Winnie

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A Theory of Trump Kompromat

Why the President is so nice to Putin, even when Putin might not want him to be.<p>The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told …

Russia

How QAnon and Sacha Baron Cohen Speak to the Same Desperate Need

Is there a way to explain what’s happening to us? Is there a theory, a secret, or a person capable of forcing our undulating reality to come into focus? Is there a way to feel stable on this careening ship of a country?<p>But of course there is: two compelling options have emerged into the mainstream …

Clinton Foundation

Alex Jones, the First Amendment, and the Digital Public Square

How should we challenge hate-mongering in the age of social media?<p>Alex Jones has drawn millions of people to his Infowars brand by promoting conspiracy theories and noxious bigotry; he monetizes his following by selling survivalist gear and dietary supplements such as the testosterone booster Alpha …

Social Media

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

Sesame Paste vs. Tahini: No They’re Not The Same Thing

Double check your recipe, because they’re not entirely interchangeable.<p>Tahini is one of the hottest ingredients in cooking right now. We love this …

Food & Dining

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

We wanted to make sure this dip was absolutely perfect, so we tested it until it was and the Delish team never complained about that once. It will be …

Recipes

Are You Guilty of These Common Shower Curtain Blunders?

It’s high time we recognized shower curtains for what they really are: an integral part of your bathroom aesthetic. Sure, they serve a practical …

Small Spaces

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Grilled Thai Ginger-Garlic Pork Chops

Recipe<p>Servings: four.<p>Serve these chops with Cilantro-Mint Sauce or Fresh Plum Salsa or a simple Thai salad of sweet onions, cucumbers, and carrots in …

Recipes

20 Times Animals Were Rude As Hell To Each Other

It's a turtle-shoving, dolphin-bonking world, you guys.

Animals

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Meet the Crunchy, Super-French Salad We Can't Stop Making

My favorite salad these days has nary a lettuce leaf in sight.<p>During a recent trip to Paris, I found myself wandering around the venerable Le Bon Marché department store, where the selection of high fashion products and quality goods are among the top in the city; but I was most taken with its …

Carrots

Watch Meteoroids Strike the Moon's Surface in Awesome MIDAS Footage

Just how rare is this occurrence, anyway?<p>Ever seen a meteoroid hit the moon? Almost definitely not in person, but have you ever seen <i>video</i> of such …

European Space Agency

18 Modern Apartment Ideas to Make Your Space Feel Bigger and Brighter

New Yorkers know this better than anyone: In a small apartment, the best solution is to make your space feel bigger and brighter. How, you ask? While …

Small Spaces

Shrimp and Basil Stir-Fry

4 servings<p>There’s so much more you can do with your farmers’ market basil than making pesto! Just toss a bunch in a hot pan as the finishing touch for charred shrimp that’s been flavored with a spicy, garlicky marinade, resulting in a fuss-free summertime dinner. This recipe is part of the …

Seafood

How to Write a Book Without Losing Your Mind

Expert advice on ending procrastination and finishing that manuscript, dissertation, or other big project<p>A few months ago, I promised some nice people in New York that I would, sometime very soon, write a book.<p>Since then, I have:<p>Called my mom rejoicing.<p>Called my mom crying.<p>Considered changing my …

Writing

This Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet Is a 20-Minute Meal

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.</i><p>I …

Food

Recipe: Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let the freezer be your culinary secret weapon against takeout or cereal for dinner. With a bag of cleaned shrimp and a pound of frozen broccoli …

Recipes

These Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups Are a Hit Any Night of the Week

Sponsored by Cholula® Hot Sauce<p>4 servings<p>Spicy beef meets the crunch of cucumber, creamy avocado, and the tang of a Cholula® Green Pepper mayo. It’s bursting with flavor and a match made in lettuce cup heaven.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch scallions<p>1 head Bibb or butter lettuce<p>2 Persian cucumbers<p>1 large …

Recipes

Recipe: Easy Taco Slaw — Recipes from The Kitchn

I firmly believe every Taco Tuesday needs a solid taco slaw — one that's crisp and refreshing, just a bit creamy, and works with any filling you have …

Cooking

CanLit isn’t what it used to be

At university, 30 years ago, my friends and I would use the term CanLit as shorthand for Canadian literature, and even then it was faintly derogatory. When we said CanLit, we meant a certain aesthetic in writing. We meant Margaret Laurence, mainly, and her sad small towns, and W.O. Mitchell and his …

Canadian Literature

An essential guide to repairing your most loved clothes from head to toe

I always take it as a good sign when wear begins to show on my clothes, because it means they’ve outlasted fickle trends and taste. When that’s the case, chances are I love the item enough to repair it. Proper care and repair keeps clothes in use longer, which is a good return on both a garment’s …

Clothing

Princess Charlotte's Resemblance To Young Princess Di Is Uncanny

Royal fans can't believe how much Princess Charlotte looks like her late grandmother, Princess Diana, when she was young.

Swimming Pools

A different perspective on divorce: How it can help the individuals and the families

<i>David Frenkel is a lawyer at Gelman and Associates practicing exclusively in the area of family law for the past 10 years.</i><p>The waiting room in our family law firm is an interesting place. The men and women that come in for the first time often have this aura of embarrassment about them. They divert …

Family Law

Your guide to a tariff-free Canadian grocery list: Balzac’s coffee over Folgers and French’s ketchup over Heinz

After the U.S. President Donald Trump slapped Canada with aluminum and steel tariffs, Canadians have vowed to fight back by boycotting U.S. products. …

Canada

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Sesame Sauce

4 servings<p>For this lemony grilled salmon recipe, you absolutely want to cook fish that still has its skin on. It protects the fish while it grills and, despite what you think or have been told, will help it release from the grill grates more easily.<p>July 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 6-oz. skin-on salmon …

Seafood

15 Grilled Chicken Marinades You Won't Tire Of

Grilled chicken can get boring pretty quickly if you don't switch up your marinade.<p>July 20, 2018<p>Chicken is one of the easiest things to make, …

Cooking

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Brisket — Recipes from The Kitchn

Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and …

Cooking

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

Psychology

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time - Bertrand Russell, Logician and Pacifist

Bertrand Russel from the Graphic Novell ‘Logicomix – The Epic Search of Truth’<p>On July 11, 1906, mathematician and philosopher <b>Bertrand Russell</b> was …