The Season in Review: the Veep Picture Book

Veep Selina Meyer
"I've got a new look!" READ MORE

A Look Back at Episode One, the Survivor: Worlds Apart Social Networks

Since we started our social networks several episodes into the season, we will be taking a look back at the relationships of the castaways in the early part of the season.  This is the first of three posts on the early social networks.  We see So and Joaquin completely alienating themselves from the rest of the tribe all of which makes So's vote off understandable.  But we also see some relationships predict how future votes will go. READ MORE

Scarlet Tanager, "How the West Was Won"

Scarlet Tanager - "How the West Was Won" from Michael Logsdon on Vimeo.

The masked youth, in the woods, seek the truth.

But when their eyes are covered, it eludes.


Degrees of Consideration

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip helps people consider other people's feelings.  A woman is glad to be pregnant but doesn't want to gloat, another woman is upset her sister's children named their dog after her daughter, a college student is inconsiderate, and a doctor is too considerate.


Soda Bread That Will Knock You Dead

Bake With Maria - soda bread from Emiliano Verrocchio on Vimeo.

White powders
of various flours

white and wholemeal
soda and salt seal the deal


East, East, East

Central Asia, eastern Asia, and the Middle East dominated the discussion this week.  Finally, some room was made for some Americana on the show as the panelists discussed Ted Cruz's chances of becoming president. READ MORE

Easter or Passover?

The world's most renowned cooking, dining, and fashion magazine, The New York Times, has published two sets of recipes, one for Easter and another for Passover.  How well do you know your springtime religious feasts?  Try and guess which dish belongs to which holiday in our latest installment of This or That.  As always, mouse over the bars to get the answer. READ MORE

Mike’s the Glue of Blue, the Survivor: Worlds Apart Social Networks

Survivor Mike Holloway

Rodney continues to be the contestant with the most adverse relationships and he is more than willing to create even more.  Shirin recovers from last week and seems to be heading in a new direction.  Carolyn may have made a mistake by rebuffing Shirin, allowing Shirin to shine.  Mike and Kelly made their bond even stronger while Jenn, Joe, and Hali maintain their relationships. READ MORE

Ichabod’s Paradox, the Sleepy Hollow Picture Book

Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane
"Nobody knows the struggle I fight." READ MORE

The Survivor: Worlds Apart Power Rankings: The Super Secret Alliance

Kelly and Mike and their super secret alliance that spans two tribes take the top spot this week.  Mike and Shirin are the biggest gainers of the week as Mike's various moves to improve his situation with Kelly and get Shirin on board with voting out Joaquin helped his position in the game.  Shirin got some criticism from Carolyn and Hali and used it to her advantage to win people over.  Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, here is our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of the Survivor: Worlds Apart castaways. READ MORE

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