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The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

by J Kenji Lopez-Alt, J Kenji Laopez-Alt

"As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji Laopez-Alt has pondered [how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you ... Read More

1984

1984 (1950)

by George Orwell

George Orwell's novel about the perils of totalitarian rule remains relevant more than 60 years after its 1949 publication. 1984 paints the bleak picture of a society in which all information is ... Read More

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brene Brown, PH.D., L.M.S.W.

"This important book is about the lifelong journey from ?What will people think?' to ?I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading "The Gifts ... Read More

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

directed by Michael Bay
featuring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Abigail Klein, Peter Cullen, Kelsey Grammer

The Transformers film series continues with this fourth entry from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. In the devastating aftermath of the fight for humanity, an enigmatic ... Read More

The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast (2016)

directed by Mamoru Hosoda
featuring John Swasey, Luci Christian, Eric Vale, Monica Rial, Ian Sinclair

This anime film, written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda, blends together epic fantasy and a coming-of-age tale. A nine-year-old boy named Kyuta finds a mysterious passageway to a world inhabited by ... Read More

'Summer Music Festivals!'

The summer music festival season is in full swing! There is nothing quite like dancing in the great outdoors with friends, listening to your favorite bands or discovering some new act or music genre? music festivals have become a staple of summer. It may be your favorite oldie band at[…] Read More

'Understanding through Literature'

Why do we as humans fear what we don’t know? Why do we try to tear down what our own experiences have not allowed us to understand? Why don’t we respond to fear and misunderstanding with a search for knowledge? Could it be that equipped with knowledge instead of arms[…] Read More

'In Memoriam: American War Fiction'

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a remembrance of fallen soldiers in the US Civil War. It celebrated the memory of the thousands of Union and Confederate warriors who’d fought and lost all, regardless of their reasons or the ultimate outcome. By the late 1800’s the day became generalized as[…] Read More