I‘ve been a professional food writer for seven years and have been working atSerious Eats(a publication that specializes in cooking and eating) for well over a year. If you need to know anything about me, it‘s that I almost always have indigestion. I can‘t help overeating. It‘s my job. It probably doesn‘t help that I have a pretty typical Jewish digestive system and themild IBSthat goes along with it.
Stephen Hawking, renowned physicist and best-selling author, died on March 14 at the age of 76. Hawking is well-known as one of the greatest scientists of our time, whose discoveries transformed our knowledge of black holes and whose popular science texts inspired millions. He is also well known for having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that left him almost completely paralyzed, and for losing his ability to speak after a bout of pneumo
Anthony Ray Hinton, age 61, now lives as a free man in the state of Alabama, where he was born and raised. When he was 29, Hinton, who is black, was tried in Birmingham for the murders of two fast-food managers and sentenced to death. It didn‘t matter that he had a good alibi. It didn‘t matter that he passed a polygraph test. A racially biased prosecutor presenting faulty evidence that Hinton‘s mother‘s gun was used in the
Dear Prudence,I am a bisexual man in my 20s. I prefer women, but I have had casual sexual relationships with men. I‘m also monogamous. I am comfortable with my sexuality and realize that it‘s fine to be attracted to both genders but to still have a pretty strong preference. My friends and family are also very understanding and supportive. My issue is that I have had trouble telling women I date that I am bisexual. Many handle it fine,
A writer and self-confessed avoider of the limelight, Nell Scovell is hardly a household name. But somehow over the past three decades, she has been part of almost every interesting comedy scene around, writing for Spy, The Simpsons, Late Night With David Letterman, Murphy Brown, The Critic, and Mystery Science Theater 3000, among many others. More recently she collaborated with Sheryl Sandberg on the highly successful if less amusing Lean In.
The extent and exact timeline of the Trump campaign‘s association with under-fire British data firm Cambridge Analytica remains hazy, but Trump‘s data operation has been on the radar of special counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller‘s team has been sorting through the ties between the campaign, Cambridge Analytica, and the Republican National Committee, ABC News reports. A Trump campaign spokesperson, however, denied that the campaign
Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt made a 25-minute video confessing to the string of deadly explosive attacks that terrorized the city for weeks, police announced Wednesday.The 23-year-old made the recording on his phone Tuesday night as police were closing in on him. Acting Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Conditt appeared to be aware that his time was limited while making the recording, which outlined how he built the bombs. ‘It was
Next week, the NFL will add a new chapter to its decades-long struggle with itself over what constitutes a catch. The league‘s competition committee plans to recommend a new definition at the NFL‘s annual meetings, a change that comes at the behest of commissioner Roger Goodell after a season full of baffling replay reversals.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was symbolically and summarily fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours before his official retirement last week, authorized a criminal investigation into Sessions in the aftermath of his misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January 2017, ABC News reported Wednesday. The investigation of Sessions for perjury was previously unknown to the public, although according to ABC‘
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Aleksandr Kogan, the Russian-American academic at the center of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, has been relatively vocal yet strikingly calm in public since news broke that the company had acquired personal information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts and later used it to boost Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have both blamed Kogan for the imbroglio, though he‘s denied any wrongd
It‘s spring. According to the calendar, we‘ve served our time. Winter should be over. And yet, it‘s not.
For many months, the Trump administration has been attempting to push through a regulatory change that would make it easier for restaurant owners to skim tips from their employees. As if that weren‘t rotten enough, it now appears that high level officials, including White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, attempted to bury a government analysis showing how badly the move would hurt workers who rely on gratuities to make a living.
The galaxy of extremely niche dating sites has gained a new star-one that promises to help you find someone who loves you like Kanye loves Kanye. That‘s right, lonely singles are no longer confined to finding each other based on interests like farming or the goth aesthetic. With the release of Yeezy Dating, fans of Kanye West are one step closer to finding someone to argue with about the proper breakdown of their Kanye madness bracket.
On Wednesday afternoon, police in Tempe, Arizona, released footage from the crash on Sunday in which a self-driving Uber hit and killed a woman crossing a street in the dark. The video comes from two cameras. One shows the roadway in front of the car, which is followed by footage showing the supervising driver.
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After a silence so long it made headlines of its own, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded on Wednesday to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that has plunged his 500 billion company into crisis.
Not that simple: Calls to #DeleteFacebook ignore how important the service has become to many people, April Glaser writes. We should try to #FixFacebook instead.
A lot will need to go right for Democrats to flip a U.S. Senate seat this fall in Mississippi. Already, though, a few things are starting to break their way.
For several weeks, President Donald Trump has insisted that he wants the federal government to execute drug dealers as a way to combat the opioid crisis. He reportedly got the idea from countries like the Philippines, where grisly extrajudicial assassinations of suspected drug criminals have become routine. The United States is not the Philippines (yet), and there is essentially no chance that Trump‘s scheme will succeed. But on Wednesday,
The political consulting/data firm Cambridge Analytica-whose services were employed by the Trump campaign in 2016 and which has long-standing connections to Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon-has been in the soup in recent days over revelations that it took Facebook data involving 50 million users without authorization and that CEO Alexander Nix and other top officials were caught on tape boasting about their willingness to use bribes, blackmai
It‘s taken them several crucial days longer than they had hoped, but Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday closed in on an agreement to fund the government through September at the higher spending levels they set last month. The omnibus spending bill, the last big ‘must-pass‘ bill of the year, is a vehicle for legislators to tack on all of their other legislative priorities that they couldn‘t get through regular o
Over the past week, Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russia. (On Wednesday, Trump‘s attack took the form of tweeting out a quote from Alan Dershowitz about how Mueller should never have been chosen for the role.) Amid rumblings that Trump might move to fire Mueller, and with Democrats warning that such a decision could spark a constitu
It‘s been 34 years since Daniel LaRusso defeated his rival, Johnny Lawrence, in the original Karate Kid, but despite all the sequels and reboots that have come since then, very little has changed for the two characters. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will reprise their roles in YouTube Red‘s upcoming series, Cobra Kai, and they‘re still working out their aggression through karate. Oh, but there is one pretty important thing tha