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The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy?<p>These days, he is an <i>autoclaustrato</i>, a self-cloistered contemplative in an order with a membership of one.<p>His name is still Benedict, 15 months after he renounced the …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge Signs With Lancôme: Our 5 Favorite Tutorials from the YouTube Beauty Star

Long before London makeup guru <b>Lisa Eldridge</b> earned over a million subscribers on YouTube with what are arguably the genre’s best video tutorials, she was giving one-on-one lessons at the Lancôme counter at Harrods. Today, when the iconic French beauty house announces Eldridge as its newly appointed …

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor | Colossal

<p>Since 1987, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and …

The Winter of Her Despair

A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers …

The 20 prettiest dresses of Fashion Week

The Cooking Oils You Should Be Using, And When To Use Them

As anyone who follows food news knows, butter is back (and it's not, thankfully, due to Paula Deen's reemergence on the culinary scene). Americans are eating more butter now than they have in the past 40 years. Margarine is out and butter is in. But that's not the whole story. What's <i>really</i> in is …

The Chicest Game of Dress-Up We've Ever Seen

This four-year-old recreates red carpet dream dresses with her craft box<p>Our runway fashion fantasies have nothing on this little girl's. Not satisfied with store-bought princess dresses (off the rack is so last year), four-year-old "Mayhem" has taken to fabricating her own couture creations from …

20 Little Ways To Make Your Marriage Even Stronger

<i>By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide</i><p>You want to be with the love of your life forever, and he with you, so always make your marriage a top priority (as in every day!). Here are some easy and fun ways to keep improving an already awesome partnership. Even if you're not married yet, you can start …

4-year-old's paper dress creations cause fashion buzz

Move over Jason Wu. There’s a new fashion designer in town and she’s creating major buzz, one magnificent paper dress at a time. Oh, and she’s 4.<p>Mayhem Keiser went through the typical toddler dress up phase but soon got bored of play clothes and started asking her mother Angie to create dresses out …

Golden Globes

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

Annie Leibovitz’s Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

Alice In Wonderland

Korean Chicken Wings

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Aki Kamozawa | H. Alexander Talbot | Maximum Flavor | Clarkson Potter, 2013<p>What’s the trick behind the best Korean …

Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri

Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 27, 2014 159<p>You guys. I’m kinda sorta glad it’s Monday. Officially getting old …

Glazed Chocolate–Crème Fraîche Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen<p>Otherwise known as the triple-threat chocolate cookie: melted, chopped, and drizzled. You’re welcome.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>20 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), chopped, divided<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

When In Manila

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Amazingly Detailed Portraits Created with Thousands of Dots

Artist Pablo Jurado Ruiz uses impressive Pointillism techniques to fill his black and white illustrated portraits with great detail and personality. Based in Spain, the artist focuses much of his time on portraying people with realistic style. He uses just black ink on paper to produce thousands of …

Amazing

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Seafood

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

How To Grill Perfect Steak

<b>Remove the steak from the fridge 1 hour before cooking:</b> Set the steak on a plate and let it come to room temperature for about an hour before …

Cooking

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Bedtime Stretches To Help You Sleep

It's important to have a routine for your body before you go to bed. And while your nightly ritual probably involves washing your face and brushing …

Yoga

Sneak peek: Plants vs Zombies 2 trailer released

Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>The first official trailer for Plants vs. Zombies 2 is already out ahead of its July release for IOS devices. And while …

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4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …