Ali Johnson

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To the First Lady, With Love

<b>By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:</b><p>She had rhythm, a flow and swerve, hands slicing air, body weight moving from foot to foot, a beautiful rhythm. In anything else but a black American body, it would have been contrived. The three-quarter sleeves of her teal dress announced its appropriateness, as did her …

Stream: Omar Rodríguez-López’s new album Arañas en La Sombra

Today, Omar Rodríguez-López has released his latest solo album, <i>Arañas en La Sombra</i>. Spanning 12 tracks, it’s the fourth of 12 full-lengths (!) …

Seven Pizzas You Have To Try When You’re In Italy

Pizza has become the cornerstone of fast food worldwide. Every corner of the world will have at least one pizza joint slinging dough. That’s not hyperbole, but no one owns pizza quite like Italy. Their chefs are able to turn what is basically a simple flat bread with …

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

Avocado Caprese Pasta with Grilled Broccoli Rabe.

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Broccoli

Want to dress like a fashion insider? These are the websites to shop from

Where do you go to pick up pieces that are in that in-between bracket of neither high-street nor designer runway? Step out of your comfort zone or …

Prince and the queer body: Our dirty patron saint of pop gave me permission to think outside the gender binary

<b>Prince (AP/Larry Salzman)</b><p>Prince’s shapeshifting, freedom and mind-blowing sexuality changed what and how I thought men and women could be<p>K.T. Billey<p>April 22, 2016 10:24pm (UTC)<p>The musical virtuosity of Prince was rivaled only by his status as a sex symbol. A paragon of eroticism, not only did he …

Civil Rights

Why Women Need to Drop the 'Chill' Act and Embrace the Hysterical

The pressure to be "chill" is just the modern iteration of calling women "crazy" and "hysterical."<p>For decades now it has been severely out of fashion to deem a woman hysterical. The word, of course, brings to mind to hysteria—a mental illness that only affected women and, for hundreds of years, …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 2 days ago 2 Comments<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 3 days ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be …

Wedgie Jeans Are Actually, Seriously a Thing Now

Even Kylie Jenner loves them.<p>When you think of "mom jeans," you generally think of baggy, shapeless pants that you wouldn't be caught dead in. But Levi's is revamping that classic high-waisted, vintage style and making it cool again, with a little help from none other than Kylie Jenner.<p>As you can …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …

Science Finds All Women Are at Least a Little Bit Gay

Yep, you too!<p>A new study from the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> found women who self-identify as heterosexual become aroused when exposed to stimulating female images.<p>Gerulf Rieger, the psychology lecturer who led the study, explained to Mic: "Most women responded to both videos of …

7 Ways to Use Avocados Beyond Just Guacamole

This article originally appeared on FWx. For more stories like this, visit foodandwine.com.<p>In the throes of lust for avocados, we have seriously …

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

19 Giant Flower Sculptures Honour Van Gogh At World’s Largest Flower Parade In The Netherlands

This year’s Bloemencorso Zundert, or Zundert Flower Parade, which we previously wrote about here, featured 19 teams who designed floats inspired by …

Don't do this in Hawaii

<b>Obsessively post beautiful photos to social media.</b><p>Be in the moment with friends and nature. Social media will still be there when you return and you …

Beginner’s Guide to Hawaii: Oahu and the Big Island

Continuing our three-part series on how to see Hawaii for the first time, this installment moves on to the largest Hawaiian island, as well as the …

Songs We Love: Joanna Newsom, 'Sapokanikan'

"What the hell kind of word is 'Sapokanikan'?"<p>When parsing the layers of lyrical meaning in Joanna Newsom's new track wasn't intriguing enough, there is first the matter of the title's origin. "Sapokanikan" was the name of a Native American, Lenape village situated in lower Manhattan pre Dutch …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

Clam and Cod Chowder

8 Servings<p>Weeknight chowder? Use clam juice. Weekend? It’s worth making fish stock from scratch.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1½ pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, halved, quartered if large<p>2 large leeks, white and pale-green parts only, finely …

Couple Travels the World Performing Acrobatic Yoga Poses with Gorgeous Backdrops

Claudine and Honza Lafond combine two of their passions – yoga and travel – in an ongoing series of gorgeous photos they share on Instagram. The couple, who also happen to be yoga instructors, visit beautiful locales and monuments around the world, commemorating their journeys with graceful poses. …