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The Mysterious World of Burrow, a Japanese Bakery Hiding In an Office Lobby

You’ll forget you’re in New York City once you step into Ayako Kurokawa’s bakery.<p><b>It’s easy to walk past 68 Jay Street in New York City. Don’t.</b> Beyond the blocky, metal 6-8 above the doorway, there are no signs indicating anything more than offices inside the Dumbo building. There is. Once you enter …

Alice In Wonderland

Why I Love My Food Processor, and 20 Recipes to Prove It

A stand mixer may be the workhorse of my kitchen, but the food processor could be its unsung hero. Though useless for aeration, perhaps the most common technique for making cakes and cookies (think creaming butter and sugar until it's fluffy and light, or foaming eggs and sugar), a food processor …

Ice Cream

All I Want to Do Is Buy Groceries: The Plight of an American in Paris

Dining out in Paris, you learn that the customer is NOT always right.<p>I recently met a man who was privy to the menu that Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron shared at the Eiffel Tower last summer. The menu options proposed—after an extensive interview with Trump’s private chef—were sole …

French Food

Harry and Meghan Look to the Future, but Some Royals Never Change

Well, that was fun. A good time was had by all. In the words of one well-placed source, “the ceremony was over very quickly, in about fifteen minutes. Then everyone hit the dance floor. It seemed they all just wanted to party.”<p>No, wait. Hang on, that was Meghan Markle’s first wedding, held in 2011, …

Henry Viii

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Social Media

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Family Business

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Historical Photography

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Pregnancy

Rose Tremain on her parents' affairs: 'They entered a period of sexual madness, beyond us to comprehend'

As a child, novelist Rose Tremain lived for holidays spent blissfully running wild at her grandparents’ country house and cosy nursery teas with her nanny in her parents’ Chelsea home. Then her father left to be with his mistress, her mother embarked on an affair with his cousin – and Rose’s world …

Dining Rooms

The Best Leggings On Amazon, According To Thousands Of Customer Reviews

Leave it to <b>Amazon</b> for having an amazing review section on their website and leading us to find the best leggings, according to happy customers. Is …

This Japanese Candy Is a Moving Work of Art That You Have to See to Believe

We’re no experts, but we do know you should never judge a food on looks alone (<i>zuppa Toscana</i>, anyone?). However, there are some culinary creations …

Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses break silence on shunning: 'My mother treats me like I'm dead'

Amber Sawyer was just 8 years old when it happened.<p>She was watching cartoons on the living room floor of her Mississippi home when she heard the bang.<p>…

The Most Underrated and Overrated Trader Joe's Products

Imagine yourself rolling a shopping cart down the aisles of Trader Joe’s. Ah crap, that one’s got a bum wheel and now you’ve slammed it into an old …

Food

The 13 biggest differences between restaurants in Italy and America

When you plan a trip to Italy, there is a seemingly endless amount of things to do and see, no matter which region you're visiting. But let's be real: everyone knows that the number one thing to do is to eat. Italy is known for its delicious food, cheap wine, and incredible restaurants. Do you …

Italy

Where to Buy the Coolest Bathing Suits, Period

Summer 2018: We're still waiting for Drake to write a song about it, so while we wait, we might as well find out where to buy the coolest bathing …

How to Cook Rice Noodles so They Don't Stick Together

By Alex Delany<p>Nobody likes clumpy noods. Here's how to cook rice noodles so they're slippery and perfect, not a gummy mess.<p>"Gummy" should be used to describe gum and gummy bears. It should never be used to describe noodles. But if you don't know how to cook rice noodles, chances are that they're …

Cooking

Billy Graham Built a Movement. Now His Son Is Dismantling It.

If you want to understand the evangelical decline in the United States, look no further than the transition from Billy to Franklin Graham.<p>While Billy Graham was leading a revival in Los Angeles in 1949, William Randolph Hearst looked at the handsome thirtysomething evangelist with flowing blond …

Religion

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring

My husband died in May, the morning after his older brother’s wedding, in San Francisco. The wedding was a joyful celebration, the next morning its opposite.<p>Peter was only thirty-nine. An autopsy revealed that he died from Loeffler’s endocarditis, a disease as rare in its diagnosis as it is …

New York State

Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics

From scorning immigrants to accepting the president’s profanity, evangelicals are proving just how flexible their values can be<p>The religious right’s wholesale embrace of the Republican party and of Donald J Trump, both as candidate and as president, has necessitated a rewriting of evangelical …

Donald Trump

Everything you think you know about the Winchester Mystery House probably isn't true

The story is so famous most locals can recite it by heart: An eccentric widow, heir to an American rifle fortune, is tortured by the horrors wrought by the weapon. She becomes convinced only building a labyrinthine house will keep her safe and, if construction stops, the spirits will find and kill …

San Francisco

41 things only kids who grew up in San Francisco in the 80s will remember

Netflix's retro hit "Stranger Things" has revived the culture of the '80s, and in Season 2 the references to the music, fashion, food and pop culture of that era are even more frequent.<p>Reese's Pieces, a Sony Walkman, wood-paneled station wagons, VHS tapes, the video game Dig Dug, and the television …

San Francisco

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

"I emailed my middle school mean girl 20 years later — this is what I found out"

Was I actually the mean girl?<p>I remembered Renée Tarwater, the most popular girl in my high school class of 600, as tiny and delicate. Guys were always lifting her up in the halls. She had a perfect hair bow and knew things I never had a clue about, like that you needed spray-on deodorant for after …

Wallis Simpson’s marriage to Edward VIII was shockingly miserable

The story of a calculating social climber from Pennsylvania who managed to claim the title of “duchess” and cause England’s first abdication in the …

Royal Family

This Is the Only Pencil I Trust for Full, Natural-Looking Brows

This pencil gives me the Cara Delevingne brows of my dreams.<p>When full, fierce eyebrows became all the rage a few years ago, I admit to being guilty …

The woman who defied Italian tradition by refusing to marry her rapist

Franca Viola says 'No'<p>The woman who stood up to centuries of tradition<p>Last month, actress and director Asia Argento voiced her disgust with criticism …

I didn't understand how widespread rape was. Then the penny dropped

I’m a lefty academic versed in feminist theory. Still, I rebelled against the idea that rich and powerful men regularly rape or attempt to rape women<p>This is a very difficult column for me to write because it’s about my mother.<p>A week or two after the then IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was …

Harvey Weinstein

The funniest travel complaint letters of all time

Thousands of Britons will be returning from their holidays, many lumbered with tales of woe. Why didn't our tour operator tell us the hotel was still under construction? How on Earth does Ryanair get away with calling it "Barcelona Girona Airport"? When will this blasted gastroenteritis work its …

Ryanair

America, Home of the Transactional Marriage

The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents—especially those with less-steady employment—to view partnership in more economic terms.<p>Over the last several decades, the proportion of Americans who get married has greatly diminished—a development known as well to those who lament …

Income Inequality