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Relax. You’re in Los Angeles.

Last Wednesday I watched a World Cup game — I have no memory of who played — at a mediocre barbecue place in Grass Valley. My friends left at the …

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When I woke up this morning to see that a friend of mine had sent me Tom Junod’s essay, “In Praise of 42 Year Old Women,” I felt a lot of things. …

This Is The Day Before 40

<i>by Rachel Levin</i><p>“July 18th” read the email that appeared a couple of weeks ago at the top of my inbox, so bold-faced and full of promise.<p>Ah, the day …

Time Capsule From 1997: bell hooks Interviews Lil’ Kim

In honor of Kim’s 40th birthday last Friday, Paper Magazine republished this absolute gem, in which bell hooks writes:<p>Young, pretty and sweet — just …

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

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The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Joel McHale Texts His Butcher, Grills Every Night, Loves Rosé

Former Community star Joel McHale talks grilling, local beers, and Cap'n Crunch.<p><i>The star of</i> Community <i>and host of</i> The Soup <i>is tall and good-looking and seriously knows how to grill. We chat with him about steak, marinades, beer, and more.</i><p><b>You Tweeted a picture of some nice beer on top of a grill the</b> …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

easiest fridge dill pickles

Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to …

10 Ways Men Can Combat Sexist Entitlement in Public

After the tragic mass murder in Isla Vista, CA in May, violence driven by Elliot Rodger’s misogyny and racism, countless women used the hashtag #YesAllWomen to voice the endless ways in which overt and microaggressive misogyny shows up in their everyday lives. It was an incredible response to a …

WE CAN BECHDEL IT: How "22 Jump Street" Could Have Passed The Bechdel Test

<i>(DISCLAIMER: This piece contains spoilers.)</i><p>It’s been nearly 30 years since Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For prescribed a three-point check to determine if a movie gives voice to complexly crafted female characters, or just features a smattering of skirts in a man-fueled …