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Alexander McQueen: into the light | Jess Cartner-Morley

Alexander McQueen was defined by his dark, even menacing vision. Five years after his suicide, Jess Cartner-Morley discovers that behind his apparent nihilism was a passion for life<p>The night before Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis collection was to be staged in Paris, on 6 October 2009, Sam …

Hotels are making record profits from extra fees on stuff you don't use

Forget traffic jams, the <i>Are we there yet?!</i> whines, and bad weather.<p>The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Pack mentality: how Herschel reinvented the backpack

Backpacks have come a long way. They have left the great outdoors, graduated beyond the gap year, and flocked into the city.<p>Just about every third bag in a London tube carriage is a backpack. They have replaced briefcases, overtaken the messenger bag in the affection of cyclists (better for a …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

London fashion week: Burberry draws on art while competition scales up

The correlation between the economy and hemlines is still unproven, but at London fashion week the link between what happens in the boardroom and what happens on the catwalk has never been clearer.<p>The Burberry catwalk show, staged in a giant marquee in Hyde Park, is the linchpin of London fashion …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

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Going digital isn’t just an upgrade — it’s a complete transformation in the way journalism is done

One of the difficult things about doing journalism, or media of any kind, in the digital and social age is that it seems so simple — in other words, …

iOS 7: readers tips on hidden iPhone and iPad features

Users of Apple's iPhone and iPad have sent us some of their tips on how to find fun and helpful hidden features in the new iOS 7 operating system.<p>While some of the headline-grabbing features of iOS 7 will only be available on the new iPhone 5S, like the fingerprint ID function, there are many …

iPhone 5S: are the A7 chip's 64 bits useful, necessary, or just for show?

When Apple announced that its iPhone 5S would has a 64-bit processor, the reaction from the tech community varied from "Huh?" to "Wow!" to "There's no point in that now." So does it have any benefit, now or in the future?<p>To understand this, we have to go back to basics, and work back up to the …

Why is the use of chemical weapons taboo?

ON AUGUST 21ST almost 1,500 people were killed in a nerve-agent attack in Syria. It was not just the scale of the atrocity which caused international …

How To Tweet & Blog From (Almost) Anywhere In The World

As National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, it’s my job to be connected—all the time. While on assignment, I have tweeted from all seven continents, from the middle of the ocean, from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and from the of inside King Tut’s Tomb. How do I do it? It’s not always easy, but after a …