Phoebe

330 Flips | 10 Magazines | 13 Following | 5 Followers | @phoebecse | Keep up with Phoebe on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Phoebe”

Molly Makes BA's Best Bucatini Carbonara | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

Magic out of mould: inside the world’s wildest restaurant | Jordan Kisner

In an age when chefs are regularly compared to artists and philosophers, Magnus Nilsson is among the world’s most renowned. But is the simple act of cooking ever worthy of such veneration?<p>Magnus Nilsson, the 32-year-old chef at Fäviken, Sweden’s premier fine-dining restaurant, is not fond of …

How to cook quiche lorraine – recipe

Often copied, never bettered, this simple combination of eggs and bacon in a crisp, buttery base is what every fancy flan secretly wants to be when it grows up. Essentially a savoury custard tart, rich with eggs and wonderfully wobbly, a real quiche lorraine bears little resemblance to meanly …

Baking

Illuminating the Ocean’s Teeming Twilight Zone, Before It Disappears

One balmy morning off the island of Luzon, the largest landmass in the Philippines archipelago, I backflipped off a narrow-hulled wooden boat in …

The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite

Once upon a time, white male Protestants ruled the roost. You got into a fancy school if your father had gone to the fancy school. You got a job at a white-shoe law firm or climbed the corporate ladder if you golfed at the right club.<p>Then we smashed all that. We replaced a system based on birth …

A language family tree - in pictures

Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, put the illustration together to show why some of the characters in her comic were able to understand each other despite speaking different …

All-TIME 100 Novels

Making the List<p>How We Picked the List<p>A - B<p><i>The Adventures of Augie March</i>• <i><br>All the King’s Men</i>• <i><br>American Pastoral</i>• <i><br>An American Tragedy</i>• <i><br>Animal Farm</i>• <i><br>Appointment</i> …

You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.

A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will help you move a body. And why not? Moral qualms aside, that good friend would likely agree the victim was an intolerable jerk who had it coming and, jeez, you shouldn’t have done this but where do you keep the …

Brainwaves

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Northeastern University

Swimming Ool by Kenn Nesbitt

Swimming Ool<p>By Kenn Nesbitt<p>Swimming in the swimming pool<p>is where I like to “B,”<p>wearing underwater goggles<p>so that I can “C.”<p>Yesterday, before I swam,<p>I …

My Doggy Ate My Essay by Darren Sardelli

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

The first female, Scottish Poet Laureate in the role's 400 year history, Carol Ann Duffy's combination of tenderness and toughness, humour and …

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Stop Apologizing for Being Elite

A framed eighth-grade diploma, dated June 19, 1913, hangs on the wall opposite my computer. It belonged to my grandmother, Minnie Rothenhoefer, one of eight children in a German immigrant family, who was forced to quit school at age 14 after her alcoholic father abandoned his family. Her first job …

President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa

<i>The following conversation between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson was conducted in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 14. An audio recording of</i> …

Iowa

Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck

ANCHORAGE — This time of year, when the sun doesn’t edge over the mountains until midmorning and starts to sink only a few hours later, this city feels a little like one big, icy strip-mall parking lot with a tremendous mountain view. It’s so cold that the steering wheel hurts to touch. Life plays …

Salmon, Two Ways: One Epic, One Everyday

Recently, I have been spending time simplifying some old recipes.<p>“Not everyone has a couple of hours to spare in the kitchen on a school night,” my sister once said to me, voicing a familiar complaint about the time commitment demanded by some of my dishes.<p>“I know, I know,” I said, and offered my …

Recipes

Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX’s Ambition Into Orbit

<i>(Sign up for the Science Times newsletter and sync your calendar with the solar system.)</i><p>KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — From the same pad where NASA launched rockets that carried astronauts to the moon, a big, new American rocket arced into space on Tuesday. But this time, NASA was not involved. The …

Why Women’s Voices Are Scarce in Economics

For decades, the number of women studying economics seemed to be increasing, easing the persistent scarcity of professional female economists in the United States. But that progress has stalled.<p>New data indicates that the share of women studying the subject in America’s universities has flatlined …

The Hitchhiker’s Guide taught me about satire, Vogons and even economics | Ha-Joon Chang

Science fiction was serious stuff when I was a child, Douglas Adams showed it could be funny – plus he included something for us economists, too<p>There are books that you know before reading them will change you. There are books you read precisely because you want to change yourself. But The …

What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?

<b>Q.</b> <b>What is the health and nutritional value of mushrooms?</b><p><b>A.</b> Mushrooms may lack the deep green or brilliant red hues consumers have come to associate with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, but they are a “powerhouse of nutrition” and not a white food to be avoided, said Angela Lemond, a registered …

Mushrooms

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone<p>In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple and Yahoo send their children. But despite its location in …

Tablets

Children are tech addicts – and schools are the pushers | Eliane Glaser

When Silicon Valley bosses send their children to screen-free schools, why do we believe the claims of the ‘ed tech’ industry?<p>As a culture, we are finally waking up to the dark side of new technology. “The internet is broken”, declares the current issue of Wired, the tech insiders’ bible. Last …

Emerging Technology

A.I. ‘Bias’ Doesn’t Mean What Journalists Say it Means

In Florida, a criminal sentencing algorithm called COMPAS looks at many pieces of data about a criminal and computes the probability that they will …

Shiv Sena

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Do you work more than 39 hours a week? Your job could be killing you

Long hours, stress and physical inactivity are bad for our wellbeing – yet we’re working harder than ever. Isn’t it time we fought back?<p>When a new group of interns recently arrived at Barclays in New York, they discovered a memo in their inboxes. It was from their supervisor at the bank, and …

Self-improvement

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

The Tummy Beast by Roald Dahl