Zach Bright

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An Oral History of New York’s Largest Gang Bust

This story is a collaboration with WNYC, which has a new five-part series on the gang bust and its aftermath.<p><b>On April 27, 2016,</b> police officers and …

Crime

Sizzle, spice and not very nice: 100 years of the tell-all biography

Unless a biography boasts a revelation, preferably of a sexual nature, then it’s as if the book has no reason to exist<p>A hundred years ago, Lytton Strachey published <i>Eminent Victorians</i>, a sequence of four biographical essays whose elegance belied their punkish intent. Strachey’s subjects, although …

Literature

Unforgotten, series 3 episode 4 review: crime dramas rarely get this good, this fast

The surest sign a drama series is firing on all cylinders is when the pace doesn’t drop off in the middle episodes but rushes on with a keen sense that a jaw-dropping finale is fast approaching. So it was with the fourth episode of Chris Lang’s addictive six-parter Unforgotten (ITV), which toyed …

TV

What Caused Carnegie Hall to Lose Its Famous Acoustics in 1986?

In May 1986, the venerated Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York City shut down for 30 weeks of major repairs. The beautiful music hall had hosted …

Flute

Americans Are Terrible at Small Talk

In the four years I’ve lived in the United States, I have grown used to excruciatingly sincere exchanges with people. Within minutes of meeting you, they’ll come up with the heavy goods, and expect to see yours in return. Recent specimens I’ve collected? <i>I guess what I’m afraid of is that my husband</i> …

Mentoring

Why Is Chris Hardwick Still a Thing?

What if AMC and NBC found a mediocre nerd that doesn’t have allegations of emotional and sexual abuse leveled against them?<p>Even after a detailed account of an abusive relationship from an ex-girlfriend, Chris Hardwick will return to his perch as a host for both AMC and NBC later this month. This is …

Chris Hardwick

8 Reasons to Grow a Beard, According to a 19th Century Book

History has perhaps known no greater proponent of the beard than T. S. Gowing. He admired chin whiskers so much that he penned a book on the subject …

Books

Red Hydrogen One: What we know so far (Update: New launch date revealed)

<b>Update, August 7, 2018 (09:21 a.m. ET):</b> Reports of a Red Hydrogen One delay were certainly true, as Red CEO and founder Jim Jannard took to the company forum to reveal a new release schedule.<p>Pre-order customers will get the smartphone from October 9, while carriers (AT&T, Verizon and Mexico’s …

Mobile Technology

The 17 Best Video Games to Play High

Don't bother playing anything stoned if it's not on this list.<p>Your favorite video game probably isn’t on this list. Waluigi will not be mentioned beyond this paragraph, and getting a Hollywood adaptation doesn't cut it here. As with sci-fi, anime, and really any kind of entertainment, the …

Grand Theft Auto

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

This Indoor Herb Garden Kit Makes Growing Basil Ridiculously Easy

Growing your own windowsill herb garden is a dream of most home cooks. But caring for these plants is a gentle balancing act: watering it regularly, …

Gardening

Jim Harbaugh Remains A Total Weirdo

College football season is nearly upon us, and with it comes the return of America’s favorite milk freak, Jim Harbaugh. The Michigan coach and cow …

College Football

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

The 10 most amazing unexplained artifacts

Every once in a while, archaeologists (and sometimes amateur archaeologists) make remarkable and bizarre discoveries. Sometimes, the finding is so …

Weird

Colombian cartel puts $7,000 bounty on drug dog

BOGOTA, Colombia —Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit.<p>But as the dog sniffs her way toward record cocaine interdictions, she has also become the latest target of …

Fish

43 Haunting Photos of People in Their Final Moments Before Death

Caution: these images will haunt you.

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

Literature

The 18 Best New Restaurants in America

<b>We all look for meaning</b> in life. As Eater’s national critic, I spend most of my life on the road; I seek out meaning in restaurants. I’m not just talking about why comfort food remains in fashion or how alligator pepper may be the next turmeric. I’m thinking about how restaurants reflect shifting …

San Antonio

60+ Popular Restaurant Dishes — Hacked!

From Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla cupcakes to Red Lobster's addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits, we've rounded up the best restaurant copycat recipes. (Some even come straight from the source!) Keep reading for 68 tempting options, but be warned: you're about to get very, very hungry.

Olive Garden

How Japanese Fried Chicken Gets Extra Crispy | Food Skills

Fried chicken is a comfort-food staple the world over, and Japan is no exception. Generously battered in potato starch, double fried in a skillet, …

Cooking

11 McDonald's Menu Items Employees Say They'd Never Eat

<i>This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>The McDonald's menu has plenty of offerings for fast-food fans and casual customers …

McDonald's

It’s 3 p.m., let’s watch the old Tom Waits clip that maybe inspired Heath Ledger’s Joker

<i>It’s 3 p.m.! Let</i> <b>The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of</b> …

Comic Books

This Dallas neighborhood is so dangerous, we need the feds to save us from it

The feds have embedded in northeast Dallas, and they swear they won’t leave before cleaning out the crime hot spots that make life miserable for …

Texas

Five Obscure Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True-ish

The Green Man of Pittsburgh isn't just a joke from 'Always Sunny'...<p>I loved urban legends as a kid because that was the only time in my life I believed they were real. If you grew up on the internet, I'm sure you were the same way: the late-night copy-pasted soliloquies about organ harvesters, and …

Beef baron's new $1,200 countertop grill promises to produce the Rolls Royce of steaks

Pat LaFrieda may not be a household name, but he’s royalty in the steak world. He’s the third-generation king of the Pat LaFrieda empire, which …

Nikon's New CoolPix P1000 Has a Bananas 125x Zoom Lens

With a ridiculous 83x zoom, people have used the super long lens on Nikon’s Coolpix P900 to snap pics of Saturn or pull off the kind of shots you …

21 Brilliant Cooking Tips From Grandparents

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People Told Us About the Moment They Realized Their Friend Was a Fake

From BFF to Bye, Felicia.<p>Friends. They pick you up from the airport, hold your hair back when you're puking, and offer their fries in times of need. Friends are so highly valued that there's even an entire religion for them. Without them, we'd have no one to group chat with but co-workers and …

9 Unreliable Narrators In Fiction Who Make Us Love Uncertainty

I’ve always had something of a love/hate relationship with the unreliable narrators of literature. You know who I’m talking about: the Humbert …

How Daniel Cormier Killed the King

With a first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, Cormier is now the world champ in two weight divisions.<p>It took Daniel Cormier just one round to put an end to Stipe Miocic’s record-setting reign as UFC heavyweight champion. Never troubled, barely breathing hard, Cormier looked the best he …