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The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Behind Yohji Yamamoto’s most iconic images

In one image, all American girl Maggie Rizer steps out of a giant box that looks like a door to another world, a rocky beach devoid of colour. In another, decade-defining model of the 90s Amber Valletta frowns towards the camera, crinkled paper covering her face like a DIY superhero mask. These …

11 Best Vanilla Cake Recipes

A good slice of vanilla cake is one of the finer things in life. Check out these 11 recipes for the best vanilla cakes and you’ll forget that …

Crazy for cookie butter? Make a homemade version of Ben & Jerry's speculoos core ice cream

As if a jar of cookie butter wasn't already one of modern life's greatest miracles, Ben & Jerry's has gone one further with its latest “Core” flavors: creamy, deluxe ice cream swirled around a thick cookie butter core, including Spectacular Speculoos, Boom Chocolatta and Peanut Buttah.<p>And while …

Dessert

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Turn your baked potato into a meal: 7 simple yet irresistible ways to dress up spuds

It’s hard to imagine a simpler, more satisfying side dish than a classic baked potato, but there’s no reason that spuds should be limited to a supporting role at dinner. By adding a few ingredients and doing just a little extra prep, you can turn a standard baked potato into a filling and …

Recipes

Guardian Live: Guy Bourdin – the most influential fashion photographer of all time

French photographer Guy Bourdin’s fashion photography was one of the genre’s most pioneering. From his 1950s heyday at Paris Vogue in the 1950s through to the 1980s, he was arguably responsible for much of what contemporary fashion produces now, inspiring everyone from Tim Walker to Nick Knight. …

Alessandro Michele's Women's Debut at Gucci Was Magic - PAPER

At today's Gucci show, recently appointed creative director Alessandro Michele proved that the enthusiastic response he received for his first menswear collection last month wasn't a fluke. We haven't been this worked up over Gucci since the Tom Ford era -- although Michele's style is practically …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Photoshop at 25 -- the early days (pictures)

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Jony Ive's a Car Snob, You Don't Want Him to Design Yours

To understand why it would be a bad idea for Jonathan Ive to design a car, you just have to look at the concept vehicle developed for Ford by his friend and now colleague at Apple, Marc Newson, back in 1999.<p>The Ford o21C was the automobile equivalent of the iMac, a colourful, rounded retooling of a …

London's Hippest New Pop-Up Serves Pizza on a Double Decker Bus

<b>London's</b> craziest new pop-up is located inside one of the city's iconic double decker buses. According to the <i>Telegraph</i>, the restaurant — called <b>The Crust Conductor</b> — launched earlier this month. It serves up a rotating menu of wood-fired pizzas with names like "Retired Gangster," "Not So American, …

Shop Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Fall

Shop the most popular hues we'll see on the Fall '15 runways this month.<p>Pantone has released its list of the most popular colors for Fall 2015—and they're feeling decidedly '70s. From natural earth tones to groovy garden hues, it's clear the boho theme has serious staying power. Put it into play …

Spectre: watch footage from the James Bond shoot in Austria

The first images from the set of 007’s latest adventure, Spectre, have arrived – with Daniel Craig skulking around Sölden in Austria<p>The first footage and official image from the set of James Bond’s 24th adventure, Spectre, have been released.<p>Daniel Craig, in his fourth outing as the British spy, is …

8 Real-World Locations That Inspired Disney Movies

<i>by Pretty Prudent's Jaime Morrison Curtis</i><p>Photo courtesy Nagelestock.com/Alamy<p>The magical worlds inhabited by Disney characters have inspired children for generations, but did you know that the creative teams behind these visions were often themselves inspired by authentic villages, castles, and …

A History of the Most Coveted Accessories

<i>Spread the word and let your voice be heard: A new era of the It bag is upon us! In the name of democracy—and of course, fashion—we're holding an election to name the #ItBag2015. Meet the 10 powerful and chic purses campaigning to revolutionize your look this year and, vote for which one you think</i> …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

What’s in Apple’s Japanese ‘Lucky Bags’ — and how you can get one

As per Japanese tradition, Apple has started handing out its Fukubukuro (a.k.a. “Lucky Bags”) to customers at its brick-and-mortar retail stores in Japan — giving some fortunate buyers massive discounts on the latest Apple products and accessories.<p>The bags are part of a special New Year offer, and …

7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design’s boom, and his fear of painting<p>If you’ve ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read <i>National Geographic</i> or a Harper Collins book, or shopped at Barneys …

Graphic Design

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …