You're onto something. There's a self-congratulation implied by the "it's different with Boston" thing. Like, what, your civic pride is different from, better than, more authentic than that of other cities? It's gross and creepy to use the occasion of a terrorist attack to claim provincial bragging-rights. » 4/22/14 8:35pm Yesterday 8:35pm

Oh Hell, Root For The Wizards: John Wall's Brave, Stubborn Playoff Run

If you have watched much Washington Wizards basketball over the past four seasons, first of all, why, and I am so sorry—but also, you have seen John Wall chase down a ballhandler in transition, take off like a fucking F/A-18 off a carrier deck, and swat the absolute shit out of the ball. It's really something. » 4/22/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

If "self-aggrandizing an almost-flyout" is dumb (and it is, from a trying-to-win-a-baseball-game standpoint), fine... but what does it have to do with Gerrit Cole? Why is it Gerrit Cole's responsibility to give Carlos Gomez shit for it? As Barry said in the post above, if Gomez was making a dumb play that harmed his own… » 4/21/14 12:12pm Monday 12:12pm

How To Hard-Boil Eggs, For Godly Or Ungodly Purposes

Interestingly (or maybe not interestingly) (I mean, we are talking about boiled eggs, and we are gonna have to calibrate our "interesting" scale pretty generously here), hard-boiled eggs, when made properly, receive a much softer boiling than soft-boiled eggs. The "-boiled" is what confuses things: It makes you think that… » 4/19/14 1:06pm Saturday 1:06pm

Tell Us Your Awesome/Humiliating Childhood Sports Stories

Readers! We want your childhood sports stories. Heroic ones, and embarrassing ones. The time you closed your eyes, swung from your heels, and turned the dimpled Golden Boy's best fastball into a screeching rocket for a double. The time you heaved a half-court buzzer-beater, missed the basket by 25 yards, and hit a… » 4/17/14 2:13pm 4/17/14 2:13pm

That's an oversimplification. Boxing's problems are myriad, and most of them have nothing to do with fight fixing. The sport was hurt by its migration to premium cable and pay-per-view, which all but eliminated its exposure to casual sports fans; elite athletes migrated to other sports that offer greater chances of… » 4/16/14 7:20pm 4/16/14 7:20pm

Personally, I wouldn't do it. The merit of poaching is that it's a good way to cook delicate, mildly-flavored foods without completely overwhelming them; bacon fat is so strong that it basically negates that merit: bacon-fat-poached food is going to taste like bacon, and like nothing else. I like bacon very much, but I … » 4/16/14 10:59am 4/16/14 10:59am

How To Grill A Flank Steak, The Steak For Socialists

We are Americans (no, not you, Canadians) (OK, you too, c'mon over here ya big galoots), and we like big hunks of steak*. To be precise, we like our own big hunks of steak: We like to saunter into Bob's House of Steak all bowlegged and gimlet-eyed like John Wayne and order for ourselves some great obscene wad of… » 4/12/14 1:30pm 4/12/14 1:30pm

Our Pimento Cheese Is Better Than Augusta National's

The Masters Tournament started yesterday (Go Tiger! ...oh, never mind.), and Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport is chatting about Masters foods, and dammit, that's a perfectly good excuse to remind you that our pimento cheese karate-chops the shriveled, linen-suit-clad nards off the orange sludge they're serving at Augusta… » 4/11/14 1:39pm 4/11/14 1:39pm

Sriracha Declared A Public Nuisance; Civilization To Collapse

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, motherfuckers: It tolls for sriracha. In a unanimous, bourgeois-food-world-rocking vote Wednesday evening, the City Council of Irwindale, California declared the noxious hot-sauce fumes emitting from the town's Huy Fong Foods factory a [dun dun dun] public nuisance. » 4/10/14 12:12pm 4/10/14 12:12pm