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Jonny Greenwood Talks Orchestral Thrills, 'Year Off' From Radiohead

The multi-instrumentalist says writing for live performance made him rethink compositional process<p>As Radiohead fans long for a follow-up to 2011's <i>The</i> …

Indie Music

12 Perfectly Chic Work Bags

The ideal totes for the put-together working girl.<p>Your office tote should never be dull; after all, it's likely what you carry most often. Shop 12 bags that are made with the polished working girl in mind.<p>Plus, see the 10 bags every woman should own.

Watch the Making of adidas' Brazuca for World Cup 2014

With the release of their Brazuca ball for the FIFA World Cup Brazil, adidas unveiled a short video last year showcasing its making. As we commence …

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Plan Canceling

Someone once told me that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (A quick Google search tells me that person was Albert Einstein, but I don't think so. I don't know that guy.) If that is the diagnosis, then when it comes to …

The New York Times Chronicles the Rise of the Sneaker

<i>The New York Times</i> recently ran a feature outlining the rise of the sneaker in the world of fashion, highlighting the popularity of sneakers and the …

You'll Cheer For This Baby Elephant Trying To Take Its First Steps

Just like human infants, elephants have a hard time taking that first step. This baby elephant in Thailand learned that first-hand.<p>Though an …

Behind The Scenes At NYC's Sexiest Nightclub

Photo: Damian Loeb.<p>"The worst thing about a hangover is you become very mean to yourself."<p>Simon Hammerstein, proprietor of The Box, offers this …

Jamaica government announces major changes to drug laws

<b>The Jamaican government has announced plans to radically reform the country's drug laws.</b><p>The Justice Minister Mark Golding said the cabinet was supporting a proposal to allow possession of up to two ounces (57 grams) of marijuana, known locally as "ganja.".<p>Mr Golding also said marijuana would be …

Cannabis

'Oh God': the official World Cup pithy prayer issued by Church of England

"Oh God." Those two words now make up the official prayer for the England football team in the World Cup. The Church of England has issued a set of five prayers for the occasion, all written by the bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines. None is more than a paragraph long, but "Oh God" is the shortest of …

French arts workers threaten to shut down main festivals with strike

Strikes by performers, actors and technicians are threatening to shut down some of France's leading arts events, including the renowned Avignon festival.<p>Part-time and temporary workers are angry at plans to reduce their right to extra benefits and social security, aimed at cutting government debt. …

Army doctors: Bergdahl making progress back in USA

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban detainee who was released from captivity in a prisoner swap, is making progress in reintegration, military officials said Friday.<p>Maj. Gen Joseph DiSalvo said Bergdahl saluted him and appeared to have good soldierly comportment after getting off the …

From coup-maker to hit-maker: Thai general pens 'happiness' ballad - CNN.com

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has written the lyrics to a patriotic song vowing to "restore happiness" to Thais.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Thailand's new military ruler has added a personal touch to his junta's post-coup charm offensive, penning the lyrics to a patriotic ballad vowing to "return happiness" to the …

Obama: We Will 'Do Our Part' in Iraq, But Won't Send Troops

The U.S. will not send troops to Iraq amid the deteriorating situation there, President Obama reiterated Friday, but America will "do our part" to help the troubled nation.<p>Obama spoke as radical Sunni fighters continued their rapid advance across Iraq, raising fears of a sectarian civil war.<p><b>Sign up</b> …

Middle East