Burning Questions Burning Questions is The Takeout's Q&A feature that satiates your food and drink curiosities I probably shouldn’t have been as surprised by this fact as I was: I came across an article that said you have to throw away the entire loaf of bread if you spot a piece of mold on it, since the “tentacles” of mold have likely invaded the entire thing. With alarm, I reported this news to my husband, who said he learned this back in fifth grade (not, it should be noted, that this causes him to throw away moldy bread any quicker). When I was in fifth grade, I was learning how many times Jesus fell in the Stations Of The Cross (three times), not this potentially life-saving anti-mold information. I’ve already learned to view my sponge, my dishtowel, nay, my entire kitchen with considerable suspicion. But what about the potential mold lurking in the cheese drawer? I have seen green, fuzzy spots pop up on bricks of cheese as often as I have on hunks … [Read more...] about Does a little mold spoil the whole block of cheese?
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A note before starting: Much of this was written before the Saturday, Sept. 22nd heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin held at Wembley Stadium in London, hence the two parts to the piece—before Wembley, and then upon arrival and afterwards. There is a lot of speculation in the piece about what might happen in the fight, about the atmosphere at Wembley, and, up until the last minute, about whether or not I’d actually get in. Some of what I wrote turned out to be accurate; some didn’t. To borrow a quote from Wladimir Klitschko (before a fight he lost to Anthony Joshua), “I’m not Nostradamus.” Part One: Before Wembley I’ve been thinking about fame—about who has it, who gets it and how they do, ways that it can be amplified, diminished, and usurped—and about how under certain circumstances even regional fame can be extreme fame in terms of generated revenue and fanatical obsession. I’ve … [Read more...] about Fame And Fantasy In The Heavyweight Battle Of The Atlantic
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On the morning of Wednesday, February 22, 1984, head coach John Hadl arrived at the Los Angeles Express’s Manhattan Beach facility and reviewed the list of players who would be dismissed. When he broached the name of defensive end Greg Fields, an executive with the team warned, “Paper isn’t going to take this very well.” “Really?” Hadl asked. “Yup,” the employee replied. “I’d have someone in the office with you.” Excerpted from Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL . Copyright © 2018 by Jeff Pearlman. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. At six-foot-one and 230 pounds, Hadl was no shrinking violet. He’d absorbed many crippling hits over a 16-year quarterbacking run with the Chargers, Rams, Packers, and Oilers, and feared not a journeyman lineman. Plus, at 44 he was young enough to hold his own in a scuffle. “I told … [Read more...] about Drugs, Dick Injuries, And Liberace’s Bodyguard: Just A Normal Season In The Ludicrous And Doomed USFL
When did the modern-day fitness movement really begin in the U.S.? Maybe our infatuation with getting in shape can be traced to when President-elect John F. Kennedy published an article in Sports Illustrated titled “The Soft American,” urging “the United States to move forward with a national program to improve the fitness of all Americans.” Or perhaps in 1982, when Jane Fonda donned Spandex and leggings and released the first of her best-selling workout videos. Cynics might cite the first time athletes gobbled down blue Dianabol pills, the first “mainstream” steroid, back in the 1950s. Another candidate: That day in 1965 when Joe Gold, a crusty Merchant Marine from East Los Angeles, opened a workout space for hardcore weightlifters and bodybuilders on a desolate street in Venice Beach. The original Gold’s Gym was a squat sweatbox that Joe and a few of his pals built from cinder blocks. Gold himself crafted the equipment that he and his … [Read more...] about The Oral History of Gold’s Gym, Where Arnold Schwarzenegger Became A Star