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"No. 4 Imperial Lane"

Jonathan Weisman has spent 25 years covering politics, defense, and the economy as a newspaper journalist. With 'No. 4 Imperial Lane,' he abandons objectivity and makes his debut as novelist. We talk with him about his book, which tells the sometimes dueling, sometimes interweaving stories of student life in 1980s punk England and war-torn 1970s colonial Angola.


The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes

Absinthe was a favorite of artists like Picasso and Van Gogh. Perhaps that explains why a complex ritual rose around drinking it, spawning some of the most beautiful alcohol paraphernalia around.

Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids

School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.


The Basted Egg: A Foolproof Play On The Poach

This week in Do Try This at Home, we learn an unusual technique for cooking eggs. It's a cross between poached and over easy that gives you a silky, yolky sauce for huevos rancheros.

Sit For A Dunker, Stay For The Wash At The Donut Shop

The Donut Shop in Tupper Lake, N.Y., serves up more than donuts. It's also a laundromat, and it's a winning combination.

Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Many sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered around a traditional Japanese dish called chanko-nabe. Champions say they count on the stew's balanced nutrition paired with lots of rice to win.

Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods?

A psychologist says there could be a simple way to make calorie-packed foods like french fries or ice cream seem unappealing, even a bit disgusting. Others are less sure.

A Chicken In Every Pot And A Taco In Every Belly

An online food service offered a special promotion during last night's Republican debate: A free taco for every time Donald Trump said "Mexico," which turned out to be a platterful.

We Will Bury You: Russia Bulldozes Tons Of European Cheese, Other Banned Food

Parmesan and Dutch cheese, Spanish ham, fruits, vegetables — all reportedly became fodder for the wheels of steamrollers and the flames of incinerators Thursday.

Cut Your Bagel The Mathematically Correct Way

Bagels are getting too big and puffy, throwing off proper ratios to cream cheese and lox. Something must be done.