Lauren Bowers

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Curved Screens Phones Have Arrived, But The Flexible Future Hasn't

Two decades into the flat-panel era, consumer-electronics makers have decided it’s time to throw everyone a curve. The manifestation of this new-found obsession finds its latest incarnation in the Samsung Galaxy Round, a new jumbo smartphone/tablet hybrid that has a concave screen. The new 5.7-inch …

$75M Offered for More ‘Breaking Bad’

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The 38 Essential New York Restaurants, October '13

It's time to update the <b>Eater 38</b>, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must …

CBGB To Be Painstakingly Recreated For Keynote Of CBGB Film & Music Festival in NYC

The keynote address of the Second Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will be given this Thursday from inside a recreation of the original CBGB club …

Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be in Greenpoint year-round

Brooklyn Night Bazaar is getting a new, permanent home. The popular pop-up market, which has occupied a 40,000-square-foot Williamsburg warehouse for …

Table Tennis

Visit These Cool (Free!) Public Art Pieces Across NYC This Fall - Curbed NY

Along with summer's exit goes (some of) the tourists, leaving many of <b>New York City's public art gems</b> ripe for a calm, reflective visit. From temporary installations in parks to decades-old works that sit as icons in communal plazas, these works thankfully spice up our streets and the city at large. …

em>Esquire</em> Names America’s Best Restaurants for 2013

Bibendum crossed the Hudson late last week on a raft of Michelin stars, Zagat affirmed its 2014 survey picks, and now it’s time, of course, for …

Obama meets with top lawmakers but no deal on shutdown

Top Democratic and Republican congressional leaders met Wednesday afternoon with president at White House.<p>WASHINGTON — On the second day of the government shutdown, Congress and the White House drew no closer to resolving the impasse, although President Obama and key congressional leaders held …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

Travel

Best Places To Vacation And Indulge Your Vices

Vacation is a time to indulge. For many, that indulgence may be lazing around in a beautiful place and doing nothing very much at all.<p>For others, indulgence may come in a less...innocent...form. Whether your poison is liquid, herbal, material or menacing, we've found the best cities to vacation in …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Library Studies

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

How Russia Might Respond to an American Strike in Syria

Russia has dismissed U.S. accusations that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the charge "utter nonsense," and warned that a military …

Russia

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these locals-only finds.

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Kendrick Lamar Declares War on Hip-Hop. Thank God.

It’s true. Though I’m sure there are more than a few rappers currently in the lab conjuring up a way to “respond” to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop should …

The Sochi scandal is just beginning

Just because the Russian government says it won’t arrest gay athletes doesn’t mean the Olympics controversy is over<p>Despite the media firestorm, it's highly unlikely that a proposed boycott of the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi will happen. President Obama has come out against it, as has British PM …

An Island-by-Island Guide to Caribbean Rum

Call it rum, <i>rhum,</i> or <i>ron</i>; just don’t call it boring. Often (falsely) portrayed as uniformly saccharine, rum is one of the most diverse spirits on the …

Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States

Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey reports that an eight-state region — Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, …

Middle East peace talks under way

Negotiations begin in earnest, with Obama and Kerry praising Israeli-Palestinian summit but warning of big challenges<p>Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are beginning intensive talks in Washington on Tuesday aimed at reviving the moribund Middle East peace process amid warnings that this could be …

Mexican state of Colima allows same-sex civil unions

<b>Colima has become the latest Mexican state to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions after a majority of local authorities passed a change in the state's constitution.</b><p>Legalisation on same-sex unions falls under state legislation, and a number of states have divergent rules.<p>Mexico City …

Arrest Made After More D.C. Landmarks Are Hit with Green Paint

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A vandalism spree that began with a paint attack on the Lincoln Memorial last week, hit at least …

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Canada

White House touts slow increase in health care costs

WASHINGTON — Personal health care costs rose in the 12 months ending in May at the slowest rate in the last 50 years, as spending on hospital and nursing home services declined, the White House announced Monday.<p>Personal consumption spending rose 1.1%, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House …

Bradley Manning judge to release verdict on Tuesday in WikiLeaks trial

Bradley Manning, the self-confessed source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of US state secrets, will learn his fate on Tuesday when a military judge …