. Add the onion and garlic to the same …

Baking

Flaky, Crisp, and Fast: How to Make a Peach Galette (Freeform Pie)

Ever since I shared the science behind my foolproof cherry pie, folks have wanted to know if the same ratio of sugar, fruit, and starch could be used for a peach pie instead. My answer has always come with an unfortunate caveat: While the formula itself will thicken any fruit from frozen cherries …

Baking

Melania Trump Is Serving Michelle Obama’s Collard Greens for Dinner and We Need to Pray

As America frets over the Republicans’ efforts to taint the Mueller investigation, the prospect of a North Korean nuclear contamination and Syria’s …

Donald Trump

The Best Place to Find All-Natural Black-Owned Beauty Products

There’s no doubt that conscious beauty has been having its moment for a long while now. Shoppers continue to ride the wave, increasing demand for cleaner, more natural products without ingredients like parabens and silicones, and the industry at large has been upping the supply. But despite the …

Skin Care

The Easiest and Creamiest Homemade Salad Dressing (it's Vegan too!)

You'll never buy salad dressing from a store ever again<p>April 21, 2018<p>It may just be the vegan in me, but I think salads get a bad rap. No one wants …

Healthy Eating

9 Cheeses You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

Breakfast

15+ Copycat Starbucks Recipes That Are Easy on Your Wallet

Frappuccinos, scones, and mocha lattes, these are just a few of our favorite things from Starbucks. As delicious as the real things are, frequent Starbucks visits can really add up, which is why we've gathered the best copycat recipes so you don't miss out on the flavors you love. In addition, …

Coffee

9 Free E-Books Are Available On Kindle Until World Book Day — And They're All Works In Translation

World Book Day is less than a week away, have you decided how you'll be celebrating it yet? Even if you won't be able to take a backpack full of …

My New Favorite Sandwich Recipe for Office Lunches

Lunch is the hardest meal to make. Whether you're trying to get creative with your kid's lunch box, or are just trying to eat something a little more …

Healthy Eating

Baked Feta and Greens with Lemony Yogurt

Vegetarian mains don’t have to take an hour to prepare. Warm feta, crispy chickpeas, and wilted hearty greens become a fork-and-knife entrée in about …

The Mouthwatering Dinner You Can Make with Just 5 Ingredients (And Kids Love It, Too)

A Dutch baby is basically a pancake and a popover combined—and it will quickly become an easy dinner go-to.<p>I always thought Dutch baby pancakes had …

Breakfast

Atlanta, Donald Glover and the Invisibility of Black Genius

A few weeks ago, a video surfaced of a white kid named Cooper participating in a step show. Cooper’s enthusiasm immediately made him a YouTube …

Nursery rhymes: How murder, theft and fake news found their way into the tales we tell our children

Murder, animal cruelty and dishonesty aren’t generally considered child-friendly topics, yet they’re the basis of many much-loved nursery rhymes. …