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Yes, Soon You'll Be Able to Buy a Bottle of Blue Wine

Red, white, and blue has a whole new meaning.<p>If the question "red or white?" leads to an internal philosophical debate, then prepare for a whole new option: <i>blue.</i> You heard me.<p>This is thanks to the geniuses at Gik, who recently changed the happy hour game in Spain by launching blue wine there first, …

20 of Steven Wright's Funniest Jokes

Don't get too excited, but today is the deadpan comedian's 61st birthday. To celebrate, here are 20 of his funniest jokes.<p>1. "It's a small world, but …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

Why We Write About Ourselves: Some of Today’s Most Celebrated Writers on the Art of Telling Personal Stories That Unravel Universal Truth

“Making art is all about humans and our psychology: who we are, how we behave, what we do with the hand we’ve been dealt. It’s closer to your own bone when it’s a memoir, but the bone is still the bone.”<p><i>“Oh, let’s not be petty, seeking sincerity in memoirs doesn’t make much sense,”</i> the great Polish …

The mystery of that Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando post-9/11 road trip

Terrorists have attacked New York City. So Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando pile into a car and get the heck out of there, stopping at fast food joints as they trek across the country.<p>This is not a Mad Lib. This reported account will be depicted in an upcoming Sky Arts movie …

Paris Review - W. H. Auden, The Art of Poetry No. 17

Interviewed by Michael Newman<p>Issue 57, Spring 1974<p>AUDEN<p>What’s that again?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>I wondered which living writer you would say has served as the prime protector of the integrity of our English tongue . . . ?<p>AUDEN<p>Why, me, of course!<p><i>—Conversation, Autumn 1972</i><p>He was sitting beneath two direct white …

Bitterness Is Not the Same as ‘Hoppiness’

The good folks at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery—by any measure one of the more interesting and accomplished breweries around—have done us a disservice. …

David Foster Wallace’s 1994 Syllabus: How to Teach Serious Literature with Lightweight Books

<i>Note: click here to see the full syllabus and other related teaching materials.</i><p>As anyone who’s ever done it knows, the art of syllabussing is a fine …

Samuel Adams releases 2015 batch of Utopias

(Press Release)Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, with a Utopia beer. (Photo Courtesy Boston Beer Co.)<b>BOSTON, Mass.—</b>The brewers at Samuel …

David Foster Wallace on Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing

“Really good writing [is] able to get across massive amounts of information and various favorable impressions of the communicator with minimal effort on the part of the reader.”<p><i>“Readers who want to become writers should read with a dictionary at hand,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker asserted …

Articles about dizzying architectural photography on Dwell.com - Dwell

Offering a new perspective on the built environment, his images zoom and tilt to reveal vertigo-inducing angles.<p>Architectural photographs decode the built world.<p>The Swiss-French photographer—who shoots on film, a rarity in today’s digital world—receives the Julius Shulman Institute’s...<p>Architecture …

Discover the “Brazen Bull,” the Ancient Greek Torture Machine That Doubled as a Musical Instrument

History is replete with brutally imaginative torture and execution techniques. The list of cruelties includes crucifixion, where victims were left to …

Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books: From Rimbaud to Susan Sontag

<i>The Master and Margarita</i> by Mikhail Bulgakov<p><i>Journey to the East</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>The Glass Bead Game</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>Heart of Darkness</i> by Joseph Conrad<p>…

Nigella Lawson’s cauliflower, garlic and turmeric soup

A beautiful golden broth that is soothing and well flavoured<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 head of garlic<br>3 tbsp olive oil<br>1 medium onion, chopped<br>1 cauliflower, broken into florets<br>1 tsp turmeric<br>1 large potato, peeled and diced<br>1.8 pints/1 litre hot vegetable stock (Marigold bouillon powder is fine)<br>Parsley or …

Chuck Berry’s Bottomless Vault: Inside His Epic 21-Hour Box Set

Chuck Berry wrote a handful of the most famous hits in rock & roll history. But have you ever heard the disco version of “Havana Moon” he put out in …

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