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There's a right and a wrong way to use your Instant Pot

“In a so-called high-pressure age we are now doing high-pressure cooking,” wrote Jane Nickerson for the the New York Times in April of 1946, and the statement is true again some 70 years later.<p>Back then in the post-war era, home cooks were all about their pressure cookers. In 1950, The New York …

Cooking

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

These are the best cameras you can buy right now

Best cameras you can buy right now<p>Suppose you're the kind of person who reads movie spoilers online, or unwraps all of your presents on Christmas …

13 Lenses for the Traveling Photographer

When it comes to traveling, photographers demand high quality and versatility from their lenses. Sometimes, choosing the right ones can be tough. A …

The Secret History Of The Photo At The Center Of The Black Confederate Myth

A 160-year-old tintype depicting Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas, both in Confederate uniform, has long been used as evidence that slaves willingly fought against the army that aimed to free them. Following the national backlash against Confederate iconography, Silas's descendants seek to …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

The 100 Best Novels in English review – delightful insight into our best fiction

Building on his <i>Observer</i> series (edited versions were published in the paper, whereas the full commentaries are featured here), McCrum offers his analyses of a host of the finest examples of the novel written in English (cut-off point: the millennium). The expected classics, including <i>Gulliver’s</i> …

Literature

Why do Norwegians use 'texas' to mean 'crazy'?

<b>Norwegians use the word "texas" as slang to mean crazy, it has emerged. But when did this start happening, and how unusual is it?</b><p>To most of the world, Texas is known as a big state in southern America.<p>But to Norwegians, it is also a word that frequently crops up in everyday conversation - often in …

Language

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

The Sony a7S II is a Low-Light Monster with a Max ISO of 409,600 and Internal 4K

Sony today unveiled the new a7S II, a full-frame mirrorless camera that’s designed for amazing low light performance: its ISO range is 100-102400, …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Underrated books: Overlooked fiction and nonfiction of 2012.

<i>Tuesday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2012.<br>Wednesday: The overlooked books of 2012.<br>Thursday: Dan Kois’ 15 favorite books.<br>Friday: The</i> …

24 Great Vintage Cameras You Can Still Buy

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added additional info on film photography as well as two new cameras. Links and formatting have also been …