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Lots of Cookies Die in this Sesame Street Walking Dead Parody

<i>The Walking Dead</i> may have savage, man-eating undead along with the murderous living, but it could be worse: they could be after your cookies.<p>Such is …

The Short, Daring Life of Lilya Litvyak

On June 22, 1941, the Third Reich launched its ill-fated invasion of Russia. It was pestilential in scale; more than three million Axis soldiers swarmed Russia’s borders in a matter of hours, overwhelming Soviet defenses. Hitler regarded the peoples of the Soviet Union to be a subhuman rabble …

Communist Party

Nigel Slater’s end-of-season vegetable and herb recipes

There have been cries for help this week over what to do with the end-of-season vegetables and herbs – the final few stragglers on the vegetable plot. In particular the last shout from the tomatoes, courgettes, marrows and basil. “Can I freeze a glut of basil?” “Where are all the courgette …

Italian Food

DIY Curtain Projects You Can Totally Pull Off

Some people might consider curtains a luxury, others a necessity. If you think about the many benefits that curtains provide, I'd err on the side of …

Crafting

Decoupage furniture ideas to add a personal touch to your home

<b>The word 'decoupage' may sound a bit fancy, but it's actually one of the simplest crafts you can try your hand at. Taken from the French word</b> …

Furniture

Enter a Digital Archive of 213,000+ Beautiful Japanese Woodblock Prints

Most of us have now and again seen and appreciated Japanese woodblock prints, especially those in the tradition of <i>ukiyo-e</i>, those "captivating images …

5 Emerging Artists to Discover at London’s START Art Fair

Art Fairs<p>The diverse practices of these up-and-comers tackle cultural and political histories boldly.<p>,<p>The fourth edition of START Art Fair is opening …

Art

The Top 10 Best-Selling Kelly-Moore Paint Colors

Customers can’t get enough of these versatile neutral shades<p>Nothing can turn a new apartment or house into a home faster than painting the walls. But with so many colors and shades out there, choosing the perfect hue can often be overwhelming. To make the process a little easier, we polled …

16 Books You Read As A Kid That Were Actual Emotional Torture

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Books

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

TCM Diary: Robert Benchley

Now before we can discuss the humor of Robert Benchley, the first order of business is establishing who, or what, is a Robert Benchley. But before we …

48 Things You Definitely Have at Home (But Don't Need)

Despite our best intentions, we inevitably accumulate clutter around our homes. At our best, we may be Marie Kondo converts—successfully discarding …

Minimalism

One missing woman and many sides of the story in Spanish crime drama ‘I Know Who You Are’

Is lawyer Juan Elias faking amnesia after killing his niece, or is a victim of circumstances? The Spanish crime show keeps you guessing.<p>A missing …

The Critic Who Refuted Trump’s World View—in 1916

The most sweeping rebuke to the Trump Administration’s ethnonationalist world view can be found in the July issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>. That it’s the July, <i>1916</i>, issue is a testament to how retrograde that world view is, and also to the prophetic insight of the essay’s author, Randolph Bourne, a young …

Why Jeanne Moreau’s Death Represents the Decline of French Film in America

The muted passing of the New Wave's iconic actress suggests memories of her era are disappearing as well.<p>Iconic actress Jeanne Moreau’s death this …

List-Worthy

The 12 Best Interior Paint Colors From Your Favorite Brands

Neutral colors top the list!<p>If painting your walls a bold color has always been on your design bucket list, but you just <i>can't</i> seem to take the plunge, you aren't alone. We talked to 12 of your favorite paint brands, and they confirmed our suspicions: neutral colors top their lists of best-selling …

Colorized Photos Breathe New Life into Famous Faces from Russian History

Translator and amateur colorist Olga Shirnina, also known as Klimbim, has an incredible talent for transforming historical black and white photographs into color images. She often works to breath new life into vintage photographs that show Russian history, from portraits of the imperial Romanov …

Oldest Known Photos of 20+ Beloved Cities Around the World

These days, travel photographers jet around the world, trying to capture new angles on well-loved cities. There was a time, however, when photographs of urban centers around the world were a rarity. With the advent of photography in the 19th century, for the first time people were able to record …

Samwell Tarly gets asked if Jon Snow is good looking IRL, gives adorable answer

You may not think it's possible, but <i>Game of Thrones</i> star John Bradley may be even more adorable in real life than he is when he's playing Samwell …

Time to Hire a Truck: Ikea's New Drop Is That Good

Ikea's collections just get better and better. Their August drop not only features the clever elements of versatility that are signature Ikea — like …

Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’

<b>SINGAPORE-BASED</b> cartoonist Sonny Liew picked up three Eisner Awards to stand among the top winners Friday night in San Diego during an industry ceremony held in conjunction with Comic-Con International.<p>Liew told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs that he was feeling “a mix of elation and disbelief …

Graphic Novels

How to Make Pink Work in Your Home (Without the '80s Vibes)

We get it: pink gets a bad rap for something it did many, many moons ago. It's time to forgive and forget the horror that was '80s pink, because the …

Home Decorating

The Black Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones

I was talking to a friend about my weekend plans, and I told her that I probably wouldn’t do much because I’d probably have the bubble guts nervously …

From The Katering Show to Fighting Isis: eight of the best Australian web series

Web series are currently all the rage in Australia. Last year there were 3,248 web series episodes created locally, compared with just 107 in 2012, according to the ABS. The same survey pegged the average cost of television drama at $645,700 per hour, so it is no mystery why the short-form platform …

TV

Making the Warrior: The Qin Terracotta Soldiers in Age of Empires

When a viewer first steps into the galleries of <i>Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)</i>, he or she comes …

Design trends: Embracing the Danish art of 'hygge'

Hygge, pronounced 'hue-gah', is a huge interior design trend right now that sees a certain feeling being captured in the way that you decorate your …

Kids’ Playroom Ideas: How to Create a Space That’s Fun And Functional

From a design standpoint, playrooms are incredibly fun projects. Your children will spend hours in there — playing, learning, and everything in …

Fox News 9-1-1

Thank you for calling 9-1-1, a division of Fox News. Your emergencies are important to us. Please listen carefully, as our menu options have changed.<p>To continue in English, just keep listening—everything here is in English, because, the last time we checked, this was ​America​, …

Russian Artist Duo Creates Stunningly Realistic Dolls

Russian artists Anastasiya and Sergey Lutsenko create dolls so realistic, they look like smaller versions of real people. And they kinda are. “We …