Andrea Alva

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21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

Imagine Dragons Jam Out To Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' In Soulful Cover

In the latest musical act to cover Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," Imagine Dragons proved they were up for the challenge.<p>The band dropped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where they slowed the pop song way down, even sampling the Ben E. King classic, "Stand by Me."<p>As the radio host pointed out, "I love …

Newly Single Nicki Minaj on Feminism, Meek Mill, and Rapping at 50

**Nicki Minaj’**s third album, <i>The Pinkprint,</i> came out in December at a moment of personal and professional transition for the rapper. While writing the record, Minaj was going through a painful and occasionally public breakup with her boyfriend of eleven years, Safaree Samuels. Gone were the neon …

How to Be…A Photographer in Four Lessons - Photographs by Thomas Vanden Driessche | LensCulture

Perhaps you've always wondered how James Nachtwey gets away with being a clean-shaven war photographer. Maybe you're stumped as to how Martin Parr can be seriously successful while taking so many funny pictures. Perchance you really can't figure out how to survive as a professional photojournalist …

Photography

Kendrick Lamar on His Rise to Fame

Kendrick Lamar scrambled his way out of Compton, California, and onto the music scene at the age of 16 with a series of mixtapes that eventually led to his 2012 major-label debut album, <i>good kid, m.A.A.d city</i> (and nine Grammy nominations, including two 2015 nods for his recent single "i"). The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tupac Shakur exhibit at Grammy Museum showcases his ambitions

Tupac Shakur never scored a Grammy, but more than 18 years after his death, the revered rapper's legacy and short life is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Grammy Museum.<p>"All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur," which opened Monday, showcases his lyrics and poems while tracing his …

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

Impressions of India: Mumbai

January 5, 2015 - Day One, Mumbai, India<p>We arrived in Mumbai after a grueling fourteen hour flight from JFK, seated in coach. Needless to say, we were seriously sleep deprived! Fortunately, our tour planner, (Abbas Slatewala of IndiaSomeday) had arranged a car to pick us up at the airport, so we …

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

Taylor Swift Is 'Obsessed' With This 'Blank Space'/'Style' Mashup

While the world continues to obsess over Taylor Swift's "1989," Swift is obsessing over a fan's mashup of her own tracks, "Blank Space" and "Style."<p>Swift shared the mashup, crafted by Nashville-based artist Louisa Wendorff along with Devin Dawson, on Saturday with the simple declaration, …

Diplo and Skrillex Drop Jack U Remix of Beyonce's '7/11'

Diplo and Skrillex will unleash their collaborative Jack Ü on New York's Madison Square Garden this New Year's Eve, and to celebrate, the dance duo …

Listen to Thom Yorke's New Song 'You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry'

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released a reflective new song this week, titled “You Won’t Like Me When I’m Angry,” that’s available at a price of …

Emily Blunt Looks Back On A Decade Of Career-Defining Roles

From The Devil Wears Prada to Into the Woods, the five-time Golden Globe nominee shares behind-the-scenes secrets from eight of her most beloved film roles with BuzzFeed News.<p><b>Emily Blunt made her film debut in director Pawel Pawlikowski's powerful tale, co-starring Natalie Press, about two young</b> …

Uptown Funk gives Ronson first UK number one

<b>Mark Ronson has clinched his first UK number one with Uptown Funk.</b><p>The track's release date was brought forward by five weeks after a cover version by X Factor's Fleur East topped the iTunes chart last week.<p>Ronson thanked "boy wonder" Bruno Mars, who features on the track, "without whom there would …

Why You Should Switch to Dried Beans

<i>By Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Let's talk about beans. They are so nutritious and elemental to our diets. They're cheap, versatile, and as easy to cook as opening up a can, right? We're here to tell you to put aside the can opener and start cooking more with dried beans. Bet we can convince you (and make …

The Best Brunch Recipes in the History of Everything

Things you are good at: gathering friends and pouring mimosas. Things we can make you better at: your brunch spread. Here are the top 10 dishes you need to be the boss of breakfast. Fair warning, make a double batch of the candied bacon. It goes fast.<p><b>Eggs In A Basket</b><p>Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, …

“I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet.<p>Andre Govia describes himself as “addicted to decay.” The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, <i>Abandoned Planet</i>, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, …

Holiday cooking hacks: Whipped cream in a jar, muffin tin poached eggs and more

When you have a house full of guests for the holidays and you're trying to feed them all without breaking a sweat, you'd do just about anything to save time, right? Whether you're cooking up brunch, dinner or dessert, Food & Wine magazine test kitchen senior editor Justin Chapple has a time-saving, …

Carbonara Recipes That Should Be In Your Weekly Rotation This Winter

Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best. Made with eggs, cheese and pork, carbonara is as easy to put together at it is to consume in massive quantities. It's traditionally made with pancetta or guanciale, but can also be made with bacon. This …

Rotisserie Chicken and Vegetables with Noodles | Homemade Healthy | Whole Foods Market

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Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a small bowl, combine sage, rosemary, salt and pepper. Brush turkey breast all over with butter. Loosen skin over …

The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …