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Sax, thighs and videotape: what the Fifty Shades soundtrack tells us

We know surprisingly little about the Fifty Shades movie, given that it’s out in less than a month. Stuart Heritage figures out the intricacies of the adaptation from the album track listing<p>With less than a month to go until its release, a few scant details are starting to trickle through about the …

Shades of Grey

The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's the roasted duck at Momofuku Ssam; …

We're Having a Meltdown

Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted …

Cheddar and Gruyère Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese is a holy union between bread, melted cheese and ... mayonnaise? Hear us out, butter purists: Mayonnaise, unlike butter, doesn't burn, …

Sandwiches

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Take a walk down memory lane with Kathryn of London Bakes as she makes a sweet childhood treat.</i><p>I ate a lot of Pop Tarts in my youth -- I think my …

Dessert

7 Cakes and Their Cupcake Counterparts

Here, seven cakes for big celebrations and their cupcake counterparts for everyday eating.<p>In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, Top Chef …

Martin Scorsese to produce Grateful Dead documentary

As yet untitled documentary to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary...<p>As yet untitled documentary to commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary…<p><b>The</b> …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights

20 Hauntingly Good Halloween Cocktails

When your bartender ghosts on you, these special libations will do the trick.<p>Your Halloween party isn't complete without a few signature spooky cocktails. Vodka, tequila, rum and more masquerade as the ultimate Fight Night bar.

The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments

Raphael Ravenscroft’s sax line on Baker Street was better known than he was – but he’s not alone in being the little known creator of something famous<p>Raphael Ravenscroft, Baker Street saxophonist, dies aged 60<p><b>Herbie Flowers and Ronnie Ross – the bass and sax solos in Walk on the Wild Side</b><p>When you …

Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy

Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven continues to prop up best-ever lists. But what made it great? Jimmy Page and some of the song’s admirers explain its magic<p>Glenn Hughes’s band Trapeze were playing at Mother’s in Birmingham one night in autumn 1971 when John Bonham came barrelling through the doors, …

Listen to 90 Minutes of Tuning From Grateful Dead's 1977 Tour

'Tuning '77' sound collage features the Dead chatting, tuning, fixing equipment... everything but actually playing songs<p>1977 was a banner year in the …

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

Before & After: A Risky Carpet Removal Leads to Some Stylish Steampunk Detail

We were desperate to pull up the wall-to-wall carpet in our 90-year-old rental home, knowing that underneath the nastiness was some beautiful wood …

Houseplants

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Dessert

Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

"There Must Be More to Life Than This" is one of three unreleased tracks on upcoming compilation 'Queen Forever'<p>Thirty-three years after they first …

100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

Let's go crazy: The standout songs from radio's 'Thriller' season<p>100<p>By , , , , , , , , , , , ,<p>From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce …

Michael Jackson

7 Boozy Drinks That Are Better with Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for an excuse to up your whipped cream intake (or want to practice making whipped cream in a cocktail tin), here are seven drinks …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Rice

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come..</i><p><i>Today: A guide to the perfect pot of rice.</i><p>Rice is a fickle ingredient. Some days, it's overcooked and mushy, and other days, it's hard and stuck to the …

6 Killer Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Combos

Remember your first taste of a grilled cheese with tomato soup? Well, processed cheese and canned soup are for five-year-olds. Blow that memory away …

Cooking

Pizza or pasta? Nachos or wings? Find out which restaurant meals are healthier

<i>To help you make smart dinner decisions without derailing your diet, registered</i> dietitian Cynthia <i>Sass offers some healthy suggestions for some of your favorite food choices.</i><p><b>Beef burrito or a beef taco salad?</b><p><b>Healthier choice:</b> Beef burrito with soft corn tortilla, black beans and low fat cheese<p><b>Two</b> …

Cooking

It's Fall! It's Time for Fall Beauty and Makeup Trends

Makeup and beauty products may be the easiest way to update your look and style every season. Even if you stick to a pared-down routine for your hair, nails, makeup and skincare, it's the kind of details that can stand out no matter what the season. With winter rolling around, it also means a …

Beauty

Cooking for One, the Bon Appétit Way (Hint: It's Just Like Regular Cooking)

A majority of Americans are single—so how should single people cook? Hint: It's kind of just like the regular cooking everyone does<p>If we were a different magazine, we might have responded to news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that <b>there are now more single people in America than there are</b> …

Cooking

Here's Why You Must Absolutely Start Salting Your Pasta Water (That Means You, Olive Garden)

In a recent 294-slide criticism of Olive Garden, hedge fund Starboard Value unflatteringly highlighted the fast-casual restaurant's shortcomings in an effort to shame O.G. into improving. Much of the criticism is aimed at how the business is run, but apparently, the Internet's favorite slam is …

Chrome for Android Now Auto-Suggests Answers as You Type

Hidden inside Google’s Chrome for Android app is an experimental feature that will instantly display suggestions to various queries while you’re typing them into the address bar.<p>To recap, these are the answers that Google would normally display right at the top of its search results. Posing the …

4 Kinds of Trendy Pretzels to Make Now

Here, four delicious pretzels to make now.<p>According to food industry consulting firm Technomic, successful "flavor trends" evolve along a predictable …