Kristin Wickless Secaur

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How Magic Johnson Fought the AIDS Epidemic

Donald Sterling, the racist cretin who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, raised a series of interesting questions about Magic Johnson on Monday, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “What has he done, can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, what has he done?” Sterling asked dismissively. “What …

How to Laugh at Climate Change

In the nineteen-thirties, the literary theorist Kenneth Burke proposed what he called the “comic frame”—the view, he wrote, of “human antics as a comedy, albeit as a comedy ever on the verge of the most disastrous tragedy.” Tragedy marches inexorably toward the end, but comedy keeps us guessing at …

Weekend Reading: Human Hibernation, Abuse in the Protestant Church, and Alex Trebek

If, like me, you pondered the attractions of hibernation every time you had to go outside this past winter, there’s good news in this piece by Frank Swain, for Mosaic, about recent research into the possibility of inducing suspended animation in humans. Sending people into a state of torpor used to …

Forest Path Stole pattern by Faina Letoutchaia

The German version is ONLY available in the German magazine linked above<p>In the Best of IK book you can find the Interweave Knits version of the …

5 Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is delicious, family-friendly and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then broiled with a sweet …

Spring Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs + Cocoa Brownies

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Cook with the seasons for dinner, then enjoy one of life's eternal pleasures -- chocolate -- for dessert.</i><p>Here at Food52, we love …

Dessert

Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …

Onions

Joining 350.Org: The Next Phase

Today I joined the newly formed Board of Directors of 350.org, coinciding with a range of exciting new changes at the organization. I have been a supporter of 350.org since I first heard about the wacky plan to turn a wonky scientific target into a global people's movement, and I'm thrilled and …

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Up from the ashes

Joe and I dropped the ball this Easter. Usually this is a strong suit for us. I make special things, and knit little holiday themed presents, and …

[Allison] #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon returns to her Outlander universe in “The Space Between,” an irresistible novella brimming with adventure, history, and suspense—and available for the first time as a standalone eBook. Features a preview of the much-anticipated new Outlander novel, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood! Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations . . . or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge. But when the time-traveling Comte St. Germain learns of Joan’s presence in Paris, and of her link to Claire Fraser—La Dame Blanche—Murray is drawn into a battle whose stakes are not merely the life but the very soul of the Scotswoman who, without even trying, has won his heart.