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Red State Update: Trump Clinton Debate - Hofstra University

Red State Update | September 27, 2016 | Comedy
The first Trump/Clinton Debate! Trump debated Clinton at Hofstra University-- who won? Jackie and Dunlap bring you all the sniffling, interrupting, eye-rolling action!
Chris Weigant

First Debate Reactions

Chris Weigant | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Well, the first presidential debate is a done deal, and as always I like to quickly type out my own personal reactions before reading everyone else's, to give you an opinion uninfluenced by the herd mentality of the rest of the media. Because of this, I apologize in advance for...


Spottoon | September 27, 2016 | Entertainment
The news of Kim Jong-Il's death from Pyongyang leads to a coup in North Korea. While the hawks in the North Korean military push the Korean peninsula to the brink of an all-out nuclear war, Park, an assistant secretary at Blue House and the President's nephew in Seoul, finds himself at the very crux of international power game surrounding the peninsula. With his pregnant wife held as hostage in North Korea, Park has to play his own game of confidence and tricks - It's a showdown with a nuclear war at stake.
Steven Suskin

Aisle View: Nat Turner in Jail

Steven Suskin | September 26, 2016 | Entertainment
Phillip James Brannon in Nat Turner in Jerusalem Photo: Joan Marcus Nat Turner in Jerusalem is one of those prison-cell-the-night-before-the execution plays. Jerusalem was a small town in Virginia, just north of the North Carolina border. The name was long since...
Vincenzo Prosperi

Bucatini Amatriciana, An Ancient Italian Pasta

Vincenzo Prosperi | September 26, 2016 | Taste
Amatriciana Bucatini all'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish mixing salty guanciale with tangy Pecorino Romano cheese and scrumptious Italian peeled tomato sauce. Although the classic recipe is simple, the flavours will surprise and delight as they explode on your tastebuds... Watch Bucatini all'Amatriciana video recipe: Bucatini All'Amatriciana | Pasta Amatriciana | Italian Pasta Recipe Ingredients: 250g Bucatini Pasta 250g guanciale (pig cheek) Handful of fresh basil 400g Italian peeled tomatoes Pecorino Romano (as much as you like) Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ½ glass white wine Dried chilli (peperoncino) Rock salt Pepper 5L water Utensils: Medium sized deep fry pan Wooden spoon Large pot for boiling pasta Pasta strainer Knife Method: 1. Cut the guanciale into thin short strips and put to the side. 2. Drizzle a small amount of EVOO into a pan and heat it up. 3. Once the oil is warm, add the guanciale to the pan and leave it to crisp slightly, stirring occasionally. 4. To bring out the flavour of the guanciale for the Bucatini all'Amatriciana, add ½ glass of white wine and stir it through. Leave it to evaporate. 5. Open a can of Italian peeled tomatoes and pour the contents into a bowl. Using the back of a fork, squash down the large tomatoes and stir. 6. Add grated pepper to the amatriciana sauce, along with dried chilli and a handful of grated pecorino romano. Mix it together well. 7. Once there is just a small amount of liquid left in the pan, add the sauce mixture and stir. 8. Turn the heat down to low and leave the sauce to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 9. Boil 5L of water in a large pot and once ready, add a generous pinch of rock salt and stir until dissolved. 10. Cook the Bucatini pasta (according to packet instructions for al dente). 11. Once the pasta is ready, strain it well and add it to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, smother the sauce all over the pasta so it is infused with the bold, salty flavours. How to serve: 1. Serve a portion of the Bucatini all'Amatriciana pasta in the centre of a coloured plate. Vincenzo's Plate Tip: If you have a large fork, twirl pasta onto it tightly and gently release it onto a plan white plate so it doesn't lose its form. 2. Make sure there is enough guanciale on the plate - if not, add more! - and sprinkle with a very generous amount of grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Bucatini All'Amatriciana | Pasta Amatriciana | Italian Pasta Recipe E ora si mangia, Vincenzo's Plate...Enjoy! Another Deeeelicious Pasta Recipe you should try is Spaghetti with Vongole
Jackie K. Cooper

"Deepwater Horizon" Tells a Personal Story

Jackie K. Cooper | September 26, 2016 | Entertainment
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Deepwater Horizon" (Lionsgate/Summit) "Deepwater Horizon"is the best action film of the summer and perhaps of the year. Director Peter Berg has assembled a first rate cast to bring the true story of the BP offshore drilling rig disaster to the screen. This horrific...
Jimmy LaSalvia

I Voted for Gary Johnson in 2012, But I'm Supporting Hillary Clinton This Year

Jimmy LaSalvia | September 26, 2016 | Politics
I spent most of my life as a Republican activist before leaving the party in 2014, and supporting a Democrat for president for the first time wasn't an easy decision. I know others are struggling with that decision, but it's the obvious choice this year.
Galina Nemirovsky

Who Cares How She Feeds Her Baby?

