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How to cook perfect calamari

Forget sparkling conversation or good table manners: one of the most important qualities in a dining companion, as far as I'm concerned, is a fear of tentacles. As the late, great Alan Davidson put it, "cephalopods are eaten less than they might be because some people are repelled by their aspect" …

Memphis-Style Dry Ribs Recipe

Traditional Memphis dry ribs are cooked over charcoal over medium heat, brushed with a vinegar mop every 15-20 minutes, and then finished with a dry rub. The result? Tender bones of tangy meat that showcase the hot-and-sweet herbal, earthy rub.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A vinegar mop mixed with dry rub …

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole

Usually, I think to use my slow cooker in the winter, for a braise or stew or maybe some pulled pork. But I’m also finding it rather convenient in …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

No true fan can summon the concentration to do complicated party foods for game-watching night. Starting with the best (and easiest) crockpot chicken …

Slow Cookers

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

This CEO is out for blood

<i>[Author’s note: On December 17, 2015, I published a protracted correction to this article here.]</i><p>In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old …

“The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price<p>Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendary hacker, programmer …

iPhone or Android: it's time to choose your religion

Starting this fall, it'll be much harder to switch between Android and iOS<p>It’s impossible for Google or Apple to introduce a new feature, let alone a whole new revision, to their mobile operating systems without it instantly being compared to the other’s alternative. The sparks that inflame heated …

Here are the 15 best short stories you can read at the 'New Yorker'

Now that the <i>New Yorker</i> has opened its paywalled gates for every article since 2007 for the next three months, there’s never been a better time to …

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.<p>Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching …

Graphic Novels

Don't Cook in August, Says Our Editor in Chief

When it’s August and produce is this sweet and this fragrant, the last thing Adam Rapoport wants to do in the kitchen is cook.<p><b>There are more than 40 recipes</b> in this issue of <i>Bon Appétit</i>. Chances are, I won’t cook a single one of them.<p>I mean, no disrespect to the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, but it’s August. It’s …

Tomatoes

Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks

(Photo: G. Mazerolle/Parks Canada)<p>A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay. So leave the tent at home and instead spend your days exploring and …

Samuel Jackson Saying Motherf**ker, The Ultimate Supercut

Everyone knows Samuel L. Jackson is great at saying motherf*cker. In 2008 when Sexman reviewed ‘Jumper,’ he was rightly upset that Jackson never said motherf*cker because “he uses that word better than anybody.” That a Canadian teenager knew that six years ago is yet more proof that Sam Jackson is …

The Information: Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver's future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Comic-Con trailer paradise for Hollywood's 2014 movie blockbusters

San Diego's Comic-Con International has become a huge deal in Hollywood in recent years, with studios falling over themselves to pique the interest of the legions of comic-book fans who attend. The good news is that you don't have to travel to southern California to get a taste of 2014's …

Tim Gunn's Style Must-Haves for Every Woman

Little Black Dress<p>Tim says, "When I'm asked, 'What's the one wardrobe must-have?' this is it. It's unbeatable."<p>Trench Coat<p>Tim says, "This is the one …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Lauren Conrad: 10 Summer Date Ideas

<i>Lauren Conrad is today's InStyle.com guest editor! Check back throughout the day for exclusive content from the lifestyle guru herself. Go to</i> …

Travelers Use LEGOs Instead Of 'Selfies' To Showcase Awesome Travel Photos

Why take selfies, when you can use LEGOs? That's what two world travelers -- who go by the names Jesse Koltes and Ben Donahue-- did on their most recent travels.<p>The duo didn't want to take annoying selfies on their trip, but <i>definitely</i> wanted to show off the awesome places they were visiting to …

Two Americans in West Africa have ebola. Why aren't they coming home?

The largest ebola outbreak in history is also a reminder of global inequality in healthcare<p>The current ebola outbreak is the largest in history, with 672 dead in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. At least two Americans have now been infected with the disease: Dr. Kent Brantly of Texas and Nancy …

Best of Late Night TV: Bachelorette Andi Plays the No-ly Wed Game, James Franco's Selfie Tutorial

<i>If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.</i><p>Bachelorette Andi Dorfman stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with her …

Why Men Maybe Don't Love Bitches

"The bitch does not stop moving to her own rhythm. This, in and of itself, prevents her from becoming off-balance like a nice girl who abandons her routine," Sherry Argov writes in her bestseller, <i>Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl</i>. And while we're all for confidence and holding your …

Research

The best apps to teach your child about money

We profile the best apps to teach your child how to spend and save responsibly<p>Children will be taught how to manage their money in schools across England for the first time this September.<p>Financial education – already taught in schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – will be included in …

Personal Finance

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Police Are Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Torrent Sites

The City of London police in the UK has begun placing ads on illegal torrent sites in an effort to curb their advertising revenue.<p>Messages will appear instead of paid-for ads which, according to the police, will make it harder for these sites to look authentic.<p>Many torrent sites use advertising …

Best rooftop bars around the world | CNN Travel

Planning the Ultimate South African Honeymoon Safari

<i>Courtesy Katie Goldstein, Travelingpanties</i><p>According to travel experts, South Africa is one of 2014's hottest travel destinations, and it's easy to see why. It's replete with culture, untamed wilderness and extravagant accommodations thanks to a burgeoning tourism industry. While a trip to Cape Town …

Best Airport Spas (PHOTOS)

Spas are no longer the sole property of hotels and resorts as airports worldwide incorporate increasingly sophisticated destinations for relaxation and rejuvenation.<p>Carriers like Air France, British Airways, Emirates and Qantas offer a variety of treatments (from express options to more involved …