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Joan's epic fallout with Johnny Carson

Joan Rivers bombed in late night for the world to see, on an upstart network no one thought would last. In the process, she infuriated Johnny Carson, the titanic TV star who had long supported her and, 20 years before, made her an overnight star.<p>Or, put another way: In October 1986, Rivers made TV …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

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Elmo and Lupita Nyong'o Teach Kids to Love Their Skin

You can add <i>Sesame Street</i> to the list of places Lupita Nyong’o has received a rapturous reception.<p>The 31-year-old beauty helped Elmo deliver a message …

Toasted Coffee

Mornings can be a major rush, quick coffee and a dry toast is what we manage to down on most days. The Baking Pot is a toaster and coffee pot design …

Watch This Adorable Little Girl Identify Typefaces Like A Boss

This is Scarlett. She’s probably around three or four years old. She’s adorable. And she’s a pro at identifying typefaces.<p>Before you go feeling sorry yourself because you still can’t really tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, consider this: Children are great at picking up new …

Ordinary Architecture stages Hollywood sign hoax in Los Angeles

Letters from the Hollywood sign appeared to have toppled from their position in the Santa Monica Mountains, as part of an installation by London …

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

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Behind the Scenes at an Epic Sandwich Competition

One night, 14 epic sandwiches. Whose bread-based creation will conquer Feast Portland's Sandwich Invitational? Julia Kramer reports from the judges' table<p><b>It was a cool but pleasant night</b>, rain teasing but never quite threatening, and the sound of Hall & Oates beckoned us to Director Park in …

Tasting Whiskey

What we were tasting was not revealed until we had all finished sampling each whiskey.<p>After reading an advance copy of <i>Whisky Advocate</i> managing editor Lew Bryson's new book <i>Tasting Whiskey</i>, out this November, I wanted to learn more about tasting whiskey. To accomplish this I brought together Don …

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Apple- and Pear-Stuffed Brioche

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A cozy fruit-packed, streusel-topped loaf to get you out of bed on chilly fall mornings</i>.<p>I am a big fan of hosting brunch at …

Recipes

This Is How You Do Deviled Eggs

As far as we're concerned, no outdoor party is complete without a platter loaded with deviled eggs.<p>National Cooking | Scott Hocker<p>Commence boiling the water.<p>As far as we're concerned, no outdoor party is complete without a platter loaded with deviled eggs.<p>First, you need perfectly cooked eggs. For …

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Watch How Bill Cosby Put Ben's Chili Bowl on the Map

Here's a short video about Washington, DC's 56-year-old icon <b>Ben's Chili Bowl</b>, which opened in 1958 on what owner <b>Virginia Ali</b> calls the city's "Black Broadway." Ali reflects on the restaurant's days during segregation and its ongoing friendship with comedian <b>Bill Cosby</b>, who helped inject the …

New York's Chicest Bakeries

We can't think of a better way to start the morning or end the afternoon than at one of New York's fabulous bakeries. Below, we share our favorites.<p><b>1) Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market:</b> Sip Harney and Sons tea and nibble peach streusels and green tea crème brulee within fifty feet of Prada dresses …