Recipe: Garlic-Lime Grilled Chicken for Salads

We all know how it happens when we “Add Chicken” to our salads at a restaurant or lunch joint. Out comes an anemic-looking flop of tasteless protein that resembles a sliced-up breast implant. I’m here to change that. This recipe comes from my husband, who is typically in charge of putting together our lunches for…

2018 Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions

Tomorrow is my version of Christmas. I get up early in the morning, giddy with excitement, and I wait for catharsis after a year’s worth of anticipation. Will I get what I want? Will my heart break into a thousand pieces if I don’t? Arguably, Oscar nomination day is better than the awards show itself….

Recipe: Turkey Thighs with Cranberry-Mustard Glaze

I’m used to turkey being a once-a-year event. These birds are large, unwieldy, and difficult to get right in the oven. Typically, a whole-roasted turkey seems to end up in only two textures: dry or raw. However, when they’re done right, they can be wonderfully delicious, with crispy skin and juicy, slightly gamey meat. It’s…

Top 10 TV Series of 2017

Top 10 TV Series of 2017 10. I Love Dick Jill Soloway’s brilliant micro-series about art, desire, and aging simply scorches: from the dusty desert setting to the searing sexual chemistry, you can practically feel heat emanate from your screen. Failed filmmaker Chris (Kathryn Hahn, indispensable) follows her older academic husband from Brooklyn to Texas…

Top 10 Films of 2017

Top 10 films released in 2017 10. Battle of the Sexes Can we just pretend Emma Stone won her Oscar for this one instead of Blah-Blah Bland? Stone is warm and understated as feminist tennis legend Billie Jean King, who faces off against Steve Carrell’s frustrating/charming Bobby Riggs in the famed 1970s tennis match of…