NLGJA Award Winner “The Thief of Self”

Berlin Sylvestre won the Excellence in Feature Writing, Non-Daily Award for this piece. Congratulations, Berlin! Granny Pearl shuffled into the living room with unfocused eyes and mouth agape, startling me....

13 Facts About Allergies

'Tis the season, you know. 50,000,000 = Americans who suffer from some form of allergies170 = Foods that trigger allergic responsesThe CDC reported that between 1997 and 2008, the prevalence of the ...

I Can’t Believe This Shit!

At 30, I became what my 20-year-old self considered a monster: I reported someone to the Homeowner’s Association. (Believe me — I still cringe typing that.) Now before I’m painted as Karen “Let Me Speak To Your...

Real Estate Red Flags

Murphy’s Law means that no fewer than 300,000,000 things can go wrong with a home you just bought. If you’re observant enough, you can avoid a few of them. Here’s what you need to check before you buy — feel fr...

Killer Cocktails

Want to make it night to remember? (Or, for some, a night to forget?) Have company over and bust out some beverages they may have never tried. The Peachy KeenIngredients1 ounce vodka ....

Roast Like a Pro

One of the most intimidating aspects of cooking is meat — especially poultry. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of cooking and/or eating dry turkey, duck, or chicken, you know there’s absolutely nothing that wi...

Kitchen Classics for Christmas

Strippaggio! It’s time to break bread with the fine folks down at Strippaggio! (Strippaggio is a term used for the actual slurping of olive oil as it’s being taste-tested by a potential buyer.) Inside this ...

All Hail the Hairnet Lady

There is a woman who lives in my head and is, without question, the wisest person I’ve never met. She doesn’t have a name and her ethnicity shifts from Hispanic to white to black to “doesn’t matter” on the cons...