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  • Chicken Biryani
    Biryani is a beautiful, simple South Asian rice pilaf that’s easy to make at home. It’s typically served at celebrations in India, and my Indian friends here in the United States talk about this dish with such nostalgia. You can make it with all kinds of meats (like goat... Read more »
  • Scallion Pancakes
    One of my favorite dishes to order at a dim sum Chinese restaurant is scallion pancakes. These thin, round pancakes are crispy out the outside and chewy on the inside. Until I started making them about a year ago, I didn’t realize how easy they were to cook at home!... Read more »
  • Steak Salad with Miso Vinaigrette
    I come from California, the land of salad for dinner. You can’t ask for a much simpler homemade meal (I mean, unless cereal counts). With this easy and delicious steak salad, pan-seared skirt steak sits atop a bed of spring greens, carrots, radishes, and apples. The miso vinaigrette- tangy, sweet,... Read more »
  • Soba Noodle Bowls with Spinach and Poached Eggs
    Is it spring yet?! Where I live in the Northeast, the sun says it’s spring but the temperature outside says it’s anything but. We could still have a major snowstorm as late as April! This noodle bowl is perfect for this in-between time. Poached eggs add a satisfying richness... Read more »
  • Spinach Risotto
    When spring finally makes an appearance around here, it does so with an explosion of green. Trees that have stood gloomily bare for months begin to leaf out all at once, beckoning us to wake up(!) and get ready for the warmer days to come. Thus the inspiration for this... Read more »

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  • Trip out on Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" concert screen projection
    When Pink Floyd took the stage on their mid-1970s "Dark Side of the Moon" tour, they performed in front of a stunning video cut-up created by British animator Ian Emes. Above are screen projections from the 1974 French tour. Below, a reel from the 1975 North American... Read more »
  • How America's obsession with hula girls almost wrecked Hawai'i
    Over at Collectors Weekly, Lisa Hix has just written an incredibly in-depth history of the hula, from its roots as a sacred dance to its kitschy personification as a dashboard doll. For her piece, Hix spoke with Constance Hale, a hula dancer herself, whose new book, The Natives Are Restless,... Read more »
  • Excellent beer bottle blowing cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It"
    The Bottle Boys blow like nobody's business. (via Laughing Squid) ... Read more »
  • Escalator malfunction leads to injuries and arrests
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-W4-BIqFws After an escalator malfunctioned and reversed its course at high speed, sending shoppers sprawling into a mall concourse, two engineers called in to investigate were themselves arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. Why were the men arrested? Officials had called in the two technicians, who work for... Read more »
  • Monkeys helped man who mysteriously vanished in the Bolivian Amazon
    Tourist Maykool Coroseo Acuña, 25, was lost in the Bolivian Amazon for nine days. He says that he was only able to survive thanks to "a group of monkeys, who dropped him fruit and lead him to shelter and water every day." And that isn't even the strangest part of... Read more »

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  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap
    A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow... Read more »
  • It’s probably time to admit the Galaxy S8 design is better than Apple’s iPhone 7 design
    It seems like a lifetime ago at this point but believe it or not, Samsung's flagship smartphones used to be pretty... awful. Samsung's displays were always incredible and its flagship phones always offered the best Android performance money could buy, but the company's designs were not very good at all.... Read more »
  • Leak: You’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ a million times, but never quite like this
    With just two days to go before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus, a slew of new Galaxy S8 photos have emerged from a mysterious leaker based in Mexico. Originally brought to light by AndroidMX, the new photos perhaps give us our best view yet of... Read more »
  • Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources
    Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. Ancora Advisors and Engine Capital sent a letter to the company's board of directors last week urging... Read more »
  • 5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash
    For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.... Read more »