THE DAY’S FEATURES BLOGS


SPILLING THE BEANS

Inching toward a plant-based, whole grain life.

Pork and sauerkraut, still besties after all these years

Sometimes an old recipe pops into my head, one that once was in heavy rotation but that I haven’t cooked lately.

When Halloween is long gone, why not make pumpkin muffins?

When it comes to a gardener’s pride of harvest, size matters. 


A cinnamon sugar farewell

I write this as I lounge on a friend's couch after an exhausting week of apartment hunting in New York City. This is my last Salt to Taste column -- I'm moving to the city for a new job.

When in doubt, sink your apples in cake

Like Pavlov’s dog, the start of fall triggers an unhinged desire to buy more apples than one person can responsibly eat, and drink gallons of apple cider, and wrap myself in cozy sweaters and read by pumpkin-scented candles.


The ups and downs of "Interstellar"

Some movies leave you with little to talk about afterward. Not "Interstellar." Christopher Nolan’s ambitious sci-fi epic is nothing if not thought-provoking, even though it’s wildly uneven as a work of art.

What about Bill? A look at Murray’s charmed career

Bill Murray might have carved out the perfect movie career. And it’s perfect in that it’s unexpected and quirky and always interesting. Like Murray himself.



TUNED IN

Marisa Nadolny and Kathleen Edgecomb compare notes on their favorite television shows.

'Downton Abbey' recap: What's that playing on the radio ...

My Dear Marisa,Please hum along to the tune from "The Sound of Music" for me: How do we solve a problem like Lady Mary?


Sad News From Texas -- Don Townsley, RIP

Don Townsley, a tremendous musician and a truly kind and good human being, passed away earlier this week back in Texas.

Harry reminds me: James Booker was a genius who deserves an ant-free grave!

On Tuesday, I was speaking to Harry Connick, Jr., which is something I do once every 59 years – just like clockwork. For much of our conversation, we were talking about the great New Orleans pianist



POP BLOG

Popular Culture.

UPDATED: January Binge-TV report: I heart 'Gilmore Girls'

Anyone else have a steadily growing list of "shows to watch"? In this age of streaming entertainment, the queue is the thing: it’s where we stash every good intention to watch all manner of readily available content.

Let them eat #massivecake

Holiday cooking* is a thing. There are books across several culinary disciplines, blogs, catalogues,



JUST LISTEN

The Day's music writers share their playlists.

Milton Moore: The most appealing contemporary composer that you've (probably) never heard of ...

Valentin Silvestrov is immensely popular and often-performed in his Ukrainian homeland and across the former Eastern Bloc, with haunting, meditative scores for voice and for orchestra.

Milton Moore: Our musical connections bring us a new Bunch of stuff

It always feels like a gift from the sky to hear a new piece of music that sticks with you, but better still is knowing who gifted it. We've already met Kenji Bunch in person, and now this ...