Monthly Archives: August 2011

how to succeed at a barbecue without really trying: german potato salad and grilled vegetables.

Yesterday my girl SWNC did me the honor of asking for my input into her Labor Day barbecue menu. For you, Sharon of my dreams, I present: German potato salad and grilled marinated veggies, making this one of my rare … Continue reading

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why i hate browning butter, and other stories.

Last weekend my partner was out of town with his family, and I found myself with whole evenings that I could devote to doing whatever I wanted. Naturally, I decided to take the first evening to bake stuff. In an … Continue reading

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I Love You Phillip Morris: jim carrey is really good at acting, there was a memo.

Jim Carrey has had kind of a weird career. He got super-famous in 1994 for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, coasted through the 90s doing low-brow comedy after low-brow comedy, and has spent the past decade doing a lot of kids’ … Continue reading

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tasty chicken cutlets for your mouth.

This is a post about chicken cutlets. Veggie-sauruses, graze on. As I’ve said in the past, I’m a huge fan of Jewel Staite’s food blog Happy Opu. Jewel is best known for playing Kaylee on the late lamented Firefly, but … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses thinks male rape is hilarious.

I had wanted to do a post on Horrible Bosses, but conveniently, Kate at Feministing wrote it for me. She does a great job dissecting the movie’s execrable treatment of male rape and demonstrating the stereotypes it mobilizes for laughs, … Continue reading

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Super 8, Part 2: In Which Fantasy Childhoods Are Made Real

And here is Part 2 of this rambling beast. Part 1 is here. Writing for Entertainment Weekly, film-critic-whom-I-love-and-trust Lisa Schwarzbaum has this to say about Super 8: It’s been eons since a movie has conjured up such intense, specific feelings, … Continue reading

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Super 8, Part 1: Director’s Cut.

Okay guys, here it is after way too long: my post on Super 8. (Which no one even remembers exists at this point. I know. It’s okay. I’m dealing.) This thing has turned into a total bear, so much so … Continue reading

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corn casserole

I feel awful. I have let you go four months without sharing with you my corn casserole recipe. I’m a terrible blogger and a worse friend, because this shit is delicious. Up front, I want to be clear: I did … Continue reading

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food i have cooked.

I’ve cooked a lot of food lately. Some of it has been good and some of it has been exceptional and some of it has been downright shitty. I will tell you about all of it. But first, I will … Continue reading

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delicious blueberry cake.

Last night I made yet another cake with fruit in it. What I really wanted to make was a cobbler or pie, but we didn’t have enough available fruit for a cobbler, and I’ve never made pie crust and am … Continue reading

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