Kathryn Rock

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Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

U.S. officials responded Sunday night to a report that the National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

NSA denies Barack Obama was informed of Angela Merkel phone tapping

Keith Alexander did not inform Barack Obama that Angela Merkel's phone was tapped, NSA says<p>The National Security Agency has denied reports that <b>President Barack Obama</b> was personally informed of US phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phones.<p>NSA chief General Keith Alexander "did …

NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

<b>Fresh reports in German media based on leaked US intelligence documents are prompting damaging new questions about the extent of US surveillance.</b><p>Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002.<p>Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev named as triple homicide suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot dead in police gun battle following Boston Marathon bombing, named by prosecutors as participant in 2011 triple murder<p>The dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot dead while being …

12 Years Ago: 'Apple's iPod Spurs Mixed Reactions'

Hindsight, but little else, is 20/20.<p>On October 23, 2001, Steve Jobs convened a group of tech reporters and Apple fans at the company's Cupertino headquarters to announce a new product: the iPod. It was a launch that would lead the company, six years later, to drop the "Computer" from "Apple …

The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

We can hear the music of the Roaring '20s anytime we want. But what if you could hear the day-to-day sounds of what it was like to live at that vibrant time?<p>That's the basis of Emily Thompson's project "The Roaring Twenties." She's a history professor at Princeton University who's been mapping the …

House pulls back on Boehner plan

Everyone is asking the same question: What’s next?<p>For the second time this fall, Speaker John Boehner has had to pull legislation to lift the debt ceiling because of concerns from conservative lawmakers that their leadership was heading down the wrong path.<p>But this time, the economy could be on the …

New iPad will have iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner, pic hints

The new iPad will play host to the iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanner, a freshly leaked picture suggests.<p>The above snap, which surfaced on Chinese site …

Associated Press News

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The US

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.<p>From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

Awesome Barcelona Time-Lapse Made up of 480GB of Photos

What does it take to get your time-lapse picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick? Well, in photographer Alexandr Kravtsov‘s case: “a broken camera, lost …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Walmart to Get Stuck With Most of Food Stamp Shopping Spree

A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after food stamp recipients went on a colossal shopping spree when a power …

New evidence that sports supplement “Craze” contains a meth-like synthetic drug that’s never been tested on humans

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a powerful synthetic drug, pick yourself up a tub of Craze, bodybuilding.com’s 2012 pick for pre-workout supplement of the year. You “have NOT Experienced Workout Energy Like <i>This</i>,” promises the supplement’s maker.<p>There’s a very good reason for that: There is …

Ann Arbor

Quick Chipotle-Orange Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Give bottled sauce the perfect balance of heat, sweet, and tang.<p>Ingredients18 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (1 1/2 cups), preferably Cattlemen’s1/3 cup orange juice2 tablespoons honey1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotles in adobo1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> In a medium bowl, whisk …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …