Bocce ball is my favorite game to play on a long summer evening. A simple lawn game that is at least 7,000 years old, bocce ball has no set up, takes a second to learn, and is a competitively addictive game. Read the rest
After 9 years of covering — and uncovering — sex for Salon, I'm moving on. Here are my favorite stories
Think fall’s luxest material has to come with a luxe price tag to match? Think again. Some of my favorite suede bags ring in at $500 or lower. When you spend a little less, you also get the freedom of less worry, not that carrying a new suede bag should make you fret. Read the full post Top 5 Savvy Suede Bags: Under $500 and Fabulous which appeared first on Snob Essentials.
The HHS has produced a hilarious set of talking points for those of us facing our own crazy Uncle Liberty™ (h/t driftglass) at the picnic before fireworks. This one is my favorite: You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something...Show More Summary
New podcasts are popping up by the second these days, so this week I’m rounding up a handful of my recent favorites.
Forty years after hearing the song that became a mantra, the band's last shows are a meditation on age -- and life
This holiday weekend holds some of my favorite summertime traditions… fireworks, sparklers, s’mores, warm summer nights, laughs with family and friends and of course, kicking it all off with a fabulous cocktail. For those of you saying your I Do’s this weekend (or if you’re planning a Fourth of July fete for next year!), this colorful sip […]
I’ll be the first to admit that the traditional end-of-night fireworks show will always be my favorite part of the Fourth of July (though these lobster rolls definitely take a close second). With those celebratory pyrotechnics in mind, I present to you the sparkliest, prettiest, glitteriest wedding details of my dreams. Think of them as fireworks […]
By Marty Beene I mentioned the Tour de France in last week’s blog post, as it’s one of my favorite sporting events and it starts on Saturday. It’s unfortunate that there’s such a history of cheating, but I tend to enjoy it from the perspective of trying to imagine riding it myself, and how difficult
Some of my favorite submissions this week: Wrecky minion Catie paid her bakery $150 to make a Death Star cake something like this: (Anyone else have a baaaad feeling about this?) Here's what she got: THAT'S NO DEATH STAR. I especially like the paper cut-outs of light sabers. Show More Summary
I’m not gonna lie to you: This is one of my favorite episodes of Crash Course Astronomy we’ve done so far. It was a lot of fun, and this is just such a fantastic topic to talk about. So here you go: “Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites,...Show More Summary
I recently had the pleasure of seeing several films at the Nantucket Film Festival. My favorite was Best of Enemies, a documentary about the TV debates between William Buckley and Gore Vidal during the 1968 presidential nominating conventions. It is being released later this month. Here is the trailer:
No joke, despite not being on my five must-watch anime list a few months back, Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches turned out to be my favorite of the season. Read more...
I got to visit one of my favorite places in the world yesterday and today. I tramped around in the mud finding and losing and finding secret places. I sat on the porch in the morning and watched and listened to the birds (including Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, and Yellow Warbler, just to mention the […]
1) I went through the vent. This is my favorite scene in this episode. A lot of nice little beats here, from FIVE’s slow bullet spill to THREE’s uncertain weighing of his guns. 2) You might want to hurry. This scene in the final cut is a shortened version of what was originally envisioned. From […]
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon. Image: Shutterstock The post Powerless in the Face of White Supremacy and a Gun appeared first on RH Reality Check.
One of my all-time favorite podcasts, Nate DiMeo's Memory Palace, is back and on a weekly schedule. In the latest episode, Nate tells the story of a mid-century UFO hoax. And don't miss Nate's live shows in Seattle, Portland, and LA...
To accompany My Bette Midler Story, I thought it would be nice to put together a playlist of my favorite Bette Midler songs. Many of you, I'm sure, know her biggest hits like The Wind Beneath My Wings, The Rose, and From a Distance.Show More Summary
Barneys final markdowns went live today, and at up to 75% off, you will be impressed! I’ve picked out a few of my favorites, but there are many, many more. These discounts are only available for a limited time, though, so head on over to Barneys now... Read the full post Roundup of Barneys Final Markdowns which appeared first on Snob Essentials.
I happened to be flipping through another introductory economics textbook. (Yes, some people have the temerity to try to compete with my favorite textbook.) I noticed an error that is, unfortunately, all too common in how introductory economics is taught. Show More Summary