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September 14, 2018

Jay-Z’s Made in America festival returned for the seventh time to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on September 1-2. The wildly popular show, which sold 50,000 tickets in 2015, featured a lineup of both established artists and local up-and-coming acts. Hea...

September 4, 2018

Serves 4 to 6

Active Time: 1 hour

I’ll be honest: lychees are hard to cook with. That said, this recipe is fairly simple to follow and lovely to eat. The lychees, already pungently floral, take on the almost-syrupy richness of the poaching liquid, which only intensifies...

September 4, 2018

This remarkably easy salad toes the line between regular salad and fruit salad, begging the question: how much fruit makes a dish unsuitable for dinner? The green apple and nectarine base pushes aside leafy greens for a more dynamic bed and is balanced by the hearty cr...

September 3, 2018

I am not Asian by any stretch of the imagination. But rolling this oblong sphere of fruit between my thumb and forefinger dredges up strong memories of childhood, of the occasional trip to the far-away international market Lee Lee’s and grubby hands reaching desperatel...

August 24, 2018

 A view from Pedro Moncayo in the Pichincha province. Photo courtesy of Olivia Lloyd.

On a recent trip to Ecuador, I experienced a beautiful country that sometimes does not attract attention like other South American countries do that draw tourists by the droves. The Ga...

August 11, 2018

In the heat of the desert summer, there’s nothing more satisfying than a sorbet. And with the Sonoran cacti dropping their fruits every second, I don’t want to do anything other than relax in the pool with a nice fruity, floral, icy dessert. Although not many stores st...

August 8, 2018

Fans from around the globe flew to California in hopes of seeing their favorite YouTube content creators and celebrities such as Shane Dawson, Colleen Ballinger (otherwise known as Miranda Sings), actor Bella Thorne and of course, Tana Mongeau herself for the debut of...

August 1, 2018

“This is so sad, Alexa play Despacito:”

“This is so sad, Alexa play Despacito” has been huge this month, and has spawned various interpretations, parodies and copies (as memes tend to do). It originated from a Tumblr post in June, reading “this is so sad, alexa play des...

July 29, 2018

Gina McCarthy, Dr. John Holdren and Todd Stern watch Sen. Ed Markey on the screen, who used Skype to remotely participate in the conversation due to a flight delay to Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Olivia Lloyd//PTF.

The most passionate environmental advocates in the...

July 13, 2018

Total time: 1 ½ hours plus (45 plus active minutes)

Yields 2 ½ pounds of pasta

1 pound Semolina flour

12 ounces all-purpose flour

Up to 2 cups water

4 large egg yolks

A good splash (1+ tablespoons) olive oil


  1. Weigh both flours and combine in a large bowl. Your...

July 12, 2018

Tucson, Arizona. A “blue dot in a red state,” and the home of the world-renowned Sonoran hot dog. Aside from heatstroke, they’re all most people know about Tucson. Two restaurants battle it out for top dog, BK Tacos and el Güero Canelo. Featuring a football-shaped bun...

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