Galina Nemirovsky | September 26, 2016 | Parents
I don't care how you breastfeed your baby or don't breastfeed your baby, yet our whole country has been engaged in a dialog about if it's OK to see photographs of women fulfilling biology's mission. This is as mundane and obvious to me as people breathing; perhaps we...
Jon Lukomnik

Nerds Knew The Truth About Donald Trump Long Ago

Jon Lukomnik | September 26, 2016 | Politics
While bankruptcy is not that uncommon, and the reasons for bankruptcy can vary, you have to be really unlucky, or a really bad businessman, to helm four of them.
Jesse Moore

Presidency Is Important, But The Change We Seek Is Closer To Home

Jesse Moore | September 26, 2016 | Black Voices
Even as we're all hypnotized by the presidential race, and the candidates' rhetorical responses to these incidents, we have to recognize that these issues, that impact us directly, that move us to tears and to march in our streets -- are almost exclusively controlled by state and local leaders. Not our president.
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

How To Survive A Social Media Debate About Trump

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | September 26, 2016 | Politics
Feel free to express yourself, but stop and think about the point of getting so upset with people who you judge as having the wrong viewpoint on which candidate is right for America.
Justin Frank

The Debate Is About More Than A Winner And A Loser

Justin Frank | September 26, 2016 | Politics
Tonight's debate is about the future of our nation. It is about who we are as a nation. It is about much more than winning and losing. It represents what kind of America we want for ourselves, our children, and the world at large.
Lynn Power

If Grit Is the Measure of Success for Today, Those of Us in Advertising Must Be the Ultimate Performers

Lynn Power | September 26, 2016 | Business
These days, a lot of people have been talking about grit. What it is, why it's good, and how to get it. The news is filled with stories of personal achievement driven by sheer determination and the will to win. Angela Duckworth's Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance argues that grit is often a more effective attribute in achieving goals than talent or IQ.
David Henry Sterry

Jenise Aminoff on Kickstarter, Writing, and Getting Her Novel Published

David Henry Sterry | September 26, 2016 | Books
We first met Jenise Aminoff at the New England SCBWI Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. She wowed us with her awesome pitch at our Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books), and we were absolutely sure that she was going to be a published author sooner rather than later.
Diane Gottsman

10 Professional Texting Etiquette Rules

Diane Gottsman | September 26, 2016 | Business
Convenience, speed and efficiency have turned texting into a primary form of personal communication for many of us. Text messages are becoming increasingly common in business for the same reasons.
Serene Herrera

A Fun New Twist On Cookie Butter!

Serene Herrera | September 26, 2016 | Taste
I may have a thing for using Bourbon in the kitchen. Not so much for drinking it. The hubs does though, so there's usually some on hand in the bar. Using it in the kitchen for some flavor though? I'm all about that! Which is why you can find Chocolate Bourbon Truffles and Bacon Bourbon Meatballs on the site also.
Jad Daley

Green Cities = Calmer Minds and Stronger Hearts

Jad Daley | September 26, 2016 | Green
If you're like me, even a short summer getaway from the city, like to the mountains or shore, helps to calm your mind and strengthen your heart. Imagine if our cities were more like the natural places we visit--what beneficial impact could this have on our health? This question has special importance as it pertains to lower-income city-dwellers who can't afford to escape to a quieter place.
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

Funding the War on Cybercrime

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | September 26, 2016 | College
In 1851, the world got a little faster. That's the year the first world's fair opened in London. Six million people visited and marveled at the new technology on display, and watched with pleasure as men traded telegraphed messages instantly between London and Manchester. The defeat of distance was magical, and it was just the beginning.
John Mariani

Kohler, Wisconsin, Remains an Oasis of Midwestern Beauty

John Mariani | September 26, 2016 | Travel
Nothing about Kohler, Wisconsin, is unintentional. It is the expression of a remarkable vision unique to America when planned communities--sometimes characterized as Utopian--sprang up in the 19th century as places both autonomous and isolated from the stewpot cultures of the big cities.
Steven Raichlen

More Terrific Cuts of Steak to Try on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | September 26, 2016 | Taste
For more than two decades, the slogan of the beef industry was, "Beef. It's what's for dinner." Except that in some American households, it wasn't.