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The Intoxicating Promise of John Coltrane’s “Lost Album”

On March 6, 1963, the saxophonist John Coltrane, the bassist Jimmy Garrison, the drummer Elvin Jones, and the pianist McCoy Tyner—the same crew responsible for some of the world’s most plainly transcendent jazz records—gathered at the Van Gelder Studio, in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Coltrane was …

John Coltrane

15 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the podcast options out there, but narrowing down your choices to the titles that will teach you something while …

Sesame Street

Amid Canada’s housing crisis, to live in a coffee shop isn't all that unusual

This is supposed to be Canada. Shouldn’t we be held to a higher standard in these issues of homelessness? Andy Yan<p>A middle-aged man in gold chains and Adidas shorts is yelling loudly into a phone about “politically correct maggots” and making racist slurs. Another man, wearing black dress shoes …

Housing

Michael Stipe's New Orleans Guide | Goop

This week we bring you a thoroughly researched piece on New Orleans by our very first guest editor, Michael Stipe. Aside from being the frontman in …

New Orleans

Why Justin Trudeau Is Able to Stand Up to Donald Trump

Right now is a nice time to be Canadian. Brought up in Canada, as I was, and married to a woman so Canadian that she is both Winnipeg Icelandic and Winnipeg Jewish (you would have to be a Canadian to grasp the full glory of that combination), I have the immediate urge to praise Canada, set in …

The haunting stories behind four Hong Kong urban legends

In a city defined by its unique marriage of East and West, names and labels hold special significance. A place’s name can shed light on its poetic, …

Hong Kong

8 of the most authentic dim sum experiences you can find in Hong Kong | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Dim sum is one of China’s most famous culinary exports and has travelled to all corners of the planet. While it is generally recognised that the …

Hong Kong

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

Recap: Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' Visits Hong Kong

This week's episode shows us a Hong Kong in transition as old gives way to new.<p><i>Every Sunday, we live vicariously through Anthony Bourdain's globe-hopping, face-stuffing adventures on CNN's</i> Parts Unknown. <i>This week, he takes us to Hong Kong, which he explores with Christopher Doyle, a renowned</i> …

With his band The The, Matt Johnson lit up the 80s. Now pop’s bright light is shining again

The The were among the most critically acclaimed and politically engaged bands of the 1980s. Albums such as <i>Soul Mining</i> and <i>Infected</i> are considered among the decade’s finest releases. But for almost 20 years, Matt Johnson, the band’s founder, singer and songwriter, vanished from public view, refusing …

East London

Jaw Dropping Remastered Footage of Led Zeppelin Performing of ‘Dazed and Confused’ Live in 1973

In a remastered clip from the iconic film The Song Remains the Same, the members of Led Zeppelin perform a jaw-dropping version of “Dazed and …

A First Look At Riccardo Tisci’s Debut Burberry Collection

An intriguing sneak peak from the Italian with one of the biggest jobs in fashion<p>As one of the more unexpected appointments within the fashion industry, Riccardo Tisci's first curated collection since succeeding Christopher Bailey at Burberry is a highly anticipated one. And the early signs are …

A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips

Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the terrorist attack that shattered the Bastille Day celebrations here less than two years ago. Irina Brook, daughter of legendary director Peter Brook, who runs the prestigious Théâtre National de Nice, reveals her favourite art venues, restaurants and …

France

Dragon's Back of the New Territories - Razor's Edge Ridge / Tai To Yan

(Last Updated On: April 30, 2018)<p>Hike Razor’s Edge Ridge / Tai To Yan<p>When you hike Razor’s Edge Ridge, (Tai To Yan in Cantonese) you’ll quickly come …

Exploring Hidden China From Hong Kong

Five Hidden Destinations From Hong Kong<p>Once you’re in Hong Kong, it’s hard to resist the urge to stick your nose over the border and say you’ve seen …

All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

Nineties nostalgia and exciting new names: the latest men's style news for spring

Whether you're dressing up or dressing down, get ready for summer with men's style editor <b>Stephen Doig's</b> guide to the best of the season ahead.<p>Flake news<p>Mr Armani is appropriating the term snowflake, wresting it from its negative connotations and applying it to the new Cashmere Flake capsule …

The property battle in Vancouver’s Chinatown

THE smell of incense fills the narrow stairway of the Yue-Shan Society building, a social club for people with roots in Panyu, part of Guangzhou, a …

Western Canada

'Isle of Dogs' Is a White Man's Fantasy of Japan

Wes Anderson's latest film is funny, charming, and just straight up cultural appropriation.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Australia</i>.<p>As Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion film offering <i>Isle of Dogs</i> reaches its climax, there’s a scene where one of its leads—foreign exchange student Tracy …

Isle of Dogs

Eating at One of Canada’s Best Restaurants Made Me Feel Like an Idiot

What does a £220 meal taste like? Class warfare and regret.<p>A full 90 days before I got to eat at Alo, it was already one of the most expensive meals I’d ever paid for. I had to book a table three months in advance and even with that lead time the best spot I could snag was for 9 PM on a Tuesday …

Jackson Pollock

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

The Glorious Resurrection of House Music Deity Mr. Fingers

The Chicago-bred, Memphis-based artist responsible for some of dance music’s immortal anthems returns with his first album in nearly 25 years—bridging the gaps between the many vibes he’s conjured<p>You can’t, or at the very least <i>shouldn’t</i>, have a conversation about dance music without talking about …

R.E.M. Announce Surprise New Studio Album

R.E.M. surprised the music world this morning by announcing an imminent new studio album, <i>Charged</i>. It will be released on their own record label, …

Cover Art

Unpacking the Fictional Japan of Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s film uses elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity.<p>One of the best sequences in Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film, <i>Isle of Dogs,</i> is of a sushi chef preparing a boxed lunch. In a bird’s-eye shot, we see the chef’s hands pin a …

Isle of Dogs

Louis Vuitton Names Virgil Abloh as Its New Men’s Wear Designer

Virgil Abloh, the founder of the haute street wear label Off-White and a longtime creative director for Kanye West, will be the next artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, one of the oldest and most powerful European houses in the luxury business.<p>He becomes Louis Vuitton’s first …

Louis Vuitton

Rich People Are Ruining Wine

… and Napa Valley is forever changing as a result.<p>Seven years ago, Donald Trump bought a vineyard and winery in Albemarle County, Virginia, a few miles south of Monticello. The property had belonged to the ex-wife of John Kluge, the late founder of Metromedia (which later transformed into Fox News) …

Wine & Spirits

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Brathwait's Inexpensive Automatic Watches: Founder Henrik Torp on keeping made-to-order Swiss timepieces accessible

With their two-style Swiss Automatic timepiece line, watchmaker Brathwait has succeeded where few can. As the collection title implies, these watches are both Swiss-made and automatic. Remarkably, however, they're also under $600. Quality components haven't been sacrificed; there's a top-grade …

Canada to launch new border security app that could go global

The federal government is embarking on a new pilot program that will allow people to cross borders faster if they create a digital profile filled …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …