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NAHBS 2015: Julie Ann Pedalino

One of the big show highlights for me at NAHBS this year was new builder Julie Ann Pedalino. Remaining exuberant throughout the three day event and …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

Ascending Skills

All your ride quandaries, solved<p><b>What's the difference between how much being skinny helps you climb and how much being heavy helps you descend?</b><br>It would seem simple: The lighter rider crests the hill first and the heavier rider makes it down first. But there's more to the puzzle than weight, says …

Tour de France

What’s Your Best Bike City?

Take this quiz to find out which cycling town best suits the way you ride<p>We crunched numbers and talked to riders and advocates from around the country to help determine which is the best cycling city for you.<br>Simply answer these seven easy questions and we'll get you the name of your perfect</b> …

Cycling

The Belonging

Why Brad Kunkle's paintings stick with us doesn't really need to be explained. They just do. They are arresting. When I learned about his latest solo exhibition at Arcadia Contemporary I made it a point to go, as I suggest you do, to see them in person while you have the chance. The light is …

Art

Yung Lenox: hip-hop's unlikely eight-year-old Caravaggio

The Seattle-based artist with a penchant for drawing hip-hop stars is about to have a documentary made about him and his art<p>Yung Lenox is a Seattle artist who specializes in drawing psychedelic portraits of rappers and their album artwork. Younger than most Yungs or Lils in hip-hop – he’s only …

See How Much Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and More Stars Look Like the Real People They’re Playing

The holiday movie season has once again brought a flurry of biopics, which has us wondering: How much do these movie stars really look like the people they’re playing? From the dead ringers to the, um, generous adaptations, here are 19 of the season’s biggest stars, side by side with the real …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Boom! (Riding Your Bike Just got Easier)

For something that seems so simple, cycling can be maddeningly complex. It doesn't have to be. Here's how to get your head around dropped chains, gear ratios, the right way to blow a snot rocket—and 18 other puzzles that will never confound you again.<p>.tile-red{color:#000 …

Bicycle Helmets

Gift Guide: Cycling Clothing

Functional, stylish accessories and apparel to keep your favorite cyclist cozy and comfortable this winter

Cycling

Damien Hirst's Aerial Cityscapes Formed with Needles, Pins and Scalpels

<b>New York</b><p>Light glints off New York, Paris, Baghdad and fourteen other cities in <i>Black Scalpel Cityscapes</i>, the latest series by renowned UK artist Damien Hirst. These canvases may look black and white from a distance, but they're actually collages of steel surgical instruments and found metal scraps …

Art

All the Recipes You Need for a Killer Thanksgiving Dinner

It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Festka XCr Modern Batak

Some of the world’s most visually arresting bikes are coming out of one country these days, and it’s not the USA or the UK. Each new release from the Czech house of Festka is more spectacular than the last — from their pink-chromed track bike at the 2013 NAHBS to the recent Dazzle road …

Bicycles

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Streetwear
Fantasy Football

Factory Tour: Aerospace Composite Engineer Matt Appleman’s Carbon Fiber Workshop

Custom frame builder Matt Appleman has a degree in composites engineering. Although the bike industry uses a lot of composite materials, an actual …

8 Things You Didn't Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh

The work of post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh has been widely celebrated in the time since his death, at the age of 37, in 1890. In recent years, two Academy Award-winning films featured his work -- "Lust for Life" and "Midnight in Paris" -- though the Dutch artist died believing his …

Tested: Performance Road Wheels

Four sets of dream hoops—and why you'll eat them up<p><b>BONTRAGER AURA 5 TLR</b> <b><br>Why you want them:</b> To go aero without going broke<br>• The 50mm-deep carbon-fiber fairing offers triathlon-worthy aerodynamics<br>• Aluminum rim accommodates regular or tubeless tires and provides steady braking<br>• Compatible with all …

Cycling

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