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Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

Perfect Picnic Recipes for the Ultimate Day at the Beach

Beach towel, check. Umbrella and sunscreen, check. Stack of magazines, check. Collapsible wine glasses, picnic basket, and environmentally friendly …

Food

The Great Saltee Island Bird Sanctuary in Pictures

Podcasting Is About to Become a Lot Less White and Male

Spotify is giving three women of color $10,000 each to make their own podcasts.<p>In a corner conference room in Spotify’s Manhattan offices, 10 women go around a table talking about the podcasts they want to make. Their ideas are all wildly different, from video games and the Muslim dating world to …

Women of Color

Why Are Obstacle-Course Races So Popular?

As marathon participation declines, more people are signing up for extreme events such as Spartan and Tough Mudder.<p>Completing a marathon has long been the ultimate feather in the cap of an amateur endurance athlete. But the idea of trotting along a boring old paved road for 26.2 miles doesn’t …

Running

Hi, I'm Playing on the PGA Tour This Week.... | By Brittany Lincicome

… And I’m really, really excited!<p>But before I get into all the reasons why, I want to try to clarify a few things.<p>First off, I didn’t agree to do …

Golf

The next generation of Republicans: Do they stand with Trump?

When, in October 2016, it was time to build the border wall — or at least a plywood replica on the campus of Washington State University — the job fell to Jacob Heinen. He was only a freshman, but he was one of the few College Republicans who knew how to work with his hands. When he was done, he …

Republicans

Wildfires In The U.S. Are Getting Bigger

A California wildfire that started on Friday doubled in size over the weekend, killing a firefighter and threatening Yosemite National Park. And it’s …

Forests

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott on Love, Making It Work, and the Kardashian Curse

She’s a billionaire business mogul. He’s the most electric rapper in the game. How did they come together? How do they make it work? And can they survive the Kardashian Curse? Mark Anthony Green sits down with the world’s most powerhouse power couple.<p><b>It's Kylie, from the jump,</b> who controls the …

Kylie Jenner

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Santa Barbara

Understanding the emoji of solidarity

When disaster or tragedy strikes, people far away are touched and want to help – but really can’t do much. Often the first thing distant observers do …

Social Media

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Historic Win and the Future of the Democratic Party

Come November, Ocasio-Cortez is almost certain to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Will her democratic-socialist identity push the Party to the left?<p>This is the summer in which the Presidency of Donald Trump has begun to cohere. Disdain for voting rights, for women’s rights, for …

Middle-class

Finding the Untapped Potential of Alleys

“We’re starting to realize they’re just as powerful as a park or plaza.”<p>In the early aughts, a former skateboard kid named Daniel Toole was chafing at his slick corporate job in Seattle. To feel more like his rulebreaking teenage self, he cut through back alleys on his way to work. He liked their …

Urbanism

Celebrating France’s World Cup Victory: Pictures

12 Chilling Reads for Hot Summer Days

Books

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

The best Amazon Prime Day deals

Amazon Prime Day deals end today. Echo discounts, Fire TV deals, and many more serious savings have already come and gone as we finish up the second …

Shopping

The Business of Being Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston’s is the face that launched a thousand ad campaigns. The actress America first fell in love with for her performances on screens small and large has become even more ubiquitous in advertising: Flip through a magazine and you might see her clutching a bottle of Smartwater. Turn on …

Jennifer Aniston

From Pharaohs to Beyonce: Why do we still love leopard print?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a black and white photo from the 1950s, singer and actress Eartha Kitt is seen dressed in head-to-toe leopard print. She looks defiant and self-assured, while, next to her, a cheetah sits nonchalantly on a leash.<p>It is an iconic photo. It is also one of the images that, three decades ago, …

Times Square

“Something That Would Destroy HBO”: Inside the House of Plepler, Creatives See an “Insurance Policy” That Will Protect Them from Becoming Netflix

Within HBO, many view the reaction to new overlord John Stankey’s occasionally ham-fisted comments as overblown. “They need this to work,” says one producer, referring to AT&T, “and they can’t do that by blowing it up.”<p>In summer 2016, <b>Richard Plepler</b> flew to Dallas to attend a business dinner with a …

Los Angeles

How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm<p>On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan to argue over two trademark registrations. The day’s hearing was the culmination of months of internet drama — furious blog posts, Twitter hashtags, …

Writing

Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan

Will the Model 3 make Tesla a real car company?<p>On July 1, Elon Musk went home to sleep. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. had been camping out at his …

Tesla

Comedy vs. Tragedy: The Legacy of Robin Williams

When Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63, the news landed with a shock for several reasons. Though his final years found him treading water …

Comedy

Branding Putin

MOSCOW<p>In Vladimir Putin’s push to build Russia’s global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.<p>Power ploys<p>Understanding Russia’s global influence<p>Confidence in the Russian leader has risen in several countries since 2014<p>2014<p>2017<p>79%<p>Vietnam 69%<p>54<p>50<p>Greece 41<p>Philippines 38<p>South Korea …

Russia

The Fast and Furious Michael Avenatti

The attorney Michael Avenatti stands just under six feet tall, with blatant blue eyes and thinning hair he shaves down to stubble, exposing the crumpled vein at his left temple. Before February, when he agreed to represent Stephanie Clifford — the pornographic film performer better known as Stormy …

Stormy Daniels

This Was the Best World Cup in Decades

<i>Just over a month after Russia thumped Saudi Arabia, 5-0, it’s all over. France are champions for the second time, and we’re left to ponder what life</i> …

Soccer

36 Spaces with Statement Ceilings

One of the best ways to bring drama or completely transform a space is by creating a design statement to its ceiling. From wood, to paint, to …

Interior Design

This Stunning Photo Series Shows The True Power Of Soccer

For photographer Andrew Esiebo, soccer is much more than a game.<p>Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo's work explores the culture and livelihood of his country's people. From the local barbershop to the underground club scene of Lagos, his pictures often capture those aspects of society that are …

Urban Development

Top Shots from the Tour de France: Pictures