The drone boat of ‘Shipwreck Alley’

Meet BEN, the self-driving boat that’s been tasked with helping lay bare the long-lost secrets of the lakebed By Matthew Braga It was just past midnight when the Ironton punched a 200-square-foot hole in the side of the Ohio. It was dark, the waters were rough, and the Ohio, a wooden bulk freighter loaded with […]

When the Milk Aisle Becomes a Minefield

by Kinsey Grant Yesterday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all “nonessential” businesses to institute mandatory work from home for 100% of their workforces. That means everyone from CPAs to “ nyc | content creators” will be joining the fun of no-pants all-hands. But who counts as essential? The heroes working in healthcare, public transportation, […]

How to Cure Greek Olives

W ‘n B: “Day 2 of the curing process to remove bitterness from Kalamata olives.”   Written by Nancy Gaifyllia With the exception of Throubes (an olive from the island of Thassos that’s picked when fully mature), olives straight off the tree are hard and bitter. Curing is what removes the bitterness. Once cured, olives […]

The 50 Best Travel Films of All Time

by CNT Editors Get ready for some serious inspiration—and some serious binge-watching. It’s arguable that, more than any other piece of pop-culture ephemera, movies have the power to transport—to sweep you away on a European adventure (Before Sunrise), cross an African desert (Out of Africa), even send you to the never-before-seen Paradise Falls (Up). These […]

No Knead Rye Bread

W ‘n B: “Lovely crust!”   You’ll need a 3 to 6-quart Dutch oven with an oven-proof knob and some parchment paper (Reynolds brand is best). Always aerate your flour before measuring. (For the overnight method, simply switch to COOL water and let the dough rest overnight on the counter top for 8 hours or […]

How pets are handling their parents working from home.

How Minnesota’s pets are handling their humans’ COVID-19 work-from-home routine A rigorous analysis of the teleworking readiness of our furry friends and companions. By Hannah Sayle Minnesotans are rounding the corner on the first full week of social-distancing measures meant to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For those of you working from home, […]