Have you ever wondered what 100 calories look like? Like, one Oreo? Two handfuls of almonds? A bag of baby carrots? Actually, no, says Mallory Ortberg at The Toast. This is what 100 calories looks like. Just in time for your pre-Thanksgiving fast.
Today is the 20th anniversary of Leon: the Professional, which not only was one of Natalie Portman’s first roles but was also, arguably, Luc Besson’s best film. In celebration, Uproxx has a piece about the 20 best hitmen/bad guy revenge-death scenes.
And while we’re on the subject of revenge: at BuzzFeed, Luke Bailey has an article listing 19 Intensely Annoying Customers Every Bartender Has Served. So, please. Don’t be that Guy/Girl. You may end up on that bartender’s shit list.
There’s a common misconception that Asian women who get double-eyelid surgery—known as blepharoplasty—are doing so primarily to look more “white” or “Western.” The truth, of course, is far more complicated. NPR has an excellent two-part series on the practice, the first about the history of blepharoplasty and the second about “The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery,” which details the plethora of reasons why Asian women get blepharoplasty. As is typical of discourse surrounding plastic surgery, it’s a complex issue that is too often reduced to racist/sexist explanations. This series illuminates the stories that are too commonly overlooked.
Hopefully you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, which will be upon us in a mere nine days and which takes a lot of preparation if you’re serious about it. The New York Times has a fun interactive piece on the best Thanksgiving dishes from each of the fifty states. California, for example, has a recipe for sourdough stuffing with kale, dates and turkey sausage—which, as a California native, I’m sorry to say, definitely hits the California ethos right on the nose. Perhaps most exciting is New Mexico’s recipe for slow-cooked red turkey chile, which sounds like a delicious take on the traditional turkey dinner.