on the topic of bread...to revive a stake loaf...take a stale or frozen piece of bread, put it in a brown paper bag, and run it under the tap to get wet. Put it in the oven (approx. 350d) until the paper bag is dry. The bread comes out like it was fresh baked, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. (nothing beats… » 4/21/10 7:19pm 4/21/10 7:19pm

@jbouklas: Hulu is way more watchable for me than it used to be. The Beta helps, as do some hacks that I discovered on the Boxee forums (one to tweak the ATV network settings, and one to tweak the skiploop on the ATV for smoother streaming). It still can stutter a bit, but now no more than it does on my laptop. It… » 2/26/10 7:54am 2/26/10 7:54am

I am super sick of these articles. So your hackintosh didn't work perfectly for you...are you really SHOCKED? Mine is working BETTER than fine (Dell Mini 9) but I went into it with the knowledge that I would probably have to tweak here and there to get it working the way that it should if something were to go wrong. » 5/05/09 11:17am 5/05/09 11:17am

Even being a huge Apple fangirl, the MBA just didn't impress me, especially at its price point. I am not, however, surprised that they are selling well. It is not a piece of crap by any means (just overpriced), and plus, the Apple marketing machine is pretty powerful! » 3/03/08 12:34pm 3/03/08 12:34pm

@ripfire4: I have one and I love it as well. I upgraded the RAM to 2GB, popped in an 8GB SDHC card, and installed Ubuntu on it. I was expecting it to be good but I have been very impressed with its capabilities and performance so far. The price ($400 for my model) was definitely right after lusting after $2K+… » 3/03/08 11:49am 3/03/08 11:49am

Benazir Bhutto Died (And Other Depressing, End-Of-December Events)

Reader Roundup

Best Comment of the Day, in response to Valentino In Vogue: Models With Ennui Playing Invisible Croquet: "Tyra would be pissed that none of them were smiling with their eyes." We say: because Tyra's smiling eyes can penetrate even the thickest leather purse! • Worst, in response to MagHag: "I hate when a crumb… » 12/28/07 4:45pm 12/28/07 4:45pm

All I Got For Christmas Was This Stupid Abortion Protest

Okay people, it's not puppytime just yet. There's been a series of anti-abortion mishaps out west this month. On December 6 in Albuquerque, abortion provider Dr. Curtis Boyd's clinic was destroyed by arsonists, reports the New York Times. This past Tuesday, two other abortion centers in the New Mexico city were… » 12/28/07 3:00pm 12/28/07 3:00pm

Daily Mail Columnist: American Women Are "Mindbogglingly Stupid"

Writer and Sexist of the Year Tad Safran, who has spent the past month insulting both British and American women (and in some cases, American women playing British women, like Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones), is ostensibly the subject of a column in today's Daily Mail called The Man Who Called British Women 'Ugly'… » 12/28/07 11:00am 12/28/07 11:00am

Susan L. Taylor, The Soul Of Essence, Leaves Mag After Almost Four…

In an industry where corporate loyalty has gone the way of the dodo, Susan L. Taylor has been synonymous with the Essence brand since the magazine's launch in 1970. Today, the NY Times reports that Ms. Taylor is stepping down from her post as publications director (she held that title for 7 years; she was… » 12/28/07 9:30am 12/28/07 9:30am

Joan Didion: The Female Writer For Men Who Don't Want To Feel Like…

Most psuedo-intellectual college age girls who fancy themselves writers will, at some point, worship at the altar of Didion (or maybe that was just me and all my poseur friends!). [No, it wasn't just you. -Ed.] Anyway, in today's Washington Post, resident book critic Jonathan Yardley discusses his "on-and-off love… » 12/27/07 5:00pm 12/27/07 5:00pm

Reader Roundup

Best Comment of the Day, in response to Girl Power: "Who are they fooling? They just want her to get a man because he'll have to get with her friends too." We say: we thought the Spices made their position on group sex clear back in 1996: It's 2 become 1, y'all. • Worst, in response to The Real Beasts At Zoos Are Not… » 12/27/07 4:45pm 12/27/07 4:45pm

This Week In Tabloids: Jamie Lynn Still Pregnant; Tara Reid Too Skinny;…

Tis the holiday season, and what better time to discuss un-immaculate conceptions, uneaten Christmas hams and unloved, adorable babies in the manger? That's right kiddies, it's Midweek Madness again, and this week the tabs are all still talking about Jamie Lynn Spears. (She made the cover of Us and Life & Style.)… » 12/27/07 2:30pm 12/27/07 2:30pm