Blood Visions and Bad Haircuts

Tonight is the night of bad haircuts. There’s the bassist with the frizzed-out white boy Afro. And there’s a whole mess of uncontrolled curls. But who said rock and roll is supposed to be beautiful? Mick Jagger? Fuck Mick Jagger. Music sounds better when it’s snarled, in need of a comb. This evening is showcasing […]

Fake Out Fest

Fake Sonny has that deer in the headlights look. The right side of his mustache is slowly slipping down to rest on his bottom lip, looking like a venomous breed of wooly caterpillar. It doesn’t take long for audience members to notice. They erupt in gut-breaking cackles at poor fake Sonny’s expense. This mockery is […]

Melly is actually PROUD that her TEENAGER IS A MOM

When my daughter asked if she could have a dog of her own, Howard and I were very apprehensive. We were finally starting to feel like we could make time for each other again, something we’ve had very little of since we married at age 21, and had our children. The sleeping in on the […]

First Saturday in May

Over the years, the Kentucky Derby has drawn comparisons to such high profile annual events as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards. But in comparing these events, the celebrity status of the participants in the Kentucky Derby seems to fall short compared to the other two. In the 133 year history of the Derby, the […]

A Moral Odyssey through Paranoid Park

The last few Gus Van Sant films that I have seen were all part of the filmmakers’ Death Trilogy, which are best characterized as plotless trips through discomfort. Elephant was like experiencing the Columbine tragedy, Last Days a pseudo re-enactment of Kurt Cobain’s demise, and Gerry a battle of attrition, both in the desert, onscreen, […]

Who is your favorite ghoul?

  Editor Julie Caniglia The one in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Senior Editor Brad Zellar Iggy Pop Assistant Editor Christy DeSmith Donatella Versace Online Editor Cristina Córdova Henry Kissinger Art Director Evangeline Johnson The Bride of Frankenstein Production Manager Amy L. Filipiak Jerry Dandrige Assistant Art Director Kristin Harper Gordon Ramsey Contributors Ann Bauer […]

Porketta Marie sausage wrapped in a spiral of breadstick dough

My Sausage Sister & Me was founded by the Gasper sisters. It was their intent to make plump, juicy, flavorful sausages with some surprising and memorable twists in taste. To date, they have Italian, Asian, Southwest, and one they call Minnesota Nice with pork, wild rice, grated carrot, onion and seasonings. INGREDIENTS 2 packages Sausage […]

Pollo Adobado

Ingredients 1 fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces 10 guajillo chiles, stems removed 2 chipotle chiles, stems removed 1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped 4 tablespoons garlic, minced 2 tablespoons oregano, dry 2 tablespoons cumin, ground 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons black pepper, course ground   Method Heat saute pan and toast chiles until they […]

Pastina con Agnello

  This recipe comes from an area just outside of Benevento. Pasta is typically the “primo piatto” (first course) served, but because this recipe includes lamb it can be used as first and second courses. Suggested wine pairing: Taurasi or Aglianico del Vulture Ingredients: 1 3/4 pounds lamb, deboned 4 eggs 1/2 cup (50 grams) […]

Pan-Roasted Squab with Peaches

Ingredients: 4 squabs (dove or pigeon) 1/2 pound whole unsalted butter 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 5 peaches (white freestone if possible) 2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade) 2 shallots, peeled 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 bouquet garni (10 black peppercorns, 2 thyme springs, 2 bay leaves and 1 slice of fresh ginger) 1 teaspoon fine […]