Mark Mackenzie

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Cook’s Science demystifies the magic of good cooking

Sometimes it involves ancient Maya techniques<p><i>Cook’s Science</i>, a new website from <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i>, launched at the end of July, and has rapidly become excellent lunch-break material. Like all brands under the <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> umbrella, this new website is grounded in exploring the science …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

John Oliver buys and forgives $15m worth of medical debt

Host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight outdoes Oprah with announcement at end of a segment on debt collectors that he has forgiven the debt of 9,000 people<p>Watch out, Oprah Winfrey. John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, outdid TV’s biggest gift giver on Sunday when he forgave nearly $15m worth of …

Download 144 Beautiful Books of Russian Futurism: Mayakovsky, Malevich, Khlebnikov & More (1910-30)

In the years after World War II, the CIA made use of jazz musicians, abstract expressionist painters, and experimental writers to promote avant-garde …

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

Billie Holiday - My Man (Toro y Moi Remix)

10 Contemporary Southern and Midwestern Poets You Should Know

Since there was a dearth of poets from the Midwest and South in our last poetry post, we’d like to like to call attention to ten emerging poets from …

Poem of the week: First Love by Joan Margarit

The Catalan poet explores brutality, love and death in a lifelong journey that begins with the secret purchase of a knife as a child<p><b>First Love</b><p>In the dreary Girona of my seven-year-old self,<br>where postwar shop-windows<br>wore the greyish hue of scarcity,<br>the knife-shop was a glitter<br>of light in small steel …

With Writing, Opportunity Comes From Small Moments

Author Katherine Heiny describes how the best details in fiction can be ripped from small talk and eavesdropped conversations on the bus.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled</b> …

Books

Paris Review - Umberto Eco, The Art of Fiction No. 197

Interviewed by Lila Azam Zanganeh<p>Issue 185, Summer 2008<p>The first time I called Umberto Eco, he was sitting at his desk in his seventeenth-century manor in the hills outside Urbino, near the Adriatic coast of Italy. He sang the virtues of his <i>bellissima</i> swimming pool, but suspected I might have …

Paris Review - Dorothy Parker, The Art of Fiction No. 13

Interviewed by Marion Capron<p>Issue 13, Summer 1956<p>Dorothy Parker, 1956.<p>Dorothy Parker lives at present in a mid-town New York hotel. She shares her small apartment with a youthful poodle which has the run of the place and has caused it to look, as Miss Parker says apologetically, somewhat …

Hand Lettering by Joao Neves

Joao Neves is an illustrator from Lisbon, Portugal. He specializes in hand made lettering. Check out his style of lettering and some of his best …

Calligraphy

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

<b>Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and David Gyasi in "Interstellar" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>Kip Thorne<p>November 29, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Science of ‘Interstellar'”<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the …

From Locke to Locklear: the birth of the individual

I have longed to slap Heather Locklear for many years. This is due in no small part to her portrayal of Amanda Woodward, a hard-as-acrylic-nails Lady Ad Executive on 1990s prime-time youth soap Melrose Place, a program which, at the time of its broadcast, could not be lawfully avoided.<p>Amanda …

Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children.<p>Seventeen deaths occurred in Los Angeles, 13 in San Bernardino, five in Orange …