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Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

The 18 Best Vegetarian Recipes of 2013

Who would have thought that 2013 would be the year of the vegetarian recipe? Taking a look back at the recipes we've tested and tasted over the last year, I was amazed at not only the volume of vegetarian content we produce, but at its popularity with you, the Serious Eats community. Here are 18 of …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Champagne: Everything You Need to Know, from Labels to Sabers

From understanding labels to sabering the bottle, here's everything you need to know about Champagne, the king of sparkling wine<p>It's that season again—at last! The time of popping corks, bubbles in your nose, and celebratory toasts to, well, whatever we happen to feel like at the moment. For the …

Sparkling Wine

Hump Day Snack: French Toast in a Mug

Today's the start of a spankin' new year of snacks, and since you're probably still recovering from last night's champagne-fueled shenanigans, you'll …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Mystery 'alien-like creature' seen in Bristol harbour

A strange glowing creature spotted floating in Bristol harbour has baffled biology experts<p>Experts were baffled after video footage emerged of a glowing “alien-like creature” swimming in Bristol harbour.<p>Stunned eyewitnesses filmed a mystery luminescent, tentacled being, which was flashing a variety …

Marine Mammals

Breathtaking Photos of Supercell Thunderstorms in the US

With the devastation wrought by hurricane Haiyan very recently in the Philippines, we have been bombarded by haunting pictures of the havoc that can …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

The Raven Owner Henry Stimler Dishes On His NYFW Hot Spot

Well, it's impossible not to make an Edgar Allen Poe reference when introducing the newest hot spot to take over 55 Gansevoort, The Raven. With its …