Susan Barclay Nichols

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10 Essential Potato Side Dishes to Master

If you're feeling like your dinner plate is missing something, it's probably missing potatoes. The crowd-pleaser rounds out just about any meal and …

Side Dishes

Everything You Need To Know About The Law The EU Just Passed That Could Change The Internet As We Know It

Frederick Florin / AFP / Getty Images<p>The European Parliament voted to adopt an extremely controversial copyright reform on Wednesday that could have …

Copyright Directive

Love of Trump covers a multitude of sins for Christian conservatives

As the Bible tells it, David committed adultery with Bathsheba and orchestrated the death of her husband. “But it didn’t mean he wasn’t a good warrior or a good king,” says Nancy Allen. “The Bible says love covers all sin: love of God, love of country, love of children, love of grandchildren covers …

Mainstream Media

Donald Trump Might Be the ‘Client From Hell’

The president doesn’t seem to understand what lawyers do—including the ones trying to defend the presidency.<p>On the 268th page of the bestselling book <i>Fear</i>, Bob Woodward quotes President Trump: "I don't have any good lawyers. I have terrible lawyers. … I've got a bunch of lawyers who are not …

Donald Trump

Tenacious D's Jack Black Names the Most Metal Album Cover Ever

He chose between album covers from Iron Maiden, Dio, Amon Amarth, Wretched, Manowar and Molly Hatchet.Continue reading…

Iron Maiden

Auditioning for The Great British Bake Off Sounds Intense

If you watch U.K. mainstay <i>The Great British Bake Off</i>, the reality competition where 10 amateur bakers duke it out to be crowned best baker in the …

Great British Bake Off

Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America's Ruling Class

How the DC establishment has responded to his confirmation controversy tells us an awful lot.<p>For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale …

Brett Kavanaugh

Ed Whelan’s tweets have created a second Kavanaugh scandal

Did Brett Kavanaugh know a friend of his was planning to smear a private citizen?<p>On Thursday night, conservative legal operative Ed Whelan sent a series of tweets suggesting that the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were likely a case of mistaken identity. His evidence was that a …

Brett Kavanaugh

Ticketmaster stung by undercover journalists, who reveal that the company deliberately enables scalpers and rips off artists

Even in this era, dominated by vertically and horizontally dominant monopolists, few companies are as chronically dirty and corrupt as Ticketmaster …

Ticketmaster

Celebrity Skin at 20: Courtney Love’s exposé of Hollywood’s seedy underbelly

In 1994, Hole released their second album, Live Through This. It ends with Rock Star, a vicious kickback against the riot grrrl scene and the “no-sellout” ethos that mingled uneasily with the 90s alternative rock explosion. “We look the same, we talk the same,” sneers Courtney Love, before her …

New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets

<b>At 8:55 a.m.</b> on a Wednesday morning last summer, a tweet from the White House residence stopped much of Washington in its tracks.<p>“After consultation …

Freedom of Information

The Vexing Analogies of “Fahrenheit 11/9”

Michael Moore’s new film about the rise of Trump represents an opportunity missed.<p>The question that Michael Moore sets out to answer in his new documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” is a simple one. He poses it in his trademark voice-over—a companionable croon, surprisingly soft, as if he were sitting …

Gwen Stefani

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump is getting worse; “I suspect he is unable to tolerate reality”

<b>Dr. Brandy Lee; Donald Trump (AP/Yale/Salon)</b><p>Yale psychiatrist who edited “Dangerous Case” bestseller says an urgent intervention “was indicated long ago”<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 21, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>Two weeks ago, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed by a senior Trump administration …

Donald Trump

10 Essential Sauces You'll Want to Double for Meal Prep — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're meal prepping this weekend, squeeze a little time in between roasting vegetables and shredding chicken to make a sauce. I only recently …

Recipes

Donald Trump's global insignificance is about to be exposed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trump is a master of New York-style showmanship. The United Nations General Assembly, therefore, should be his finest hour: hosting world leaders in his town.<p>Instead, he is likely to be relegated to an irrelevant sideshow.<p>When the UNGA kicks off on Tuesday, the depths of America's descent …

UN Security Council

Siri Shortcuts: The Best Part of iOS 12

Apple released iOS 12 on Monday afternoon. The software update included a number of amazing new features, like Screen Time and Memoji. But the <i>best</i> …

Siri

How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Potato soup is such a fall classic. Tender pieces of creamy russet potatoes mingle with onions, garlic, and salty pancetta for a bowl of …

Slow Cookers

Kavanaugh Defender Accuses Random Other Guy of Christine Blasey Ford’s Alleged Assault

A former Supreme Court clerk gave an alternate explanation for Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a …

U.S. Supreme Court

Reminder: Brett Kavanaugh has a history of lying about stuff. A lot. Under oath

With a sexual assault allegation building against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Republican Senate leadership refusing to allow an …

Brett Kavanaugh

The NRA Spent Itself Into Debt Supporting Donald Trump

An audit of the National Rifle Association’s finances obtained by OpenSecrets shows the organization’s income from dues-paying members has been …

Donald Trump

You're a Good Man, Paul Feig

Normally, famous men who yammer on and on about how <i>great</i> and <i>funny</i> women are and then make that enthusiasm a defining part of their “brand,” are …

Paul Feig

Heavy metal fans communicate like remote Papua New Guinea tribes, study finds

Heavy metal fans have evolved to communicate with each other like remote tribes in Papua New Guinea, a study by UCL anthropologists has found.<p>They have rules for behaviour in the front-of-stage “mosh pit” that are passed down by “elders”, there are gift-sharing rituals at concerts and dark …

Papua New Guinea

Ex-New York Review of Books editor: I was 'convicted on Twitter' over essay

Ian Buruma, the former editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books who was forced out of the job on Wednesday amid a row over his editorial judgment relating to #MeToo, has complained of being “publicly pilloried” and “convicted on Twitter”.<p>A day after the announcement of Buruma’s departure …

Social Media

Chloe Dykstra Talks Harassment After Chris Hardwick Essay: 'I Considered Ending It'

Three months after Chloe Dykstra published a harrowing essay on Medium detailing a years-long, emotionally, physically and sexually abusive …

Chloe Dykstra

Christine Blasey Ford Isn't Scared to Talk

Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.<p>I wish the president would shut his …

Michael Flynn

Rape, Romance, and Reality Television 

Grant Robicheaux appeared a few years ago on the Bravo reality TV series <i>The Online Dating Rituals of the American Male</i>. Now, he stands accused of …

Reality TV

How to Leave the Boring Job You Don’t Like and Break Into Comedy

From <i>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.</i><p>Do you not like your job? Do you shudder at the idea of spending 40 more years doing something you may not hate, but …

Hung Up

This Chilean Community Requires Residents to Have Their Appendix Removed

A South Korean man and the 21 ducklings he has been raising as his children ever since they hatched have been breaking the internet with their …

Breast Cancer

Sarah Silverman: Maybe Kavanaugh ‘Doesn’t Remember’ Alleged Assault—but She Does

In the latest cold open segment for her Hulu show <i>I Love You, America</i>, Sarah Silverman tries her best to give Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …

Brett Kavanaugh

Sarah Silverman: Maybe Kavanaugh ‘Doesn’t Remember’ Assault—But She Does

In the latest cold open segment for her Hulu show <i>I Love You, America</i>, Sarah Silverman tries her best to give Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …

Brett Kavanaugh