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Inside Tokyo's audiophile venues

With a rich network of sound-obsessed cafés, bars and small clubs, Aaron Coultate explains why Tokyo might be the best place in the world to listen …

Japan

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

Contemporary Rome’s best bars, restaurants and culture are found in the southern neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Garbatella, a world away from the city-centre gladiators in plastic armour<p>‘How do you cope with the tourists?” is a question that you get used to when living in Rome. But the truth is, …

Italy

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.<p>For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one …

Dining Rooms

4 weeknight pastas with sauces come together in less time than it takes to boil water

For pasta lovers like me, Sundays are for long-simmered ragùs, and, whenI'm feeling really ambitious, homemade noodles. For the rest of the week, …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Searching for Tomorrow: The Story of Madlib and DOOM's Madvillainy

<b>I. As Luck Would Have It</b><p>Dedication is dragging an iron mask to business meetings. But there’s no such thing as halfway crooks, and no legitimate supervillain can strike terror in spectacles and a kufi. You need esoteric scars and an origin myth smothered in smoke. You need resilience to battle …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Top 10 Alt.Country Artists Of All Time

The musicians who came to define the alt.country boom of the late 80s and 90s believed themselves to be outside of the country music establishment …

Country Music

The Last Word: Steve Earle on Songwriting Secrets and Why He's Been Married Seven Times

The country-rock maverick also talks raising a son with autism, the appeal of New York and the magic of refried beans<p>Steve Earle calls from his hotel …

Songwriting

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

Ashley Monroe Is the Beating Heart of Old-School Country | GQ

With her stunning new album, Sparrow, the singer-songwriter has made the strongest project of her career. But how will Nashville respond?<p>For almost as long as she can remember, Ashley Monroe’s heart has been pounding. “My resting heart rate is over one hundred, and no one knows why,” the country …

Country Music

29 MODERN BEDROOM DESIGNS AND IDEAS

When deciding on a bedroom style, make sure it is something you love. Your bedroom is your personal space, so make sure it matches your personality. …

Interior Design

Parquet Courts Are Here to Thrash | GQ

They are one of the few bands that still put on an old-fashioned scorcher of a concert. And over a wild weekend during Mardi Gras, they proved there are many more houses to tear down.<p><b>Mardi Gras in New Orleans</b> puts every bachelor party in Vegas to shame. A cross between Halloween and SXSW, the sight …

Mardi Gras

Easy, Fancy Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

A swirl of this pasta and juicy shrimp is everything you want from shrimp scampi: a buttery, lemony garlic sauce coats linguine and shrimp, and the …

Seafood

12 of the biggest differences between Italian and American diets

1/<p>Italians generally shop at small markets rather than bigger grocery stores.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>As Americans, we're used to doing our food shopping at …

Italy

Baked Ziti I Recipe

"A lady I worked with brought this in one day, and it was a hit. Now it is the favorite of all my dinner guests. It's great for a covered dish dinner …

Italian Food

5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

Italian Food

The 10 Best My Morning Jacket Songs

Every band of note has fans. That's a given, that's how art-as-commerce works. But there are some bands that go beyond that. They become ecosystems …

Concerts

Quick, no-stir risotto recipe

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: despite what every <i>nonna</i> and Italian cookbook will tell you, you don’t need to chain yourself to the hob to make a decent risotto. The method below, which involves a mere two minutes of stirring, comes from a fourth-generation rice grower from the Veneto. …

Risotto

Where to eat the best pasta in Paris

From individually hand-made tortellini by an Italian mama, to linguine served inside a bowl made from pecorino cheese, via sea urchin spaghetti fit …

Italy

This One-Pot Shrimp & Pea Orzo Is a Weeknight Wonder

Now that spring is finally here, we're setting our sights on lighter fare. But that doesn't mean we're saying goodbye to comforting pasta dishes! …

Cooking

Life, Death, and John Prine

When my wife had been in labor for 16 hours, I played her John Prine’s “Everything Is Cool.” She’d begun gasping instead of breathing, climbing into the tub to gather herself. As Prine’s fingerpicking rang out from a tiny speaker, she closed her eyes and smiled.<p>The song is simple, like all Prine …

New Albums

‘High Fidelity’ Created a Hero for a Generation of Sociopathic “Nice Guys”

John Cusack’s Rob Gordon character became a cult hero among hopeless romantic music fanboys, but he wasn’t meant to be likable. In fact, he was a huge asshole.<p>It was recently reported that Disney is working on a female-led TV series modeled after <i>High Fidelity</i>, the 2000 film based on the Nick Hornby …

Relationships

Five quick recipes for supermarket pasta

Pasta has me hooked like nothing else. My love affair with pasta was cementedin the making of stuffed agnolotti, caramelle and everything in between in restaurant kitchens, but it started with something simpler: my mum’s lasagne and her 10-minute weeknight dinners. When there is pasta in the house, …

Italian Food

The perfect ... shepherd’s pie

I once made a formal, if ever-so-slightly slurred, complaint in a Kansas City bar regarding a shepherd’s pie that arrived filled with best US chuck steak. That’s how strongly I feel about this homely lamb dish and its beefy cottage cousin, even if, according to Clarissa Dickson-Wright, they’re less …

Jamie Oliver

Max Richter Puts Us To Sleep, And That’s The Point

You may not know Max Richter, but odds are you know his work. The neoclassical composer is most well known for his contribution to film and …

Canning Pizza or Spaghetti Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

"This can be used for either pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce. It can be canned or frozen. Store canned tomato sauce in a cool, dark …

Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Mushrooms Recipe

"Creamy shrimp pasta in a delicious homemade sauce with mushrooms."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and …

Billy Corgan on the questions all artists should ask themselves

<b>I want to talk to you about your creative process.</b>I support this topic. I can say for somebody who’s been interviewed thousands of times, as an …

Greek Food

Eggs in purgatory (Uova al purgatorio)

A popular Italian breakfast or brunch dish, the 'purgatory' in the name refers to the fiery tomato sauce that the eggs are poached in which gets its …

Prepare for 'Avengers: Infinity War' With Our Complete Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going strong for ten years now, changing the world of comic book films for ever. Phases 1 and 2 are now over, …

Marvel Universe