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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …

Los Angeles

Where The Walls Still Talk

Tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents like Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, and Andy Warhol.<p>Anita! Soon this Chelsea Hotel<br>Will vanish before the …

First Person: My Lunch With Hemingway

An American recalls being drawn into Ernest Hemingway's circle in Cuba.<p><i>Part of our First Person series, where we invite writers to share personal stories.</i><p><b>World War II was over, I was out of the Air Force and out of college, and somehow I found myself in Havana, Cuba, selling flatware.</b><p>This had …

A League of His Own

Imagine a polarizing second-term president so idealistic that he threw out the rule book, waging a battle with Congress that nearly killed him. In an adaptation from his new book, the author recounts Woodrow Wilson’s epic 1919 crusade to get America to support the League of Nations.<p>‘Why Woodrow …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of the most influential …

Case Study: How a Corporate Consultant Built a Thriving Business with Content - Copyblogger

When I met Jen Waak at a group dinner for women bloggers during the South by Southwest conference, I was impressed with her warm, engaging …

Summer’s Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …

film

Pretty Lights - Full Album Preview - A Color Map of the Sun

I thought I was going to hear a finished album, but actually we listened to probably three and a half hours of works in progress. So I said, “When are you thinking of finishing up?” And he said, “It’s coming out in five weeks.” Like completely confident and fine. - Rick Rubin on working with Kanye West on Yeezus. http://pnps.co/10lRMTQ

Crux Watch Concept by Marko Vuckovic

Marko Vuckovic sent us his latest watch concept, it’s simple watch designed with great philosophy, you can read his explanation below:<p>A good design …

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Public voting for Architizer’s A+Awards is now open. It's officially in your …

Architecture

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Remembering Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist For The Doors

<i>This interview was originally broadcast in 1998.</i><p>The mythology surrounding The Doors has centered largely on its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1971. Morrison is still considered one of rock music's tortured poets and sex gods, but instrumentally, The Doors' …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Designs for Better Boozing: The Chillsner

Summer's nearly upon us, and we here at Core77 will shortly spend a weekend at a cabin rental where we can sit outside and drink nice, frosty beer in …

Alcohol

Associated Press News

Twitter Launches Lead Generation Twitter Cards

Twitter unveiled the Lead Generation Card today, a new expandable tweet format which allows users to show their interest in a particular discount or offer that’s being promoted by their favorite brand.<p>When a user expands the tweet, they’ll see a description of the offer, as well a small button …

Why Google Glass?

It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed …

Google Glass

24-Year-Old Ogilvy Employee Dies From 'Overwork'

According to local TV news program Yangzi Evening News, the Ogilvy & Mather Beijing employee died of "overwork." He had been working overtime the month prior to his death, not leaving the office before 11p.m.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Ogilvy Denies 24-Year-Old China Employee Was Worked To Death.<p>Reports say that Yuan …

Kitchen Grater Lets You Use Butter Right From the Fridge

If you enjoy a nice piece of toast in the morning, you probably fall into either the margarine camp or the butter camp. And those who prefer butter …