Autumn E Hader

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The First Teaser for The BFG Will Give You Those Old Spielberg Tingles

Roald Dahl’s beloved book <i>The BFG</i> is getting the full <b>Steven Spielberg</b> treatment, and if you thought the director of recent stolid films like <i>Bridge of Spies</i> and <i>Lincoln</i> was done giving you those <i>E.T.</i> feelings, think again.<p>Thanks to the loads of C.G.I. required to render the reality of a big, friendly …

My Hero

Oct. 17, 2014, I walked into the courthouse and obtained my divorce, all by myself. I felt it was fitting, since I had felt like I was alone in the marriage.<p>Dec. 3, 2014 was the first time I heard the gun shot in my head. It was the day my dad left to go to Asia for 10 days. As I sat all by myself …

Paris attacks: Third Bataclan attacker identified with help from his mother

It took a text message from Syria to a mother in northeast France to reveal the identity of the third killer at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris: Your son died as a martyr Nov. 13.<p>For nearly four weeks, police had failed to identify the third gunman who stormed the concert venue along with two …

Women Don't Exist: An Ode to Amy Schumer

The body-what we eat, how we dress, the daily rituals through which we attend to the body-is a medium of culture. -Bordo<p>Comedian Amy Schumer posed almost nude in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Her act is one not only of beauty or self-proclamation, but also of defiance against a history of the …

Bacon Is About To Take Mozzarella Sticks On A Wild Ride

So good they don't need the breadcrumbs.<p>Bacon, that irresistible breakfast meat we can't stop thinking about, has done it again. It's taken an already delicious food -- in this case, classic mozzarella sticks -- and made them even tastier. We know. We didn't think this feat was possible either. But …

Cooking

Who Is Pop Music’s "Good Girl" and How the Hell Do We Get Rid of Her?

"Good girl" is the backhanded compliment of mansplaining womanhood.<p>Pop music has a “good girl” problem. In Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” he sings to his former girlfriend about how she “used to always stay at home, be a good girl.” He’s upset that his ex has “started wearing less and going out more.” …

17 Pieces to Wear to a Holiday Party When You’re Not Feelin’ a Dress

LBDs are the ultimate party getup when you want to look classy and chic, but if rockin’ a frock just isn’t in the cards, the answer to the inevitable “What am I going to wear?” question becomes a whole lot more complicated. But it doesn’t need to be — there are so many other ways to show off that …

Clothing

Four beautiful kitchen gifts for the person with a stocked pantry

A Thermapen Mk4.<p>Thermapen Mk4<p>Kitchen drawers are a scrap yard for cheapo thermometers – the ones with the broken dials, the bent-to-useless pot clips and the supposedly superior digital readouts that worked for all of a week. Thermapen’s Mk4 is what the world’s best chefs swear by. The British-made …

Weather

18 Photos That Prove The "Harry Potter" Actors Are Actually Their Characters

Emma Watson actually IS Hermione.

Harry Potter

The Perfect Response To People Who Say Fat Women Can't Be Raped

"Fat girls are all green lights. Can’t say no: Not to chocolate cake not to getting raped."<p>“It has been brought to my attention... that I am too fat to be raped.”<p>That's how California-native Beck Cooper begins her powerful slam poem "Rape Prevention Potluck." Cooper performed the spoken word piece …

Scott Weiland: Chris Cornell pays tribute with Say Hello 2 Heaven performance

The untimely death of Scott Weiland at age 48 last week has prompted an outpouring of grief from fellow musicians, including his Stone Temple Pilots …

Salted Caramel Café au Lait Recipe

A perfect blend of sweet chocolate and caramel balanced with two touches of salt<p>Learn how to make your own cup of sweet-and-savory Café au Lait or …

Dessert

F&W Editors’ All-Time Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

It’s cookie season, and whether you’re baking for a cookie swap or the office holiday party (or if you simply want to eat cookies), figuring out the …

It's National Brownie Day: Here are 7 super-decadent brownie recipes, plus one for brownie pie

It's National Brownie Day, which happens to be a legitimate excuse to eat a pan of brownies. We're sure that if pressed, one could find multiple reasons to eat a pan of brownies. But again, this one is official.<p>Here are seven recipes for brownies worthy of National Brownie Day. And there's also a …

