Gregg Ainsworth

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“Welch’s Grape Jelly with Alcohol”: How Trump’s Horrific Wine Became the Ultimate Metaphor for His Presidency

After the deadly Charlottesville riots, Donald Trump responded by . . . plugging his family winery in Virginia. Aided by an expert oenophile, the author takes the bait—and tastes the pain.<p>‘I thought you needed something <i>good</i> to drink,” the server said, slipping two glasses of deep-ruby-red wine in …

10 pictures that prove the north is the most beautiful place in the UK

Let’s face it, the United Kingdom as a whole has got to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.<p>From rolling fields to stunning forests, …

Glenn Hughes lines up London Storyteller event

London event featuring Glenn Hughes will feature 60-minute documentary and two-hour Storyteller session with the former Deep Purple and Trapeze man.

Classic Rock

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

Astrophysics

How to Tackle the 4Ws of Marketing Content Creation With Data

As with most undertakings, before you begin writing or otherwise creating content, you should ask yourself some stock questions: why, what, when, and …

The Deep-Seated Roots of Donald Trump’s Resentment

In his attacks on the press, federal judges, and John McCain, Trump betrays a Nixonian pathology.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>It was nearly 63 years ago that Joseph Welch, a Boston attorney serving as special counsel to the U.S. Army, famously declared to the …

Alien abductee explains what actually happens during ‘missing time’

(Picture Getty)<p>A man who claims he was abducted by aliens – and has a metal implant in his leg – has explained what actually happens when people wake …

Master your home theater with the Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote, now just $40

There is a wide array of media players and streaming set-top boxes on the market today, giving consumers plenty of options when it comes to setting …

Home Automation

A Hilarious Parody Welcoming Donald Trump to Switzerland With His Own Style of Speaking

Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a …

Donald Trump

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Physics

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …

Paranormal

8 Photos That Definitely Don’t Show Mark Zuckerberg Obviously Running for President

He visited Texas, shook some hands, talked to some kids, and, quite literally, got down in the dirt. Don’t read too much into it.<p>Facebook C.E.O. <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b>, unlike most Americans, actually takes his New Year’s resolutions seriously. In the past, he’s resolved to run a mile every day; read 25 …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

A Fundamental Fight

When Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or death sentence, on Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses, 25 years ago, the novel became more than literature. Talking to Rushdie and those who stood beside him—Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, E. L. Doctorow, and others—Paul Elie assesses the …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

To Capture Claridge’s

A glittering mainstay of the British establishment, Claridge’s was an irresistible trophy for two self-made Irish tycoons, Derek Quinlan and Patrick McKillen, who formed a partnership to buy the London hotel a decade ago. Their triumph was brief. Rocked by the 2008 crash and targeted by a pair of …

Showdown at the Four Seasons

In February, New York preservationists and power-lunchers were aghast to learn of Seagram Building owner Aby Rosen’s plan to remove a beloved Picasso curtain from the Four Seasons restaurant, where it had hung for more than half a century. Talking to Rosen and his critics, Suzanna Andrews charts …

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

Murder Made in Monaco

When the richest woman in Monaco, real-estate heiress Hélène Pastor, was gunned down in Nice, last May, rumors flew in the tiny principality: It was a gangland-style assassination . . . No, it was a message from Vladimir Putin to Obama . . . No, the strong-willed 77-year-old billionaire had angered …

Could the Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.?

As the agents who guard the president come under renewed scrutiny, VF.com revisits the entrenched culture of the Secret Service a half century ago and reexamines the actions of John F. Kennedy’s security detail on that fateful day in Dallas.<p>They are the most examined few seconds in American history.<p>…

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Russell Brand, Seriously

British comedian Russell Brand—the ex-junkie bad boy famous for his debauchery, his brief marriage to Katy Perry, and his tight leather trousers—would seem like the last man to emerge as a legit political thinker and voice for the dispossessed. With the publication of his book Revolution, Brand …

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, <i>I Spy</i>, a show my family in Buffalo, New York, always watched. Cosby cut a striking figure …

Is This the Dawn of the Sexbots? (NSFW)

Matt McMullen has almost single-handedly changed the world of sex toys with his startlingly lifelike RealDolls—which sell for $5,000 and up. Vanity Fair gets an eye-opening look at Abyss Creations, where McMullen and his team build some body to love.<p>It’s a beautiful morning in Huntington, West …

The Bill Cosby Scandal, Brought to You by YouTube

For years, major media outlets aired sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby—and America ignored them. But when a badly shot YouTube video went viral, the 77-year-old comedian’s career and legacy were destroyed in days. Such are the new dynamics of scandal.<p>No amount of riches or celebrity can …

Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike, Oscar Nominee, Spills on Her Pregnancy, David Fincher, and That Unforgettable Gone Girl Scene

Meeting Hollywood's latest sensation, in London, Sam Kashner hears about the challenges of playing Amy Dunne, the experience of sudden fame, and the way Pike fell in love—at Stonehenge, no less—with the father of her new baby.<p>For the longest time, Rosamund Pike couldn’t talk about the role that …

Larry David Woefully “Regrets” His Broadway Debut in Fish in the Dark

While Larry David is unquestionably a comic genius—co-creator and writer of one of the greatest television shows of all time, Seinfeld, and creator and star of the equally original and influential Curb Your Enthusiasm—he’s hardly conventional heartthrob material. But with the March opening of Fish …

An Exclusive Look at Sony’s Hacking Saga

The devastating moment that Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton learned Sony had been taken hostage by vicious cyber-criminals targeting The Interview, was just the beginning of the drama. Mark Seal speaks with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for an inside account of Hollywood caught in the crosshairs.<p>At …

Seth Rogen

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

While the world is only too aware of what North Korea’s leader thinks about a certain Sony comedy, less is known about his dynasty’s long history with—and love of— the cinema. Assessing the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival and touring the vast “Cholliwood” studio complex, built in 1947 by …