Tag: Life

This Crispy Fish Rendang Recipe From Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Uncharted’ Feels Perfect For The First Week Of July

It’s officially backyard barbecue season — or, at the very least, backyard grilling season (we’re sticklers). Combined with the likelihood of full-on lockdowns returning to the U.S., that means it’s time to get some cool ingredients in the kitchen and try new things. No more sourdough bread for a few days. Our recommendation: Truly travel […]

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Why DIY Magic Mushroom Growers Are Gathering In An Uncle Ben’s Rice Subreddit

There’s a subreddit for just about everything, but if you’re a legit Uncle Ben’s fan who is also a serious Redditor (that’s a lonely island), you might be disappointed to find that the subreddit r/UncleBens isn’t so much a gathering of hardcore pre-cooked rice fans, as it is an online sub-community of DIY psilocybin cultivators […]

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Expression Session — Tasting Four Whiskies In The Heaven’s Door Portfolio

Finding a good bourbon has never been easier. But that also means it’s never been easier to find a bad bourbon. There are so many expressions on the shelves these days that reaching for the wrong bottle and wasting your hard-earned cash is a real possibility. That’s why we’ve taken to breaking down entire lines […]

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Samara Rivers Of Black Bourbon Society Has A Message For Whiskey Brands

Sunday, June 14th, was National Bourbon Day, a celebration for lovers of the spirit around the country. This year, the context for the holiday was drastically different than years past. The widespread Black Lives Matter / Defund the Police protests touch on all parts of our lives (certainly how we eat and drink) and systemic […]

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A Texan’s Take On The Best Bourbons From The Lone Star State

Ask any Texan, myself included, what they’re most proud of from their home state and you’re sure to get an emphatic answer. It might be the savory barbecue served up everywhere from fine dining restaurants to the roadside shacks, or the uncrowded, seemingly-endless national parks, or simply the beautiful, expansive, star-filled night sky. Or it […]

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Super Nintendo World’s Opening In Japan Was Delayed ‘Until Further Notice’

Super Mario World was slated to be a huge expansion to Universal Studios Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer, but with the Olympiad delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the park is officially on ice “until further notice.” Nintendo Life reported via Nikkei that the international expansion to Universal’s Japanese park has been officially […]

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Florida And Texas Will Close Bars And Add New Precautions After A COVID-19 Surge

The states of Texas and Florida will close bars, scale back restaurant capacities, and implement new safety measures due to recent COVID-19 surges in the two states. Both states adopted lax safety measures and were two of the earliest states to reopen their economies since the start of the pandemic in March. NPR reports that […]

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HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’ Is Revolutionary, Much Like Michelle McNamara’s True-Crime Legacy

“I had a murder habit and it was bad…” – Michelle McNamara I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, the six-part HBO docuseries that revolves around Michelle McNamara’s 2018 true-crime masterpiece, isn’t a standard true-crime series. It’s much more than that, just like McNamara’s work transcended the rest of her nonfiction literary genre. It must also […]

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The Best Two-Ingredient Cocktails For Summer, According To Bartenders

Technically, summer is rolling, with weather from coast to coast feeling like it’s mid-July. We’ve already announced our cocktail of the season — the beer spritz — and you won’t be shocked to learn that light, easy, and refreshing won the day. That’s the warm weather drink trifecta, right there. Truth be told, quarantine has […]

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Disneyland Will Re-Theme Splash Mountain Around ‘The Princess And The Frog’

When Disneyland finally opens, Star Wars land might not be the only new attraction you’ll get to experience on your first trip back into the park. In a post published on the Disneyland Parks blog, the theme park announced that it will transform the current Splash Mountain attraction at their Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom […]

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Top Chef’s Lovable Losers Bryan Voltaggio And Stephanie Cmar On This Season’s Most Roastable Moments

Part of me always wants to write fun, silly articles about Top Chef — the cooking, the shenanigans, the personalities — it’s my escape, in a way (in general I prefer food people to movie people by a wide margin). But then in talking to these people, I start to remember that the thing they’ve […]

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SNX DLX: Featuring The YEEZY QUANTUM Barium, LeBron 17 Graffiti, And A Must-Have PALACE Drop

After a week of Nike completely dominating the top five, we’re happy to see some variety on SNX DLX this week, with great releases from… Nike (duh), Yeezy Brand, ASICS, and the King of Corduroy himself, Mr. Sean Wotherspoon. On the apparel end, skaters will be happy to find some fresh new threads from Supreme […]

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Seinfeld Is Getting A Lego Set — Get Ready For A Whole Lot Of Stop Motion About Nothing

Who says you have to live in a world without new episodes of Seinfeld? Now, you can make your own stop motion adventures with Jerry, George, Kramer, Elaine, and… Newman with LEGO’s Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Set. You could also just watch Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld itself if you’re missing the show, but since we’re […]

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‘Top Chef’ Winner Melissa King On Dumpling Theory And Brian Malarkey’s Strange Habits

Rarely has a Top Chef competitor looked like such a lock to make the finale from the very beginning as Melissa King did this season. She debuted at number two in my weekly power rankings and never fell out of the top five, all while seeming insanely chill and utterly unflappable. She strolled through this […]

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Apple Rolls Out Their Biggest User Interface Refresh Ever — MacOS ‘Big Sur’ — Here’s What’s New

At today’s 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple finally unveiled its latest computer-based operating system, “Big Sur,” which continues Apple’s recent tradition of naming its operating systems after regions in California. Big Sur is a follow up to macOS Catalina, and offers the biggest visual update to the Apple operating system since OS X’s initial […]

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Bartenders Tell Us Their Favorite Small Batch Whiskeys For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here. Like any holiday, it’s going to mean something different to everyone. If you’ve got a good relationship with your dad/ father figure, consider yourself lucky. Bask in that feeling of appreciation for a second. Consider a call, a card, or maybe a gift. And if you’re going the gift route, […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name The Best Bourbons For Father’s Day

It’s almost Father’s Day and the “father figure” in your life — define that term however you want! — deserves more than a bottle of cheap, drugstore cologne or a gift card. This year, instead of Googling “gifts for Father’s Day” and then picking the most inexpensive one, actually buy him something worthwhile. By “worthwhile” […]

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Top Chef Rankings, Season 17 Finale: Why You Make-A The Butcher Cry? Molto Embarrasante!

Not to get too inside beefball here, but this week’s rankings require some explanation. See, the way this usually works is, I get an advanced screener of the show a day ahead of air, watch it a few times, and write these power rankings in time to get the post up as soon as the […]

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Airlines Are Banning Alcohol And Implementing Stricter Mask Policies In Response To COVID-19

It pains us to say this, but the airline experience is about to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better. If you were already irked by the current extended check-in process, increased security measures, and in-flight mask policies — especially when coupled with the usual problems of having to fly with jerks […]

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SNX DLX: Featuring Where To Grab New Jordans, Including The Space Jam 6s, And Frames From Jerry Lorenzo

Last week we predicted that Nike was going to have a big week ahead of them, but we never imagined they’d manage to snag every spot in this week’s top 5. It wasn’t an easy decision to spotlight Nike five times in a row, and this has never happened in SNX history, but credit where […]

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Spain And Germany Are Teaming Up To Test Reopening Summer Tourism

As Spain enters the final phase of lifting its lockdown, the country is testing reopening part of its tourism sector before they officially reopen borders to Shengen Area tourism — referring to the border-free zone in Europe between 26 European countries — later this month. Spain and Germany have teamed up to test a one-week […]

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