Chris Speer

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Trump Says Bannon Has ‘Lost His Mind’ After Bannon Insults Donald Trump Jr.

WASHINGTON — President Trump excommunicated his onetime chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from his circle on Wednesday, ending for now a partnership of convenience that transformed American politics while raising questions about the future of the nationalist-populist movement they cultivated …

Donald Trump

This Video Shows the Biggest Differences Between Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's Spider-Man Films

Most people would agree Sam Raimi’s <i>Spider-Man</i> movies are superior to Marc Webb’s <i>Spider-Man</i> movies. The question then becomes, “Why?” Well, we found a …

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog)<p>Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author …

Parenting

This Is Exactly How Whiskey Is Made

If you're a true whiskey drinker, you need to know these things, ok?<p>Sure, you love whiskey. That's all fine and good. But do you know how it's made? Do you know how to explain exactly how it's made? Do you have the tools to annoy the shit out of all your friends by telling them the composition of …

Alcohol

It's High Time You Learned to Play the Piano

What else are you doing this weekend?<p>What do you have going on this weekend? Or after work? Or after happy hour? Because in just under eight minutes, this video, recently uncovered by Digg, will give you all the basic information you might need to start playing the piano. You always wanted to be a …

La La Land

How to Prepare Vegetables That You'd Actually Want to Eat

Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t …

How David Byrne and 'Contemporary Color' Turned Color Guards Into Rock Stars

Former Talking Head and filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross on transforming color-guard-plus-hipster-musicians shows into a peerless documentary<p>In April …

David Byrne

Three Years Ago, Richard Simmons Vanished. We Talked to the Man Trying to Find Him.

Dan Taberski made Missing Richard Simmons, the first great podcast of 2017.<p>In February 2014, the loudest man on Earth went silent. Richard Simmons, the face, voice, and very tiny shorts behind a multi-billion dollar exercise cult of personality, just…stopped. No more talk show appearances, no more …

Richard Simmons

Turn Cat Doodles Into Horrific Cat Photographs

You Can’t Return to Eden | The Art of Manliness

Though one of the first Europeans to explore Tahiti, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, only stayed on the island for about ten days, he was thoroughly …

What to Watch When You Want To Be A Wino

Happy Wine Day (AKA every day)! It’s the perfect time to bust out that bottle of red you’ve been holding on to and savor it in all the right ways. …

The 9 Top Trends in Wine Consumption to Watch Right Now

The Wine Market Council, together with Nielsen and expert panelists, sound off on what, where and why Americans are drinking, with a few surprises …

Wine

11 Insanely Thoughtful Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Hint: Not roses and an overpriced dinner. Be the most romantic without breaking the bank.Check out 11 Insanely Thoughtful Valentine’s Gift Ideas on …

Dinner

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Released from Prison

"He's going to skate through life," former Dokken guitarist George Lynch says of frontman convicted in murder-for-hire plot<p>Tim Lambesis, the frontman …

Crime

When it comes to booze, Americans are opting for the hard stuff, data show

In a time of deep political divisions, this much appears unassailable: Americans are hitting the hard stuff with gusto these days, increasingly American whiskey but also — in the spirit of inclusiveness — cognac, tequila and vodka.<p>For the seventh straight year, the spirits industry swiped market …

Football: The Kotaku Review

If <i>Football</i>—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as “Dungeons & Dragons,” we’d call it “Beer …

Michael Vick

Does Shiraz wine come from Iran?

<b>Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz - but is there a connection between the place and the wine of the same name now produced and drunk across the world?</b><p>"I remember my father bringing in the grapes …

Wine & Spirits

Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T | The Art of Manliness

At the end of last August I decided to start an experiment on naturally increasing my testosterone levels. Kate and I had just finished a month-long …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Travelers Reminds Us to Never Trust Anybody Who Shows Up from the Future

When something gets invented that can make people’s lives better, it will also be used to make people’s lives worse. The road to hell is paved with …

TV

Watch the Lucasfilm Story Group Point Out Several Obscure Rogue One Easter Eggs

The weekly <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube show, <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, has been off for a few weeks, but a bonus “Secrets Explained” episode popped up Friday night …

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

This startup is taking the mystery out of wine pricing—and making the good stuff cheaper

I rarely spend more than $20 on a bottle of wine. Often, it’s closer to $10. It’s not that I’m unwilling, unable, or philosophically opposed to pricier bottles—it’s just that I don’t know how to make my dollars count.<p>That puts me squarely in the market that Mark Tarlov, a 64-year-old winemaker, …

Wine

What Happens When You Put Weed in Your Coffee

In the name of public service I sampled a few java-ganja products to observe their effects on my cognitive and motor functions.<p>There's a common misconception that if you combine two drugs you'll get the best of both worlds. It's the same thinking that gave us the vodka & Red Bull, the spliff, or …

Cannabis

Three Ways You Can Improve Your Sense of Smell

Your sense of smell is one of those things you can easily take for granted. If you want to improve the sensitivity of your nose, here are three …

Pets

Do This Five-Minute Stretching Workout at Your Desk For a Workday Energy Boost

If you feel sluggish when you sit down at your desk every morning, this quick mini-workout will get your blood flowing and your brain powered up. You …

Exercise

Get Weird With These 13 Unusual Liquors

Looking for a change of pace when knocking back drinks? Here are some interesting options to mix up your liquor cabinet.<p>1. PHOENIX TEARS SPICED …

Cocktails