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"Crazy Rich Asians" Fun Facts That'll Make You Want To Watch It 100 More Times

Henry Golding's honeymoon got cut short when he had to fly out for a screen test with Constance Wu.<p>"Henry Golding From <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> Plays With Kittens (While Answering Fan Questions)"

Warner Bros

The World Robot Conference in Pictures

Robotics

The ‘Eat This Not That’ Guide to the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet can be dizzyingly complicated.<p>You want to load up on fats and protein, and keep your carb intake low—but all fats and proteins …

Nutrition

The Shattering Double Vision of V. S. Naipaul

Over the years, I have kept coming back to an image: a young writer, a twenty-six-year-old Indian man, sits at a desk in a small flat in Streatham Hill, a modest area of South London. It is 1958, and he is working on a long book that will become, in time, one of the great novels of the twentieth …

Literature

Meet Awkwafina, the Breakout Star of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

It’s a good thing for moviegoers that Nora Lum was, in her own words, “the worst” at her chosen art: playing the trumpet. “Oh my god, I was …

Filmmaking

Pictures of the Week 8.16.18

Aretha Franklin

From ‘Thrashin’’ to ‘Kids’ and Beyond: A History of Skateboarding Movies

The plot of the 1965 short film <i>Skaterdater</i>is simple, but packs a lot into its 18 dialogue-free minutes. A barefoot boy rides a wooden plank attached …

Skateboarding

What American inequality looks like from above

Homeless encampments, glassy offices, RVs, and tech buses.<p>The story of inequality in the United States is written in its streets. In Silicon Valley, it looks like a homeless encampment carved out of a scruffy patch of land that’s separated from Facebook and Instagram headquarters by the expressway …

Urbanism

60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture

Power. Innovation. Identity. Madonna has blended all of these and much more into a singular career in music, fashion, movies and beyond. For her 60th birthday, we assessed her broad and deep influence.

Madonna

Ariana Grande's Carpool Karaoke Is Flawless & Downright Hilarious

Fresh off the Titanic, Ariana Grande and James Corden decided to take a drive on "Carpool Karaoke." The two stars teamed up ahead of Grande's new …

Ariana Grande

The Church of Aretha Franklin

In 2015, Aretha Franklin invited me and a few others to join her in Philadelphia as she sang for Pope Francis. I was certainly thrilled to see the pontiff up close. But, I must confess, after many years of friendship, I was still more excited to watch the Queen of Soul. Even at 73, Franklin could …

C. L. Franklin

Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Weather Forecast 2019: United States

2019 Winter Weather Forecast & Predictions : At a Glance<p>Winter is nearing, and the Old Farmer's Almanacs' (not to be confused the Farmer's Almanac) …

Weather

Aretha Franklin: A Life in Pictures

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Was America's Truest Voice

Aretha Franklin's voice is the voice of America. No other contemporary artist embodied the nation's brash optimism with as much flair, nor exemplified its sorrow-forged resilience as convincingly. No one better expressed American joy. Her murmurs gave shape to a sensuality that defeated repressive …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's Most Iconic Performances

The legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, known widely as the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home today, according to her publicist. She was 76.<p>Known for hits such as “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools,” Franklin got her start singing gospel in the Detroit …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Won't You Come Home?

At her best, The Queen of Soul has a fullness of tone that can upend small objects.<p>Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Below is Charlie Haas' March 1982 profile of the Queen of Soul. Read Esquire's full obituary here.<p><i>"Hey Nineteen, That's 'Retha Franklin. She don't remember the Queen of</i> …

Aretha Franklin

Emma Stone Opens Up to Jennifer Lawrence About Turning 30, Her New Project, and Family

Friendship, to Emma Stone, is pretty much everything. Which is why the star and executive producer of Netflix’s <i>Maniac</i>—and face of Louis Vuitton’s new fragrance—requested that she be interviewed by her longtime pal Jennifer Lawrence (who calls her by her real name, Emily). The two got together in …

Louis Vuitton

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

San Francisco re-envisioned through the eyes of J.R.R. Tolkein

In artist Dan Bell's world, the Pacific Ocean is the Sundering Seas, Gondor is Noe Valley and the Haight is Rohan. The 25-year-old re-envisions San Francisco, and dozens of other geographic locations, as Middle Earth.<p>Everything from Oakland's Lake Chabot to the ordered streets of London gets a …

San Francisco

These Are the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. Right Now

What makes a college the best deal? MONEY has developed a comprehensive analysis to help you determine just that. See our rankings.<p>Robin Schaad sat …

College & University

From Russia to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster

Rides may be faster and taller over the centuries, but the rules of physics still apply.<p>The resounding click-clack muffles the murmur of anticipation as the train inches up the wooden structure. When the riders reach the apex, the bright blue summer sky swallows everything. Then, with a lurch, …

Trains

An Illustrated Tour of Ice Cream Styles Around the World

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>Close your eyes and think of ice cream. What do you see?<p>Depending on where you live, that answer's going to vary. A lot. Because the world of ice cream is far more diverse than most of us think. Think all ice …

Ice Cream

Pictures of the Week 8.9.18

Photos

Why Kerala, India, has the world’s wildest church architecture

The Southern Indian state is home to amazingly experimental design–a reaction to the staid architecture of the colonial era.<p>Christian churches are usually instantly recognizable, thanks to their repetitive design: There’s usually a tower topped by a cross, with stained-glass windows and sometimes …

Modernism

15 Albums Recorded In Truly Weird Places

There comes a time in every veteran artist’s career when he or she looks around at the splendour and expanse of Abbey Road Studios or Capitol’s …

Universal Music

10 things you didn't know about the 'Notorious RBG'

<i>This article, originally published in 2016, has been updated. For more on Justice Ginsburg, watch the documentary "RBG"</i> on CNN Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- the 85-year-old liberal legal icon -- has spent 25 years on the Supreme Court and says she plans …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg