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How Snape became Harry Potter's most unlikely sex symbol

His appeal isn’t immediately apparent. A sallow-faced, sadistic teacher with lank hair and thin lips, Prof Severus Snape’s sole aim in life, up until book seven in the Harry Potter series, appeared to be the downfall of J K Rowling’s daring young wizard.<p>Among his many despicable acts, he killed …

No-Drama Nicki Minaj

Why the rapper-slash-pop-star shut down a New York Times Magazine writer who suggested she loves to squabble<p>‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?’’<p>That’s the question Nicki Minaj posed to the writer Vanessa Grigoriadis shortly before she threw her out of the hotel room where they’d been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Colombian troops kill drug lord with 45 arrest warrants and a $5m bounty

Víctor Navarro, better known by the alias ‘Megateo’, had long dominated the historically lawless Catatumbo region near Venezuela where he was killed<p>One of Colombia’s most-hunted drug traffickers has been killed in a military raid, according to the country’s president, Juan Manuel Santos.<p>Víctor …

Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady At 5.1 Percent

<b>Updated at 4 p.m. ET</b><p>The U.S. economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, falling short of what most economists had forecast. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent, according to a separate survey. The two reports were released by the Department of Labor.<p>Economists had predicted about …

Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro.<p>That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin and its up to 150-mph gusts, 30-foot waves and …

Deadly blasts outside Nigerian capital Abuja

Two bomb blasts that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.<p>The explosions happened near a police station in Kuje and at a bus stop in Nyanya at about 10:30pm (21:30 GMT), said …

23 of the Best Jeans for Fall, All Under $100

While we’re not ready to let go of our favorite denim duds from last year just yet (they’ve got a long way to go before they get to that stage), the new season has churned out some sartorially on-point styles that we just can’t pass up — we’re looking at YOU, cropped jeans and wide-leg flares! If …

Michigan farmers discover woolly mammoth skeleton

<b>Two farmers in rural Michigan have uncovered a woolly mammoth skeleton in a soybean field.</b><p>It is one of the most complete sets ever found in the state.<p>The animal was an adult male in its 40s, and researchers excavated its skull, tusks, vertebrae and other bones, says the Detroit Free Press.<p>The …

University of Michigan

Apple welcomes new batch of HomeKit-compatible devices

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices is finally starting to look impressive.<p>The company’s smarthome framework has been off to a bit of a slow start since Apple first unveiled it at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, but this fall might be when it actually hits its stride. The list …

Home Automation

Thousand-year rains underway in Carolinas, potentially leading to deadly flooding

<i>UPDATED October 4 at 10:50 a.m. ET</i>: Epic rainfall amounts have been recorded across South Carolina, with flooding spreading into Georgia, eastern …

World’s Longest Glass-Bottomed Bridge is a Terrifying Trek Between China’s Mountain Peaks

For those with a fear of heights, we wouldn’t recommend crossing this bridge. Located in China’s Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan, this glass-bottomed suspended walkway is 180 meters (590 feet) above the ground and spans a distance of 300 meters (984 feet), making it the world’s longest transparent …

How to Get Lots of Protein as a Vegan

<i>And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu.</i><p>At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It’s a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. It doesn’t tend to be a popular question among vegans, mostly because we get tired of …

Articles about 7 serene havens puget sound and san juan islands on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each of the home’s four staggered volumes is covered in a blanket of native grasses.<p>A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.<p>Bellota becomes the sixth Bay Area establishment to fine tune noise levels with Meyer Sound …

Articles about 5 new york city houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand …

New York City

Charon: A Dark Moon With a Dark Past

Something is rotten in the state of Charon, Pluto’s giant moon. OK maybe not rotten, exactly, but it’s just not…right.<p>Before the New Horizons spacecraft took a tour of the Pluto system in July, scientists guessed they might see a few interesting features on Charon — things like craters, and more …

Jennifer Lawrence Says President Trump Would Spell 'the End of the World'

It seems Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughts on Donald Trump echo Katniss Everdeen’s feelings toward President Snow. For the uninitiated, that means she’s …

Articles about 5 ways use beech wood home on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence quotient.<p>In light …

EPA

Step Inside Fashion Star Andrew Gn's Modern Parisian Oasis

For his second home in the City of Light, fashion star Andrew Gn devises a soothing retreat to house his ever-growing collection.<p>Paris fashion star Andrew Gn's new Right Bank apartment offers him the perfect opportunity to express his love of design and passion for collecting in a completely …

Hurricane Joaquin Spawns Storm Memes In Face Of Uncertain Path

Making light of a dark situation<p>Hurricane Joaquin is building strength over the Bahamas, and although the path of the storm is uncertain the East Coast of the United States is preparing for possible landfall. The governors of New Jersey and Virginia have already pre-emptively declare a state of …

Articles about 5 modern homes scotland on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been …

Outdoors

Interview: Photos Capture the Rarely-Seen Interior of a Lavish Abandoned Castle

Martino Zegwaard has always been drawn to the art of photography. As a young boy, he made sure to bring a camera along on all of his family's travels. Later in life, he continued to embrace this passion as he pursued an education in the arts. He serendipitously discovered urban exploring, which led …

Photography

New York Times Briefly Removed Oregon Shooting Report Taken From Local Paper

The lack of credit was unintentional, a spokeswoman says.<p>NEW YORK -- The New York Times briefly removed a report Thursday describing how the Umpqua Community College gunman ordered people to stand up and state their religion, a brief story that had already been picked up by several news outlets and …

DxOMark: The Sony Xperia Z5 Packs the World’s Best Smartphone Camera

Sony has been hitting home runs as of late when it comes to digital camera sensors. In late August, sensor testing company DxOMark reported that the …

Experian Says Info from 15 Million T-Mobile Records Hacked

Credit reporting agency Experian said Thursday that hackers accessed the Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal information belonging to about 15 million people who applied for T-Mobile wireless services.<p>T-Mobile uses Experian to check the credit of its customers and prospective …

Amazon Raises a Walled Garden by Booting Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Primetime frenemies.<p>Amazon has raised the stakes in its fight with Apple and Google by kicking their video devices out of its online store.<p>The retail giant sent a letter to its marketplace sellers saying it would stop selling Apple TV boxes and Google’s Chromecast sticks effective Oct. 29. Amazon …

Quebec legislature pleads for calm after Muslim woman attacked

Quebec's National Assembly made a unanimous call for calm in the midst of the federal election campaign as the province is again roiled by Islamophobia and at least one violent act targeting a Muslim.<p>The motion came Thursday after news this week that teenagers knocked a pregnant woman to the ground …