My Last Day: Le Bernardin's Pastry Chef Reflects...
Michael Laiskonis plates each of the desserts on his menu for the final time while considering how he got into this business in the first place. [[MORE]] It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, a brief sigh in the restaurant world, a sharp contrast to the crescendo of busy-ness of the months preceding it. Today, I leave the apartment a few minutes earlier than normal....
When I was younger walking around with my parents and smaller sister we would sometimes hold hands with one another, not necessarily all at once but you know families do this with young children to keep them from running off. Well if I would ever act up while holding my fathers hand he would somehow crush my hand so that it would feel like my finger bones were almost grinding with one another. Not...
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Why Kanye West is the best
As a hip hop fan I always enjoyed his music, but it took me a while to come around to why Kanye is going to be remembered as one of the greatest artists of this generation.[[MORE]] Every time he puts out an album he literally changes the face of hip-hop, and to an extent popular music as a whole. The College Dropout, his first album, was one of the first to unify the underground and mainstream...
Conspiracy theory list
Here’s some reading for those of you who like mystery!  Taman Schud  D.B Cooper  Metro-2 A purported secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system was supposedly built, or at least started, during the time of Joseph Stalin and was codenamed D-6 by the KGB. It is supposedly still operated by the Presidential General Directorate of Special...
How to buy a car
So lets say you’re interested in a sedan that’s worth $20,000 and the current rebate is, say, $1000. First, on every car commercial you always hear “Up to $xxxx rebate!!” And if you get the maximum rebate (which you always will) you’re starting to think you’re getting a good deal and the salesmen want you to think you’re getting a good deal because they...
The Pirate Code
Many have heard of it (probably from Pirates of the Caribbean), but have never seen a full copy, or understand it’s major importance as one of the first democratic charters in the Western Hemisphere.[[MORE]] Now, firstly, the Pirate Code derives from a Privateers Code or more accurately “Charter”. Throughout most of the 17th Century, many European nations could not afford the...