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A sympathetic biography argues for a feminist reappraisal of a tortured genius of American gothic<p>“One who raises demons,” the writer Shirley Jackson once observed, “must deal with them.” Whether fiction could raise demons and deal with them remained for her an open question, one that drives Ruth …

Books

A Fresh Perspective: Window Backsplash Ideas And The Designs Around Them

Ideally, a kitchen should have lots of natural light and that usually means that sacrifices have to be made in order to accommodate large windows or …

This Is the Top Slow-Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

There are few things our readers love more than a good slow-cooker recipe. After all, the set-it-and-forget-it kitchen gadget makes getting dinner on …

Red Curry Chicken Chili Recipe

"Ground chicken, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered in a flavorful blend of red curry paste, coconut milk and robust Indian spices for a twist on …

Raising media-savvy kids in an era of fake news

This just in! Breaking news! You don't want to miss THIS!<p>If you get your news online or from social media, this type of headline sounds very familiar. What's real? What's fake? What's satire?<p>Now that anyone with access to a phone or computer can publish information online, it's getting harder to …

Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the …

“What was the author trying to say?” is the worst question an English teacher can ask

“What was the author <i>trying</i> to say?” This common question in English classes is often posed by a professor who then reveals various ideas hidden within a novel as if they were a clear, neatly ordered message, waiting to be unpacked. From this perspective, writing is full of both signs and disguises, …

Literature

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Recipes

3 Popular Fall Crockpot Recipes, According to Pinterest

It's officially crockpot season, and we could not be more thrilled about it. After all, there is absolutely nothing better than arriving home to the …

Cooking

Pumpkin Dioramas Are This Year's Hottest Halloween Trend

Your favorite holiday just got even more crafty.<p>For decades, dioramas have been a go-to school assignment for kids: They're expressive, they teach kids how to be resourceful, and they're a lot of fun to put together, so it's not all that surprising that they're currently trending for Halloween.<p>It …

Decorations

Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and color the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with …

The internet is obsessing over this 18th century fried chicken recipe

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>So far, almost one million people have watched a video of a man in a Tricorne hat demonstrating how colonists made fried …

5 Kitchen Trends with Serious Staying Power

If you're remodeling your kitchen and you're not independently wealthy, it's understandable that you'd be concerned about your design's longevity. …

We Cooked Jennifer Aniston's 'Not That Bad For You' Pasta Carbonara Recipe (and Loved It)

There is one thing we know to be true in this crazy world: <b>Jennifer Aniston</b> and her husband <b>Justin Theroux</b> <i>really</i> love <i></i>pasta carbonara.<p>“Justin and I make …

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People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming...<p>Design House Stockholm celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we sent a few questions to founder Anders Färdig to let us...<p>A family home on Australia’s Mornington …

The Big Mac secret sauce recipe

I try to be healthy and eat food with ingredients I recognise (nothing that starts with an e-number, for example, fewer chemicals). But, like many …

Her many simple, revelatory recipes made Carol Harris the leading figure of this year’s Readers’ Recipe Swap<p>In 2015 alone, I have read around 3,000 recipes, and cooked nearly 400, every single one coming from Guardian readers. I am in no way exaggerating when I say it is a privilege to have made …

Recipes

Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world

The best contemporary kitchen in the world is right here in Winnipeg's River Heights, according to an international design contest.<p>Appliance makers …

Is Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine the Only Italian Cookbook You Need?

I started reviewing cookbooks in 2008. Since then, I have encountered seemingly infinite Italian cookbooks: Enough Italian cookbooks that if they …

13 Halloween Mantels to Give You Serious Decor Inspo

Fall is finally here, which means it’s officially time to get ready for our fave holiday of the season — Halloween! We’re bringing out the pumpkins, garlands and other festive decorations to celebrate. Our fave spot to decorate? Those mantels, of course! It’s a whole shelf you can use to brighten …

Decorations

19 Super Fun Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Summer flowers aren't going to be in bloom much longer, so it's time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we've got a few ideas for how you can up your outdoor decor …

Decorations

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

Sneaky Ways to Hide Your Washer and Dryer

Here's how to keep those bulky machines stylishly out of sight.<p>Here's how to keep those bulky machines stylishly out of sight.

11 Ways to Create a Luxurious Closet for Less

The extra touches Hollywood closets are made of — without the extra cost.<p>While most of us dream of a Carrie Bradshaw-esque closet (and her complete shoe collection) the size and accessories are not always an option. Enter master closet designer and founder of LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams. Here, she …

Home Decorating

Articles about cramped kitchen transformed inviting hub on Dwell.com - Dwell

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.<p>A collection of flexible islands by Raw Edges for Caesarstone explore endless options for the kitchen.<p>A formal rental apartment in Pijp, Amsterdam, previously broken up into many rooms with minimal …

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From flat to physical, Kristina Krogh masters every dimension.<p>Donald Strum, principal of product design at Michael Graves Design Group, drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Business of...<p>Norway’s Sognefjord is the longest in the world, stretching some 200 kilometers into the country from the …

Articles about look reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of our New Year's resolutions? To read more.<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny …