×Pending Replies will be live across Kinja on Thursday, August 21. Read more.

​Inside My Shopping Cart: Food, Culture and Geographic Yearning

I am in the kitchen of the house I grew up in, holding a head of cabbage stable on the cutting board with both hands, while my mother thrusts a cleaver into it, slicing it in half. The leaves are densely packed in a squiggle of translucent white and green. She hands the knife to me, instructing me to cut the… » 12/15/13 10:39am 12/15/13 10:39am

Banished From The NCAA, Bruce Pearl Will Now Sell You Groceries

With good reason, no one's letting former Tennessee Vols coach Bruce Pearl anywhere near a basketball court anytime soon. (He's been confined to barbecues instead.) He had a bad season, and he broke NCAA rules, so Tennessee fired him. Then Pearl received a three-year banishment from college basketball. » 8/30/11 3:10pm 8/30/11 3:10pm