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‘Blurred Lines’ Goes Viral: Rating 15 Mash-ups, Parodies & Covers (VIDEO)

These days, there’s two signs that a tune has reached Song of the Summer status. One: it stalks your every move, playing at every drug store, at …

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

Kodachrome Photo Gallery

Tour de France

Jennifer Lawrence: America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart

‘Dude!” Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. “I’m lost as fuck! I’ve been driving around for, like, 10 minutes. Where the hell is this place?” …

Prohibition Bakery Reveals Its Secret Boozy-Cupcake Recipes

The Prohibition Era was full of genius, discreet ways of transporting and imbibing alcohol: Any complicated, but beautiful entrance into a New York …

Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

Tour Players: Before They Were Stars

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Co.Create has covered obsessive tributes to <i>The Simpsons</i> before, as well as cartoonists dabbling in other creators’ styles, and now both aspects have …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Black & White Photography

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The 10 best westerns – in pictures

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

These Photos Of Madonna In Her Prime Are Unreal

Photographer Richard Corman captured the Material Girl in all her pre-Kaballah glory.

Madonna

Five of the world’s newest wonders

From a fuming Italian volcano to India’s land of kings, these natural and manmade marvels are the latest treasures to be honoured on Unesco’s World Heritage list.

Photographers

Revolutions: The Underage Leader of Madagascar

Andry Rajoelina looks younger than he is, impressive considering the former DJ became president of Madgascar in 2009 at age 34. Madagascar’s …

The 5 Best Road Trips On The West Coast

While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore the coast, and one thing we love about the West Coast during summer: it's balmy and breezy from Mexico to Alaska.<p>Whether you have a week off or a handful of free weekends on the horizon, we've assembled a hit list of West Coast …

Google Just Launched A New Zagat Website For Free

The new Zagat.com focuses on restaurants and bars in eight U.S. cities and London only.<p>Zagat's website previously covered over 30 destinations. While listings in other cities that previously existed on the site are still discoverable via an external search, users won't be able to navigate to them …

Taxicab Etiquette

From knowing how much to tip to knowing what to do if you have a complaint, taxicab etiquette can help you get from point A to point B gracefully. Here are some basic tips on how to behave as a taxicab passenger.<p>Taxicab etiquette may not seem of the utmost importance -- you don't need it to get …

Taxicabs

For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

Science News<p>NEW YORK - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous.<p>Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one female, they conclude, males of many species, …

National Academy of Sciences

Pope Francis signals openness towards gay priests

As they settled into their seats on the Alitalia jet, the assembled members of the Vatican press corps might not have expected a great deal from the …