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Adam Liaw's Swedish meatballs in cream sauce recipe

There’s no more identifiably Swedish dish than good old Swedish meatballs, and they are still a home-cooked favourite to this day. They’re perfect with pickled cucumbers and pickled lingonberries, or lingonberry jam.<p>Swedish meatballs in cream sauce<p><i>serves 4</i><p>¼ cup (60g) butter<br>¼ cup (35g) plain flour<br>2 …

Homer's 'Unwilling' Women Are No Longer Quiet In 'The Silence Of The Girls'

"Great Achilles. Brilliant Achilles, shining Achilles, godlike Achilles ... How the epithets pile up," begins <i>The Silence of the Girls</i>, Pat Barker's tart retelling of the <i>Iliad</i> from the perspective of Achilles' concubine, Briseis.<p>"We never called him any of those things," she continues, "we called …

Psychogeography

Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?

In the past week, scientists announced the discovery of ancient Roman ruins underneath the surface of the lake in Iznik, Turkey. But this was not …

News (U.S.)

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

The main challenge liberalism faces today comes not from fascism or communism but from the laboratories<p>If governments succeed in hacking the human animal, the easiest people to manipulate will be those who believe in free will<p>If we understood that our desires are not the outcome of free choice, we …

Self-Censorship

The Catholic Church is a criminal enterprise and guilty for 600 years of rape and genocide!

The rotten foul stench of the Roman Catholic Church, which holds sway over 1.2 billion members around the world and claims to have an “infallible” …

African-American News

"Satan Is Revealing Bishops' Crimes" - Pope Francis

Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says<p>In an astonishing statement in his morning homily last Tuesday, Pope Francis let …

Pope Francis

9 Historical True Crime Books That Will Show You The Creepier Side Of History

History, science, memoir, suspense — many true crime book have elements of each of these. So, of course, if you're a history buff who's also obsessed …

The last polymath

Henning Schmidgen praises a tome on Helmholtz, titan of nineteenth-century science.<p><b>Helmholtz: A Life in Science</b> <i>David Cahan</i> University of Chicago …

University of Chicago

How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a neuroscientist

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking differently<p>Bobby Azarian<p>September 10, 2018 7:05pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Raw Story<p>In moderation, religious and spiritual practices can be great for a person’s life …

Ideology

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Decipher Medieval Graffiti (Cat Sketches and All)

The gold-capped spires of St. Sophia’s Cathedral tower over the landscape of Ukraine’s capital as one of the city’s most significant historical …

Convolutional Neural Network

20 million historical artifacts destroyed in Brazil National Museum fire

The Museu Nacional in Rio, one of the largest museums in the Americas, was engulfed by flames Sunday evening.<p>The conflagration began once the museum was closed and Reuters reports that the cause of the blaze is yet to be determined. As of writing, no deaths or injuries have been reported.<p>More than …

Royal Family

The Untold Story of a Legendarily Topless Mistress Who Saved France

Agnès Sorel is popularly depicted in lavish gowns that expose a single breast, but the French noblewoman was much more than a strong fashion choice.<p>In May of this year, Twitter found its 15th century #FreeTheNipple poster girl. In a tweet with over 61,000 RTs, King Charles VII’s royal mistress …

15th century

Robert Redford goes out on a high note in The Old Man & the Gun: EW Telluride review

Last month, Robert Redford told <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> that his latest film, <i>The Old Man & the Gun</i>, would be his last. At 81, the Sundance Kid was …

Robert Redford

Books: The lost art of reading, big changes at ALOUD, a professor resigns and more in books

It’s been a busy news week for literature lovers in Southern California. I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with that plus more in this week’s books newsletter.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>25 years ago, <b>Louise Steinman</b> founded the <b>ALOUD</b> reading series at downtown’s Central Library. The program is run out of the …

Books

Roberta McCain, 106, cuts stoic figure at son's memorial service

As her son lay in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol – an honor bestowed on only 34 other people since 1852 – Roberta McCain sat, stoic.<p>She called him “Johnny”. To the world, he was John McCain, a hero of the Vietnam war, a six-term senator and a Republican presidential nominee.<p>McCain died at …

Vietnam War

Think the Harappans were the source of Vedic Hinduism? Think again

Should we consider the Indus Valley civilisation a part of the history of Vedic Hinduism, or did its people precede the earliest Vedas?<p>DNA findings …

Hinduism

A Student Has Made The Astonishing Discovery Of Ancient Writing Lost Over Time On An Egyptian Mummy Case

A Stanford University student has discovered hidden writing on the case of an Egyptian mummy that was left shattered by the San Francisco earthquake …

Archaeology

The surprising role cheese played in human evolution

A solid white mass found in a broken jar in an Ancient Egyptian tomb has turned out to be the world’s oldest example of solid cheese.<p>Probably made …

Prehistory

Council for British Archaeology | Archaeology and planning - is it working?

The CBA is working closely with other organisations to find out if archaeological sites and monuments in our towns, cities and countryside are being …

These 5 Slow Cooker Recipes Need Only 5 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Cooking

When Did Aboriginal People First Arrive In Australia?

Image: iStock<p>Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell …

The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life

On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused form. The front page of that day’s New York Times carried a headline: “Scientists Discover a Form of Life That Predates Higher Organisms.” A photograph showed a man named Carl R. …

Atoms

Summer reads: 11 of the best history books to take on holiday

A refreshing take on Queen Elizabeth I; a guide to archaeological wonders such as Pompeii and Stonehenge; and an interrogation of the history behind …

Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years have come back to life and are eating

Scientists have made a discovery that is quite mind-blowing. Roundworms found in the permafrost in two areas of Siberia have come back to life in …

Fintan O’Toole: ‘Yeats Test’ criteria reveal we are doomed

Use of WB Yeats by politicians and media is an index of how bad world has become<p>about 24 hours ago<p>There are many ways to measure the state of the …

What Can We Learn from Utopians of the Past?

Four nineteenth-century authors offered blueprints for a better world—but their progressive visions had a dark side.<p>Michael Robertson’s “The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy” (Princeton) is instructive and touching, if sometimes inadvertently funny. The …

Make these recipes once, eat gourmet meals all week long

<i>When summer heats up, the last thing you want to be doing is cooking over a hot stove for hours. And with a little know-how from McKel Hill, you can</i> …

The 10 Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes from June — Recipes from The Kitchn

All it takes is that first summer heatwave for me to banish the oven and remind me how much I adore my slow cooker. During the week I lean on it for …

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Slow Cookers

Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales

<b>Ancient hillforts and Roman settlements have been revealed by the heatwave.</b><p>The dry spell has left parched fields with unmistakable "crop marks" painted into the landscape.<p>The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has been busy recording the details - before they …