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The Best Burritos In Los Angeles

<i>Where the first burrito was born is still a debate, but one thing's for sure: these pillows of meat, beans and sometimes veggies are a Southern</i> …

Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995

On Aug. 9, 1995, Jerry Garcia died in his sleep. He leaves behind a legacy of wondrous creations.<p>He was the unlikeliest of pop stars and the most …

34 Courses That Every Golfer Must Play

We've created the ultimate bucket list for golfers.<p>Some of these golf courses are famous for their rich history, while others offer breathtaking views and unique locations.<p>From Scotland's historic Muirfield to the Dominican Republic's challenging Teeth of the Dog, here are the golf courses every …

How a Swath of 20-Somethings Have Tuned In to 1920s Pop

It has been called New Orleans jazz, Dixieland (a term that most of the musicians playing it despise), and most recently, “trad” (short for “traditional”) jazz. Ever since Benny Goodman exploded onto the pop-music scene in 1935 and ignited the swing era, the earlier jazz of the 1920s has been …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

The rise and rise of al-Qaeda | US & Canada

It has been 15 years since what was then a little known organisation bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people. And while much has changed since those twin bombings, the closure of US and British embassies in recent days indicates that the threat from al-Qaeda and groups …

The Kids in the Hall’s Top 20 Sketches

<i>This feature was originally published in July 2013 and is being re-run for Brain Candy’s 20th anniversary. Still holds up.</i><p>That familiar bassline, …

In baseball, the juice is still on the loose

BILL PLASCHKE<p>In baseball, the juice is still on the loose<p>It's unfair, but everyone is under the microscope again after Ryan Braun gets busted for performance-enhancing drugs.<p>July 23, 2013|Bill Plaschke<p>Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended 65 games for… (Jae C. Hong / …

Milwaukee Brewers

The Promised Land

After a restless and sweaty night of sleep, we awoke the first morning in Mexico and decided our course of action: We would drive down every dirt …

Aquatic Sports

ZOMBO

Sam Eifling goes long on the rise and fall of Upper Deck baseball cards. [TBL]

Sam Eifling goes long on the rise and fall of Upper Deck baseball cards. [TBL]

Can Mexico win its war on drugs? | US & Canada

The boss of Mexico's violent Zetas drug cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, has been captured by Mexican marines, without a shot being fired.<p>Certainly the arrest of Trevino won't have any effect on the flow of drugs into the United States, it might create a spike of violence in Mexico though, and …