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11 Stunning European Soccer Arenas That Put American Stadiums To Shame

Looking at some of the newest soccer arenas in Europe, you see bright colors, goofy architectural quirks, and retractable roofs that fold into oblivion.<p>You simply don't see these features in the newest American stadiums.

Soccer

Jack White's 15 Best Cover Songs

The 'Lazaretto' master's greatest renditions of other people's material, from dusty blues classics to modern pop hits<p>Jack White has made his name …

45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half<p>From Skrillex's massive drops to Beck's sensitive simmer, from Miranda Lambert's …

The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro's Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and …

Blues Genes: 15 of Jack White's Biggest Influences

From blues outsiders to punk royalty, the inspiration army that shaped the sound of contemporary rock's great eccentric<p>Trying to trace Jack White's …

'Lazaretto' Premiere: Hear Jack White's Driving Blues 'Just One Drink'

Listen to the latest track from the June 10th follow-up to 2012's 'Blunderbluss'<p>Jack White famously cut the White Stripes album <i>White Blood Cells</i> in a …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: May 2014

Meet the rising stars of rock, hip-hop, EDM, roots and more acts shaping your tomorrow<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are …

Watch Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart Play Together for the First Time

The pair played "I'd Rather Go Blind" at Stewart's Las Vegas concert<p>Carlos Santana recently surprised the audience at a Rod Stewart concert in Las …

Readers' Poll: The 25 Best Cult Movies of All Time

Midnight and dorm room favorites from 'Eraserhead' to 'The Evil Dead'<p>25<p>There's no single way to recognize a cult movie other than the simple fact …

100 Best Albums of the '90s

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade<p>The Nineties as a musical era started late and ended early — kicked in by the scritchy-scratch …

Rock Around the Clock: how Bill Haley's song became a hit

It is rather amusing to think that it was a middle-aged man who wrote the lyrics that stirred up a generation of teenagers in the Fifties.<p>When Philadelphia-born Max C Friedman penned the words "One, Two, Three O'clock, Four O'clock, rock", as the opening line of a novelty number, he would have had …

20 Artists Eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Next

On the eve of the 2014 induction, a look at who might join the ranks through 2019<p>As Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members AC/DC once sang, "It's a long …

Jimmy Page to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music

The Led Zeppelin guitarist will be honored by the prestigious music school during its May 10th commencement ceremony<p>Following this morning's reissue …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

SXSW 2014: 10 Things Everyone Will Be Talking About

This year’s edition of annual music industry showcase SXSW kicks off in Austin, Texas this week and, while it’s primarily about the next generation …

It's All Greek to Them: The 20 Frattiest Bands

In time for spring break, raise a Solo cup to these frat-friendly acts<p>A quick preface: Not all fraternity members stomp around campus like <i>Revenge of</i> …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

A vibrant new music emerges out of one of Europe's oldest dance forms

With its long tradition of mixing up musical styles to create new sounds, what better city than London to showcase a blend of flamenco, jazz and fado?<p>The UK premiere of a show melding Spanish flamenco, American jazz and Portuguese fado to create a new European sound takes to the stage on March …

'The Americans,' A to Z

Bone up on the basics as FX's Soviet-era thriller returns for a second season<p>Last winter, the world met Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a "typical" …

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: turquoise-domed cities of the Silk Road

Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Merv: the names conjure romantic images from my childhood of great walled cities, royal pavilions set in rose gardens, and shimmering turquoise domes, beacons for merchants leading trains of two-humped Bactrian camels across the merciless black sands of the Karakum Desert.<p>…

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht's Big Fall

It was the eBay of vice, an online hub of guns, drugs and crime. But its alleged founder soon learned that you can't rule the underworld without …