Sam Boyd

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Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

Here's the first clue as to what TV show inspired Adam Scott's next Greatest Event In Television History

Getting an early jump on creating another <i>Greatest Event In Television History</i>, thereby negating the previous <i>Greatest Event</i> after a mere five months, …

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

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Dual Beer Glass, Craft Beer, Glassware

****Cut Off for guaranteed Holiday Delivery was Dec. 12th.<br>BUT...What do you call a great gift that is late?!? A GREAT GIFT!! ;)<p>We want to thank everyone that has made this the biggest holiday season in the last five years and to all the support that allows a small business and craftspeople to do …

The Moth goes behind the scenes of SNL, and the Pete And Pete boys start a new show

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Mark Twain hated God

Exclusive: Great American humorist also had ideas for how to improve tech support, in this excerpt from his memoir<p><i>Tuesday, June 19, 1906</i><p><b>About the character of God, as represented in the New and the Old Testaments.</b><p>Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless …

On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part I

There's an entire micro-economy based on the pursuit of betterment. The author—58, full-figured, and ferocious in his consumption of cigarettes and scotch—agreed to test its limits, starting with the Executive De-Stress Treatment at a high-end spa.<p>Insofar as we are able to be objective, here …

The Twilight Zone: “Valley Of The Shadow”/“He’s Alive”

<b>“Valley Of The Shadow” (season 4, episode 3; originally aired 1/17/1963)</b><i><br>In which ooo Heaven is a place on Earth…</i><p>As personality tests go, the old “Is …

Government Employees Gone Wild

(Photo: Hans Gerwitz)<p>Our latest podcast is called “Government Employees Gone Wild.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Watch more than 100 cop scenes edited together into a feature-length film about police brutality

In what could be considered the ultimate supercut, the Anti-Banality Union has created <i>Police Mortality</i>, 66 minutes of pure, action-packed cop …

How music continues to draw inspiration from science fiction

Last month, EMP Museum in Seattle announced its 2013 inductees into the Science Fiction And Fantasy Hall Of Fame. Each year since 1996, the Hall Of …

Greil Marcus on How the Division of High vs. Low Robs Culture of Its Essence

However skeptical one might be of formal education, one of its great traditions remains the art of the stirring graduation speech. At the 2013 commencement ceremony for the graduating class of New York’s School of Visual Arts — which rounds out creative culture with such diverse programs as Design …

Barking Up The Family Tree: American Dogs Have Surprising Genetic Roots

America is as much of a melting pot for dogs as it is for their human friends. Walk through any dog park and you'll find a range of breeds from Europe, Asia, even Australia and mutts and mixes of every kind.<p>But a few indigenous breeds in North America have a purer pedigree — at least one has …

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing

The secrets of good writing have been debated again and again and again. But “good writing” might, after all, be the wrong ideal to aim for. In <b>About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews</b> (<i>public library</i>), celebrated author and literary critic <b>Samuel Delany</b> — who, for a fascinating …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Disruptus

A creative resource for adults and kids alike, Disruptus is "designed to open every mind," and from what we can tell, it works as advertised. Using product flashcards as a starting point, and a die for direction, the game instructs players to either improve, transform, disrupt or create upon the …

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