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Eau de Nil, the Light-Green Color of Egypt-Obsessed Europe

In 1849, when twenty-seven-year-old Gustave Flaubert left Paris for his life-changing trip abroad, his homeland was in the grips of Egyptomania. The fad had invaded the arts, design, and the home decor of the upper classes. For Flaubert, like for many of his fellow Frenchmen, the Orient, as it was …

Here are 10 Songs That Could Rule Summer 2017

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8 Male Models to Watch This Season

<b>Masao Parris</b><p>16, the Netherlands<p>Parris remembers his first runway turn, at Prada’s spring/summer 2017 show: “When I posted that on Instagram, my account exploded,” he says. “And when I came home I had a lot of media attention, as well.” He is a skilled dancer and has been practicing since age 3. …

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple.<p>“Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers …

La historia de Nueva York, al alcance de tus dedos gracias a este mapa interactivo

Las <b>nuevas tecnologías</b> han revolucionado nuestra forma de viajar –para bien, en la mayoría de los casos–. Quitando aquellos particulares viajeros que …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Movies

The Suit That Couldn’t Be Copied

About two years ago, I became interested in the garments of Davide Taub, the head cutter for Gieves & Hawkes, a house in London at which Alexander McQueen apprenticed, and which has a reputation for designs that are both elegant and daring. A cutter is the equivalent of a designer, and Taub is …

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Here Are Your Candidates for Song of the Summer

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Watch Andrei Tarkovsky’s Films Free Online: Stalker, Solaris, The Mirror & Andrei Rublev

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond …

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it’s tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between …

Rimbaud in the Alps: A Harrowing, Beautiful Letter from 1878

By Dan Piepenbring October 20, 2015<p><i>Over the Gotthard</i>, an engraving by Wilhelm Rothe after a drawing by Johann Gottfried Jentzsch, 1790.<p><i>From a letter by Arthur Rimbaud to his family, dated November 17, 1878, and sent from Gênes. After a disastrous affair with Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud, born on this day</i> …

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's Histories of Rap, Ranked

Last night's sixth installment was only their second-best.<p>If we're highlighting the all-time greatest hip-hop collaborations—Eminem and Dr. Dre, OutKast, Kanye and Jay Z—we have to give a hard head nod to Jimmy and Timmy. On last night's <i>Tonight Show</i>, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake gave us the …

Glenn Gould Explains the Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach (1962)

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was one of the most brilliant and idiosyncratic interpreters of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this 1962 …

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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The History of the Suit by Decade

Style<p>49 Photos<p>Toggle Scroll<p>April 6, 2015<p>In 2015, a beautifully tailored, accessorized, and styled suit is still the peak of menswear. But when you’re standing in a store’s suiting department, trying to find the perfect two piece for you, it helps to know a little history. Here we break down the …

Remarkable 240-Year-Old Doll Automaton Can Write Actual Programmable Text

Designed and constructed in the 1770s, this extraordinary little doll is actually a self-operating machine that's believed by some to be one of the oldest examples of a computer. Known as “The Writer,” the automaton was built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in order to entertain …

Why Do We Publicly Shame People Out of Their Jobs?

<i>Company Praised for Firing Woman Who Took Disrespectful Photo Next to Soldier’s Grave</i><p>So reads a <i>New York Daily News</i> headline reprinted in Jon Ronson’s new book <i>So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed</i>. According to the paper, more than 4,000 people “liked” the announcement of her termination on Facebook, while …

4 Ways to Become a Pullup Powerhouse

Every man should be able to perform 5 reps of the pullup. Here’s how to get there<p>The pullup is one of the best training movements you can do. It’s unparalleled for building grip, upper-body, and core strength, and should be a staple in your routine.<p>Your goal: five pullups with perfect form. That’s …

No, Psychiatry Could Not Have Prevented the Germanwings Disaster

While some Germanwings Flight 9525 investigators sorted through debris in the Alps, others were in apartments and hospitals and doctors' offices, seeking fragments of Andreas Lubitz's life. As details leaked out—a doctor's note, a depression diagnosis, a prescription, thoughts of suicide, a broken …

Mental Health

Why Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez Freaked Out over Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech

<b>Patricia Arquette</b> achieved something tonight most of us only ever dream of. I’m not talking about winning the Oscar, I’m talking about making <b>Meryl Streep</b> do this.<p>Having thanked her family, and the cast and crew of <i>Boyhood</i> countless times this awards season, Arquette chose to speed through the …

2015 Oscars Best Dressed

This is it, ladies and gentlemen—the final red carpet stop of the season. This is the fashion World Series, at the end of a (very long) fashion playoff season. This is where our leading ladies and men bring out their A-game gowns and sharpest suits, after months of various red-carpet forays over …

The 12 Best Beauty Looks on the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet

For awards season’s biggest night, the 2015 Oscar nominees left nothing to chance. Best Actress contenders <b>Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike,</b> and <b>Julianne Moore</b> took a timeless beauty route for the red carpet, pulling their hair back into sleek, crisp updos paired with knockout nude makeup—and ensuring …

All the lyrics to Neil Patrick Harris' impressive opening Oscars song

Neil Patrick Harris' opening song at Sunday's Academy Awards was a crazy impressive musical moment and quite a way to kick off the show.<p>But on top of …

Diary of the Left Shark

A remarkable feat of agility was performed on Sunday night, and it had nothing to do with football. It was the sharks. . . . The dancing sharks at Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show . . . danced in unison. But soon, one of the sharks, specifically Left Shark, said enough of that, and began to do …

Left Shark

What Type of Conservative Is Jeb Bush?

The soft rollout of Jeb Bush’s 2016 Presidential bid continues. Last week, he gave a widely covered speech in Detroit. On Tuesday, he launched jebemails.com, which hosts the first chapter of a new e-book featuring e-mail exchanges from his eight years as the governor of Florida. “Some are funny; …

Jeb Bush

Watch the Best Jokes and Zingers From Tina and Amy's Third Golden Globes Monologue

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The GQ Guide to Washing Your Cashmere Sweater

Dude, you got a cashmere sweater for the holidays? Power move. We're sure it looks fantastic on you, and wearing it feels like snuggling warm butter. But as much as you may love the thing, you're going to have to take it off and wash it eventually. You're a human and humans have smells and gross …

7 Science Tricks That Will Amaze Your Holiday Guests

Whether you’re looking to entertain your holiday guests or desperate to kill time at a family gathering, there’s always a cool science trick you can …

See Every Country Where Spanking Is Still Legal in One Chart

Every time a new controversy erupts about parents who use spanking to discipline their kids, such as the Adrian Peterson story, there’s a whole new …