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Looking for a Summer Art Read? Here Are 9 Addictive New Page-Turners to Take to the Beach

Summer is for swimming, for romance, for weekend retreats, for ice cream, and for reading particularly breezy page-turners that can hold our …

Art

This Beautiful Glowing Mural Is Designed To Make An Alley Safer At Night

Bright streetlights are the worst for anyone who has windows. Murals might be a much more pleasing way to provide safety.<p>Not long ago, a dark alley in South Philly called Percy Street was the kind of place where people were afraid to walk at night. It’s brightly lit now, but not because of …

Streetwear

Battle of the Somme centenary: the best new history books

<i>One hundred years ago this week, the British Army endured its bloodiest day – and the Battle of the Somme began. Was it worth it? Saul David weighs up the evidence</i><p>At 7.30am on July 1 1916, whistles blew and the first waves of 120,000 British and empire assault troops climbed out of their trenches, …

Books

'Burn What Will Burn': suspenseful, hard-boiled crime novel

"Burn What Will Burn" (Minotaur), by CB McKenzie<p>After his wife drowns in a bathtub, a death in which he may have been complicit, Bob Reynolds retreats to a tiny town in the wilds of the Ozark Mountains to hide out and nurse his wounds.<p>There, he sets up housekeeping in a rustic cabin where he raises …

How to lose belly fat for a shredded and stronger midsection

Pooch, gut, beer belly, love handles—whatever you want to call it, that cushy area between your pecs and your lower half tends to be the most …

Nutrition

This Honey Lemon Chicken Will be Your Go-To on Busy Nights

<i>The following post was originally featured on RecipeTin Eats and written by Nagi Maehashi, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>This rarely happens, and it usually only lasts 24 hours, but I can officially say: I'm cooked out. Between cooking for Easter both in real life and for RecipeTin Eats, …

Recipes

PREMIERE: Oneirogen's New Album 'Convivium' Is God-Level Experimental Synth

Stream the new solo effort from NYC-based multi-instrumentalist Mario Diaz de Leon.<p><i>Photo courtesy of the artist</i><p>NYC-based multi-instrumentalist Mario Diaz de Leon is a musical genius. The word "genius" gets thrown around a lot—like, a <i>lot</i>—but how else would you describe a person who's not only …

Synthesizers

The books that critics say you should read this summer

There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to. Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline …

Books

4 First-Rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound

Henry James famously said that "summer afternoon" were the two most beautiful words in the English language. With apologies to The Master, I'd tweak that sentiment to suggest that maybe "summer suspense" are two even more beautiful words. Surely, on a sunny summer day, few pleasures can be greater …

Books

Make One Batch Of This Chili, and Feast On It All Week

Our chili recipe delivers a huge protein payload. Cook it once, and eat for a week<p>Preparing all your meals for the upcoming week is smart: You eliminate stress, eat healthier stuff, and spend way less energy agonizing over what’s for dinner.<p>Plus, you lessen your chances of swerving into the …

The History Of Goth In 30 Records

The albums, singles and tracks have shaped goth over the past 40 years<p>From its dark beginings in the nihilistic grandeur of Bauhaus’ deeply …

Coachella’s Stupid Tech Gimmicks Are Pissing Me Off

Just when you thought the terrible attire at Coachella couldn’t get any worse, reports emerged yesterday that everyone’s favorite culturally …

Lindsay Lohan

Maria Sharapova should be punished: Rafael Nadal

Sharapova acknowledged this on Monday and hoped she would be allowed to play again. She was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis …

What The Lowe’s Robot Will Do For You–And The Future Of Retail

The humble hardware store is getting a lot more high-tech.<p>One of the most well-known employees at the Orchard Supply Hardware store in downtown San Jose, California, is a 5-foot-tall autonomous robot. OSHbot, as he’s called, just recently celebrated his one-year anniversary at the store, which is …

Selfie ­Portraits and 4K Videos Explode Modern Identity

Digital artist Carla Gannis makes herself into an infinite loop.<p>Merging the ever-classical “woman-as-subject” with a creative self-­psychoanalysis, the New York-­based visual artist Carla Gannis' latest solo show <i>A Subject Self-­Defined</i> turns her unique selfie series into 15 GIF-style videos.<p>The …

Illustration

What You're Cooking: The Most Popular Recipes and Techniques of 2015

We've had an epic year of cooking here at Serious Eats. We brought you themed weeks on everything from fried chicken to Mexican sandwiches, tackled another Vegan Experience, and went back to the basics with step-by-step guides to the most iconic holiday desserts. And a ton of you joined us along …

Tame Impala, Chillwave, and Other Dispatches from the Vibe Generation

What caused our generation to be obsessed with music made with largely synthetic sounds and carrying the emotional pliability of a mood ring?<p>The definitive statement of intent from the Vibe Generation came, ironically, from a guy with a guitar. “I was raised up believing/ I was somehow unique,” the …

Bon Iver