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The Transformation of Sexual-Harassment Law Will Be Double-Faced

Earlier this month, when a majority of Senate Democrats demanded Al Franken’s resignation after multiple allegations of unwanted kissing and groping, Bernie Sanders called for a “cultural revolution” to combat sexual harassment. The reckoning would affect “not only high-profile men,” Sanders said, …

You Can Buy Your Very Own Prefabricated Escape Pod

This elliptical, rotating pod can be used as a garden studio, social gathering spot, resting place, or office.<p>Made with European oak and birch plywood and clad in cedar shingles, The Escape Pod was designed and prefabricated in the English county of Gloucestershire by furniture maker Dominic Ash …

Workstations

Here's the Real Science Behind That Fake Driverless Car

It’s called a Ghost Driver experiment, and it’s not a gag.<p>Washington reporters are used to getting stonewalled, so NBC4 Washington transportation reporter Adam Tuss was persistent yesterday when he tried to ask a person hidden inside what looked like a car seat what he was doing driving a …

Autonomous Cars

A Brief History of Music Festival Fails

To avoid the next Fyre Festival-style debacle, organizers should heed these five lessons.<p>When the first wave of attendees arrived at the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas last night, they encountered a scene that didn’t seem to square with the five-figure entry fees some had paid. Instead of a weekend …

Music Festivals

Tommy Haas Confronts Tennis’s Future

Tommy Haas, the thirty-eight-year-old German tennis player, was once one of the top players on the A.T.P. tour; he is now one of the oldest. He is also now the tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open, at Indian Wells—the kind of corporate job typically held by people known for their …

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

The Little-Known Indiana Town That Modernism Built

The best place for modern architecture is a Midwest town you’ve probably never heard of.<p>In a roll call of the greatest American cities for architecture, places like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles immediately come to mind. Then there’s Columbus, Indiana, population 46,000.<p>Though it’s lesser …

We Tested 21 Viral Internet Food Hacks—& Some Really Do Work!

It's easier to bust hacks than it is to come up with new ones.<p>Already, during this Easiest, Fastest, Best Week, we've told you that you <i>can't</i> defrost steak in five minutes (sad), that the internet's best brownie doesn't live up to its name (tears), and that you can't <i>really</i> poach a dozen eggs at once …

Hacking

The Ethics of Foie Gras: New Fire for an Old Debate

Yesterday, a federal judge struck down the California foie gras ban, written in 2004 and enacted in 2012, that prevented chefs in the state from serving the product at their restaurants. Even today, restaurants have resumed serving the controversial delicacy (though actually producing it within the …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

The Buyer's Guide to 75 of the Best California Wines

California has a reputation as a place where anyone can prosper and anything can grow. Yet while there are plenty of ambitious winemakers, there are …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Bordeaux Châteaus to Visit Now

In France’s most legendary wine region, gorgeous châteaus are opening their gates and even welcoming guests. What are you waiting for?<p>In the past, my …

Why the federal government should stop spending billions on private sports stadiums

When the New York Yankees completed the new Yankee Stadium in 2009, the final construction bill was an estimated $2.5 billion. Of that, nearly $1.7 …

Taxes

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

The Surprising 1960s Origins Of Hillary’s Official Typeface

Friendly and authoritative, Sharp Sans is influenced by an era when Hillary herself was getting interested in politics.<p>The Hillary Clinton campaign might just have the most comprehensive brand identity in presidential history. In stark contrast to the clumsy, ham-fisted efforts of her …

The Thrill of Losing Money by Investing in a Manhattan Restaurant

If you live in New York City long enough and appear to be successfully employed in an industry that Bernie Sanders dislikes, you will be asked at some point to do three things: sponsor a table at a vanity fund-raiser, become a “producer” of a Broadway play, and invest in a restaurant. I had no …

Armed Mushroom Foragers Prompt Forest Service Crackdown

People get intense about morels.<p>Picking wild mushrooms is big business—and, for some people, their livelihood. According to Matt Zaitz, one Kansas …

The Washington Post will use robots to write stories about the Rio Olympics

Woodward, Bernstein ... and Optimus Prime?<p>The Washington Post has a big team of journalists covering the Rio Olympics.<p>Also covering the games for the paper: Robots.<p>The Post is using homegrown software to automatically produce hundreds of real-time news reports about the Olympics. Starting tomorrow …

MasterCard Gets Its First New Logo In 20 Years

Pentagram uses “circular logic” to bring the financial institution into the digital-payment era.<p>Today, MasterCard revealed a redesign of its consumer-facing logo, the first in 20 years. The way we buy and pay for things has changed dramatically in the past two decades ago–think about the …

Stumbling and Mumbling

David Cameron’s premiership must be considered a failure. He wanted to keep the UK in the EU, but failed; he wanted to preserve the Union but …

United Kingdom

There are practical reasons so many hipster businesses follow the exact same naming structure

It’s practically a fashion trend itself. In the past few years, startup clothing and home goods retailers have taken to a peculiar naming convention: linking two nouns with &, + , as well as the word “and.”<p>Mott & Bow. Bindle & Keep. Wolf & Shepherd. These are all fairly new clothing or footwear …

Marks & Spencer

Find Free Fonts On Google’s Slick New Site

Thanks to subscription platforms like Typekit, licensing fonts for web use isn’t all that expensive or difficult any more. But there are plenty of free options, too–like Google Fonts, a collection of more than 800 open-source font families you can license without cost for online use.<p>Now, using …

#Menswear is Dead. What's Next?

The meme-driven movement may have peaked, but it helped to birth the style-savvy male consumer on which the fashion industry is betting big as …

Menswear

The Stadium Boondoggle Is Migrating to the Suburbs

When suburbs pay massive subsidies for professional ballparks, everyone suffers.<p>The Texas Rangers are off to a decent start. They’re over .500, second in the American League West, 11-12 on the road (meh), and they employ the best boxer in baseball. Oh, and the team is up to receive $450 million …

Levi’s Made The First Ever 100%-Recycled Cotton Jeans [UPDATED]

It uses a new technique that dissolves fabric and then re-spins the thread, making it even stronger than before.<p>This newest pair of Levi’s started as five old T-shirts. Using a new fabric-recycling technology, Seattle-based startup Evrnu worked with Levi’s to dissolve the used clothing into a new, …

Sustainability

The True Story Of Milton Glaser’s Best Client

I <3 beer.<p>In 1986, Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy was on the hunt for the right designer to create an identity for his startup brewery. He interviewed dozens of firms, but none of them clicked–until he met Milton Glaser, the impresario behind the “I ♥ NY” logo and slogan, <i>New York</i> magazine’s …