April Marie Winsborrow

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Photos: The war veterans most Americans try to avoid seeing

For most Americans, Memorial Day is about barbecues, big furniture sales, and trips out of town. But for the many who’ve been touched by war directly—those who are veterans, or family of veterans—there often isn’t much to celebrate.<p>As a veteran poignantly reminds his nation in The Chicago Tribune …

Veterans

Why one wine pro thinks Alsatian Rieslings are under-appreciated

At Spago Beverly Hills, Kevin O'Connor was wine director with a million-dollar budget -- and tasted through countless wines from all over the world during those years. In the end, like his predecessor at Spago, Michael Bonaccorsi, he wanted to make wine.<p>In 2005, he and wine import specialist Matt …

Sonoma County

The $23m house built by mathematics: Toronto home that doubles as concert venue was designed by professor with 'science of curves'

• <b>Five-storey house built into a ravine in Toronto, Canada is on the market for $23million</b>• <b><br>Integral House was commissioned by late mathematician to</b> …

Dining Rooms

PUNCH | Drinking with Tool Frontman and Winemaker Maynard James Keenan

When Maynard James Keenan detects a nose of “baby shit” in a glass of rosé, it’s far from an insult. The Tool co-founder/singer, frontman for A …

The Art Newspaper

Newsletter signup<p>Our daily newsletter contains a round-up of the stories published on our website, previews of exhibitions that are opening and more. …

7 Ways to Maximize a Small Entryway

'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck': EW review

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck<p>We gave it an <b>A</b><p>In the opening moments of Brett Morgen’s devastatingly intimate documentary <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>, …

My Battle With My Son's Addiction

"I'm scared, Mom," Mike said over the phone. "I'm scared and I need help."<p>My 21-year-old son, Mike, was talking to me from a cheap, drug-infested motel a few miles away from his college in Vermont. After hours of me trying to track him down, I was overcome with emotions of relief, fear, denial, and …

Boston Marathon 2015: In Pictures

Boston

Why are so many Americans criminals?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Criminal justice reform is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time. It's about time.<p>America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5% of the world's population and 25% of its prisoners. Nearly 2½ million Americans are in prison. Over 65 million people, …

Rand Paul

Lone tree with Milkyway

One-pot curried shrimp with spring vegetables in under 25 minutes

What’s not to love about a one-pot wonder meal? This recipe for curried shrimp with spring vegetables is fuss-free and delicious. It's bright in …

Loving Father Helps Son with Down Syndrome to Fly in Heartwarming Photo Series

When photographer Alan Lawrence's son Wil was born in October 2013, he knew that there was something different about him. “While looking into his eyes, everything started to go into a dream state. My emotions of joy paused as everything around me seemed to slow down. The nurse may of been talking …

Down Syndrome

Beautiful Winged Insects Made of Discarded Circuit Boards

Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell creates beautiful miniature sculptures of insects using circuit boards found inside discarded electronics. “My art practice involves breaking down the pre-existing materials, reinterpreting them and offering them a new form with new purpose, creating …

Art

Pamela Anderson Goes To Prison [PHOTOS]

Pamela Anderson went to prison on Wednesday, but not because she had committed any crime.<p>The former Playmate was doing time at the Maricopa County …

Archeologists Unearth 18th Century Dildo

It's made of leather and filled with bristles and has a wooden tip ... we've come a long way.<p>Archeologists have unearthed a 250-year-old dildo in an ancient toilet in Poland, Yahoo! reports. While excavating an ancient toilet, the roughly 8-inch sex toy was found among fragments of pottery and …

Hobbit-style accommodation arrives at Alton Towers

The Enchanted Village, hidden in the woods close to Alton Towers, opens this weekend<p>Alton Towers opens the doors to its newest accommodation this weekend - <b>The Enchanted Village</b>, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Hobbiton.<p>Set in woodland close to the Alton Towers <b>Hotel</b>, it includes …

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

Literature

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Amazon Quietly Acquired Shoefitr To Improve How It Sells Footwear Online

It looks like Amazon has made another acquisition under the radar, this time to boost online sales in fashion. The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D technology to help match online shoppers with shoes that will fit them better.<p>We were passed the …

Customers

15 Things You Might Not Know About Who Framed Roger Rabbit

As both a groundbreaking feat for the world of animation and an enjoyable crime comedy, <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i> stands in a class all its own. Here …

The 15 Best LGBT Characters On Television: Jude Foster On ‘The Fosters’

The 15 Best LGBT Characters On Television: Jude Foster On 'The Fosters'<p>ABC’s latest modern family was built on a foundation of diversity and …

TV

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

Bite-Size Desserts

Shape thin tuile cookies into a shell for this tiny tart.

Dessert

The Scars on Mars from the Curiosity Rover Landing Are Healing (Video)

The wounds NASA's Curiosity rover mission inflicted on the Martian landscape during its August 2012 landing are healing in a surprisingly …