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Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

Loretta Lynn

The Best Under-the-Radar Spots to Eat in Florence

The Best Under-the-Radar Restaurants in Florence<p>My favourite hidden gems in Firenze.<p>February 18, 2018<p>Florence is chock full of amazing food. Pizza, …

Italy

7 Foods You Should Always Cook in a Cast-Iron Skillet

We've shared with you 7 surprising ways to use your cast-iron skillet, but now it's time to make a bold, definitive statement. Let's talk about 7 …

Country Lifestyle

How to keep scammers from stealing your phone number

Because once they have it, your bank account may be at risk as well.<p>Last week, some T-Mobile customers -- including a CNET staffer -- received a strange text message:<p>Alarming, no? Was the text from T-Mobile proper, or was it a form of phishing -- an attempt to get you to visit a malicious web …

Identity Theft

Watch Wild Beasts Play Their Last Show Ever

Last year, Wild Beasts announced that they were breaking up, finally concluding the project with a farewell EP. This week, the band released a final …

Film Industry

Yotam Ottolenghi’s kale recipes

We’re often told how healthy kale is, but rarely how versatile it is, too<p>If Popeye had been born in the 21st century, he would surely be shoving kale down his famous pipe to boost his powers, rather than spinach, and it wouldn’t have come out of a tin, either. Fresh kale’s much-vaunted health …

Food & Dining

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Healthy Eating

The 50 Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

I’d argue that it’s easier to identify a rock and roll movie than define one. Looking through this list, there are docs and biopics, concert films …

Elvis Presley

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

From The Archives: The Clash Talks 'Sandinista!'

Feb. 7, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of International Clash Day. What started off as a tribute to The Clash's catalog for a few hours in 2013 by KEXP's John Richards has grown into something of an international affair. San Francisco, Austin, Texas and Washington D.C. recognize the day and …

Working-class

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Jazz

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

The Velvet Underground's 'White Light/White Heat': 10 Things You Didn't Know

Anti-hippie backlash, Lou Reed's cantaloupe abuse, Andy Warhol's firing and other factors that played into the band's abrasive 1968 landmark<p>Of all of …

Lou Reed

Readers recommend playlist: songs with great drumming

A reader bangs the drum for your cut-making suggestions, including songs from Elvis Costello, the Ronettes, Tool and Bob Marley<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Steely Dan

Mark E. Smith of the Fall: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

With 32 studio albums and countless compilations, reissues, live recordings and non-LP singles to their name, the British post-punk band the Fall created one of the most daunting catalogs in rock. The only constant in the group’s constantly changing lineup was the man at the center: Mark E. …

Dogs

Mark E Smith obituary

Frontman of the post-punk band the Fall notorious for his deadpan black humour and confrontational attitude<p>Of all the fascinating musical offshoots that sprang from mid-70s punk rock, the Fall proved the strangest and most durable. The group was a vehicle for the singer and lyricist Mark E Smith, …

Quebec

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

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This No-Frills Food Stand Serves One of the Best Sandwiches in Paris

When chef Alain Roussel is asked his secret, he usually replies with, “There is no secret; there are only mysteries.”<p>It's hard not to have an ongoing …

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

The Grunge Gold Rush

<b>On the most humiliating day of Jawbox's career</b>, guitarist Bill Barbot was wearing a colorfully striped cotton T-shirt, white Calvin Klein jeans and Persol sunglasses and standing in a suburban New Jersey grocery store. Underneath orange and purple balloons and a hand-printed "Juicy Cubed Beef 59 ¢ …

Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta Dish With Just 5 Ingredients, Save Yourself a Trip to Rome

Because a trip to Italy for a single great meal isn't exactly in the cards for all of us.<p>Usually when someone tells us a food is “the greatest thing …

Hear David Bowie's Unreleased, Stripped-Down 'Let's Dance' Demo

"This demo gives you, the fans, a bird's eye view of the very start of it," Nile Rodgers says of 1983 hit single<p>An unreleased demo of David Bowie's …

David Bowie

Tartine's Pizza Dough Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Chad Robertson's Tartine Pizza/Pita dough recipe as published in NY Times Cooking. …

Recipes

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

Bruce Springsteen's 'Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.': 10 Things You Didn't Know

How Clive Davis, Partridge Family songwriters and more helped shape the songwriter's scrappy 1973 debut<p>"Bruce Springsteen is a bold new talent with …

Bruce Springsteen