November 22, 12:30 pm
Def Jam Records
"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is Kanye at his best "“ conceited, imaginative, weird, self-indulgent and infectious.
It's like the electronic, auto-tuned failure of "808s & Heartbreak" never happened. West is back in full force, producing what is likely to be his most impactful album yet.
To start off, the sampling is superb. "Hell of a Life" samples Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," "Devil in a New Dress" samples Smokey Robinson's "Will You Still Love me Tomorrow." There are few artists who take as many risks as Yeezy, and with this record it more than paid off.
The album features everyone from Rihanna and Rick Ross ("All of the Lights") to John Legend ("Blame Game"). Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Pusha T and Bon Iver all make an appearance. Yeezy clearly took the time to think this one through and find the best in the music world to complete his fantasy. Read more...
November 18, 12:49 am
In January 2009, Sanam Lamborn was bored out of her mind for the very first time. Read more...
The recipe for khorest narengee, a Persian stew, was sent in by Los Angeles food blogger Sanam Lamborn. The dish is made with chicken, oranges, carrots, onions, lemon juice and spice, and is served with rice.
November 4, 12:37 am
Kitchen "“ 0, Maryia "“ 1.
I broke two dishes while preparing this lasagna. I was also in no mood to be anywhere near a kitchen while I was baking it. Spoiler alert: In the end, it was all worth it. Read more...
First-year pre-psychology student Gloria Rivera taste-tests Krivoruchko's lasagna. This particular lasagna is Rivera's favorite thing to cook.