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Fourteen Contemporary Food-Inspired Photographs

Food has long inspired artists and photographers, from Edward Weston’s sensual photographs of vegetables to Irving Penn’s imaginative still-lifes, and even Harold Edgerton’s stroboscopic documentation. In celebration of this week’s Food Issue, here’s a look at fourteen contemporary food-inspired …

Cookisto: A new Greek way of getting dinner

<b>The traditional way of getting dinner is buy food and cook it, or to go to a restaurant. But what if someone in a nearby street has cooked more than they need and is ready to share it for a small fee? It's already happening in the Greek capital and will soon be starting in London.</b><p>It's time for …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

The 33 Best Cartoon Men in TV History

<b>It seems silly to say,</b> but we will: A man watches cartoons. Not watched. Watches. He watches for nostalgia. Or to appease his kid. Or because they're made for him and not the kid (which is why a good many nowadays air after bedtime). No matter the reason, cartoons have informed how nearly all of us …

Medieval Meets Modern in Catalonia

Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona’s historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

The couple and their prince departed Wednesday for Kate's parents' mansion in rural Bucklebury.<p>LONDON — Drum roll, please, and maybe some trumpets: The new little Prince of Cambridge will go by the names George Alexander Louis.<p>Prince William and Duchess Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on …

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 …

Weiner, with wife at side, says lewd exchanges happened after resignation

<b>(CNN)</b> - With his wife by his side, New York mayoral candidate and former congressman Anthony Weiner said Tuesday that some of the sexually explicit online exchanges that were published by a gossip website happened after his resignation from the U.S. House in 2011.<p>"Some of these things happened …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Russian officials told to stop using phrases linked to corruption

Targeted arrests, propaganda films, increased fines – nothing has yet brought an end to corruption in Russia. Now, the Kremlin is seeking to ban …

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

An Exclusive Look at Oprah's Farm: 11 Beautiful Photos

10 of popular culture's best Machiavellian characters

<b>It's 500 years since Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince, his guide to statesmanship for a hypothetical leader. There have been an extraordinary range of characters in popular culture that we have come to call "Machiavellian".</b><p>(Spoiler alert: Multiple key plot details revealed below)<p>The word …

The 10 best physicists

See Celebrities Reimagined As Renaissance Masterpieces

Sometimes, when the light hits their chiseled features just the right way, it’s easy to see how certain celebrities could transcend traditional placement in tabloid magazines and might have inspired a timeless masterpiece hanging in a museum (sometimes less so).<p>Worth1000.com is an image …

Dalai Lama: Seek riches and you'll never be satisfied

In a pair of thoughtful, meditative sessions in Louisville, the spiritual leader urged love above all.<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Dalai Lama's second day in Louisville started on a solemn and contemplative note as he began two sessions of teachings at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday morning.<p>The stage …

Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations

<b>Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilisations.</b><p>Despite its antiquity, comparatively little is known about the advanced culture represented at Saar.<p>The site in Bahrain, thought to be the location of the enigmatic Dilmun civilisation, …