No more avocado! The best old-school Nigella Lawson recipes

Nigella Lawson's latest television series, Simply Nigella, has polarised the great British public. For every viewer who salivated over the cook's crunchy chicken cutlets, there have been those confused by the baked twist on Caesar salad or baffled at her avocado toast.<p>Last night, however, social …

The Prettiest Food You Can Bake This Holiday

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p>Winter is the best time to bake. When the weather turns punishingly bleak, you don’t want to be outside all day. You tromp around—skiing …

Recipes

Prince's Cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' Will Haunt You In The Best Way Possible

In 2008, Prince stunned the crowd at Coachella with a sultry cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” The incongruous and amazing performance almost …

37 Super Thoughtful Gifts Under $50 for EVERYONE in Your Family

Getting gifts for your boyfriend and friends who have pets was a cinch. And now that you’ve got gift wrapping figured out, it’s time to do the dirty deed of shopping for your family. Getting gifts for your uncles, cousins and grandparents, let alone your immediate family, can feel like quite the …

Shopping

'War of the Worlds' is getting a new official sequel in 'The Massacre of Mankind'

119 years after it debuted, <i>War of the Worlds</i> is finally getting an official sequel. And no, we're not talking about the 2005 Steven Spielberg film …

Science Fiction

Six stereotypes about men and women that are scientifically true

Gender stereotypes have made numerous headlines around the world recently. First there was an Israeli finding that men are categorically not from Mars and women not from Venus; then there was the earth-shattering backlash from academics in Norway, who found that men are better at assembling IKEA …

28 Ridiculously Amazing Products That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Add some things that you’ll actually use to your wish list.<p>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

Shopping

45 Astonishing, Abstract Aerial Images Found on Google Earth

In the fourteen years since Google Earth has redefined the map, using satellite and drone imagery, aerial photography, and government archived shots …

Enough with the starry-eyed “Imagine” nostalgia: Let’s remember John Lennon without the illusions

<b>(AP)</b><p>Thirty five years ago, we lost a brilliant and difficult figure<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 8, 2015 8:59pm (UTC)<p>On the 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder in New York City, social media is raging. Pictures of Lennon in his Beatles moptop or his shaggier ‘70s state are appearing by the thousands; …

Watch A Scared, Homeless Pit Bull Receive Love For The First Time

When he finally lets rescuers approach him? Your. Heart. Will. Melt.<p>It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness can transform a petrified pup into a playful pooch.<p>After Michele Claseri noticed a pit bull cowering by a Los Angeles freeway on his way to work, he contacted the rescue organization Hope …

Classic Book Recommendations For Every Person In Your Life

Everyone has at least one classic book they're meant to be given. By you.<p>A good book always makes a good present: This we hold to be true. The wealth of literary options can be both liberating and daunting. Looking for a quality new read? There's no shortage of lists of the best books of 2015 …

Here's the mind-blowing truth behind how baby carrots are made

Baby carrots are just pieces of a fully-grown, regular adult carrot, cut into two-inch fragments by a machine.<p>Once cut up, another machine rounds off the edges, so that the carrots end up looking like the ones you buy at the grocery store. The shredded leftovers usually end up in cattle feed.<p>Why …

You've Been Making Scrambled Eggs Wrong Your Whole Life

No, it's not the flick of that wrist.<p>Scrambled eggs fall into one of two categories: the kind of dish you're great at making and cook all the time, or the kind of thing you fail at miserably and can't figure out. (If you're the former, you like to brag about how good you are at it — and you're …

Stonehenge May Have Been Built Somewhere Else First, Then Moved

"Stonehenge is a second-hand monument."<p>Stonehenge may not look very portable, but scientists say part of the massive ancient monument may have been first built somewhere else before being moved hundreds of years later.<p>The new finding, published on Monday in the journal Antiquity, traces the …

This 'Stop Wars' Street Art Will Make You Love Yoda Even More

The Grand Jedi Master is a peace activist in Eduardo Kobra's latest work in Miami.<p>Excited about this street art, we are.<p>Yoda, famed for training up Jedi for combat in the Star Wars epic, has been turned into a multi-colored peace activist for this new mural in Miami.<p>The Grand Jedi Master is …

How to fix gross, smelly wine with science

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>Look, sometimes wine just isn't tasty. But if the thing that has you wrinkling your nose is an odor like rotten eggs or burnt rubber, there might be a quick, cheap fix. Like, really cheap.<p>All it takes is a single penny. Or a silver spoon, if you've got something to …