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The Workout Every Runner Is Missing

Tier 3+ trainer and RunCross instructor Miriam Wasmund has the secret to building a faster and fitter runner's body.<p>Relentless forward progress may …

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

Magic Mushrooms

Bruce Lee on the Power of Repose and the Strength of Yielding

“One should be in harmony with, and not rebellion against, the strength of the opponent.”<p>When he emigrated from Hong Kong to America in 1959, <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) adapted the ancient Chinese conceptual martial art Wing Chun into his own version, Jun Fan Gung Fu, literally …

Kung Fu

What It's Like to Be the Woman at a Pickup Artist Workshop

I felt less like a piece of meat than I expected.<p>I first read <i>The Game</i>, the controversial bestseller exploring the culture of pickup artists (PUAs, for short), when I was 22 and I've remained fascinated ever since. The PUA lifestyle, which has a reputation for being misogynistic, manipulative, and …

Relationships

The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney’s new book features discussions with the film’s breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone.<p>In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. …

Pop Culture

How Straight Outta Compton Re-created the L.A. Riots, N.W.A. Concerts, and Epic Parties

Straight Outta Compton opens in theaters on August 14.<p>The urban crisis of 1980s Compton was so integral in the formation of N.W.A. and the message of their music that when it came time to make <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, a biopic about the seminal hip-hop group, it was crucial that production designer</b> …

Mix of the day: Derek Plaslaiko and Mike Servito

The LA artist will be "playing new shit" on every episode of the new Comedy Central show, which airs on Wednesdays.<p>The dark and rhythmic "Linguistic …

Electronic Music

the i-D guide to the music videos of the rave era

Hardcore… you know the score! Here’s eight awesome rave visuals from the 90s that you need to see. Grab your smily face t and get ready for a serious Smartie party…<p>The early 90s saw an explosion in technology that meant music and video kit become accessible like never been before. As a result, …

Skateboarding

The New Negro

As a rap star, she’s the bomb. As a music-video producer, she’s set a new style. Is Missy Elliott music’s next transformer?<p>The New Negro is an inventive amalgamation of past and future trends that are indigenous to black American style. Generally, the New Negro—who is “new” every decade or so—is …

Curtis Mayfield

Exclusive Premiere: Stream The Stunning New Stephan Bodzin LP In Full

June 12 will see German techno mainstay Stephan Bodzin unleash his next full-length musical vision on the world. Entitled <i>Powers of Ten</i>, the 10-track …

Frida Kahlo's Garden Takes Root in the Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's new show 'Frida: Art. Garden. Life' shows off the trailblazing artist's green thumb.<p>Sixty-one years after her death at the age of 47, seminal Mexican artist Frida Kahlo still has the power to awe, provoke, and inspire. A striking icon—resplendent in …

Art

Everything you need to know about grime in an infographic

The veteran US artist will be appearing on Digitally Imported's "Journeys" show between 9 and 11 PM (GMT) this evening.<p>The unsettling new video …

Infographics

A beginner's guide to Skull Disco

<b>The year is 2004 and dubstep hasn’t yet broken beyond a core following, mostly around London’s FWD>>.</b><p>While the scene has already attracted its share …

What the Original “Pinocchio” Really Says About Lying

<i>This piece is drawn from “Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love,” out from FSG on February 3rd.</i><p>When I was a boy I was made distinctly uncomfortable by, and even tried not to think about, the Walt Disney movie “Pinocchio.”<p>But in Carlo Collodi’s “The …

Walt Disney Company

The Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.<p>On an April Monday in 2010, Patrick Mettes, a fifty-four-year-old television news director being treated for a cancer of the bile ducts, read an article on the front page of the <i>Times</i> that would change his death. His …

Hiroyuki Ito’s City Nights

The Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Ito spends most nights covering performing-arts events around New York City for the <i>Times</i>. Once his assignment is over, however, Ito begins his own work, photographing the city streets at night with his Leica film camera. “New York City at night is a totally …

Photography

Such a Stoic

How Seneca became Ancient Rome’s philosopher-fixer.<p>Sometime in the spring of the year 59, the emperor Nero decided to murder his mother. As you can imagine, the two were not on good terms. In a gesture designed to appear conciliatory, Nero invited his mother, Agrippina, to join him at a festival in …

Let's Talk About Binding Books with Human Skin

For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common.<p>Last June, Harvard University conclusively confirmed the existence of a book bound in human skin (also known as anthropodermic bibliopegy) as part of their collection at Houghton Library. The book is a …

Books

Technology Is Making Us Stupid

In Nicholas Carr's the <i>Glass Cage</i>, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.<p>Face it, you're an addict.<p>You can't go a minute …

naughty

Listen to Floating Points and Four Tet's closing set at Plastic People

<i>Synthtopia</i> outlines their favorite "vaporware" of last year—synths that have been "introduced, leaked, teased or hyped" but not actually released, at …

The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

<i>Since her article on the best Korean makeup was so well-received, and you, our lovely readers, essentially demanded a skincare follow-up, the</i> …

A Christmas Miracle! Tosca’s Kiss, now on iTunes

A retirement home…in MILAN!!!…created specifically for former opera musicians.<p>Now if that doesn’t sound like a great subject for a documentary, then …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

In The Future, Our Attention Will Be Sold

Last week, I logged onto Facebook to see a story about a man who got drunk, cut off his friend’s penis and then fed it to a dog. This was followed by …

Attention Economy