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How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Shutter Speed

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

15 Rotten Tomatoes Flops That Are Now Cult Classics

There’s plenty of chatter about the importance of <b>Rotten Tomatoes</b> to film criticism and the potential success/failure of movies due to its …

Gin Botanicals, Decoded

What separates cucumber-tinged Hendrick's from pine-heavy Tanqueray? Botanicals. We look at 15 bottles and ingredients to break down what's in your …

Spices

Harvey Wallbanger Is Back, Baby

This week's cocktail of choice is definitely a surprise. It's called a Harvey Wallbanger, and it's justifiably regarded as a tacky midcentury relic …

Spinach, Onion & Cheese Breakfast Strata

Spinach, Onion & Cheese Breakfast Strata<p>Prep time<p>30 mins<p>Cook time<p>55 mins<p>Total time<p>1 hour 25 mins<p>Spinach, Onion & Cheese Breakfast Strata ~ a …

Recipes

Maus to Fun Home: The best graphic novel memoirs every man must read

Maus to Fun Home: The best graphic novel memoirs every man must read<p>The first graphic novel I ever read was, luckily for me, one of the most …

Drink this: the spicy winter Manhattan that's perfect for holiday parties

Like any guy at the bar, I have my go-to drinks. But when the winter wind starts blowing through Manhattan, it calls for something that’ll get rid of …

West Village

Animal Prints by Charles Williams

Check out this colorful series of illustrated animal prints created by Charles Williams.Charles Williams is a gifted freelance illustrator and …

Computer Graphics

12 Movies Drastically Improved By A Director's Cut

It seems that almost every movie that’s packaged as a Blu-ray or DVD is treated to an “Extended Cut” or “Unrated” version. What that usually means is …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

What to Make With Campari: 16 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

Okay, it's not gin or whiskey. You can, of course, make plenty of drinks <i>without</i> Campari. But when it comes to liqueurs, this bitter, herbal, and fruity aperitif is one of our go-tos. Dark red Campari adds bold flavor wherever you pour it, equal parts sweetness and bitter punch. Start with one of …

15 Clever Ways to Hide the Home Decor Eyesores

There are many things around your home that can be real eyesores as far as aesthetic appeal and interior design goes. Usually you can’t just remove …

Creamy Three-Cheese Spaghetti

This ultra-creamy and cheesy spaghetti can be yours in just 15 minutes.<p>Directions<p>In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to …

A good chicken stock can form the basis of an endless list of soothing dishes including braised root vegetables, hearty goulash, soft polenta and, of course, good, old-fashioned chicken soup<p>When it comes to stock, there is really one rule: a good stock starts with good ingredients. As stock needs …

Recipes

The Salad From a Can I'd Eat Every Day

When you come across a dish you find to be the ultimate, how can you say it so without it sinking into the pool of "perfect," "best," "best ever" recipes? Let’s try reason:<p>-A perfect recipe would be be totally unfussy. One pan. Few minutes.<br>-It’d be made from the pantry. And adaptable to what isn’t …

Everything You Need to Know About Knife Care

Stop cooking with dull knives; you're gonna hurt yourself!<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the</i> …

Knives

Inside the Whimsical Home of the Interior Design World’s 26-Year-Old Wunderkind

Continuing our series on some of the best music of 2015, here is our critic’s pick of the year’s best jazz tracks – from a new sax star to a hip-hop interpreter<p>Some albums seem steered by a hidden jazz hand, even if few signs of jazz presence are audible – almost everything the resourceful Polar …

Horns

20+ Best Home Decor Trends That Shaped 2016

Let's face it: This year looked mighty stylish.<p>Click through to see the show-stopping styles that got us the most excited this year.

Home Decorating

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The Best New Spirits of 2015

It can be hard to see the big picture when you're an inch away from the canvas, so it's tricky to tell what 2015 will be remembered for while we're still at the tail end of the year. Will it be known as the year that Scotch lost its luster and American whiskey ascended the brown spirits throne? The …

The Most Popular Recipes from 2015

The most popular, clicked-on recipes from Bon Appétit in 2015.<p><b>Yet another year of exciting culinary adventures is coming to a close</b>, so as you gear up to say hello to 2016, check out all of your favorite recipes from 2015. From basic bulgogi to scrambled eggs to that famous Momofuku Milk Bar …

Cooking

The 10 Best Graphic Novels of 2015

<i>This month Vulture will be publishing our critics’ year-end lists. Last week's lists included albums, art, and video games. This week we've covered</i> …

The 10 Best Movies of 2015

Here are Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson’s picks for the 10 best films of the year.<p>From space yarns to music epics to lesbian romances to dystopian adventures, these were my favorite movies of the year. Because it’s hard to stop at 10, I’ve added a few honorable mentions at the bottom. And …

Let’s Watch Nick Offerman Silently Drink Whisky By A Fireplace For 45 Minutes

How is it that it took until the year of our lord two thousand and fifteen for someone to hand Nick Offerman a glass of whisky, and instruct him to sit by a toasty fireplace for 45 minutes of silence? He probably does this in real life. Now he’s getting paid. Not unlike the character he played on</i> …

Nick Offerman

Here's Why a Bloody Bull is Better Than a Bloody Mary

I come from a long line of Bloody Mary lovers. Proof: At my parents’ house, we drink them before dinner. It doesn’t matter what time it is, we’re …