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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 28, 2015)

Nine people were fatally shot this week at a community college in Oregon, by the now-deceased gunman. Russia launched airstrikes in Syria. Kunduz, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. According to new research, water is apparently flowing on Mars. An eventful United Nations General Assembly took place …

Shoe Porn: Alden for J. Crew Indy Boot

<b>Walk in these</b> to take on whatever the world has in store.<p><i>405 Indy Boot ($480) by Alden for J. Crew, jcrew.com</i>

Kissing The Sky In Sun-Drenched Spain: Hotel Arts Barcelona

Barcelona is rightly known for the warren-like streets of the Gothic Quarter, the party scene along Las Ramblas, and the chic boutiques and wine bars of the Eixample neighborhood. What visitors often lose sight of is that it’s a coastal Mediterranean city, with sandy beaches and brilliant-blue …

This Year's Coolest Wine Labels

Do we judge a bottle by it’s cover? Yes, often. Truthfully, wine labels often reveal something about the winemaker, winery owner or the wine itself. Some are haughty and grand, covered in script and gold lettering, while others are simple and straightforward. The wine label is technically our first …

Ask Eat Like a Man: Great Risotto Does Not Make a Great Chef

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>How psyched</b> …

Sneak Peek: Best of Indoor Plants

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt more ready for spring. At one of my first jobs in New York, my boss had a circular oak conference table …

Maybe ABC Was Plotting a Barbara Walters Retirement Conspiracy All Along?

<b>Update:</b> New York Post<i>gossip columnist Cindy Adams has denied reports that her friend, Barbara Walters, is retiring and that ABC planted the rumor as a way to sneakily coax the veteran television journalist toward the exit door. “No ABC pressure,” Adams writes in the</i> Post<i>. “They told her that. They</i> …

How Your Jeans Should Fit Right Now

<i>From the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>After all the back-and-forth</b> between skinny and relaxed jeans over the past few years, we've landed in a sweet spot: a low-to-medium rise, meaning it's not too snug in the seat, and a leg that's cut close but doesn't hug your shins or butt. Good now, good forever.<p><i>Cotton</i> …

Make Sneakers Look New Again With This Biodegradable Cleaning Kit

This is the Premium Shoe Cleaner kit from Jason Markk.<p><b>Why We Love It:</b> What's the point in having awesome kicks if you can't keep them clean? Water and soap is a fine option — until you're faced with fixing scuffs on your suede, leather, or cotton mesh shoes.<p>Jason Markk's shoe cleaning kit is …

INSIDE OLD CAIRO: Strange Meat, Old Barbers, And A Girl In A Party Dress

Old Cairo holds all of the shops, tradesmen, and food kitchens one might expect in the most ancient part of an ancient city.<p>Climbing from the cab late on Saturday afternoon, dust whirled against storefronts and around dirt parking lots and sidewalk.<p>From this brown and dusty haze emerged a little …

Jews are now works of art

A new exhibit in Berlin raises fascinating questions about racial stereotyping — and offers inadequate answers<p>A few weeks ago, my sister was in the Passover aisle of her local supermarket when a woman came up to her and asked if she knew where the tahini was. She didn’t. The woman explained that it …