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Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Onions

Autoplay is a slick way to discover fresh Web videos

There are plenty of ways to find cool videos to watch on the Web, but I’m always on the lookout for new curation sites because I want to see clips that aren’t already doing the rounds online.<p>That’s why I was glad I stumbled upon Autoplay. It presents videos in an interesting collection of channels …

Apps

I went broke teaching your kid: The real story about life on a teacher’s salary

Four kids. A ton of tuition. And $281.92 for a car payment. Teaching in America is barely middle class any more<p>I stare at the calculator: $281.92. That’s what I have to work with in terms of a car payment. My wife, a soccer mom who totes three kids (a fourth is in college) and a couple of dogs all …

World Without End

Creating a full-scale digital cosmos.<p>The universe is being built in an old two-story building, in the town of Guildford, half an hour by train from London. About a dozen people are working on it. They sit at computer terminals in three rows on the building’s first floor and, primarily by …

3 tips for making small talk suck less

Raise your hand if you hate small talk.<p>For many, it's up there with interviewing and public speaking and other highly feared (translation: detested) …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Cosmology

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Danny MacAskill Drops New Video

Scottish rider Danny MacAskill is known for performing jaw-dropping street trials riding in picturesque locations. Whether it’s in a deserted Argentinian village, a childhood dreamscape, or a road trip to his hometown, the 28-year-old sees terrain in a way that no one else does. His latest clip, a …

Fake News

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

North Pole

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

Satellite’s 1st Carbon Dioxide Maps of Earth Revealed

Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Concentrations are highest above northern Australia, southern Africa and eastern Brazil. NASA / JPL-Caltech<p>This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted …

Climate Change

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which highlighted the digital currency's close relationship to online black …

The Quirks of Smallness

What is it about modestly-sized companies, corporate boards, and teams that enables them to thrive?<p>Herb Hyman, the owner of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a chain of coffee shops local to Los Angeles, was worried about the future of his business. It was the early 1990s, and Starbucks was beginning to …

The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

Selling

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

The 22 Coolest Cars At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

This festival has been held on the grounds of the Goodwood House in West Sussex, England every summer for the past decade.<p>Each year it brings together some of the world's largest and best known automakers to show off — and sometimes debut — their most impressive vehicles.<p>Even Formula 1 racing stars …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

The definitive guide to Zeppelin’s finest recorded moments<p>40<p>21. 'Dancing Days' (1973)<p>After recording this at Mick Jagger's country home Stargroves in …

National Geographic Magazine

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Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

Surreal oil paintings by Caleb Brown

Articles about prefab perfection 5 great homes california finland on Dwell.com - Dwell

When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>These homes are in a golden state of mind.<p>From Southwest-inspired residences to …

Prefab Homes

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of the most influential …

1967 Jaguar Mark X/420G Classic Drive

The Fattest Cat<p>The trick is selling cars in the United States of America. It always has been, and even with ascending car ownership in places like China, India, and Russia, moving metal in America is the key to successful auto manufacturing. If you don’t agree, just ask Renault, Peugeot, and …

Louis C.K.'s 10 Funniest Moments

America's darkest comedian dressed as Abe Lincoln and more<p>Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then …