What do you do with fennel?

I'm trying to branch out a bit and learn a bit more about cooking vegetables that are more common where I live now than where I grew up — or just vegetables that my mom never cooked. This has been somewhat haphazard learning. I see something on the shelf, buy it, let it sit for a while because I have no idea what to… » 10/27/14 12:35pm Monday 12:35pm

I am feeling so JUSTIFIED right now.

Mr. lurker and I are theatre lovers. Normally this time of year we're completely splurging more money than we really should on a theatre festival. This year, we didn't quite get it together. I've got tickets for one show, but nothing really caught mr. lurker's attention except for one show there was just no way I was… » 9/26/14 12:18pm 9/26/14 12:18pm

I like your style, Vancouver

Guerrilla art is in the news, as citizens of Vancouver are petitioning to "Bring back Boner Satan". He was only up for a few hours before city workers removed him, but the unauthorized public sculpture of Satan giving the devil horns salute and grabbing his erect penis that some enterprising artist managed to *ahem*… » 9/15/14 12:35pm 9/15/14 12:35pm

In her own words: more on the Irish abortion refusal and c-section

The woman at the centre of the case has given an interview with the Irish Times. The upshot as I read it, she was seriously jerked around and lied to. » 8/19/14 7:13am 8/19/14 7:13am