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How To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

And common mistakes to avoid.<p><b>Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide</b><p>Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our many blessings, one of them obviously being mashed potatoes. Piled high in a glorious display of showmanship, we like to think their bounteous beauty is a metaphor for the richness of life. …

What It’s Like to Read ‘The Great Gatsby’ for the First Time at 37

<i>With Baz Luhrmann’s splashy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel contender hitting theaters Friday, Flavorwire is devoting this</i> …

'Shocked': Patricia Volk's Memoir About Beauty And Its Beholders

Patricia Volk's mother was beautiful in a way that stopped people on the street. Strangers compared her to Lana Turner and Grace Kelly. She was stylish and vain: Her beauty and its preservation mattered to her. "She had an icy blond beauty, an imperious kind of beauty," Volk tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry …

Why Do NPR Reporters Have Such Great Names?

Radio figures Ira Glass, Sylvia Poggioli, Neda Ulaby, and others have inspired restaurants, pets' names, license plates, and songs.<p>What makes NPR reporters’ names so particularly mellifluous? There’s that pleasing alliteration—Allison Aubrey, Louisa Lim, Carl Kassell, Susan Stamberg. And it's hard …

Zora Neale and My Sister

<b>1.</b><br>Over the two week period when I finalized my plans for a trip to my home state of Alabama, I went from sunny optimism about the trip to downright …

The Rumpus

"He talks to me during the entire appointment as if I’m not naked on a table with my feet in stirrups..."

Was Slavery as Harmful in the North as it was in the South?

Was slavery just as harmful in its benign form in the colonial North as it was in the prerevolutionary South? Eric Herschthal on a new history.<p>It may …