David Cerio

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The Fat Boys: Hip-Hop’s Pop Culture Ambassadors on Crushin’ 1987

Thirty years ago, on August 14th, 1987, pioneering hip-hop heavyweights the Fat Boys cemented their status as one of rap’s premier pop culture …

Screenwriting 101: Wes Anderson

“The project almost always begins with a character or a group of characters. Usually there’s a sort of world that’s tied in. The last film I did, <i>The</i> …

Materialism has destroyed ideals of America’s founding fathers

THIS book takes a useful and much-needed critical look at US foreign policy, very much in the tradition of William Appleman Williams’ The Tragedy of …

How to Fix the Dreaded Buttwink During Squats

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, quads are heavy. There’s vomit on his shirt already, Cellucor funfetti.<p>He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

The 6 Secrets to Transforming Your Legs—and Ultimately Your Whole Body

Use this as motivation to never skip leg day again!<p>About a year ago, I decided to fully dedicate myself to transforming my legs. Which might sound funny, given that I’m the Fitness Director of <i>Men’s Health</i>.<p>But let me give you some context: Here at <i>MH</i>, I specialize in making fitness videos. In fact, …

Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ Voted Funniest Screenplay of All Time

Woody Allen‘s groundbreaking 1977 comedy <i>Annie Hall</i> triumphed over 100 other films – including a handful of the director’s other works – to land at …

Seven Charts That Help Explain American War

Recently, the Washington Post published two interesting articles that offered 40 maps and 40 charts that explained the world. This led me to wonder …

7 Things EMTs Wish You Knew about Bike Crashes

These tips could help save your life in a crash<p>No matter how good a rider you are, accidents happen—and quickly. But with a little knowledge and a few precautions, you can keep a bad situation from getting worse, says Greg Martin, an engineer firefighter and advanced EMT who provides emergency …

Personal Information

The 10 weirdest political stories of 2015, not including Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The past year has been an odd and occasionally inglorious one for candidates and elected officials at all levels of government.<p>From an often mean-spirited presidential primary campaign to the offices of state and local government -- which have been reliable breeding grounds for all sorts of …

The Beatles let it stream – showing that the format is the future

It was never a question of whether the Beatles would stream their songs, only when – and at what price. Their presence is a boost for streaming services<p>In the late 1990s, a senior executive from EMI lugged a laptop to Friar Park, George Harrison’s sprawling neo-Gothic mansion in Henley-on-Thames, …

George Harrison

Obsession on Ice: How One Harvard Kid Survived His Stanley Cup Dreams

In this excerpt from an uproarious new memoir, a New York-raised hockey phenom high-sticks his way from youth camps to the Ivy League to the frozen purgatory of Europe’s minor leagues, rubbing shoulder pads with All-Stars, has-beens, and a horde of hostile Germans along the way.<p>It didn’t start in a …

Teach Yourself Italian

For a writer, a foreign language is a new kind of adventure.<p>Exile<p>My relationship with Italian takes place in exile, in a state of separation.<p>Every language belongs to a specific place. It can migrate, it can spread. But usually it’s tied to a geographical territory, a country. Italian belongs …

Language

Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York

One midwinter in 1950s New York, Harper Lee went to stay with friends. Little did she know she was about to receive the gift of a lifetime… Illustrations by Bill Bragg<p>Several years ago, I was living in New York and working for an airline, so I never got home to Alabama for Christmas – if, indeed, I …

The first website went online 25 years ago today

If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August …

The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good

This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front.<p>But these playlists, from Spotify’s Discover Weekly …

Spotify

How virtual reality is going to change our lives

2016 will be the year of VR. Here's how it will change everything from medicine to the military.<p>23-year-old Palmer Luckey is like a kid in a candy store. “Pick up that stick of dynamite, and hand it to me. Now let’s light it together!” he instructs me, as it explodes in a cloud of sparks. “Now …

Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday: Pictures

Performing Arts

Banksy Has Painted A New Picture Of Steve Jobs To Celebrate Refugees

"We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant," the anonymous artist said in a statement.<p>His full statement reads: "We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of …

Who Built Stonehenge? Big-Time Meat-Eaters

Stonehenge’s construction crew came together from across Britain for some epic barbecues, a feat of social organization millennia before mobile phones made it easy for people to connect.<p>Now, new analysis of the fat-coated pottery left behind at the Durrington Walls settlement near Stonehenge is …

The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney

Military strategist, classical scholar, cattle rancher – and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama. Just who is Edward Luttwak? And why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice?<p>People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan …

Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

By Elahe Izadi<p>, Staff writer<p><i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've actually been a part of that heated …

Religion

Talking politics, diabetes, and socks with Iran’s most liberal Grand Ayatollah

Qom, Iran<p>Grand Ayatollah Yousef Saanei is distracted by my socks.<p>We’re seated—shoeless, in the Iranian custom—no more than a couple of feet from each other in his cramped, windowless office, and throughout our hour-long interview, Saanei has been sneaking glances at my feet. My socks are red, an …

South Asia

Filtered extremism: how ISIS supporters use Instagram

Last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called ISIS the "most effective recruiter in the world," and pushed tech companies to help curtail the group's ability to woo recruits through online videos and social media. While studies like one last week by researchers from George Washington …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

How 200 People Covered the Pearl Harbor Attacks for TIME

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>'Thus the U.S. met the first …

Pearl Harbor

The Isis papers: a masterplan for consolidating power

24-page document, translated here, outlines principles for governing territory under the group’s control and strategy for becoming a viable state

Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

<i>A Very Murray Christmas</i> is directed and co-written by Sofia Coppola, who also worked with Bill Murray on the movie <i>Lost in Translation</i>. In that film, Murray played an actor in Japan, reluctantly doing a series of commercials there, and not at all happy.<p>In <i>A Very Murray Christmas,</i> Murray starts out in …