Author Archives: Jenn K

“Ballers” is Better Than Nothing

I’ve been wishing someone (and not Aaron Sorkin) would bring back Sports Night for a while. There are even more cultural issues in sports, media, and the intersection to discuss than there were in the late 90s/early 2000s — or at least … Continue reading

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Random Happy Bits from #MarriageEquality Day

I learned: That Detroit offers mass weddings every Friday in the summer at 3 p.m.: The Wayne County clerk in downtown Detroit was ready for the decision with gender-neutral applications and affidavits. But so far, no one has arrived. If people … Continue reading

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Skip Entourage, but read the reviews (for fun!)

A.O. Scott: Watching the movie is like finding an ancient issue of a second-tier lad mag — not even Maxim, but Loaded or Nuts — in a friend’s guest bathroom. You wonder how it got there. You wonder how you … Continue reading

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When is it time to resign?

I’m riveted by the drama in my own statehouse, where Governor John Kitzhaber seems to be considering (and reconsidering) whether to resign while allegations mount that his partner, Cylvia Hayes, traded on her position as First Lady for personal and professional … Continue reading

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Quickly: Quick Bread #3 and #4/50

I fell behind on writing about this, but I haven’t fallen behind in actually making quick breads. The winter break from school and some food donation boxes required me to try 4 new recipes, 2 of which came from this … Continue reading

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Quickly: Quick Bread #2/50

I had to take something for an informal lunch-time potluck. I wanted to bake because I’d had a bad day. I also didn’t want to pile on to the sweet-overload I knew awaited us all at this meeting (because everyone … Continue reading

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Quickly: Quick Bread #1/50

Having almost nothing to do with anything else that I usually write about, I was given (and enjoy) a Food magazine subscription two years ago. In every issue, there’s a little booklet that gives you 50 variations on some food … Continue reading

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