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THESE ARE THE JB’S, the lost James Brown / Bootsy Collins album, second edition.

IN THE SHOP: THE J.B.’s – THESE ARE THE J.B.’s (Second edition)<b>By popular demand, a second edition of the lost James Brown/Bootsy Collins album. 1LP,</b> …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Spices

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

Retrogaming

Nearly 80 Percent of Countries Have Better Hotel Wi-Fi Than the U.S.

As the conversation about hotel Wi-Fi continues querying whether or not it’s available and free at a property, some hotels forget free Wi-Fi means …

5 Peruvian Dishes to Make Today

“I think we’re going to see a lot more Peruvian ingredients,” says chef Jamie Bissonnette of New York and Boston’s Toro restaurants.<p><i>We asked chefs to</i> …

Cooking

The Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers

There's a saying I've heard from photographers that goes, <i>the best camera is the one you have with you.</i> The idea is that you can have the fanciest camera kit in the world, but if it's so cumbersome that you never end up carrying it around, it'll do you less good than the camera built into the …

Printing

McDonald's Is Still Serving Pizza — at Exactly Two Locations

An enterprising Canadian journalist/apparent <b>McDonald's</b> fan has done the exhaustive research to discover that <b>pizza is still on the menu</b> at select McDonald's locations — exactly two locations in the U.S., to be exact. Canada.com reports McDonald's franchise owner Greg Mills is serving <b>McPizzas,</b> a menu …

McDonald's

Google Urges Firefox Users to Ditch Yahoo

Google is now fighting to regain its lost search share from Yahoo by encouraging Firefox users to switch their default search engine and home page to its own offerings, reports Search Engine Land.<p>The search-focused publication noticed messages urging it to switch to Google search at the top of the …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft announced a bunch of new things yesterday.</b> The event at its Redmond HQ saw the company announce Windows 10, Microsoft HoloLens and updated Windows Phone software.<p><b>2. Google is planning on becoming a wireless carrier.</b> It wants to sell mobile phone packages directly to customers.<p><b>3. Uber</b> …

WhatsApp is taking 'aggressive action' against third-party apps

WhatsApp is going after unauthorized third-party apps that are designed to work with the popular messaging system.<p>Users sometimes access third-party …

10 Inspiring Street Style Instagrams from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Fashion Week kicked off this past Sunday, but judging by our Instagram feed, stylish locals of this city don't need an occasion to get dressed up. Expect to find clever reworkings of menswear at every corner (oversize Crombies and peacoats are a favorite) here, not to mention irreverent …

The Coolest Subway Stations in the World

<i>By Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jamie Moore</i><p>New Yorkers spend most of their time on the subway either stressing over train delays or wondering why the dude manspreading next to them is wearing a velour jumpsuit and eating a full plate of spaghetti. Straphangers abroad have similar woes, but with an …

Beastie Boys Win Legal Battle With Monster Beverage Corp, Still Ask for More

Last June, the Beastie Boys won $1.7 million in a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp after the company admitted to using one of the band's songs in an ad without permission. But, AP reports that the Beastie Boys are now asking for an additional $2.4 million to compensate for legal fees.</i> …