Of all the winter squashes, my favorite is the spaghetti squash, because it is a weird mutant that makes no sense. What possible reason could it have to produce a fruit that transforms from rock hard when raw to silky strands when soft? What is the point? Some mysteries are unsolvable. Or, like, maybe this […]
Andy Moore of Lanark, Ontario, sent us this account of his favorite gun. To share your own, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them to our Facebook page. We want to know the story of your favorite gun, and what makes it special to you. Show More Summary
If I had to pick my favorite record to come out of Nashville so far this year, it would be Andrew Combs’ All These Dreams. Moody and melodic at the …
Shovel Knight was one of my favorite games of 2014, but it's far from over. We still have the multitude of free DLC on the way, including multiplayer, a versus mode, and the new Plague Knight expansion, titled "Plague of Shadows." Developer...Show More Summary
Exciting news, people! One of my favorite designers, Rebecca Minkoff, has been announced as the Global Color Designer for Essie. I am a huge fan of Rebecca Minkoff accessories, and have collected quite a few of her pieces over the years. Show More Summary
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (available Friday) - I've seen Mockingjay Part 1 three times now, and I think it's my favorite of the Hunger Games movies. It's the least like Battle Royale, it...
IJReview celebrated with an inside look at Ted Cruz’s Senate office, and all its Texas-themed decorations. My personal favorite was the last letter from the Alamo: A tip of the cowboy hat to DRJ.
Whiplash, my favorite movie of 2014, is now available on DVD. It’s a tale of the lengths someone will got to to be great, and the lengths someone will go to to push someone to be great. Whiplash won three Oscars® this year – including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons for the role of Mr. … Continue reading DVD Review: Whiplash! ?
I designed this outer space themed Valentine card in 2012. You might have seen it in the 2013 February issue of Family Fun Magazine. It’s one my favorite Valentines and I hope you like it too. Directions on how to construct the this “out of world” card below. Supplies: Black Cardstock X-Acto knife Metallic Gel […]
I've used this Zyliss vegetable peeler ($9) for years, and I've not yet had to sharpen it. Read the rest
As I put it in my video review above, the movie business’ favorite set of geezers are back and once again are in fine form in this sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Returning from the hit original The Best Exotic Marigold...Show More Summary
Some people like sleeping in when the weekend hits, but my favorite thing to do on Saturday morning is head out for a long run, usually through Golden Gate Park. The weather is always perfect, the scenery is gorgeous, and there's something...Show More Summary
Somehow Sex Box wasn't viral marketing for some near-future thriller: it's a real television show that premiered Friday, on We TV, in which ailing couples receive counseling from therapists, and then have sex in a sound-proof box onstage in front of a live studio audience. Show More Summary
Editor's note: Scout Tafoya's latest edition of "The Unloved" might be my favorite installment to date, and not just because it breaks from the usual format and considers two films rather than concentrating on just one. It is an exercise in discovery, challenging conventional wisdom in the gentlest way. Show More Summary
This is going to sound a little bit weird but I like hearing “No” from my supporters. Sure, I like hearing yes much more, but “No” is my second favorite answer when I ask for money. The majority of asks that I’ve done in my life result in a vague answer that can be really […]
Forgotten Weapons’ most recent video has Ian looking at one of my very favorite rifle designs – the 1895 Lee Navy. This Lee-Navy rifle, though, is not just an ahead-of-its-time, fast-firing, small caliber high velocity repeater, it also...Show More Summary
Coming from last generation, No More Heroes is one of my favorite franchises. The feel and style, the humor and gameplay...all of it was right up my alley. We even got a sequel to the Wii original, but that might not have ever happened if Suda51 had his way! Turns out he wanted Travis to die at the end of No More Heroes, snuffed out by Sylvia. Show More Summary
One of my favorite panel discussions at the Backspace Writers Conferences I organized and ran for 9 years in New York City was one in which I invited an agent I knew and respected to bring in an editor they'd worked with for a discussion about the process of selling and bringing out a book. Show More Summary
For more than a quarter of a century I’ve traveled Ireland's western coast, up from the filigreed fringe of west Cork, along the lakes of Killarney, to the world-class golf links of Ballybunion and Lahinch, to Yeats country in Sligo, meeting people that give me yet another reason to come back.
My kid fell down the other day. She said she did, anyway. I didn't actually see it happen. Sure, I'm skeptical—the kid's a liar. Say, ask her what her favorite snack is. Did she say blueberries again? Well, she's never eaten a blueberry in her damn life. Show More Summary