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  “In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered—flushed, but smiling proudly—with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.” — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. A 19th century Christmas feast would not be complete without a Christmas pudding. Comprised of dried fruit, suet, egg, flour, and other basic ingredients, it was a popular holiday dish in both the Regency and Victorian eras. Naturally, there are many historical...
If you’re reading this, that means you’re online right now and you’re probably in a bad mood because of it. These are stressful, hectic times, that we’re living in. To help shake some of the stress off, here’s a few of my favorite Tweets from last week that are so good you’re going to want to print them out and frame each one.   Mitra Jouhari is currently a staffer at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, is 1/3 of Three Busy Debras, and is the author of...
I remember going with my father to open my first bank account when I was around seven years old. NationsBank (since acquired by Bank of America) had a branch inside our grocery store and we made a special trip to sign me up for a savings account. I squirmed as my father signed one form after another; starting a bank account sure was boring! I can’t remember if my dad let me sign on any of the dotted lines, but I do remember him explaining...
TONI ERDMANNWritten and directed by Maren AdeOut December 25Rating: 3/5 Ines (Sandra Hüller) is a German woman who works in Bucharest and is all business from her natty suits to her icy demeanor. She can hardly stand to be around her family for more than a brief jaunt between business trips. But when her weird, prankster father Winfried (Peter Simonischek) sniffs out that Ines is less than the uber-successful businesswoman she presents to her family, he descends upon her in Bucharest, creates a new persona (a...
From Ghostbusters to Moonlight, AbFab to American Honey, it's been a good year for movies of all types — comedy, dramedy, drama, horror, and everything in between. We've put together a list of 18 of the best-reviewed movies featured in BUST magazine and BUST.com this year. If you haven't seen them yet, make a plan to do so ASAP! Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, written and directed by Burt Steers, released February 5 Almost seven years after Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, enjoyed its brief moment in...