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You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Museums

Deana Lawson’s Hyper-Staged Portraits of Black Love

Blood Orange’s album “Freetown Sound,” from 2016, is about the drama of returning home. For the artist Dev Hynes, who grew up in East London, this does not mean striving to be an authority on his father’s Sierra Leone but, instead, tracing the tentative shape of the mother nation in his …

These are the countries you should book an Airbnb instead of a hotel

Airbnb changed the travel game by giving us access to fancy apartments and cosy flats. Now there’s Noirbnb for people of colour and Muzbnb for …

Hospitality

The 10 best places for women to travel alone

European Travel

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

39 Indian Recipes Better Than Takeout

Drop that takeout menu: making homemade Indian food isn’t just about getting dinner on the table—it’s about exploring one of the world’s most …

Fried Cheese!

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I love my colleagues for a thousand reasons, but in particular for their occasional enthusiasm for my Wednesday …

Italian Food

The Best Baked Salmon Is Broiled Salmon

Baked salmon recipes are all the rage. At least, that's what the internet tells me. According to Google Trends, searches for "baked salmon" drastically outrank ones for "broiled" recipes, and always have. This is what keeps food writers like me employed—someone has to get the word out that broiling …

Seafood

Candy Chicken - The Washington Post

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>Whisk together the Catalina-style dressing, apricot preserves or spread, soy sauce and crushed red pepper flakes in a medium bowl to form a well-blended sauce.<p>Combine the garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, then add the chicken and toss until all …

Soysauce

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Nutrition

Solange - Interview Magazine

It’s difficult to keep in mind the effort, the control required to make music that feels as graceful and cool as Solange’s <i>A Seat at the …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

5 Pastry Chefs on How They'd Doctor Up Boxed Brownie Mix

Swap the water with coffee, and more genius ways to one-up Betty Crocker. Sorry, Betty. Still love ya.<p>If I had to measure out my life in boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix, I’d have enough boxes to build a fort out of and never have to “pay rent” again. <i>Looks wistfully out window.</i> Because boxed …

Dessert

Make These Dashi Noodles in Dashi With Miso Pork and Never Look Back

This Okinawa specialty may be your new favorite soup recipe<p>If you’ve never made dashi, now's the time to try. Unlike long-simmering bone stocks that …

Food & Dining

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Reads most of the day;<br>• Keeps a …

Self-improvement

Turkish Lamb Dumplings with Yogurt and Brown Butter Tomato Sauce (Manti)

Make the pasta dough: Combine the eggs, flour, water, olive oil, and 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of salt in a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment. Mix on …

Baking

The Best Style From Afropunk 2016

<i>What does blackness at</i> <i>Afropunk</i> <i>mean to you?</i> That’s what the Cut asked the crowd at the annual Brooklyn music festival that celebrated its 12th year …

The 8 Most Beautiful National Park Beaches in the U.S.

National Parks

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World

Travel

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

Cities

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better

So you’ve made the decision to reboot your diet: Eat healthier, cook more, and — once you download all the necessary apps — live your best food life. …

New York Times

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

A Curly Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Hair

Brit Watkins—model and Instagram It girl—shares her secrets for big, bouncy, beautiful hair.<p>It's hard to miss Brit Watkins and her scroll-stopping curls on Instagram. With each post of her riotous ringlets, this model offers, as her bio suggests, "some curlyfro encouragement." Devising a …

The 50 greatest films by black directors.

#OscarsSoWhite wasn’t—<i>isn’t</i>—only about a stuffy institution failing to recognize work by people of color. Pushing the industry to allow black …

Filmmaking

The man who put Marvel in the black

Nate Moore makes The Falcon, makes Black Panther, and he’s making the future of film<p>Movie theaters had air conditioning. So when those dry, …

The fight for the future of NPR: Can public radio survive the podcast revolution?

One day in May 2015, Eric Nuzum stood before a gathering of influential NPR trustees and board members, and showed them a photograph of a young woman …

Journalism

How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes

In 2010, the New York City affiliate of Habitat for Humanity received a $21 million federal grant to work on a city neighborhood hit particularly …

Housing

42 Recipes That Are a Zillion Times Better Because of Fish Sauce

Basically instant umami—and one of the most unexpectedly versatile condiments on earth.<p>If you look up umami in the dictionary, we bet you'll find a big ol' bottle of fish sauce (usually made from anchovies, salt, and water) as the entry. A staple in Southeast Asian cooking, fish sauce adds a hit of …

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …