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13 Small European Towns You Never Thought to Visit (but Should)

They may be relatively under the radar, but they’re certainly captivating and well worth a detour.<p>Also known as the “Little Venice,” this small town …

European Travel

John McCain’s Final Letter to America

“We weaken our greatness … when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down; when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.”<p><i>On Monday morning in Arizona, Senator John McCain’s former campaign manager Rick Davis, acting as a</i> …

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14 Airbnbs T+L Editors Would Book Again in a Heartbeat

It’s safe to say that here at <i>Travel + Leisure</i>, our editors know a thing or two about travel. Whether it be the latest and greatest carry-on …

Why You Need To Add Arles To Your Travel Bucket List

Since Roman times, the ancient city of Arles has been recognised as a centre of cultural conversation in the south of France; its ebb and flow as a …

The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.<p>There are 59 national parks in the United States — each more majestic and …

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’<p>We Say: Released in tandem with a film of the same name (like <i>Purple Rain</i>) and with music that engages with apocalyptic …

The Best Tahini to Buy, Plus, How to Use It on Everything, According to Lior Lev Sercarz

Some chefs travel with a favorite knife. Lior Lev Sercarz brings tahini everywhere he goes.<p>Chef Lior Lev Sercarz is so serious about tahini that he …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. May's batch of tracks blurs rigid genre lines and explore several different shades of the human condition.<p>This month's playlist features Shannon Shaw's nuanced juxtaposition …

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? Each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, we consulted with friends as far-flung as …

We Tried 8 Different Tahinis and This One is Our Favorite

If there was one word to describe tahini in our present world of food, it’d probably be ubiquitous. We can’t escape the fact that this stuff is …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Hosting a party is stressful, whether it's a small get-together or a holiday fête for a crowd. The key is making as much food ahead of time as …

If Oprah took on Trump, he would be the ultimate winner | Jonathan Freedland

She’s better than him in so many ways but, whoever the victor, such a contest would confirm his view of the presidency as a celebrity post<p>Donald Trump is a stone-cold racist. There was surely no doubt about that, not after he launched his presidential campaign by branding Mexican migrants as …

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump's America

‘As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord’, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis<p>If an essay is something <i>essayed</i> – something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s …

11 Unbelievably Beautiful Sci-Fi Movies

Though critics are divided when it comes to the plot of <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>—is it too slow? Too nebulous?—nearly all of them agree that it’s an incredibly beautiful movie. Directed by <b>Denis Villeneuve,</b> with cinematography by the inimitable <b>Roger Deakins,</b> <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is an aesthetic feast, a …

Retractable restaurant addition provides flexible space that adapts to any weather

Could this be the end of waiting outside a restaurant in crappy weather? Turkish company Libart installed an innovative retractable wall system for a …

Minuscule Measurements Over 12 Years Confirm The Existence Of Orbiting Black Holes

In a ground-breaking study over ten years in the making, scientists have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting each other hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.<p>“For a long time, we’ve been looking into space to try and find a pair of these supermassive black holes orbiting as a …

Albert Einstein

Well Street

10 Well Street is a grade II listed house which has undergone a programme of restoration, reconfiguration and extension. The ground floor of the house was extensively re-planned, with the addition of an 8-metre long extension as the principal living space. The extension was designed with a simple …

The US Forest Service owns a 'national junkyard' of thousands of unused buildings

The inspector general for the US Department of Agriculture found that the Forest Service has compiled over $5 billion worth of repairs to buildings, roads, dams, and trails it operates.<p>Officials admit they are becoming a "national junkyard" by overseeing thousands of decrepit buildings the …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the occupants of the car, Jerry Kane Jr, and his teenage son, Joseph Kane, were self-described “sovereign citizens”: members of a growing domestic …

Anti-Defamation League

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Women's March on Washington

The Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979

Rap fans tend to get into arguments with other rap fans, and it doesn't take much more than someone declaring their Favorite Rapper. Your favorite …

Obama’s Hidden Legacy

Behind the headlines, he rebuilt American policies in ways the Trump team will have hard time undoing—and may not even want to.<p>Amid President-elect Donald Trump’s wildly contentious transition, the notably civil hearing over Elaine Chao’s nomination to be his transportation secretary did not get …

Obama Administration

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

How to Shoot Street Portraits With Permission

If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is street portraiture. I love talking with my subjects, engaging with them, and …

Street Photography

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

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