Tom Scocca

VICTUALS DEP’T.: Clobbed-Together Rice

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Cayenne? Paprika? Cumin? Whatever makes sense and doesn't take too much effort.

From Hmm Weekly
On March 23, 2021

NATURAL HISTORY DEP’T.

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Here was nature audibly ripping meat apart, and there, a few yards off, was normal human business, flowing on at eye level.

From Hmm Weekly
On March 8, 2021

WHICH WAY IS UP? DEP’T.

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Our favorite website of the week is ICEBERGER. There are mysteries in these waters.

From Hmm Weekly
On March 2, 2021

Some Things That Were Found in America Last Week

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A cat named Patches, missing since 2018

From Hmm Weekly
On January 18, 2021

PRODUCE DEP’T.

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I've spent full months' worth of my life, possibly more than a year, washing and trimming and chopping vegetables.

From Hmm Weekly
On January 16, 2021

An Unexpected Snack Journey

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SOME THINGS ONLY exist in fantasy novels, which is the point. You read about them to imagine an experience you could never have in the ordinary world. They don’t all have to be things of awesome or epic character. Lembas, for instance. Through the decades since I first read Lord of the Rings as a […]

From Hmm Weekly
On December 8, 2020