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Writing

 

Writing

 
 

For the Best Tomato Sandwich, Just Add Coleslaw

Walking through a downtown summer festival I passed a tomato-and-coleslaw sandwich stand. To be clear, it was less a "stand" and more a "folding table covered by a vinyl tablecloth next to a Chrysler PT Cruiser charity raffle." While I did not win a PT Cruiser that day, the gift I received was far more valuable.

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell for Epicurious

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell for Epicurious


Photo: Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling: Kate Buckens for Epicurious

Photo: Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling: Kate Buckens for Epicurious

Grilled Greens for Dinner May Not Sound Like A Lot (But It’s What I’ve Got)

Could you make this on a hot cast-iron grill pan? Sure. But it’d be a little less fun. For me, the quick act of grilling outside is what transforms a bunch of kale, some tomatoes, and a loaf of bread into a proper dinner. When all those components are sizzling on the grill together, and I know a proper meal is on the way, I can pretend for a moment that I’m a person with a normal schedule. Sometimes I even believe that I'm a person who can meal plan.


Sigrid is the chillest pop star in the world

If listening to a string of Sigrid's low-key pop songs has ever left you with the impression that she’s a talented, versatile artist with a powerful voice and a level head on her shoulders, you'd be right.

Photo: Amanda Hakan for The Fader

Photo: Amanda Hakan for The Fader


Photo: Mic

Photo: Mic

We need to talk about Winona Ryder’s Golden Globes “comeback”

While it’s true that I do love a comeback, and I am thrilled that my beloved Winona Ryder is getting that L’Oreal coin, I will not be toyed with. Either use the Golden Globes to shill your drug store shampoo, or announce that Ryder is starring in a limited run on Broadway. Don’t mix the two, and don’t play with my blood pressure like this.



Photo: Mic

Photo: Mic

In deep and necessary appreciation of Armie Hammer — and his beautiful thighs

Full disclosure: I am over 6 feet 5 inches (but not 6 feet 6 inches; I can buy regular pants in a regular store, thank you). My body type is, shall we say, leg-forward. I am more leg than I am torso, and at times, have felt more leg than person. I am a gay Waluigi, and I often get self conscious when warm weather dictates I bare my legs.

It’s nice then, to see a tall person in the public eye be so limb-confident, and to be praised for it. Hammer’s stems aren’t ‘roided out, over worked, straining against of the fabric of his slacks. They’re just there, lounging poolside, catching rays — and catching your eye.


The ladies wore black: All the best-dressed women from the unforgettable 2018 Golden Globes

The biggest trend of all: Bringing a date who has something to say

Rather than bringing their significant others, several stars brought other women who are actually significant: activists who have been doing the work, who are doing the work and who are showing others the way forward.

As the stars stepped aside in red carpet interviews, these women had the chance to speak about their work to millions of viewers who might otherwise not have known their names or their causes. Hearing Tarana Burke speak to Ryan Seacrest about the work she’s been doing for years was a welcome change from the “mani cam” moments of years past. Here’s hoping that’s more than just a 2018 red-carpet trend.

Illustration: Mic

Illustration: Mic