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'Armenian Pizza' Is the Comfort Food You Didn’t Know You Were Missing (Recipe)

The New Yorker in me always feels at home in Armenia, a country where thin-crust pies reign supreme and everyone folds their slice. Folding is the only mess-free way to eat lahmacun (“lah-ma-joon”), the inhalable, hubcap-sized flatbread spread with spiced meat that’s sometimes called Armenian pizza. Like its Italian counterpart, lahmacun is soul-satisfying desert-island fare, hitting most of the major food groups. Its bubbly, wafer-like crust crackles between your fingers yet remains as soft and bendy as a fresh tortilla. This inevitably droops under the weight of hot, succulent ground…

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Social Q’s: My Brother Is Adopted (He Didn’t Want Me to Tell You That)

Advertisement For four years, my family’s Sunday breakfast routine has been quizzing each other about Social Q’s, so we’ve agreed to follow your advice on ours: I am 14, my brother is 13. We were hanging out with friends and started shouting random things about each other. I said, “My brother is adopted!” (He is.) Later, he told my parents that I hurt his feelings. But that’s not logical. I was just stating a fact — like if I’d said his eyes are blue. I don’t think I have to…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hints At Answers The Force Awakens Didn’t Deliver

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a major blockbuster last year, but the film ultimately raised more questions than it answered. We don’t yet know why Luke’s Jedi academy was destroyed, why he later went into self-imposed, exile on Ahch-To, why his nephew Kylo Ren fell to the Dark Side, why Han and Leia were estranged, or the history of the new Emperor stand-in, Supreme Leader Snoke. A new trailer for Episode VIII dropped last…

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“Uncivil”: The Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in School

“Uncivil,” an excellent new podcast about the Civil War hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika, begins with a visit this summer to a controversial statue. It doesn’t involve Robert E. Lee or the Confederate flag, they tell us: it’s the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was put up in 1876. Abraham Lincoln stands about twenty feet tall, impeccably dressed, his hand extended. Beneath him is a black man on his knees, naked but for a loincloth, a broken shackle on his arm. He looks almost as if he…

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve been tracking the long-term growth of the VR ecosystem on PC thanks to Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey and its reported data. This past summer saw major price cuts from both Oculus and HTC, with the Oculus Rift temporarily on sale with controllers for just $ 400, and HTC offering the Vive for $ 600. It took HTC some time to react to Oculus’ move, however, and it wasn’t immediately obvious what kind of…

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