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A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Baking

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

The A to Z of Prince

… including his high-cut underpants, Hollywood adventures and hits galore<p>When Vanity dropped out of Purple Rain, Patricia Kotero was rechristened “Apollonia”, and drafted in to fill her place. An Apollonia 6 album was planned, set to feature Manic Monday, The Glamorous Life and Take Me With U. …

The rearview mirror rehinged: how Prince's early years formed his legend

Prince preferred not to talk about his past but vignettes of his past – from his father playing the piano in a strip club to his producer introducing him to the double entendre – undeniably shaped the innate talent that led to great success<p>Prince always hated talking about his past. As far as he …

Andrea Swennson Interview On Prince | Artful Living

For our summer issue, we tapped music reporter Andrea Swensson (of MPR 89.3 the Current fame) to paint a picture of an evening at Prince’s infamous …

Let’s take it to the stage!

Every single Prince tour remembered — and ranked<p>Alan Leeds, the Purple One’s one-time road manager and president of Paisley Park Records, recalls the …

Prince: 'I'm a musician. And I am music'

Prince is running late, and when Prince is running late the prospective interviewer begins to worry. I’m in the otherwise empty upstairs room of a chic Paris restaurant, its walls, carpet and banquettes all (perhaps by chance) a Prince-appropriate purple. As last trains and planes out of Paris are …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

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15 Epic Prince Performances You Need to Watch Right Now

I’m not a concert person. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you I’d much rather listen to a band or a singer I like on my tinny Bose speakers …

Unseen David Bowie portraits by Markus Klinko

The Purple Raincheck

One time, I got invited to Prince’s house but I couldn’t go. Somehow I ended up with an even better Prince story.<p>That brief message from Scott …

Prince Hoped to ‘Redefine Minneapolis Sound’ Before Death

About a year before his death, Prince believed he had discovered a new sound. When he recorded the single “Baltimore” – a response to the mysterious …

Music Writers on the Prince Songs That Defined Their Lives

Prince is dead, and that sucks, but what he leaves behind changed us forever.<p>Prince is dead at 57, and that fucking sucks. So we asked people to write about their favorite moments from his insanely rich and varied career.<p>CONTROVERSY<p>"Controversy" was the first Prince song I fell in love with. I saw …

Sunday Recipe: A No-Bake Chocolate Cake Fit for a Prince

Slightly northwest of Los Angeles proper is the city of Pasadena, California, a suburban enclave where Julia Child was born. It is also where confectioners and bakers Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung practice their craft at a cute shop on the edge of town called Little Flower Candy Company. For …

E-Z Cream Biscuits Recipe

"Just two ingredients! This is foolproof and good every time!! If you've ever enjoyed a famous chicken restaurant's biscuits, you've got to try …

The Top 10 Prince Albums You’ve Never Heard Of.

Every musician worth their salt has a handful of decent obscurities — an early LP under a different name, a great cover version, or some live …

David Bowie's Blackstar video: a gift of sound and vision or all-time low?

Has the pioneer of the art of the music video done it again, or is this just 10 minutes of standard-issue pop promo surrealism?<p>Is 10 minutes too long for a music video? It’s a good question, because David Bowie has just put out a chunky promo for his new track Blackstar, which the time counter …

Do It All Night: The Story of Prince's Dirty Mind

It’s not entirely your fault if you don’t quite understand why Prince was such a big deal in the 1980s. In the digital era, the Minneapolis auteur has made his catalog relatively inaccessible, recently removing it from mainstream streaming services in protest of their underpayment. The strategy is …

Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't get sour about balsamic vinegar. Learn to navigate the labels!</i><p>Ever find yourself at the grocery store hoping to buy balsamic vinegar but have no …

Baking 1-2-3: How to Make the Silkiest, Smoothest Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is an iconic dessert—learn how to make three versions of it, from no-bake lemon bars to a stunning pie.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she'll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the</i> …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

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The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Fifty Years of Bowie's Hair and 35 Years of Prince's Hair Condensed Into a GIF

It's a hair off!<p>Everybody knows a musician's true power lies in his or her hair. Over a year ago we published an article that charted David Bowie's musical evolution through his ever-shifting hairstyles. It was informative, it was exhaustive, it featured many epic shots of Bowie and his follicular …

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I realize I posted my Browned Butter M&M Cookie recipe just last week, and I realize this recipe is pretty much identical, but I definitely wanted to …

4 Kinds of Trendy Pretzels to Make Now

Here, four delicious pretzels to make now.<p>According to food industry consulting firm Technomic, successful "flavor trends" evolve along a predictable …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Five Tips for Getting Started With Windows 8.1

Change is always hard. We get accustomed to doing things one way, and when something comes along to mess that up, our natural reaction is to …

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