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Bell is leading the push to end Canadian Net Neutrality with a secret, extrajudicial Star Chamber that will decide what Canadians can and can't see

Canada has a grotesquely concentrated telcoms sector and a grotesquely concentrated media sector, and thanks to a series of extremely anticompetitive …

Where to Get the Best Pizza in NYC

Where to Get The Best Pizza in NYC, Because You Deserve Nothing Less<p>Because NY pizza > any other pizza.<p>December 05, 2017<p>It's no question that pizza …

Where to stay in Tokyo for $26 a night

Tokyo, whose greater metropolitan area sprawls a whopping 5,240 square miles and fits nearly 38 million people, can comfortably accommodate the …

10 of the Most Iconic Buildings by Architect Frank Gehry You Should Know

It’s rare for an architect to become a household name, but the ones who earn this distinction have their designs lauded for decades to come. Frank Gehry is one of these visionaries who has planned and built awe-inspiring structures since the early 1960s. Known for his bold architectural features …

Employees Only is now in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Burn City: Melbourne's Painted Streets gallery

Lou Chamberlin has been photographing street art in Melbourne, Australia, for more than a decade and, like the city, her new book, Burn City,has collected the best of it.<p>The book title plays off the term ‘burners’, which some street artists use to describes a work so vivid or hot that it burns off …

Art

People love this Hakka restaurant's chili chicken so much, they've tried to crack the recipe

Yueh Tung Restaurant is at 126 Elizabeth St.<p>I was first introduced to Hakka cuisine in the early 1980s in Colombo, Sri Lanka. And again, after we …

Man Tiles Kitchen Floor With 27,000 Pennies

This is a video of Matt Giles tiling his kitchen floor with 27,000 (although I only counted 26,672) British pennies. That's £270 worth, or cheaper …

Home Improvement

The art of Dim Sum

It’s just before 10 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday morning and a handful of people are waiting outside Yu Seafood restaurant in Richmond Hill.<p>Head dim sum …

Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Carving So Detailed That It Could Rewrite Art History

In 2015 researchers from the University of Cincinnati uncovered a Bronze Age tomb in Pylos, in southwest Greece. It belonged to the so-called …

Seven stops to add to your Hong Kong sevens adventure

While Tim Ho Wan is thought to be one of the most popular destinations for delicious dim sum, and Victoria Peak is considered the ultimate vantage …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money

Some of the best value Airbnbs in Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be …

Japan’s Second City: The Only Osaka Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need

Tokyo may be Japan’s biggest, busiest city, but Osaka is its most vivacious. With a population of 2.7 million, it’s the second largest city in Japan …

Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts

Hisakata Hiroyuki is a Japanese photographer who has focused his career on a rather unusual subject matter: action photos of cats that make them look …

Martial Arts

First Nations Fight to Protect the Rare Spirit Bear from Hunters

KLEMTU, GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST, BRITISH COLUMBIA<p>An indigenous community reconnects with its heritage by working to end hunting and promote bear-watching in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.<p>There are stories about the white bears that hide in the deep forest of British Columbia’s coast. Old …

Man Sells All His Belongings and Quits Job to Travel Australia with His Rescue Cat

Traveling with your cat might seem like a far-off dream, but there are folks who are able to make it a reality. Australian adventurer Rich East has trekked more than 50,000 kilometers (over 31,000 miles) in a camper van with his rescue cat, Willow. Known together as Van Cat Meow, they’ve seen the …

Great Barrier Reef

How To Spend 48 Hours In Kyoto, Japan...

Japan is one of the friendliest, cleanest most respectful- and most advanced countries in the world. And we’re not just talking about their state of …

Japan

The Best Measuring Spoons

Home cooks could be forgiven for not knowing that measuring spoons are coldhearted liars. The US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes guidelines for how much tea- and tablespoons should hold. Even if you didn't know that the Feds set standards, …

How to Buy, Season, and Care for a Wok

A good wok is one of the most versatile pans in the kitchen. Beyond being the best choice for a stir-fry, it's also the ideal vessel for deep-frying, steaming, and indoor smoking. It is the most commonly used pan in my kitchen.<p>But, as with most things, not all woks are created equal. They come in a …

Love XLB? Time to Make Sheng Jian Bao (Pan-Fried Pork Soup Dumplings)

Is there anything better than <i>xiao long bao</i>, a.k.a. soup dumplings, a.k.a. one of the most delicious dumplings* in the world? Bursting with hot soup and seasoned meat, they're pretty hard to top. Unless, of course, you're talking about <i>sheng jian bao</i>, the breadier, pan-fried cousin of XLB.<p>Just like …

Food & Dining

A 5-Stop Eating Tour of LA's San Gabriel Valley for Under $40

If you were to evaluate the quality of a given period of time in terms of the concentration and diversity of flavors that you can cram into it, the afternoon I spent cruising up and down Valley Boulevard in the 626 area code east of LA would rank high. In fact, it would count as some of the best …

17 Recipes for a Homemade Dumpling Feast

I could practically live off dumplings—and, thanks to the dollar dumpling joint a few blocks from my house, there have been periods in my life during which I nearly have. I prefer not to think about how many of their pork and chive dumplings I've consumed in the past year and a half, but the total …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I own a lot of cookbooks and I treasure them all, from my dusty, leather-bound tomes written for 19th-century homemakers to my pocket-size Italian monograph on tripe cookery.* And while they all feel essential to me, they're not all equally essential in a broader sense. I may own a copy of Apicius …

Hold the Cream: How to Make Real-Deal Roman Fettuccine Alfredo

Growing up in Brooklyn, my family would sometimes go to Marco Polo restaurant, where my sister would invariably order the fettuccine Alfredo and I invariably would not. There was almost no food that I found to be too rich, but that platter of cheese-loaded, cream-soaked pasta crossed the line. I …

Easy Cocktails: 35 Simple, 3-Ingredient Drinks to Make at Home

It can be fun to watch a bartender carefully add a litany of ingredients to a mixing glass: layers of different spirits, unusual liqueurs, custom tinctures, bizarre bitters. A bar is a great place to get familiar with unusual bottles and sample drinks that take a more effort than just opening the …

The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza

GalleryThe Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza<p>I've got a confession to make: <b>I love pan pizza.</b><p>I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style, with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce. I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza of the kind that you might …

Bitter, Bold, and Beautiful: 9 Negroni Variations for Cocktail Lovers

I'm not sure who could have predicted the ascent of the Negroni: The bitter and bold cocktail, made with Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, seems like a pretty adventurous step for most folks. But Negroni lovers are a dedicated bunch—I've seen more than one tattoo devoted to the drink—and many …

One Quick Vietnamese-Style Marinade, One Easy Baked Chicken Dinner

Baked marinated chicken is one of our favorite weeknight dinners. Just mix up some spices, soak chicken thighs in the mixture for a half hour, then stick them in the oven—yeah, sign us up. Marinating is a simple, straightforward process, but given how flavorful the results can be, it can seem …