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MTV VMAs 2016: 10 Things You Didn’t See on Television

This year, the VMAs returned to New York City for a homecoming at Madison Square Garden. As with all awards shows, though, the perfectly manicured …

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Tom Morello on Prince’s ‘Inspired, Soulful, Fearless’ Guitar Playing

“Underrated.” That is the word that best describes Prince, the Guitarist. Why? Because his phenomenal guitar-playing was just one arrow in a quiver …

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12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

RNC leaders reject bid to rewrite convention rules

Tempers flare over a proposal to transfer more power to the convention's delegates.<p>HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Republican National Committee on Thursday voted down a controversial proposal that would have recommended dramatic rule changes for this summer’s convention.<p>The proposal, which was sponsored by …

Merle Haggard: 30 Essential Songs

“The Bottle Let Me Down” (1966)<p>This 1966 weeper is one of Haggard's stone-cold classics, and perhaps among the best musical encapsulations of how it …

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Read the Full Transcript of Nikki Haley's GOP Response to the State of the Union

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivered the official Republican response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Wednesday night. …

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State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

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The 2015 NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic; here are 64 reasons why

Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (64!) why.<p>The First Four is cool and all, and this year's quartet of opening games deserves credit for keeping us adequately occupied on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but let's be real: …

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Pantry Items That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

Nothing lasts forever, and that's especially true when you're talking about food. Sure, expiration dates are overused, difficult to judge and don't actually mean that much, but food doesn't stay fresh or at its peak for eternity. While we may be stating the obvious, we also know that people need …

Roca Patrón Tequila-Cured Salmon

It's frigid outside and the February dog days aren't over yet, but luckily my own culinary vacation has come early. This month my kitchen is crossing sunny borders into the <i>caliente</i> flavors of Mexico with <b>Patron Roca Cured Salmon</b>. Sit back and get ready to take a bite of your spring break.<p>On my …

Andrew Zimmern's Valentine's Day Recipe Suggestions Aren't What You'd Expect

Valentine's Day is upon us: do you know what you're cooking yet? Since we at HuffPost Taste strongly suggest you stay in and cook instead of dining out on Valentine's Day, we've been collecting some awesome recipe ideas for you to cook for or with your special someone. Whether you want to woo your …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Grammy awards 2015 best quotes: Prince, Madonna, Obama and more

Madonna is hard as nails, Sam schmoozes with Stevie, and Bastille reveal a very British problem – we round up the best soundbites of the night<p>• Grammy awards 2015: as they happened<br>• Grammy award-winners – in pictures<br>• Red carpet: Madonna’s bottom, Rihanna’s meringue<p><b>Prince wins on words</b><p>Like books …

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The 21 Best Bacon Dishes in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>If there's one thing that America proves time and time again, it's that there will always be a market for the wacky antics of cartoon sponges. But if it proves two things, the other one is that bacon is the best, most versatile food ever. We've got more of it here than most …

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Fast Food

By: Rachel Freeman<p>Fast food is about as American as apple pie (from McDonald's, of course). Seriously, recent Pew Research Center data showed that 50 million Americans are served fast food every day. And since we spend a damn good chunk of our time here at Thrillist writing about and tasting fast …

Jurassic World and other Super Bowl XLIX movie trailers reviewed

From Tomorrowland to Terminator Genisys, the year’s blockbusters were previewed on the biggest TV night of the year. Here’s what we learned<p>This year, five film studios have paid an estimated $4.5m a shot to preview their biggest new movies in the Super Bowl ad breaks. There was no Batman V …

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

<b>1. Texas Beef Chili</b><p>With fork-tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce, Texas beef chili is essentially a chili-flavored beef stew. It's a world apart from the typical ground beef chili made with beans and tomatoes. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo</b> …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza May Be the Best Thing You'll Ever Eat

Chocolate chip cookie dough pizza combines two of the greatest things in food: cookie dough and pizza. What are you waiting for? Make it!<p>Hey, Food Fanatics!<p>I am SO excited to be the newest member of the Food Fanatic Family! I feel like I’ve been adopted into a gigantic family full of food bloggers …

Here Is Every Ingredient in Your Favorite Fast-Food French Fries

I'll never forget my high-school nutrition teacher telling us to be wary of any food that has more than five ingredients. Most fast food fries go far beyond that rule of thumb.<p>With the help of Grant Imahara, a former Mythbuster, McDonald's has tried to myth-bust their way into explaining why the …

Leftover Chili Recipes That May Come In Handy During A Snow Storm

When it's time to hunker down and hide from the cold -- or the blizzard that is causing widespread panic throughout the Northeast -- nothing sounds better than a big bowl of chili. Hearty, warming and spicy if you like it that way, chili is precisely what we want to be eating, on the couch, in a …

Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Feed A Crowd

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Have you planned your Super Bowl party menu yet? If you haven't figured out what you're going to cook for the big game, don't panic. We've got Super Bowl recipe collections that run the gamut from wings and nachos to sliders. We've also rounded up some stellar …

Gwyneth Paltrow Pushes 'Sex Bark' In The Latest Edition Of Goop. Let's Get To The Bottom Of This.

Gwyneth's done it again. In her latest Goop newsletter, in addition to introducing us to a slew of obscure and predictably expensive ingredients we've never heard of and don't plan on buying any time soon, she's promoting something we hate, made with more than one component we don't understand.<p>The …

Nicki Minaj’s Emotional Ride: 5 Highs and Lows From MTV Doc ‘My Time Again’

Five months ago, MTV reached out to Nicki Minaj, hoping to get a follow-up to 2010’s <i>My Time Now</i>, a documentary in which the rapper showed herself to …

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