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America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

7 Tips for a Galapagos Trip

Any traveler with an interest in nature should move the Galapagos Islands to the top of his or her bucket list. From the giant tortoise to the Galapagos penguin, the endemic wildlife is abundant and fascinating. It's also one of the most protected places on earth, allowing visitors to take part in …

Galapagos

10 Summer Foods to Travel For in the U.S.A.

It’s hard to argue about it: summer is the best time of year when it comes to food. With fruit that tastes like candy, crisp, nourishing greens, and farm-fresh vegetables at your fingertips, it’s easy to pass as a gourmet chef by throwing something fabulous together.<p>My favorite summer food is …

9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels That You Can Sleep In

Well, these nine gorgeous hotels can turn your childish tree house fantasies into grown-up realities. These rustic-luxe (or just luxe) tree-house-style bungalows will let you live among the birds (and, in some cases, monkeys). Who says you have to give up on your childhood dreams?

14 Flattering Strapless Dresses That Wow

It's not even summer yet, and Chicagoans are already embracing the warmer temps (alfresco dining alert!). As the days get longer, our clothing layers …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

2013 NFL Rookies Who Already Look Like Draft-Day Steals

Hitting on first-round picks is essential for any team in order to sustain success—but having success on the second and third days of the draft is what separates the contenders from the pretenders.<p>Late-round picks are all flawed in some way or another. After all, if they were better prospects, they …

Notable NFL Players Who Could Be Cut Before the Regular Season

Every year, teams have to cut their rosters down from the 90 players they get for most of the offseason to the 53 players that comprise the regular-season roster. Nearly 1,200 players will lose their jobs, and the dream to play in the NFL will die for some.<p>A select few young players will beat out …

Football (U.S.)

3rd man held in Aaron Hernandez murder probe; Puma drops NFL star

A third man was in custody Friday in Florida in an expanding murder investigation swirling around Aaron Hernandez, the star NFL tight end accused of orchestrating the shooting death of a friend.<p>Ernest Wallace, 41, known as “Fish,” turned himself in in the Miami suburb of Miramar, police said. …

smart ebike design tour at DMY berlin 2013 to explore the DMY berlin festival and its surrounding urban events, design lovers enjoyed the hand-picked design highlights by joining the smart ebike design tour. http://www.designboom.com/design/smart-ebike-design-tour-at-dmy-berlin-2013/

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

Architecture

Mai Tai Modern Bar Cart by Odosdesign for Punt

I am not a fan of bar carts. I have seen tons of them, and never have I seen one that I liked—until now. Mai Tai is the name of this modern bar cart …

#MashTag beer crafted from social-media input

Go ahead, pour yourself a cold frosty glass full of Twitter. Mmm, that's good stuff. Scottish craft brewery BrewDog turned over the reins of its latest creation to fans on Twitter and Facebook. The resulting brew, #MashTag, came about after several rounds of voting on the various elements that make …

Apple signs chip manufacturing deal with TSMC in effort to distance itself from Samsung

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build chips for its mobile devices. TSMC will begin producing chips for Apple starting in 2014, but Apple will continue to rely on Samsung as the primary supplier for its mobile processors …

32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 to sell for $299.99 on-contract starting with June 29

Verizon on Friday officially announced that starting with June 29 it’s going to sell a 32GB version of the Galaxy S4 for $299.99 with new two-year contracts.<p>So far, AT&T was the only mobile operator to offer Samsung’s flagship handset in a higher capacity, with the carrier pricing its own 32GB …