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Park Chan-wook's Films Push the Boundaries of Sex and Violence—But That's Not His Intention

The famed South Korean director talks about his erotic psychological thriller, The Handmaiden.<p>With <i>The Handmaiden</i>, South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook has made one of is most accomplished films yet. Like the revenge trilogy that famously includes Park's hyper-violent <i>Oldboy</i>, <i>The Handmaiden</i> feels …

Will 'Saturday Night Live' take down Trump?

'Maybe it’s going to take comedians to do the job that cable news has relinquished for so much of the campaign.'<p>Monday night was live from Hofstra. Saturday night is live from New York.<p>While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue over who won Monday night’s debate, inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the …

Could turmeric really boost your health?

<b>Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>Turmeric is a spice which in its raw form looks a bit like ginger root, but when it's ground down you get a distinctive yellowy orange powder that's very popular in South Asian cuisine. Until …

Has marijuana actually got stronger since the 80s? Here's what the science says

Estimates on just how much stronger vary, however, since marijuana is a tricky thing to measure. Its status as a Schedule I drug, and its incredible variability in potency based on where it's grown and how it's ingested make it difficult to pinpoint its strength over time.<p>Andy LaFrate, president …

The Amazing Hippie Stomper! - Dakota Angler & Outfitter Black Hills Fly Fishing

<b>There’s not many things in fly fishing that are more fun than watching a trout come to the surface and eat a big, high floating dry fly.</b> It’s amazing …

Fishing

The Oregon Coast: The U.S. Road Trip as Beautiful as Highway 1

When it comes to West Coast road trips, California’s Highway 1 often monopolizes the spotlight. But Oregon’s own Highway 101, complete with quiet seaside coves, bustling beach towns, and secluded hideaways, makes for a scenic, sexy drive unlike any other. Down the snaking shoreline from Washington …

Why You Should Be Mixing Your Iced Coffee with Lemonade

When I got a tip that the new Brooklyn coffee roaster Supercrown Coffee was serving a drink called the Laura Palmer, and it was a mix of lemonade and iced coffee, I can't say that I was immediately swept up in excitement. <b>You don't go throwing around a Twin Peaks reference for just anything.</b> Also, …

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my …

Eggs

How to Bake with Basically Any Dairy You Have on Hand

Here's when you can substitute sour cream, crème fraîche, yogurt, and more.<p>It's a weeknight and you've arrived home late. You're in the middle of throwing ingredients in a bowl for a cardamom pound cake. You haven't even started cooking dinner, but you promised your colleague you'd bring the cake …

Breakfast

Chicken Bulgogi

2K<p>117<p>2<p>Shares 2K<p>While people have been tripping over each other lately, letting everyone know how authentic they can be, outraged over a recipe or …

Welcome to the Era of Plant-Based Meat

This burger looks like meat and tastes like meat—but it's made entirely out of plants.<p>Yesterday, chef Traci Des Jardins dropped by the Food & Wine …

Genius 3-Minute, All-Crispy Hash Browns from Josh Ozersky

In 2011, four years before his untimely death, Josh Ozersky hit reply to one of our early Food52 newsletters. "If you guys need a genius recipe sometime, I have a really great one for hash browns."<p>His voice was clear and compelling, and almost suspiciously confident even in what amounted to a …

Breakfast

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Slow Cookers

The Best Prosecco to Drink This New Year's Eve

Not all Proseccos are created equal. The best among these light and gently fruity sparkling wines, which hail from Italy's Veneto region, are made by farmers and smaller family run estates who grow and select the best grapes by hand. Unfortunately, those aren't the bottles that you see most often …

A brand new species is evolving right before our eyes — meet the ‘coywolf’

THE CREATION OF A BRAND NEW SPECIES IS RARE, but the coywolf seems to have evolved as a direct result of human actions. According to <i>The Economist</i>, …

Celebrate Halloween Like an Adult by Pairing Your Candy With Wine

No matter what you’re doing this Halloween, it’s safe to say that a seasonal candy-wine pairing would probably make it even better. Paul Mekis—wine …

How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

At the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, a century-old ranch plays host to a small art museum. It's quite an idyllic setting — but just a few years ago, the Brinton Museum's finances didn't paint such a pretty picture.<p>An endowment set up in 1960 preserved the historic ranch near …

Our Very Best Summer Wine Cocktails

On drinking in the summer heat:<i>Avoid the heavy, boozy feeling<br>with super-light drinks</i>A classic summer drink should be light and refreshing<i>–and</i> …

Alcohol

How to Age Wood in Minutes

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

National Parks

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

<b>Location: British Columbia<br>Date Established: 1970<br>Size: 126,500 acres</b><p>Few people forget the first time they walk out onto seemingly infinite Long Beach, a 10-mile strip of undeveloped coastline set against a backdrop of lush emerald rain forest and distant mountains. One of Canada’s most visited …

National Parks

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia

Scientists narrow down the cause and think it is related to warming.<p>When a massive and mysterious hole was discovered in Siberia last July (see pictures), social media users pointed to everything from a meteorite to a stray missile to aliens to the Bermuda Triangle as possible causes. But the most …

Global Warming

Did You Know You Can Easily Check Children for Eye Cancer Using Flash Photography?

A new ad campaign in the UK is using interactive posters to inform parents that they can easily check their child for eye cancer using flash …

3 Pitch Black Cocktails Made with Charcoal

If you want a black-hued cocktail, the go-to colorant is squid ink. That’s fine if you’re okay with a briny cocktail. But if you want a …

Does Aluminum Offer the Best Wading Traction?

The more I walk and wade on aluminum bar soles, the more I think they are the best overall option for wading stability and safety. We all know the …

“Jimi: All Is by My Side”: This is the weirdest rock biopic of all time

André Benjamin makes a memorable Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley’s near-experimental film — with no Hendrix songs<p>So John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “12 Years a Slave,” has made a movie about Jimi Hendrix that has <i>no</i> Jimi Hendrix music in it. As in, exactly none of Hendrix’s best-known …