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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. May's batch of tracks blurs rigid genre lines and explore several different shades of the human condition.<p>This month's playlist features Shannon Shaw's nuanced juxtaposition …

Radio Industry

21 Sensational Salmon Recipes That'll Make Dinnertime Easy and Breezy

1 of 21<p>Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Salmon Reuben<p>3 of 21<p>Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Seafood

10 Under the Radar Artists to Discover This Week

If there’s one thing that gets most of us music-lovers through the day, it’s discovering new artists. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud …

New Albums

The 22 best rooftop bars in NYC

As warm weather rolls in, Gothamites hit the great outdoors for some of the best things to do outside, including outdoor dining, spring art shows and …

Weird

The 10 coolest Airbnbs in New York City

For someplace to stay with a little more character than the typical hotel, book one of the best Airbnbs in New York City. This list includes …

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The Best Salmon Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet

Are you bored with your same-old, basic salmon recipes? Try one of these easy, healthy ways to add serious flavor to your fish dinners fast. For each …

Seafood

Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests

I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner …

Food

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

19 Essential D.C. Bars

The work hard, play hard attitude in D.C. has birthed a class of must-visit bars ranging from shot-slinging watering holes with plenty of personality to refined cocktail dens focused on showcasing locally produced spirits. Whether pulling up a chair alongside beer geeks at Bluejacket or soaking up …

A Traveler's Guide to the Major Cities in Peru

Peru has a population of just over 29 million, the majority of which lives in urban areas. According to the 2007 census, 75.9 percent of the …

Urbanism

Whiskey Charlie’s Rooftop Space Is the Wharf’s Newest Outdoor Destination

Whiskey Charlie, the 10th floor hotel bar with panoramic views of the southwest waterfront, just unveiled its new rooftop bar.<p>Last fall, the pinnacle of the Canopy hotel debuted with a plush interior bar and cocktail tables. On April 18 it tacked on a sleek new covered drinking destination …

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

20 Enticing Rooftop Bars Around NYC

While sidewalk cafes and restaurant gardens pop up as soon as the temperature rises, rooftop bars also signal the official start of warmer weather. Some of the sky-high patios on this list offer stunning views of Midtown Manhattan and Williamsburg, while others have a comfortable perch to enjoy a …

The best Williamsburg restaurants in NYC

New York’s best Williamsburg restaurants span everything from old-school steak restaurants—where the waiters still wear waistcoats and bowties—to …

Williamsburg

These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Healthy Eating

Quito, Ecuador: The Most Beautiful City In South America?

For the fifth year in a row, International Living has chosen Ecuador as the #1 retirement destination in the world. And for good reason. You can read all about it here.<p>But when North Americans come to Ecuador, they often bypass the capital city in favor of other destinations. Why? Beats us. Because …

The top art museums in NYC

Even if you're not from New York City, you're probably familiar with its power trio of art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and the …

Museums

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

Grilled Dijon-Lemon Pepper Salmon Recipe

"The fresh and bright flavors of this lemon pepper salmon come through beautifully in this light grilled dish!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard<p>2 …

The best bike tours in NYC

For those looking to experience NYC like the locals, hop on two wheels and join of the best bike tours NYC has to offer. While the best walking tours …

City Halls

The best cheap pizza in NYC

Most New Yorkers would agree that Gotham is best known for two things: stellar cheap pizza and exorbitant rent. The latter gives us good reason for …

Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

<i>Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch</i><p>Brunch could very well be my favorite meal. I love how no-holds-barred it is. You can have eggs benedict, pizza, caprese …

The best poke bowls in NYC

New York is no stranger to imported foods, from Detroit square pizza to Mission-style burritos, but Hawaiian poke (raw-tuna salad) was a deliciously …

Onions

10 songs you need in your life this week

A guide to the tracks we love right now. In no particular order.<p><i>Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are,</i> …

Heaven’s Vault is a game about translating an ancient alien language

Coming later this year from the team behind 80 Days<p>Initially, the premise for <i>Heaven’s Vault</i> sounds like a typical video game. You play as a young woman named Aliya Elasra, accompanied by her temperamental robot Six, and together you explore a series of moons that were once home to a mysterious …

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Moon Racer’s delicate bedroom pop deserves a listen

The North Carolina artist debuts “New Crush.”<p>Moon Racer is the <i>Rudolph</i>-inspired alias of a North Carolina songwriter named Autumn. Her new album, <i>Is It</i> …