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This Artist Will Blow Your Mind Once You Realize These Are Not Photos At All

30-year-old Italian artist Marco Grassi paints intricate portraits so realistically, they seem like photographs. What makes his works even more …

Avant-garde

Dive Through More Than 1,000 Dalí Paintings Online

For the past 17 years, researchers at the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Spain have been hard at work examining, tracking down, cross-checking and …

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

Instant Pot
Piano

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Easy Recipes

Serve up these comforting Sunday suppers.<p>Sunday suppers are about as Southern as it gets, and many of our fondest memories are made with the family …

Cooking

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Remember when Alice ate that mushroom in Wonderland?<p>“What can all that green stuff be?' said Alice. “And where have my shoulders got to? And oh, my poor hands, how is it I can't see you?”<p>Oh, dearie, dear, dear. Poor Alice. If only she’d boned up on the works of Timothy Leary before she listened to …

10 Recipes We Actually Tried And Loved This Month

Here’s what our editors and writers are making in their own kitchens.

This Surreal Shot Of Jupiter's Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter's clouds as captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft. It's an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

7 One-Tray-Bake Dinners For When You're Avoiding The Washing Up

Things To Do<p>Because we're hungry and lazy and are pretending that pile of dishes doesn't exist.<p>Life is busy. We’ve got work to do, people to see, …

Photographer Recreates Philippe Halsman’s Iconic 1948 “Dalí Atomicus” Image

Philippe Halsman's 1948 portrait of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí—entitled <i>Dalí Atomicus</i>—is one of the art world’s most famous images. Guernsey-based photographer Karl Taylor was so inspired by the iconic photo, he decided to create his own modern version. He explains, “It has been a favorite of …

Object lessons: a painting from Max Ernst's Arizona period, a Kurt Schwitters Merz collage, and a Cubistic still life by Jean Metzinger

<b>Ohne titel (Sedona Landschaft) (around 1957) by Max Ernst</b><p><b>Bonhams, New York, 14 November: Impressionist and Modern Art</b><p><b>Est $500,000-$700,000</b><p>From this …

"Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach" November 24th From Tompkins Square

Tompkins Square announced today the upcoming release of <i>Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions</i>, a limited edition 2LP set available exclusively via …

Vinyl Records

Marvellous microgreens

Fast and easy to grow, these mini vegetables offer a wide range of amazing flavours<p>Even as the outdoor veg garden starts to wind down, there are still plenty of crops you can start sowing right through the winter if you turn your food-growing ambitions indoors.<p>I love the taste of Thai basil, whose …

Gardening

This is the Only Way to Cook with Fresh Tomatoes in the Colder Months

It's the most wonderful thyme of the year.<p>There’s a common assumption that once the weather cools down and the farmers’ market closes for the season, …

Tomatoes

Ethereal Paintings of Spirit Animals Wandering Through Landscapes Bursting with Color

Based in Sussex, England, artist Gill Bustamante creates large-scale, ethereal landscape oil paintings. Often working with a vibrant color palette—ranging from a rich turquoise to fiery oranges and deep reds—Bustamante describes her style as “a fusion of Expressionist, Impressionist, Semi-abstract, …

Art

Italian-Style Carrot Cake Might Be the Best Carrot Cake

Italian Carrot Cake (<i>Torta di Carote</i>)<p>Serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the cake:</i><br>Unsalted butter, for coating the pan <br>2/3 cup all-purpose flour <br>2 1/2 teaspoons baking …

Dessert

How to Stream Opera and Classical Music Performances

The sites where opera and classical music fans can watch their favorites perform around the world.<p>A quiet but major revolution has taken place in …

The Return of Mid-Century American Symphonies

The conductor Gerard Schwarz’s upcoming concert with the Juilliard Orchestra, at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, highlights an essential but overlooked period of American composition: the great mid-twentieth-century symphonies.<p>There was a time—the late nineteen-eighties and nineties—when it seemed as …

Flute

13 Slow Cooker Sides That’ll Go Perfectly With Any Main Dish

We’ve all had those moments where you thoughtfully plan out every aspect of your main dish, and then leave the sides to the very last minute. Maybe you’ll quickly steam some broccoli and boil instant rice, but the slow-cooked flavor just won’t be there. Don’t let the accompaniments be an …

Cooking

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

Spices

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

Sushi

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Tammet takes readers on thought-provoking tour of words

"Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing" (Little, Brown and Company), by Daniel Tammet<p>Daniel Tammet's understanding of language began with numbers. When he saw white flakes falling from the sky, though he pointed out the window and exclaimed "Snow" to his parents, his mind latched onto the number …

Papua New Guinea

These iPad Stands Keep Your Tablet Secure So You Don't Crack Your Screen

For those who try to balance and lean their iPad against anything in sight just hoping it doesn't topple over.<p>A stand is an easy iPad accessory to overlook, even though there are thousands to choose from. We've helped narrow down the search with top-rated stands that can be used at home, the …

IPad Pro

Blacklisted: The Political Life of Leonard Bernstein

We may remember him as a gifted composer and conductor, but Bernstein's left-leaning politics earned him the ire of the federal government when …

A Practical Solution for Berries About to Go Bad

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Six months ago, I stopped buying jam and solved a fresh fruit waste problem that has plagued my kitchen since I had …

Peaches

Three Charles Bukowski Books Illustrated by Robert Crumb: Underground Comic Art Meets Outsider Literature

Think of the artists you know who, especially in the 1960s and 70s, portrayed an often sordid reality in detail, just as they saw it, garnering …

Zoodles Recipes So Delicious, They'll Have You in a Spiral

Zoodles recipes are getting a lot of hype in foodie circles these days. And when you learn more about zoodles and the endless possibilities that come …

Healthy Eating

Create Your Own Abstract Art With This Interactive Kandinsky Painting

Wassily Kandinsky’s 1932 painting <i>Decisive Pink</i>, like much of the early abstract painter’s work, is fun to look at. The titular pink rectangle on the left contrasts with a bright yellow background, and is covered in mysterious squiggly lines, some resembling stick figures, envelopes or sailboats. …

Art

Workshop Guide: Painting A Motorcycle

Whether you’re trying to save a few bucks, or you just like the challenge of doing everything yourself, at some point you’ll probably consider painting your own motorcycle. But not everyone has their own air compressor at home, or a spray booth and a decent spray gun.<p>But who says you can’t paint a …

Woodworking