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Roy Orbison's Son Acquires Rights to 'The Beatle Who Vanished' Film

Roy Orbison's son Alex has acquired the movie rights to <i>The Beatle Who Vanished</i>, a book about Jimmie Nicol, the drummer who briefly filled in for a …

Albums

The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life

In the spring of 1837, a “long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man” walked into Joshua Speed’s dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, requesting supplies …

Abraham Lincoln

The Clever Tricks That Made La La Land Look Technicolor and Timeless

Oscar-nominated production team David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco take us behind the scenes.<p><i>With voting open for this year’s Oscars, we’re taking a closer look at some of the craftspeople nominated for the year’s best films—from the people who re-created the golden age of Hollywood for the Coen</i> …

La La Land

Shirley MacLaine Remembers MGM, Where the Rat Pack Taught Her Improv

The last in a series of stories about the massive studio’s heyday.<p><i>When she died in December at the age of 84, Debbie Reynolds was remembered as one of the last great stars of Hollywood's studio era, when singing-and-dancing talents were plucked out of obscurity as teenagers, signed under contract</i> …

Hollywood

The top 20 presidents in US history, according to historians

It should come as little surprise to anyone that, for the third time in a row, historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the best US President.<p>But what about our newest former president?<p>As part of C-SPAN's third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, almost 100 historians and biographers …

George H. W. Bush

Chex Mix, Buffalo-Style!

The irresistible Buffalo flavor of butter combined with spicy, vinegary hot sauce is too good to be left for wings alone. In fact, it's a perfect …

Cooking

Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Turin, Italy - Condé Nast Traveler

The Piedmontese capital is a hub of unselfconscious sophistication, where the interiors are grand, the Barolos are big, and everyone dresses for lunch.<p>This is a story that begins at lunch. Or, more accurately, it begins earlier, with one of those underwhelming Italian breakfasts that make you …

Mediterranean

How the media helped overturn the NFL’s unwritten ban on black players

On a January afternoon 71 years ago, Halley Harding crowded into a conference room at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and posed a question that transformed the NFL.<p>The outspoken columnist for the L.A. Tribune, a weekly black newspaper, wanted to know if the Rams would employ black players.<p>The …

NFL

Rare behind-the-scenes photos show what it was really like to be on set during Hollywood's golden age

Hollywood's golden era is generally considered to have started in the 1920s and stretched until the 1960s. The latter half was the time of some of the industry's most legendary stars: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando, to name a few.<p>A child star during the time, Angela Cartwright …

Dead Pool

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps

Jalapeño Popper Dip Is The Hottest Dip Of 2017

And SO much easier than making actual poppers.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>I've made so many party dips at this point that it's hard to get super excited …

Olympic National Park, Glaciers and Climate Change

Olympic National Park is known for numerous awesome natural wonders. From moss-covered rainforests in old-growth forests to cascading waterfalls …

National Parks

A Guide to the National Parks of Texas

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>If you’ve never driven through Texas—especially west on Interstate 10 from Austin to Marfa—you're …

National Parks

What Did President Wilson Mean When He Called for “Peace Without Victory” 100 Years Ago?

On January 22, 1917, Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress and an audience that included his wife, Edith, and one of his daughters, …

History

A Guide to Dry Tortugas National Park

These remote isles are a park lover's paradise.<p>The seven isles of Dry Tortugas National Park cluster together like gemstones in the shimmering Gulf …

Outdoors

How to Cook Every Single Whole Grain

Here's a little secret about cooking grains: it doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, instead of measuring and memorizing ratios, there's a really …

Gluten

12 Cooking Hacks Every Millennial Needs to Know

There comes a time in every young person's life when Seamless just won't cut it anymore. A time when that little voice inside your head (the one that …

Amazon is getting closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores

Amazon is getting one step closer to dominating department stores.<p>The ecommerce giant is about to tap into one of America's biggest clothing trends by launching its own athleisure brand, making it a competitor to Lululemon, Gap's Athleta, Under Armour, Nike, and other top sportswear brands.<p>The move …

eCommerce

How market crashes happen

Charlie Munger has long championed the benefits of acquiring worldly wisdom through the development of mental models which utilize a number of …

Wall Street

The King Cake Tradition, Explained

Why is there a plastic baby baked inside?<p>Americans usher in the new year with diets and lifestyle resolutions galore, but many people across the globe — particularly those from predominantly Catholic countries — celebrate the calendar change with a sweet pastry known as king cake. It first appears …

Baking

Who Exactly Was Dom Perignon?

If there’s any singular name that comes to mind when thinking about Champagne, it’s Dom Pérignon. The name itself has become synonymous with lavish …

Wine

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs <br>1 large onion, diced <br>3 cloves garlic, minced <br>1-inch …

Cooking

Hawaii's Merrie Monarch Festival Is the Ultimate Hula Celebration - Condé Nast Traveler

The Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo is one of the last places to see the real Hawaii, ancient and modern, on full display.<p>The lights dim, and the arena goes quiet. Though it’s never truly quiet—Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium is vault-ceilinged and cavernous, and coughs echo through the space—you can …

White House Facts

In tonight's <i>The White House: Mysteries at the Museum</i>, host Don Wildman heads to Washington, D.C. to find out how the White House evolved from a …

The Little-Remembered Ally Who Helped America Win the Revolution

Two years into the Revolutionary War, as the Americans hunted for any advantage in their war for independence, they cultivated a daring young …

American History

Inside Prince's Paisley Park Museum - Condé Nast Traveler

We take a time-traveling tour of the private home turned museum at 7801 Audubon Road.<p>On the back cover of <i>Art Official Age,</i> one half of Prince’s 2014 double-album, is a curved, white wall, broken up by three open windows. Light falls through a glass pyramid above, bathing the front entrance of the …

L.A.'s art world eagerly awaits 2017 opening of Marciano museum

Los Angeles’ ever-expanding museum landscape spreads a little farther come spring with the opening of the Marciano Art Foundation.<p>The contemporary art museum from Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano will show painting, sculpture and photography along with installation, performance and …

Los Angeles

10 iPad tips every new owner should know

iOS

St. Petersburg, Russia: For the Wintery Ambiance

The beauty and culture of this Russian city are never more pronounced than when it is covered in a blanket of snow.<p><b>Why:</b> Winter in Russia’s enchanting imperial capital is a bit like stepping inside a snow globe. A dusting of white ramps up the fairy-tale factor of architectural gems like the immense …

Travel

How to Host

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