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A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded …

North Korea

John Kelly on Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue - it's kind of beautiful

<b>John Kelly writes for Culture about the Albums That Will Save Your Life...</b><p>Miles Davis, in his own whispered words, "changed music five or six times." …

9 Things Bartenders Wish You Knew About Tipping

“We survive on tips.”<p>While for many restaurants—and countries—we live in a post-tipping era, bartenders often rely on tips to make a livable wage. As …

Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age

The character, created by a man who helped to invent the lie detector, is perfectly at home in a culture contending with weaponized lies.<p>“You mean—you were <i>lying</i>?” Wonder Woman asks Steve Trevor, a hero and a spy, in the new film that takes her name. The Amazon takes a moment to register his …

Comic Books

How to Develop a Training Program: Part One

Having well-trained baristas could make the difference between a coffeeshop that succeeds and one that flounders. In this mini-series, contributing …

Finishing the Year with Three More Pourovers: Stagg, Blue Bottle, and MultiBru

It seemed somehow unfulfilling to let 2016 wind down having only reported on only about half a dozen new manual pourover brewers this calendar year, …

Liquid engineering: how to create the ultimate cocktail soirée

"Do not make the cocktails too strong and make a popular one like gin and orange, or a dry martini. As an alternative have sherry and tomato juice. If you can afford it most men prefer whisky and soda." We’ve come a long way, thank goodness, since Barbara Cartland proffered this advice to cocktail …

Whiskey

5 Keys To The Perfect Shower Beer, According To The Experts

It's the simple things.<p>The drink of summer is not a cocktail. It is the shower beer.<p>For anybody who inexplicably might not already know by now, a shower beer is achieved when you drink a beer in the shower. It's not rocket science, but not just any beer will do; it has to be an ice-cold beer on the …

Beer

This is what happens when an AI-written screenplay is made into a film

With a dark, ominous atmosphere and gibberish script, short film Sunspring was penned by a computer and stars Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch<p>Artificial intelligence has recently been trying its hand at various human creative endeavours, from cooking to art, poetry to board games, but nothing is …

Artificial Intelligence

The Waldorf Astoria's Non-Negotiable Cocktail Rules

These three tips from Frank Caiafa are essential for making cocktails like the bartenders at NYC's iconic Waldorf Astoria.<p>We don't want to throw around words like "mixologist" or anything, but we've got to admit: The gap between good bartender and great bartender is more like an epically deep …

Waldorf-Astoria

Turmeric latte: how to make the hugely popular coffee alternative that’s good for you

Google’s Food Trends report recently named turmeric as the ‘breakout star’ ingredient of 2016, with internet searches for the yellow spice rising 56 per cent from since last November, and a whopping 300% over the last five years.<p>Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner for Top Food Brands at Google, says: …

Coconut

Here's the Awesome Story Beck Told at Governors Ball About the Time He Hugged Prince

Watch him cover "Raspberry Beret."<p>In February of 2015, Beck walked on stage at the 57th Grammy Awards to receive the biggest honor of his illustrious 30 year career: Album of the Year. But that moment, was overshadowed by another experience in his life: hugging Prince, who was giving him the …

Music

Best 4th of July Cocktails From Bars Across the U.S.

Summery drink recipes to get you in the right spirit—wherever you are.<p>As spring starts its slow simmer into summer, a slew of warm-weather …

Hollywood cashes in on golden age cinema revival

More than 25,000 fans from as far afield as Australia and Japan hit Hollywood over the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, run by cable network Turner Classic Movies for a seventh year.<p>The smaller but more established Cinecon, which has drawn aficionados to Tinseltown for more than 1,500 …

Drink This | Irish Coffee 2.0

Jameson overhauls the popular cocktail.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>11<p>Jameson overhauls the popular cocktail.<p>11<p>SHARES<p>That sugary, …

The 9 coolest yet affordable outdoor places to drink in London

And you know what that means for the capital? Apart from inevitable T-shirt tans and possible sun stroke, Londoners will be flocking to every green space available, whether in parks or to rooftops to have a drink.<p>So, Business Insider decided to reveal some of the coolest, yet affordable outdoor …

England

How 3 Baristas Built Their Coffee Shop for the Price of One Espresso Machine

The coffee world is as gadget-obsessed as any industry you’ll find: Baristas talk of dialing in their grind and dosing their shots. Depending on what …

Coffee

What People Were Wearing the Year You Were Born

Let's embark on a 100-year street style journey, shall we?<p>Ah, throwback fashion—is there anything better? Actually, yes: When that throwback fashion reminds you exactly where you came from. Here, click through 100 years of street style, find the year you were born, and cringe/laugh/reminisce. …

How to Build An Epic Home Bar

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Back in the old days, it was enough to have a shaker and a few martini glasses to impress your guests. …

Why Saving Banksy Means Saving Yourself — by David Choe

Who is Banksy?<p>Banksy is Batman he is not Robin.<p>The more important question I want to know is who are you?<p>When you look in the mirror are you a hero, …

The best bar in every state

America is home to some incredible drinking spots.<p>We teamed up with Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, to put together a list of the top-rated bars in each state and Washington, DC, based on user ratings on the app.<p>The list ranges from upscale cocktail bars to wine joints to …

How to avoid alcohol without sacrificing your social life

LONDON — Meeting up with friends and eating out can be tricky if you don't drink alcohol — even if you're just taking a short break. A lot of bars …

Men's fashion magazines are crumbling because you never read them

What is going on in men’s lifestyle media?<p>One need only look at the recent shuttering of <i>Details</i>, a string of layoffs at <i>GQ</i> (disclosure: I used to work …

Using Apple Booze to Make Delicious Cold-Weather Cocktails

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. But what if you prefer your apples in boozy, liquid form? They won't keep the doctor away, but …

Guinness Is Struggling, And This Gimmicky New IPA Won't Save It

If you came of drinking age in a certain era, Guinness Draught was quite likely the first good beer you ever had. As recently as a decade ago, it was …

Why Zendaya and Vivienne Westwood Are a Red Carpet Style Match

When Zendaya released the visuals for her new Timbaland-produced single “Close Up” yesterday, it only made sense that she be dressed in Vivienne Westwood looks. After all, the rising style and music star has worn the British fashion label for her biggest red carpet photo ops over the years, with …

Young jazz guitarist wins fans - and benefactors - in Madrid | News Home | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - If you’re a guitar aficionado visiting the Headbanger Rare Guitar shop in Madrid, Spain, you’re likely to find a teenager in a baseball cap bent over a 1955 Gibson, his nimble fingers producing jazz scales that belie his youth.<p>Pedro Gonzalez plays guitar inside a guitar store in …

Guitar

John Kasich criticizes Trump, Carson

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>A visibly frustrated Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) blasted his party's two presidential front-runners at a rally preceding Wednesday's debate.<p>"Do you know how crazy this election is? Let me tell you something. I've about had it with these people," Kasich …

Republicans