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Steel Traps and Short Fingers

In his November editor’s letter, Graydon Carter reveals the presidential candidate’s thin-skinned response to a favorite 25-year-old epithet.<p>The myriad vulgarities of Donald Trump—examples of which are retailed daily on Web sites and front pages these days—are not news to those of us who have been …

Donald Trump

21 Questions for Donald Trump

I have covered Donald Trump off and on for 27 years — including breaking the story that in 1990, when he claimed to be worth $3 billion but could not …

This Is The Robust Civil Rights History of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton with her mentor, Marian Wright Edelman.<p>When it comes to Civil Rights, it’s not about what politicians say, but what legislation they …

How the US went Fascist: Mass media Makes excuses for Trump Voters

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>The rise of Donald Trump to the presumptive Republican standard bearer for president in 2016 is an indictment …

everyday meatballs

If you’d told me as a spaghett-and-meatballs loving kid that in Italy, these two things are never served together, I wouldn’t have believed you. …

Italian Food

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips & Anti-Inflammatory Foods | Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet<p>shares<p>7 min<p><i>Courtesy of</i> <i>Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging</i><i>, Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet.</i><p>It is becoming …

Cook the Book: Rick Bayless's Black Bean Soup

The majority of recipes I write about here in Cook the Book end up being my dinner and this week's selection has posed a bit of a problem. You see, with the exception of ramen and pho, I've never been one to be satisfied with soup as a meal. I suppose the closest I ever get to serving soup for …

Cooking food, Drink and Clean eating meals

All the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists in San Francisco

As per usual, San Francisco has a strong showing in the annual <b>James Beard Foundation Awards</b> semifinalists list, which was released today. Regulars like Nancy Oakes (Boulevard), Michael Mina (Michael Mina, RN74) and Mourad Lahlou (Mourad, Aziza) once again pepper the list, and newcomers like …

Customer Letter

5 Ways to Cure Your Itchy, Flaky Winter Scalp

You’ll never have to hide under a hat again.<p>Sure, sledding and building snowmen is all sorts of fun, but when it comes to your skin, winter is the worst season. It seems like we’re always reaching for lip balm, hand cream, or an exfoliating cleanser that will soothe the scaly, dehydrated skin that …

Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure

In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough.<p>They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from growing taller than 4 feet but also seems to protect them against cancer and diabetes and maybe even …

Organic honey is a sweet success for Cuba as other bee populations suffer

When the Caribbean state was no longer able to afford pesticides – which have been linked with declining bee populations – it made a virtue out of a necessity<p>Long known for its cigars and rum, Cuba has added organic honey to its list of key agricultural exports, creating a buzz among farmers as …

Cuba

Girl who cried UVa. gang rape pretended to be her rapist to win a boy, lawyers say

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.(WTVR) -- Three and a half years after an alleged brutal gang rape by fraternity members at the University of Virginia, detailed in Rolling Stone magazine, lawyers say a crush over a boy sparked the sensational article.<p>Readers were horrified by "A Rape on Campus" when it …

AOL

Green Chile-Braised Beef with Potatoes and Caramelized Onions

Ingredients<p>2tablespoons vegetable or olive oil, fresh-rendered pork lard or bacon drippings<br>• 2pounds boneless beef short ribs or boneless beef chuck, …

Cooking

Chinese Fusion Test Hits 90 Million Degrees for 102 Seconds

Tests at a fusion reactor in China have hit a major milestone. The experiments have created plasma with a temperature of 90 million degrees …

The Vampire Squid Tells Us How to Vote

Lloyd Blankfein, Chief Executive Cephalopod of Goldman Sachs, issued a warning about the Bernie Sanders campaign this week.<p>“This has the potential to …

Terrifying Ted and His Ultra-Conservative Vision for America

Perhaps nothing captures the imperialist arrogance of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz more succinctly than his campaign’s statement …

15 Sundance Movies You'll Want To See This Year

It won't be hard: Several will bow on Netflix or Amazon.<p>Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in our rearview mirror, the 2016 movie calendar has a bit more focus. A few titles on the festival's lineup -- namely "Manchester by the Sea" and grand jury prize winner "The Birth of a Nation" -- could …

The 11 best new movies and TV shows coming out of Sundance that you'll be dying to see

Along with many titles being nabbed by Netflix and Amazon, the theatrical distributors also found some gems. A few TV shows that were teased at the fest looked promising too.<p>Here's 11 to look out for.

Film Festivals

Pentagon tells Senate it won't demote retired Gen. Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will not demote retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Winter TV show premieres: 11 new series worth watching - Vox

Featuring O.J. Simpson, Samantha Bee, and more.<p>Winter has increasingly become the best time of year for new TV shows. Freed from having to face off against the onslaught of fall broadcast network premieres, cable networks debut their new offerings, while the broadcast shows often grow more …

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …

70 Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

<b>Pizzeria Bianco</b><br>You can hardly talk about dining downtown without mentioning Pizzeria Bianco, the world-famous restaurant from James Beard …

What Went Wrong In Flint

FLINT, Mich. — As I walked into Jackie Pemberton’s petite white house in the southeast corner of Flint, she apologized for the mess (there wasn’t …

From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton - CNN.com

Bill Clinton: From omnivore to vegan<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- By the time he reached the White House, Bill Clinton's appetite was legend. He loved hamburgers, steaks, chicken enchiladas, barbecue and french fries but wasn't too picky. At one campaign stop in New Hampshire, he reportedly bought a dozen doughnuts and …

The Dumb and the Restless

First of all, when did it become OK for cowboys to cry in public?<p>The coolest thing about the Gary Cooper-Clint Eastwood-James Coburn-Yul …

Paris Review - Ken Kesey, The Art of Fiction No. 136

Interviewed by Robert Faggen<p>Issue 130, Spring 1994<p>At the center of Kesey’s work are what he calls “little warriors” battling large forces. Over the years, some critics have praised his work for its maverick power and themes of defiance; others have questioned his wild and paranoid vision. He has …