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Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' at 40: A Track-by-Track Guide

The Piano Man was on the verge of getting dropped by his label when he unleashed the biggest album of his career<p>By the summer of 1977, Billy Joel was …

Music

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

Virtual Reality

In a Bookstore in Paris

Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers—Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, William Styron, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, among others—have …

The Secret Fantasies of Adults

Being Hospitalized for Exhaustion<p>“I know you just wanted to take a nap,” a sweet, caring, grandmotherly nurse says, just the way your sweet, caring grandmother would, if she weren’t so busy being racist. “We don’t have to tell anyone. Your insurance won’t cover it, but we’ll work something out.” …

The Death of the Hippies

The photographer Joe Samberg remembers how drugs destroyed the Telegraph Avenue scene.<p>In 1967, just after the Summer of Love, <i>The Atlantic</i> published “The Flowering of the Hippies,” a profile of San Francisco’s new youth culture. “Almost the first point of interest about the hippies was that they …

Things That Will Happen If I Don’t Take My Phone Out Right Now

• Someone will post a photo of a brunch sandwich—like, a really great brunch sandwich, one with bacon and avocado—and I won't get to comment, "omg where."<br>• Netflix will start streaming "All in the Family" and I'll miss the e-mail notification, so I won't immediately quit my job and binge-watch all …

The Fires of Paris

Why do people still fight about the Paris Commune?<p>The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the four great traumas that shaped modern France. It stands alongside the 1789 Revolution, the ascent of Vichy, in 1940, and (odd though it seems, given how nonviolent and small-scale they were) the Events of …

Sparkling, Enchanting, and Downright Strange Holiday Windows from Across the Globe

Looking for Santa? We believe you might be mistaken—here, it’s only lands that celebrate Father Christmas, Père Noël, and Hotei-osho. From Harrods to Printemps, take a festive trip to holiday displays around the world.

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

These Stunning Underwater Photos Were Taken With a Desktop Scanner

An artist goes diving with a custom-built scanner. These wild images are the result.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola)</i><p>Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern's latest works of art, and in more ways than one. The collection shows off 18 prints captured under the rippling water of a live coral …

A Walker in the City

Over the past four years, William Helmreich, a sixty-seven-year-old professor of sociology at <i>CUNY</i>, has walked almost every street in New York City: a hundred and twenty thousand blocks, or about six thousand miles. He’s written a book about the effort called “The New York Nobody Knows,” which will …

Swimming Pools

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

Internet

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

Vintage

Home Is Where the Crap Is

JEN <i>and</i> BRIAN_, a young couple, blissfully in love, approach a middle-aged_ POTTERY BARN EMPLOYEE_._<p>Pottery Barn Employee: Is there anything I can help you two with today?<p>Jen: We're here to put together our wedding registry.<p>Brian: We don’t really know what we need, though.<p>P.B.E.: No problem! Come …

Kitchens