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The People Who Discovered Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus and his crew arrived on the shores of Guanahani, an island in the Bahamas, on 12 October 1492. While Columbus was convinced that …

Christopher Columbus

The Jews of medieval England

Jewish communities spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean world from the first century AD, but it was not until the 11th century that Jewish …

History

30 Fascinating Early Bands of Future Music Legends

From Billy Joel's heavy-metal duo to Madonna's post-punk act and Neil Young's Motown outfit, these are the primordial groups that rock forgot<p>Even …

Debbie Harry

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

Breakfast

Meet the A Mixolydian Mode, Up and Down on Each String

A deeper study of the A Mixolydian Mode.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>When jamming, guitarists are always challenged by the task of creating interesting, evolving rhythm …

Guitar Essentials: How to Mix Chords with Blues Licks

In this lesson, Anthony from Texas Blues Alley shows a bunch of small two-note chords that you can mix with your blues licks, and he shows which …

23-Year-Old Eric Clapton Demonstrates the Elements of His Guitar Sound (1968)

In the fall of 1968, Eric Clapton was 23 years old and at the height of his creative powers. His band, Cream, was on its farewell tour of America …

Guitar

Andrew Cotton Breaks Back After Taking Hellacious Wipeout at Nazaré During Filming

<b>According to reports coming out of Portugal today, Andrew Cotton was injured and is alive and recovering in a hospital after taking a ridiculous</b> …

Aquatic Sports

3 Slow-Cooker Cocktails Perfect for Cold Winter Nights

Your favorite kitchen appliance is also genius when it comes to cocktails. Plug in your slow cooker for these boozy beverages perfect for a holiday party.<p>I love a warm cocktail in the wintertime. But when you keep a pot of spiced wine going on the stovetop, it’s hard to keep the heat low enough so …

Before Led Zeppelin: 13 Best Songs You Didn't Know Jimmy Page Played On

The young guitarist contributed licks to some of the biggest hits of the British Invasion.<p>Before Jimmy Page was a bona fide guitar god with rock …

Guitar

Tonal Recall: The Secrets Behind the Extraordinary Guitar Sounds—"Iron Man," "Pride and Joy"

Our new series kicks off with a bang as we break down the guitar sounds heard in "Iron Man" and "Pride and Joy."<p>571<p>SHARES<p>Finding out what gear …

Maud Gonne: Irish Patriot Who Inspired Yeats' "No Second Troy"

Maud Gonne (December 21, 1866 - April 27, 1953) was immortalized as a woman of uncommon beauty and virtue by the Irish Nobel laureate poet William …

How To Put Together a Poetry Manuscript for Publication

Transform Your Sheaf of Papers Into a Manuscript You Can Submit<p>You’ve written a number of poems, sent them out to poetry journals, or read them in …

The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night (also known as the `Burney Relief’) is a high relief terracotta plaque of baked clay, measuring 19.4 inches (49.5 cm) high, …

Dust That Broom! A Newbie’s Guide to Slide

Intrigued by the sweet ’n’ searing sounds of slippery-fingered guitar? Here’s how to choose the right slide and start exploring this timeless …

Guitar

The Essentials of a Great Home Bar

An eye-catching, sufficiently stocked home bar is not merely a watering hole supplicant to your every whim, it is a form of visual and sensory …

What Europe Can Teach America About Free Speech

In an unregulated marketplace of ideas, private citizens need to take up the burden of holding the line against racist extremism.<p>Last Saturday, my adopted home was invaded by a throng of white nationalists—many heavily armed. They were opposed primarily by area residents, like myself. The results …

Rights & Freedoms

Did Vermeer Trace His Golden Age Masterpieces? An Artist Puts the Theory to the Test

Art World<p>If Johannes Vermeer used a camera obscura, a new book may have figured out how he did it.<p>,<p>Leaving behind just 36 exquisite, immaculately lit …

Art History

The swineapple is Instagram’s hottest new food trend

There’s nothing more American than food stuffed inside other food. See, for example, everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving treat, turducken.<p>The few and …

Cooking

The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Barbecue Recipes

In the States, we often think of barbecue as a Dixieland delicacy, but communal round-the-fire cooking is of course much older than America itself. …

BBQ

Coca-Cola collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s, and Fanta is the proof

The not-so-sweet history<p><i>“The onset of the Second World War confronted the Coca-Cola Company with an acute irony. For all their dogged efforts at</i> …

World History

A Daytime Daiquiri

A lighter take on the classic from one of North Carolina’s hottest restaurants<p>An idyllic small town on the shores of Lake Norman about half an hour north of Charlotte, Davidson, North Carolina, is not the first place you’d think a foodie power couple of national caliber would open a restaurant. But …

The Caipirinha Is the Summer Cocktail You Need to Be Drinking Right Now

And it only has three ingredients.<p>The best summer cocktails are those that make you feel like you're on a beach, even if you're sweating your ass off in a landlocked city with 90% humidity and no vacation days in sight. Margaritas and daiquiris are classics, sure—citrusy and light, criminally easy …

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

Construction

This 'Magnum P.I.'-inspired tiki cocktail may be the only drink recipe you need for summer

Who do the bar-hopping cocktail devotees of Los Angeles have to thank for their next hangover-worthy tipple? Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, a.k.a. Tom Selleck, a.k.a. the older guy from "Friends" who has that "thing" with Monica Geller.<p>"Magnum P.I." serves as the inspiration behind the King Kamehameha, …

Nutrition

Leave Your Passport At Home: 13 Exotic Dinner Recipes From Around The World

Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic vacation or just need need help breaking out of your dinner rut, you’re in luck — these dishes will transport your taste buds to faraway lands. And the best part is that they’re all easy to make with everyday supermarket ingredients.<p>1. Middle Eastern Lamb …

16 cool bar accessories and tools you didn't know you needed

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There can be a lot of pressure when it comes to entertaining guests. Your bar and drinks setup is just one area where you can step up …

Shopping

The Trick to Better Coffee Cake Is Simple—Obvious, Even

Choosing the best part about a piece of cake is challenging. It's all good! It's cake! But if I were pressed, I could identify one <i>particularly</i> good bit about every kind of cake. I do love the soft, moist crumbs that cling to the frosting on a layer cake, or custardy, clafoutis-like pockets that …

Dessert

Toast Dean Martin With His Signature ‘Flame of Love’ Martini

In honor of what would have been Martin’s 99th birthday, we celebrate his special Martini, involving a showman’s infusion of sherry and flaming …

The Best Liquor You're Not Drinking Yet

There’s no time like the present to further diversify your drinking repertoire. Mostly because we’re reaching peak summer, and you have a substantial …