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71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download

History and geography lovers rejoice! You can now see and even download incredible maps from the <i>David Rumsey Map Collection</i> database. The website …

11 Secrets Of Regent's Park

1. The borough boundary<p>Did you know that Regent's Park sits in two different London boroughs? The Broad Walk, the north to south path in the east of …

The big gift: John Lautner's Sheats Goldstein house bequeathed to LACMA

With its sloping angles and clam-shell-like structure that boast striking views of Los Angeles, the iconic Sheats Goldstein residence should be a home that goes down in history. Designed by architect John Lautner in the early 1960s, and immortalised in pop culture through films like <i>The Big Lebowski</i> …

Architecture

One More Thing, with Thanks: Steve Jobs 2016/02/24

The Curator in Toulouse: Emma Lathinault 2016/02/22

Behold: The Most Amazing, NSFW Shot in the History of Ping Pong

It's even better with sound.<p>Everyone has a talent he or she is proud of. However, your talent, whatever it may be, pales in comparison to this young man's, because his talent is playing ping-pong using his penis.<p>This, my friends, is what the slow-mo camera on the iPhone was made for. Watch (with …

Amazing

Zagat

A City-by-City Guide to Frank Sinatra's Favorite Haunts

The crooner's 100th birthday would have been today.<p>Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken and rose to fame in Manhattan, but he built his legend on the West Coast. Los Angeles was not only where he filmed his greatest movies, from <i>On the Town</i> to <i>Man With the Golden Arm</i>, but also where he recorded immortal …

Palm Springs

Channel 'Downton Abbey' at These 10 English Manor Hotels

A good vacation is about feeling spoiled, and the Good Hotel Guide’s top English manor-house hotels give Downton Abbey a run for its money. Here's how to live out a Downton or Jane Austen fantasy in real life. This article was originally published on November 19.

Downton Abbey

Designer Brunello Cucinelli Weaves the Magic of Umbria, Italy

Virtually no one knows Umbria like Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli, whose whisper-weight cashmere scarves and fine-gauge sweaters speak of his deep respect for the region and its people.<p>“Walk in the woods around Assisi or look up in the cathedral in Spoleto and you’ll find space in every sense. …

Italy

Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Church & State a French haven

Most people with even a passing interest in local cooking have visited Church & State since it opened half a dozen years ago, a ground-level bistro on the ground floor of an old Nabisco factory, known for bringing dim lighting, expressive cocktails and Alsatian <i>tarte flambée</i> to a part of downtown …

France

The Dark Side of “Gravity”

Every now and then, the world of popular culture spectacularly overrates something lame. This past year furnished two great examples: Robin Thicke’s ultra-boring “Blurred Lines” and Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity,” which is up for ten Oscars despite being an extended video-game cut-scene. It appears …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Welcome to the jungle: The definitive oral history of ’80s metal

Mötley Crüe, Slash, Lita Ford, Dokken and more share the wildest stories from the heyday of L.A.’s Sunset Strip<p>While the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was taking over the club scene in the UK and Europe, a batch of bands in and around Los Angeles — triggered by a love for KISS, Van Halen, and …

Sun Set Solar Image Clock | Andrea Ponsi

It’s easy to take for granted that time, with its hours and seconds, is a natural idea. It’s only when we look back on a past without watches or …

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