THE DAY’S FEATURES BLOGS


SPILLING THE BEANS

Inching toward a plant-based, whole grain life.

Here's hoping there's a cranberry bread under your tree

You never knew what would be served for Christmas dinner at my mom’s table. 

Homemade cranberry sauce can be a great last-minute Christmas gift

Homemade cranberry sauce is perfectly tangy and sweet, with a bit of texture from the tiny, crunchy seeds that slip through the food mill.


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.


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.

Let them eat #massivecake

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

Halloween 2014: Are we sure we know what 'sexy' actually means?

I’m not entirely certain when Halloween turned into National It’s OK to Tart it Up Like Never Before Day. Maybe it’s the perceived anonymity a costume provides; if one is "in costume" and, indeed,...



JUST LISTEN

The Day's music writers share their playlists.

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 ...

Milton Moore: The small man who thought big, very big - Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner was an odd, awkward little man who wrote huge grandiose symphonies in the late 19th century. Like his student Gustav Mahler, there's more than a hint of megalomania in the sheer size of his conceptions, symphonies that run to 80...