Dorine Schweitzer

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The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

La La Land

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

6 Hotels in Rome That Guarantee an Unconventional Stay

Like Airbnb, but for your soul.<p>Romans love their beds. Credited as some of the earliest adaptors of mattresses stuffed with reeds, hay, wool, or feathers, citizens of the Roman Empire also developed the first “luxury bed,” decorated with gold, silver, or bronze. To the delight of <i>some</i> sleepers, they …

Making the Magazine: A Reading List

<i>Magazine nerds, here we go: A starter collection of behind-the-scenes stories from some of your most beloved magazines, including The New Yorker,</i> …

Watch Best of Enemies and See Political Debates Before They Were Idiot Charades

James Wolcott on the documentary about the famed debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.<p>At long last, for those of us hanging around the train depot in anticipation, the documentary <i>Best of Enemies</i>—an explosive time capsule devoted to the eruptive clash between William F. Buckley Jr. …

Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

The de Blasio Diaries, Chapter 34: Hail Yeah

Our mayor dad explains what’s really behind his battle against Uber.<p>Dear Diary,<p>I remember the first time I heard about Uber. Dante and I were in Brooklyn; it was a snowy weeknight. We were on an unsuccessful search for a Christmas tree. It was about 9:30 P.M. I had been trying to hail a cab for …

Top 10 books about spies

Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to fascinate us with the enduring question of whether some kinds of dark, loathsome conduct may be ultimately justified.<p>The New …

Books

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly …

The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a …

'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording

A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via <i>PhoneArena</i>) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion …

Grexit: the truth is it would help Britain no end

The economic and geopolitical risks are considerable but there's a silver lining to Greece being ejected from Europe<p>In a speech shortly after the War, Winston Churchill came up with the following, and at the time remarkable, proposal: “to recreate the European Family, or as much of it as we can, …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

The 8 Best Food Cities in the World

<i>By the editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Travelers love to eat--that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world. This year's results contain some old favorites (Paris, Rome) as well as a few surprises. Read on …

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Death on Father’s Day

“The Joan Didion of Australia” writes a masterful book about a real-life family tragedy.<p>This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial<p>By Helen Garner<p>Text Publishing<p>“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion wrote decades ago—an insight that has become almost a cliché. But Helen …

Literature

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

21 Earbuds That Can Handle the Bass

When your earbuds aren’t busy getting tangled in your pockets and purse, they’re probably helping you drown out the noise on your commute to work or they’re letting you quietly watch your Netflix shows during your lunch break. Despite our frustrations with untangling the darn things, we feel like …

Consumer Tech

The 11 Best Books of 2014 That You Can Spend 2015 Reading

Did you read any books this year? I hope so! It was a great year for women writers, who dominated critics lists (spoiler alert: including ours), highly anticipated follow-ups, and out-of-left-field debuts.<p>No? Maybe you pretended to read a book this year, lugging around that copy of <i>Oblomov</i> waiting …

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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Whodunnit? Crime writers to read now

Halibut Confit with Leeks, Coriander, and Lemon

12 Servings<p>Ask for a thick center-cut piece of halibut, which makes for the nicest presentation.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coriander seeds, plus more very coarsely chopped for serving<p>4 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 2” pieces<p>8 sprigs …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

10 Foods Everyone Will Actually Want To Eat At Your Wedding

Just because you're having a wedding doesn't mean you have to serve over the top fancy foods like foie gras and braised lamb shank (not to say these …