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Why You're Drinking Irish Whiskey All of a Sudden

It's huge right now. Because Jameson made it so. With a little help from the French.>> PLUS: THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF IRISH WHISKEY<p>A Handy Pronunciation Guide:<p><i>Published in the January 2014 issue</i><p><b>Irish whiskey</b> is having its moment. For decades, this venerable, elegant, yet peerlessly approachable spirit …

Irish Whiskey

Ski Emotion Iran

How to Manhattanize a City

In the past, a city was said to have “Manhattanized” when it bulldozed old storefronts to make room for dense clusters of commercial skyscrapers: think San Francisco in the nineteen-sixties or Miami in the early aughts. Recently, however, city dwellers have adopted the colloquialism to refer to a …

Fall Cocktails: The Six Best Whiskey Drinks You've Never Heard of

Wet leaves cling to your boots, and all the months end in "R." It's time. Ditch that wheatgrass-pineapple-infused paprika colada for the warming majesty of whiskey, because in the crisp Autumn chill, only the strong (proof) survive. So dust off your tweed blazer, pick out your best scarf, and raise …

Why We're Still Struggling to Make Sense of Modernism

We may like to think of ourselves as postmodern, but the modernists upended conventions—in art and in life—in ways that have challenged us ever since.<p>Beckett wrote “unenjoyable” books, says Martin Amis. Paulo Coelho believes Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i> caused “great harm,” while Roddy Doyle doubts any readers …

Drink More Whiskey

No matter how many bottles you've put away in your lifetime, it's unlikely you know all there is to know about whiskey. <i>Drink More Whiskey: Everything</i> …

Alcohol

Man Drank $102,000 Worth of Historic Whiskey

The owner of an historic inn in Pittsburgh has brought charges against a former tenant she says was supposed safeguard 50 bottles of vintage whiskey …

Whiskey

Except for All the Details, Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Awesome

Transparent Solar Film Gets Big Efficiency Boost

<b>Published on</b> July 30th, 2013 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>7<p>Transparent Solar Film Gets Big Efficiency Boost<p>July 30th, 2013 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>A novel, transparent, …

The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City’s waterfront has been increasingly susceptible to flooding, super storms and rising tides, and the fragile support system of pilings …

How to Ski When You're 100

After skiing for more than 75 years, Elsa Bailey still gets after it. And those people who hang up their boards when they get older and a little …

Urban Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies

<b>Participate in the planning process.</b> Being part of the planning process is a great way to learn more about your community and contribute your ideas. …

Social Entrepreneurship

'When It's Time to Make the Next Turn, the Left Side of Your Seat Will Buzz'

GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …

MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

No Retreat From The Coastline

NEW YORK — Striking a tone of defiance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that New York City will not retreat from its coastline despite the threat …

Idea of the Week: Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer

As of March, the United States was home to two thousand three hundred and sixty craft breweries, the relatively small, artisanship-oriented producers best known for India pale ales, porters, and other decidedly non-Budweiser-esque beers. These beverages have become so popular that craft beer now …

Green Light For Plan To Build World's Tallest Building At Record Speed

The 220-story, 2,750-foot, 90-day Sky City construction project is a go.<p>We've been following Chinese construction firm Broad Sustainable Building's ambitious plan to build the world's tallest skyscraper the city of Changsha for a while now, and it looks like they're making progress: the Chinese …

The Story Behind the Iconic “Tank Man” Tiananmen Square Photo

When the Chinese military moved into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 to forcibly remove pro-democracy protestors, an anonymous man …

Autoblog Green

The biggest Mini is a relative term.<p>At least it's a real, functioning car as far as we can tell.<p>Emissions from 'gliders' dwarf those from Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.<p>Bloomberg creates a Tesla Model 3 Tracker to measure how many entry-level EVs Tesla makes at its Fremont, California, factory …