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Rack-Roasted Chicken

2 Servings<p>You can make this dish with whatever vegetables you have on hand—potatoes, shallots, carrots, and leeks are all good options. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds small fingerling potatoes<p>1 pound small shallots, peeled<p>2 …

Carrots

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Vegan

100 Exquisite Adjectives

<b>Paul Scheerson November 24, 2017 6:01 pm</b><p>95% of the adjectives have a negative connotation. Some positive please?<p><b>V.S.Suryon May 02, 2017 4:06 am</b><p>A …

Writing

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Snacks

Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes …

Global Warming

Theatre industry defends ‘right to offend’ after Isis play cancellation

Industry figures and unions have defended theatre’s right to address ‘offensive and dangerous’ issues, following the cancellation of a National Youth …

Facebook revokes internship after student points out privacy flaw

A Harvard student who built an app mapping Facebook users' whereabouts to less than a metre, has had his Facebook internship offer revoked.<p>Aran …

Privacy

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Healthy Eating

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

Advertising

2 sushi-obsessed food bloggers say these are the 15 best omakases in New York

If you haven't tried it yet, omakase is a meal in which the sushi chef selects and prepares his or her choice of the freshest fish at their fingertips.<p>Food blog The Infatuation has been scouting sushi destinations in the city for years, sampling a dizzying array of morsels to find the very best …

West Village

Introducing: Shakespeare Sundays

Published on 16 February 2018<p>We meet the mind behind Half A Roast Chicken.<p>Published on 15 February 2018<p>Beautiful nightmares.<p>Published on 13 February …

How to Read Critically: 8 Steps

It takes more than simply reading a book to truly reach an understanding of a work of literature. Here are some steps you can take if you wish to …

Writing

How to Be A Playwright In The New Play Rehearsal Room

My favorite place in the world is a room filled with artists joining together to create a shared vision.<p>Being a playwright in the rehearsal room …

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Cooking

Marinated Summer Vegetables

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Adding veggies to the marinade while warm helps them absorb more flavor.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 summer squash or zucchini (about 1 pound), sliced on a diagonal 1/2-inch thick<p>3 red, orange, or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1 inch strips<p>4 tablespoons …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The Best Books about Shakespeare

<b>Our pick of the ten best biographies and other books about the Bard which everyone should read</b><p>Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been offered a …

Literature

Yes, It's Possible to Make a 30-Minute Mole

Don't be frightened off by mole negro's 30-odd ingredients: You too can cook a weeknight mole by keeping these tips in mind<p><b>I first saw mole negro on a menu in Mexico City back in the dim and distant 1990s.</b> For me, the idea of combining two of my favorite ingredients—chicken and chocolate—seemed so …

Mexico

Potato Salad with Grilled Kale

6 Servings<p>Australian potato salad. We didn’t know it existed, but when you swap mayo for a tangy vinaigrette and add charred greens, magic happens.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>2 pounds waxy fingerling potatoes<p>Kosher salt<p>1 pound shallots (about 12), unpeeled<p>3 …

Spices

Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

8 Servings<p>This pesto is an inventive way to use every part of the vegetable. The tender tops are fresh and clean-tasting and mimic the flavor of the carrot itself.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds small carrots with tops (any color)<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 …

Carrots

Trump: The Dark Heart of the Republican Party

Donald Trump isn't going off-script – this is who the GOP is<p>There's a fun moment, back in the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where Bill Clinton …

Facebook forced to hand over data on hundreds of users to the police

A New York state court ruled Tuesday that Facebook must comply with search warrants from New York prosecutors for information on 381 users.<p>As per the …

Stir-Fried Grains with Shrimp and Eggs

4 Servings<p>Make extra grains on Sunday and use them for this lightning-quick weeknight dinner.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 shallots, thinly sliced<p>2 star anise pods (optional)<p>½ dried chile de árbol or ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes<p>5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt<p>12 oz. deveined …

Seafood

Pizza

Half Buffalo chicken wings. Half pizza. This is a joint venture between the tastiest...<p>By Alex Delany<p>The fold. The toppings. The location. The drink. It all matters. Maybe even too much.<p>By Alex Delany<p>We swapped the red sauce for crisp lettuce tossed in a bracing dressing—and we’re...<p>By Jenny …

Cooking

How to Make Panzanella, the Best Summer Salad Ever

Any salad that's mostly bread is one we want to make and eat immediately. So, how do you make a bready, panzanella-inspired salad without a recipe?<p>Any salad that's composed mostly of bread is a salad we should make and eat immediately. Especially when it means we can use stale bread to do it. So, …

Italian Food

Watch: How to Inject Radio-Style Mystery into Your Films

READ MORE: Watch: Here’s How to Incorporate ‘Serial’-Style Story Telling into Film<p>Andrew Stanton, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “WALL-E,” “Toy …

Smoked Salmon Tartines with Fried Capers

4 Servings<p>Find hot-smoked salmon, a Pacific Northwest delicacy, at specialty grocers.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ small red onion, very thinly sliced<p>⅔ cup Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, patted dry<p>8 slices country-style bread, toasted or …

Seafood

Who Called It 'Spiritual Rape' to Force Your Religion on Others? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Over the past two years, the term "spiritual rape," used by Mikey Weinstein to describe the unwanted and aggressive proselytizing of members of our military, has become one of the most popular go-to quotes in the world of fundamentalist Christian websites, the right-wing media -- and even in …

Religion
Cannabis