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John Mayer wonders if Nicki Minaj would like him. Her response leaves him speechless.

John Mayer is known for his master guitar skills. Hopefully, he can also play some super bass.<p>On Friday, the musician tweeted, “I spend an inordinate …

Sora Aoi: Japan's porn star who taught a Chinese generation about sex

<b>When Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announced her marriage online, it set off a frenzy on Chinese social media.</b><p>That's because she has played a surprisingly significant role in the lives of a generation of young Chinese internet users.<p>On New Year's day, Ms Aoi posted a picture of her …

China

Diwali 2017: How to fire away at fireworks! A guide to fireworks photography

Fireworks: We’ve all seen them at one point or another, and their vivid colours and imagery will always be in our minds forever. But what if the mind …

Landscape Photography

Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra's marriage resulted in two abortions, but their love endured, says author

When Ava Gardner first met Frank Sinatra in 1943, the duo couldn’t have suspected that six years later, after the actress faced two disastrous divorces before the age of 25, they would happily dive into a controversial love affair.<p>Anthony Uzarowski and Kendra Bean, who chronicled the Academy …

Divorce

Chef Martha Ortiz is bringing the colours, textures and flavours of Mexico to London

Martha Ortiz glides through Mexico City’s San Juan market like a ballerina, reed thin and elegant. She pauses at a produce stall, a kaleidoscopic tower of fruit and vegetables, and extends a lissom hand to accept a slice of a red-fleshed pitahaya. Onwards to a chilli stall, fragrant with smoky …

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

Breakfast

These Are the 10 Coolest Sneakers of the Week

From Nike, Adidas, Jordan, and more.<p>This week is actually pretty huge for sneakers. We’re finally seeing the release of part of Off-White's collection with Nike, plus the highly anticipated Flyknit Jordan 1 lands in stores. In other Nike news, Supreme has dropped a surprising collaboration, and …

Shoes

Equifax says it won’t bar consumers from joining breach-related lawsuits

Equifax, which yesterday announced a truly enormous breach, will not require affected consumers to forfeit their right to join a class action lawsuit against the company in order to receive credit protection. The company clarified the forced arbitration clause in its terms of service after outcry …

Chocolate Pound Cake I Recipe

"This was my mother's recipe. You may eat it as is or put a fudge frosting on it."<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups white sugar<p>1 cup butter, softened<p>1/2 cup …

Critic Battles a ‘Boatload of Shredded Iceberg’ at Juan Luis

Fancy cafeteria <b>Workshop</b> offers many, many options to customers, and <i>Charleston City Paper</i> critic <b>Vanessa Wolf</b> samples them all to tell readers what to order when they visit. The good: <b>Pink Bellies</b> is Wolf’s favorite with crispy tofu bowls and pulled pork banh mi. <b>Slice Co</b>. also gets a bit of love for …

Easy Fruit Cobbler

This fruit cobbler — similar to a dump cake — is an easy and popular dessert. Use your favorite fruit pie filling in this easy cobbler recipe. Apple, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taco Bell is taking aim at its fast-food competition with $1 fries — here's how they stack up against the other major chains

Tex-Mex chain Taco Bell has done the unthinkable and added french fries to its menu— albeit only for a limited time. But with Taco Bell's status as a major fast-food chain, one wonders: how do its fries stack up to the rest?<p>Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, and Wendy's — the fast-food giants — …

An Easy Cherry Jam for Wannabe Canners

Quick Cherry Jam<p>Makes about 1 1/2 cups<p>2 pounds sweet cherries, pitted <br>3/4 cup granulated sugar <br>1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest <br>1 tablespoon …

Cherries

Here’s Why You Need To Throw Out Your Wire Grill Brush, ASAP

Mom posts terrifying photos to help spread awareness<p>If you haven’t heard by now how dangerous wire grill brushes are, let this be your big warning. A …

Watch: How Michelin-Starred Tempura Comes Together

What does it take to be <b>considered a tempura master</b>? For chef Kiyoshi Chikano, who’s behind the perfect fry technique at New York City’s Michelin-starred Tempura Matsui, it’s meant 27 years of dedication to the craft.<p>Tempura Matsui is the first omakase restaurant in the U.S. that focuses on the …

Fast Casual Chain Slim Chickens Plots Houston Expansion

Houston has no shortage of fried chicken options, but Arkansas-based chain Slim Chickens will soon bring its version of yardbird to Houston proper.<p>A representative for the chain tells Eater that ground has been broken on Slim Chickens’ first location in Houston proper, set to open on Louetta Road …

French Desserts from Dorie's Home to Yours (+ A Giveaway!)

From elaborate Tarte Tropézienne (ooh la la!) to homey Custardy-Apple Squares, our Baking Club is traversing France, accompanied by Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi.<p>French baking sometimes gets a bad rap—the elaborate confections can be described as fussy or time-consuming, but Greenspan’s book …

Dessert

Recipe: Simon Hopkinson’s raspberries and custard

Simple and sublime: chilled custard and sweet raspberries make a great pudding.<p>In essence, a small dish of unburnt <i>crème brûlée</i> custard topped with …

Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Makes about 18<p>Pão de queijo, which means “cheese bread” in Portuguese, is a delightful snack from Brazil made with tapioca flour (meaning it's gluten-free) and cheese. Our recipe calls for both Parmesan, which adds a sharp and salty flavor, and farmer's cheese, which is creamy and milky. You …

Bread

Viola Davis Just Became The First Black Woman To Win An Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting

Whoopi Goldberg is an EGOT winner, but she won her Tony for producing, not acting.<p>When Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also vaulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world.<p>With the win …

Hollywood

Full text: Trump's address to Congress

<i>President Donald Trump's address to Congress Tuesday as delivered.</i><p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America:<p>Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path …

Fair Trade

Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s Recipe for Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl With Shishito Peppers

This oyakodon from chef Sylvan Mishima Brackett of Rintaro in San Francisco presents a garnish of scorched shishito peppers on a soothing bowl of rice, chicken and scrambled egg<p>In the foothills of California’s Sierras, Sylvan Mishima Brackett grew up in a 17th-century-style Japanese house. His …

San Francisco

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

'Purple Rain' and 'OK Computer' reissues, Jeff Tweedy, Algiers and more albums you can stream right now<p><b>Prince & the Revolution,</b> <b>Purple Rain</b><p>The first …

Apple Music

Are you 'old' yet? The cut-off has shifted - Futurity

The boundary of "old age" needs to change, say researchers. Here's why.

Cutoff

Glastonbury Heats Up: Pictures

England

Black American actors slighted as Brits nab roles: 'We can't tell our own stories?'

The casting of black British actor Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out, a horror film about racism in America, has sparked debate about a trend some find troubling<p>Samuel L Jackson’s critique of black British actors taking US roles has sparked a heated debate in Hollywood where African American performers …

African-American News

NY Times Compiles Definitive List of Trump's Lies

“Good Lord. There are so many, I nearly sprained my thumb scrolling to the end of the list,” historian Kevin Kruse tweets<p>An opinion piece by the New …

George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Gets Syfy Pilot Order, Hypnotic & UCP Produce

Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for <i>Nightflyers,</i> a supernatural thriller based on the novella by George R.R. Martin (<i>Game of Thrones</i>) and the 1987 film. …

Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine's Feud - Hollywood's Famous Sibling Rivalry

At almost 101, Olivia de Havilland has had many milestones — a 60-plus-year career, roles in 49 films, and two best actress Oscars —and now, another: de Havilland recently became the oldest woman ever to receive damehood, the feminine form of knighthood bestowed by the British Monarch, for her …