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Jonah Hill on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See

I’ve been a fan of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> since the mid-1980’s, and covered it on a weekly basis for six seasons. So when I say this was one of the worst …

Here's Where the New York Times Thinks You Should Have Breakfast in LA

As if right on cue, the <i>New York Times</i> has decided to cover all things breakfast. Foregoing the fact that, well, it's been done, the East Coast newspaper of record decided to spend some time on the sunnier side, exploring L.A.'s prodigious morning food scene. And yes, they wasted no time in citing …

How Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Is Redefining the Sound of Guitar

The past five years have seen Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett spread his wings. In addition to playing lead in the biggest heavy-metal band in the world, …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover David Bowie at Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

Red Hot Chili Peppers staged their first performance of 2016 Friday night at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel at the #FeelTheBern benefit concert for Bernie …

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Promises ‘Vivid’ Pre–Super Bowl Show

Ever since Metallica signed up to play a stadium gig the day before the Super Bowl in their hometown of San Francisco, Lars Ulrich has been …

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

University of Washington

18 Great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Superjams

“Roll Over Beethoven” (1986)<p><i>Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young and Billy Joel</i><p>"This is the gentleman who started it all," said …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

Sunday Recipe: Michel Roux's Minestrone Soup With Basil Pistou

Over croissants and coffee at a bakery in downtown Manhattan, lauded, legendary chef <b>Michel Roux</b> — behind Le Gavroche and The Waterside Inn, one of England's three Michelin-starred establishments — was telling me that his ideal meal at home was soup. Momentarily struck by his regal demeanor and …

Road Trip: Florida Keys

Travel<p>From the December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>Crab and lobster traps pile high in the parking lot of Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Florida, a wharf magnet for seafood lovers who crave a side of satire with their stone crabs. “Road Runner, your order’s up!” the …

The 19 coolest new businesses in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been the hub for huge Silicon Valley tech companies — but it's also home to some seriously cool local businesses.<p>From a 2.5-ton mobile pizza oven and a beef-jerky bar to the city's first indoor golf course, we're highlighting some of the newest and coolest businesses in San …

Why You Should Resist the Urge to Tear into Hot Bread

<i>In celebration of Le Pain Quotidien's 25th anniversary, and inspired by a seasonal lunch and bread-baking demo with their founder Alain Coumont, we're sharing recipes and all-year-round tips for breaking bread together.</i><p>If you're a bread baker, you dread the final direction of the recipe: <i>Control</i> …

Bread

Adventurous Friends Travel for 2 Weeks in India Via a Tiny 7-Horsepower Rickshaw

In the span of 14 days, Rich Grundy and two of his friends traveled about 2,000 miles in a seven-horsepower, glorified lawnmower, also known as a rickshaw. They took part in the Rickshaw Run, an adventure race that has its participants trekking north from Cochin, India to the city of Jaislamer. …

Pizza-Macaroni and Cheese: 2 Comfort Foods, Together as 1

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, makes comfort food dreams come true.</i><p>There comes a time in all of our lives when we have to make tough decisions. One such choice: pizza or macaroni and cheese?<p>In the realm of comfort food, I believe that <i>more is more</i>. …

Recipes

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Funny Set of Comic Art Shows Who’s Better: Superman or Batman?

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Artist manipulates photos into surreal and dreamlike scenes

Typically, when we feature Sarah DeRemer's artwork, we're weirded out by her animal mashups. But this time, we're going to peek into her dream …

Art

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …