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Paleo Retiree writes: Some eloquent praise for Nicolas (“Don’t Look Now“) Roeg from the very gifted Bernard (“Candyman“) Rose. I recently caught up with Roeg’s 2006 “Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball” and enjoyed it a lot. Who was Sue Mengers? Stay tuned: … Continue reading

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A Good Nonstick Pan

Paleo Retiree writes: Over the years, my wife, an excellent home cook, has been unhappy with the nonstick pans she’s tried. They don’t distribute the heat effectively; they don’t impart any flavor; the surface loses its effectiveness in just a few … Continue reading

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Taste Thrill Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: After lunch in Chinatown at this good place, Blowhard Esq. and I couldn’t resist sampling a specialty flavor at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factor nearby: Durian ice cream! “Is it really popular?” I asked the woman behind the … Continue reading

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Beer Day Out

Eddie Pensier writes: If you were imagining an ideal way to spend a warm spring Saturday, it might involve dozens of beers and tasty ethnic nibbles. Such was the case at Beer Day Out, a festival of craft beers sponsored by … Continue reading

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Food-and-Eating Smackdown: Bobby Flay’s Gato vs. Madison Square Eats

Paleo Retiree writes: In one corner: Gato, located in NYC’s NoHo, and the latest creation of celebrity chef Bobby Flay. The Question Lady and I have been eating Flay’s food since the days of his pre-Food Network restaurant Miracle Grill. We … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free: Surging? Peaking? Declining?

Paleo Retiree writes: Back when I worked for a major media outlet, we staffers would sometimes joke that there was no better guarantee that a trend had gone past its peak and begun its decline than being chosen by our magazine … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Paul Elam interviews JudgyBitch. Death by Butoh? The latest thinking about Neanderthals and us. Steve Sailer delivers a wonderfully concise HBD intro to race. JayMan gets ready for Nicholas Wade’s new book. Kids at many colleges are … Continue reading

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