DANIELLE CRITTENDEN

Polish Cooking Gets A Dash Of Star Power

The cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food, is co-written by Anne Applebaum, whose Gulag won the 2004 Pulitzer for non-fiction, and Danielle Crittenden, the international blog editor for the Huffington Post. The pair are good friends and were inspired to redefine Polish cuisine after Crittenden visited Applebaum's home.

Watching the Watchdog: The Opening Ceremony Was Its Own Weird Word Cloud

The opening stuff before the parade of athletes was weird, bizarre, peculiar, odd, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, inexplicable, incongruous, irregular, singular, ludicrous, comical, ridiculous, droll, deviant, aberrant, grotesque, freakish, surreal, wacky, oddball, way out, freaky, off the wall, rum, wacko, and bizarro.