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Praise Be to the Citrus Gods, the End of the Limepocalypse is Nigh

According to Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker (who uses plenty of limes in his Thai cooking, so he is a trustworthy source), the lime shortage that rocked our …

TV scorecard: Will your favorite show return?

Every April it happens.<p>Fans of TV series are waiting to find out if their favorite shows will return next season. Often, they won't know until May, when the networks present their fall schedules.<p>In recent years, we've seen last-minute renewals of shows like "Chuck," "Community" and "Fringe," often …

The Machine Review

(Wo)man or machine?<p>The best of science-fiction offers a reflection of ourselves as a society; the path that we’re on and what it could mean if we …

The nation's cartoonists' take on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists across the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

This Week in Review: Net neutrality under threat, and Aereo and the future of free TV

Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.<p><b>This week’s essential reads</b>: The few key reads this week are Ryan Singel on the FCC’s Internet regulation proposal, The New York Times’ David Carr on the …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Spain Art & Architecture

Alejandro A Mendoza

MONASTERIOS DE METEORA EN TESALIA. Extraordinarios.

Después de diecisiete días de viaje por Grecia y de reflexionar sobre los diversos lugares visitados, si tuviera que escoger uno solo (tarea casi …

Italy Art & Architecture

Saint Peter’s Church, Portovenere, photo by Angelo Ferraris<p>(posted by Penelope)

Italy Art & Architecture

Ancient Street, Tuscany<p>(posted by Penelope)

Italy Art & Architecture

Firenze<p>posted by Enea

Historical Pics on Twitter: "Grand Central Terminal http://t.co/YdUDntxwh8"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Israel space project gets $16 million boost from casino mogul Adelson | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, said on Wednesday it has received a $16.4 million grant from the foundation of U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.<p>Las Vegas Sands Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon …

Atlas rocket blasts off with secret U.S. military satellite | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday to put a classified satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.<p>The 20-story tall rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, blasted off its …

Grown-Up Hot Pockets, Sloppy Joes, Sunshine Smoothies, Fast Turkey Tortilla Soup & Savory Muffins with Prosciutto

Let's assess: It's the weekend. It's winter (still). Let's get you some good food. I'm thinking of instituting regular Sloppy Joe Fridays in my house …

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The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

When I asked you folks for your favorite instant noodle brands on Twitter a couple months back, I was chuffed to note that a great chunk of you picked <i>my</i> favorite non-Japanese noodle: <b>Shin Cup</b>. Spicy, savory, and intensely garlicky with flavor to spare, it's in a league of its own when it comes to …

Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Fried Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

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Spanish albarino makes for pleasant spring sipping

A colleague across the country recently wanted to know what wine I was excited about. “Albariño,” I told him.<p>As is often the case with my non-wine associates and friends, he wasn’t familiar with one of many lesser known wines that deserve more attention. And so I explained that albariño is a white …

James Beard

Perfect Stuffed Clams

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Stuffed clams are a classic, but they have to be done right to truly hit the spot. You need that combination of juicy brine from the clam, vegetable richness from the stuffing and crisp bread crumbs on top. It's an easy dish that home …

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