Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.


Cooking With A Cup O' Kindness (Beer, Cider Or Booze)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

With these tipply dishes, a spirited New Year's can come from the kitchen as well as the bar.


16 New York City Instagrammers You Should Follow

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Update your feed with these New York City Instagrammers capturing our city in unique and interesting ways.

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Dennis Rodman In North Korea 'To Open Doors For America'

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The visit is the ex-NBA star's third to the country this year. He says he'll visit strongman Kim Jong Un, a man he's described as his "friend for life."


Geeky Gamers Feast Upon Settlers Of Catan Cookbook

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.


'Duck' And Cover: What, Exactly, Is The Point?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A&E has suspended one of the stars of Duck Dynasty after he grouped homosexuality with bestiality and terrorism in an interview. But what good do these suspensions do, when the show goes on?


Photoshop Contest: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (and You)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We'd like to invite you to get in on the fun by getting these two gents to photobomb your favorite pictures.

Two Ways Of Seeing An iPhone Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A new iPhone ad looks to some like a celebration of teenage alienation, but reminds others of something fundamentally true about adolescence.

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Orc And Dagger: U.S., U.K. Reportedly Spied On Gamers Online

Monday, December 09, 2013

So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.


Who is Bill Bratton? Hear Your Future Police Commissioner Live From the WNYC Archives

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Bill Bratton, New York's original tough-on-crime cop, will once again take the helm of the NYPD. WNYC was there throughout Bratton's tenure, and today we dug into our archives to hear first hand from the once-and-future commissioner, on everything from working with Muslim communities after 9/11 to how having "a big ego" can be a helpful quality at times.

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NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.


OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

BuzzFeed's digital traffic is stratospheric, driven largely by animated GIFs and lists, like the 10 most life-affirming dog rescue stories. But the social media outfit is in the process of building up a team of journalists to offer original news reporting, raising questions of just what it intends to be.


Little Ditty About Lackin' Diane: Hug A Skeptic Today

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Thanksgiving tale serves as a good reminder of the importance of basic skepticism as you navigate a viral information economy.


Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times

Monday, December 02, 2013

Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.


A Frenchwoman's Non-Holiday, Holiday Movie Guide

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We know you're tired of all of the standard holiday season film suggestions, so why don't you channel your twin desires to veg out in front of the tube and expand your horizons? We asked Marine Boudeau, WNYC's Director of Product & User Experience and resident French person, to make us an alternative list of films to stream.


WNYC's Alterna-Guide to Thanksgivukkah

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.


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An Omnivore's Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.


What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend

Monday, November 25, 2013

There's been a lot of talk about Katniss Everdeen as an unconventional heroine, but she's also got a pretty unconventional love interest, in that he would be a more Hollywood-conventional girlfriend than boyfriend.


News Quiz USA: Obamacare and Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.

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'The Best Man Holiday' And The Language Of Expectations

Monday, November 18, 2013

The way we talk about films, audiences, and expectations often reflects not just what happened, or even what usually happens — it reflects what amounts to little more than mythology.