The New Yorker gave a warm review of adorable Momofuku Milk Bar dessert chef Christina Tosi’s new recipe cookbook, aptly titled Momofuku Milk Bar. In the book, Tosi, who is the head chef at the four Milk Bar bakeries in Manhattan and Brooklyn, “captures the essence of Milk Bar—desserts too weird to be imagined by anyone but Tosi, full of complicated, strange bits you can’t identify unless you read the ingredients.” The East Village Milk Bar is a favorite late-night Vixely date spot, where you enjoy an insanely delicious slice of Candy Bar or Crack pie amidst fellow plaid-shirted urban hipsters.
Dr. Anu Kumar, Executive Vice President for Ipas, an international women’s reproductive health and rights organization, questioned via Huffington Post whether the “Protect Life Act,” which passed in the House on Thursday, is constitutional, as she contends it violates international human rights.
For some background, under the new law, hospitals are no longer legally required to provide abortions as part of life-saving, emergency care that requires a doctor terminate a woman’s pregnancy. Sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), proponents of the bill argue its purpose is to ensure that no taxpayer dollars flow to health care plans that cover abortion and no health care worker has to participate in abortions against their will. However, the Hyde amendment, which has been in place for 30 years, already bans taxpayer dollars from being spent on abortions and allows anti-abortion doctors to opt out of performing them.
As Dr. Kumar correctly states, “While in the United States we may treat abortion restrictions as a political issue, elsewhere around the world, advocates and experts understand such restrictions to be public health and human rights issues. And in the United States this year, we have seen law after law passed that clearly violates international human rights standards.”
If you’re in the mood for a haunting adolescent tale, Vanity Fair released an article, “Murder by Text,” on the death of British Colombia native Kim Proctor. The chilling story highlights the usual growing pains of teens namely in the form of bullying, and demonstrates the mounting pressure teen girls face in real life as much as through media and technology.