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It's High Time You Learned to Play the Piano

What else are you doing this weekend?<p>What do you have going on this weekend? Or after work? Or after happy hour? Because in just under eight minutes, this video, recently uncovered by Digg, will give you all the basic information you might need to start playing the piano. You always wanted to be a …

The Best Recipes of 2016 — So Far

We've nearly reached the end of 2016, and that means we've conjured up a <i>lot</i> of recipes for you to try. While there's a seemingly endless number of new breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes to bookmark, only a handful deserve a spot on a list of the best. Based on popularity among our …

Cooking

How to really spice up your skirt steak

Founded by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, New York City's Num Pang sandwich shop has emerged in recent years as a place to go for some of the tastiest, most savory sandwiches out there.<p>The restaurant, which has expanded to multiple locations throughout the city, has its roots in Cambodian cuisine, …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …

Inside A London Taxi

Elegant and immensely well-informed account of the London taxi trade, and of the challenge from Uber. Taxi drivers have already been forced into a …

Transportation

How a Rolls-Royce Is Perfectly Handmade

This is what you get for your half a million dollar investment.<p>Some argue how handmade some of the world’s luxury cars really are. Rolls-Royce, now owned by BMW, stand firm by their handmade motto, with very little robotics involved in the production; the paintwork is still automated but only for …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

The fastest cars in the world

“How fast can it go?”<p>There are many ways to measure automotive excellence, but top speed is the one everybody secretly cares about the most. Aldous …

Sports Cars

12 online services that make it really easy to dress like a modern gentleman

Luckily, the ecommerce boom has reached men's clothing with a wide number of services catered to how men like to shop — not very often.<p>From subscription services like Trunk Club to a traditional internet retailer that simplifies the online shopping experience, these services can help you step up …

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'

What was in the original 5-year-old script? Who was the other choice to play Don Draper? And the question that kicked off everything: "Who the f--- …

Porntopia

A trip to the Adult Video News Awards<p>It’s Thursday night in January in Las Vegas, Day 2 of the Adult Video News Awards–Adult Entertainment Expo …

7 Psychological Theories That Will Help You Understand Women

2<p>SHARES<p>Let’s misquote Tolstoy: "Happy women are all alike; every unhappy woman is unhappy in her own way.” It’s a simple principle, but it holds …

Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving

In a 1915 letter to his young son, Albert Einstein advised that the best way to learn anything is “when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” Many decades later, psychologists would give a name to this distinctive, exhilarating state of immersive, …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

General Electric

The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet

I'm supposed to go flying over New Zealand's South Island with the director of the world's largest guidebook company, but I'm feeling haggard. Last night, Daniel Houghton and I made a little tour of Queenstown's bars: Winnies, the Buffalo Club, Zephyr, a few other places. There was a retractable …

Who Are You Calling a Bully?

A 12-year-old Florida girl leaps off a tower to her death. Two of her classmates are arrested, accused of a modern rite of middle school: sending cruel, harassing texts. Now, with the charges dropped, one of the accused talks about the case that turned into a national sensation and a tragedy for …

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

Why we all love numbers

Jerry Newport asks me to pick a four-digit number.<p>"2761," I say. "That's 11 x 251," he replies, reciting the numbers in one continuous, unhesitant flow. "2762. That's 2 x 1381. 2763. That's 3 x 3 x 307. 2764. That's 2 x 2 x 691."<p>Jerry is a retired taxi driver from Tucson, Arizona, who has Asperger …

A Brief History of Epic Parties: Reading List

<i>The following reading list comes courtesy Michelle Legro, editor at Lapham’s Quarterly.</i><p>No doubt you are on your way to one right now: an epic party, …

David Letterman and Michael Douglas

David Letterman began his <i>Late Night</i> gig as a self-described “gap-toothed, unknown smart ass.” But thirty highly successful years later, Letterman’s comedy formula has evolved: he no longer attends all the meetings or makes all the decisions and stupid pet tricks are a thing of the past. Letterman …

‘There Is Nothing New in Wall Street’: A Stock Trader’s Life in the 1920s

<i>Edwin Lefèvre | Reminiscences of a Stock Operator | 1923</i><p><i>Our latest Longreads First Chapter comes recommended by Michelle Legro:</i><p><i>Long before the “Wolf</i> …

Stock Markets

Adam Platt's Where to Eat 2014 Main Index-- New York Magazine

There has never been a better time to belly up to your local gin den, or whiskey joint, or noodle bar for a feast.<p>For a new generation of big-money …

The Art and Craft of Storytelling

Listen to<br>Stories<p>I Knew You Were Black<p>by Carol Daniel<p>Listen Now<p>Beware The Fun Nun<p>by Shana Creaney<p>Listen Now<p>The Yellow Corvette<p>by Dennis Oulahan<p>Listen …