The problem with ‘good men,’ according to comedian Hannah Gadsby
Several celebrities were still milling around when Hannah Gadsby arrived at the microphone, so the Australian comedian — no stranger to letting her audiences wrestle with discomfort — waited a few awkward minutes for everyone to take their seats at the “Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainmen Always learning. Hannah has a wonderful way to frame these things. So obvious, so true. (so guilty of this still).
How to Poach an Egg and Leave a Marriage
If I can poach an egg, maybe I won’t have to leave my marriage. The thought didn’t come to me fully formed. Whether it was an accident or not, the sudden and unbidden urge to poach an egg coincided with the realization I was thinking about divorce. Wonderful article. Great advice. Seriously, give it a read.
The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier
Few places in Antarctica are more difficult to reach than Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-sized hunk of frozen water that meets the Amundsen Sea about 800 miles west of McMurdo. Always fascinated by exploration and science. Although this is getting scary. What if…
Bao, a Heartwarming Short Film from Pixar
Bao, a short film by Domee Shi, was shown in front of The Incredibles 2 at theaters this past summer. In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Ohhh Pixar. How you make me greet!
Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food
Many readers will find the thought of Christmas tree-flavoured crisps revolting, but Iceland is betting its customers will feel the opposite this festive season. I, for one, welcome our Sprout flavoured crisps, but it is starting to get a bit silly, no? I like festive food that is traditional, don’t change it!
Showering Has a Dark, Violent History
The 19th century was a time of great innovation in plumbing. Cities got the first modern sewers, with tunnels that snaked for miles underground. Houses got bathrooms, with ceramic toilets, tubs, and sinks that you would easily recognize today. I had a shower this morning. It was NOT like this.
Holland Tunnel’s holiday decorations are ‘OCD nightmare’
‘Tis the season for obsessing! A frustrated Manhattan driver is on a mission to rearrange the cluttered holiday sign above the Holland Tunnel — which is causing commuters’ OCD to flare up like crazy, he told The Post Tuesday. Ha! Oh dear.
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Educate yourself on the origins on this song, why it might be a feminist anthem, and why we all maybe need to give history a free pass sometimes. Maybe?
Demon Underneath John DeLorean and the Invention of the Future
Long before Elon Musk, a visionary automaker showed how ugly the American Dream could be. In Zachary DeLorean’s little house on Detroit’s Near East side they speak Rumanian. Zachary is from Bucharest. Zachary has a way with machines but his poor English holds him back. I look forward to the day these articles are written about women. (and yes that is a carefully considered comment).
Meet the Safecracker of Last Resort
Charlie Santore sees Los Angeles from the inside, by breaking into safes whose owners can no longer unlock them. The house was gone, consumed by the November 2018 Woolsey Fire that left swaths of Los Angeles covered in ash and reduced whole neighborhoods to charcoaled ruins. Safe crackers and pick pockets. Both exist in that same odd space for me, wrong, but excitingly magic.
Virgin Galactic makes it to space
Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism company backed by Richard Branson, sent two astronauts into space, the first people to make the trip from American soil since the last Space Shuttle flight in 2011. I’ll let you make your own Virgin in space jokes…