Ahead of the premiere episode, which airs on Thursday, Dec. 7, Lakshmi took some time out of her day to chat with SheKnows, covering everything from sexism in the kitchen to her own stretch marks to her very favorite part of filming Top Chef Season 15.
When you look back at the most difficult times in your life and see only one set of footprints in the sand, it’s because I was carrying you. When also in the sand there’s a pretty great sand castle, at least for someone who isn’t a professional sand-castle builder, that was me, too.
We Earthy Men Sing
Yearning Whets Me
Wager in Thy Semen
“In these days of pesticides and genetically modified organisms, it is so important to know your farmer,” you tell a lady at the grocery store.
As early as 1992, students at Grinnell College, a small liberal arts school in Iowa, began receiving strange, anonymous letters in the mail. The letters contained homemade greeting cards with crudely drawn pictures—men crawling on the ground, toilets and trash cans, twin closet doors—and jokes that didn’t make any sense.
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content.
Saturday Night Live entered 2017 with good ratings, millions of viral shares, and more momentum than it has had in years. Much of this upshot was due to the political climate–and the country’s need for the humorous angle of what often seems like dark times.
I touched the olive-colored olive icon and was in: Pitch, the invite-only joke-writing app developed by Funny or Die.
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has provided the web with “almost daily humor” for almost two decades. Over that time, how we use the web, and how we profit from it, has changed drastically, but McSweeney’s has remained more or less the same in both spirit and business model.
In an early episode of Japan’s hit reality TV series Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City, two of the cast members plan to go for a run together.
“When do you want to go for a jog,” asks Makoto, a 20-something college student and aspiring baseball player.
“Anytime,” says Minori, a fellow student and part-time model.
Three years ago, I noticed a disturbing pattern on my to-do list. Although I dealt with urgent items and relatively easy items in a timely manner, other tasks hung around the bottom of my list for months. Staring back at me. Stalwart. Maybe even mocking me.