What’s the Difference Between Penne, Ziti, and Rigatoni?

It’s been almost a year and a half of What’s the Difference-ing, and we have yet to delve into the vast, varied world of pasta shapes. So why, you may ask, would we start with read more

It’s been almost a year and a half of What’s the Difference-ing, and we have yet to delve into the vast, read more

What’s the Difference Between Biodegradable and Compostable?

I think I can speak for us all when I say: we’re trying our best. We try to be good people: to say “please” and “thank you,” to be kind unto others, to pick up after ours read more

I think I can speak for us all when I say: we’re trying our best. We try to be good people: to say “please read more

What’s the Difference Between Crudo, Sashimi, Tartare, and Carpaccio?

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, which means it’s essentially summer: the season of hot dogs and milkshakes and curly fries and all the crumbles and cobblers and pandowdi read more

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, which means it’s essentially summer: the season of hot dogs and milk read more

What’s the Difference Between a State and a Commonwealth?

If you grew up in the United States, you probably have the 50-states song burned into some indelible part of your memory. (If you’re like me, it’s the same place where a song m read more

If you grew up in the United States, you probably have the 50-states song burned into some indelible part of y read more

What’s the Difference Between a Cook and a Chef?

Suppose you fancy yourself a culinary genius. You slice and dice and sauté and roast your way to sensual bliss each evening, concocting unforgettable feasts out of the sheer force read more

Suppose you fancy yourself a culinary genius. You slice and dice and sauté and roast your way to sensual blis read more

What’s the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety?

Some topics we cover in this newsletter have clear, definite differences: Bugs and insects. Concrete and cement. Hash browns and home fries. We define them and we draw lines in read more

Some topics we cover in this newsletter have clear, definite differences: Bugs and insects. Concrete and cem read more

What’s the Difference Between Sea Salt, Kosher Salt, and Table Salt?

Salt, as we learn in high school, is just NaCl: a compound made from numbers 11 and 17 on the periodic table, a material so simple that it’s treated as the most basic example of read more

Salt, as we learn in high school, is just NaCl: a compound made from numbers 11 and 17 on the periodic table, read more

What’s the Difference Between a Church, Chapel, Cathedral, and Basilica?

While our news feeds and social feeds were filled with updates on the horrible Notre Dame fire last week, few stories answered what I, without a newsletter to motivate me, would ha read more

While our news feeds and social feeds were filled with updates on the horrible Notre Dame fire last week, few read more

What’s the Difference Between a Couch and a Sofa?

After a long day, there are few things more satisfying than kicking off your shoes and swan-diving into a piece of upholstered furniture. But is that piece of upholstered furniture read more

After a long day, there are few things more satisfying than kicking off your shoes and swan-diving into a piec read more

What’s the Difference Between Soy Sauce, Shoyu, and Tamari?

One of the goals of What’s the Difference—besides pure delight, and being correct—is to make everyone’s worldviews a little bit bigger. So whether you’re the type of per read more

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