Alain Chow

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Syria has returned the world to nineteenth-century warfare

The civil war in Syria, and the responses of the United States, Russia and China to it, are unfolding amidst a new world order – one that, remarkably, most resembles the nineteenth-century “Concert of Europe,” a loose and informal grouping of the then Great Powers: Britain, Russia, the …

New skyscraper in London’s financial district is casting light beams so intense it’s melting parked cars http://natpo.st/17wJ3kH via Financial Post

Look out Apple: Nokia's Stephen Elop is out to get you

With a pop-star-style microphone clipped behind his ear, Stephen Elop takes the stage and gazes out at something he hasn't seen in a while: an adoring crowd. Hamilton's McMaster University is inducting him into the Alumni Gallery, its hall of fame for accomplished graduates. The honour couldn't be …

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus watches the ball clear the net on a return to Alize Cornet of France during their U

<b>Victoria Azarenka of Belarus</b> watches the ball clear the net on a return to Alize Cornet of France during their U.S. Open women’s singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 31, 2013 in New York. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Big 3 Canada telecom stocks surge as Verizon threat fades

Shares in Canada's big three telecom companies are surging on news that U.S. giant Verizon said it's no longer interested in entering Canada's …

How a 15-year-old became an avid Warren Buffett fan

While many kids my age bug their parents to take them on vacations to places like Disney World, this year I asked my parents to bring me along on their annual trip to Omaha.<p>There, at a Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, I got up close to my investing idol – Warren Buffett.<p>My Dad first told me …

Bec Brittain’s Vise Light

<i>Brooklyn-based designer Bec Brittain is known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks lighting, often combining brass and glass into playful, geometric</i> …

Lost Destination Prints by Dorothy

Brutalist concrete architecture from the 1960s and 1970s might not be to everyone's taste, but for Manchester-based design studio Dorothy, such buildings are the objects of no small amount of affection—as a new series of illustrated prints attests.<p>The series, released via Dorothy's online shop …

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Burlesque: The art of keeping clothes on

Burlesque is not defined by nakedness, but by the prolonged tease – burlesque dancers reveal that the promise of nudity is more powerful than nudity itself<p>"Is not the most erotic portion of the body where the garment gapes? … There are no erogenous zones; it is intermittence which is erotic: the …

Today is the last day of Burningman, sadness! Here is a dope shot from Matador's co-founder Ross Borden, who was at the festival this week: "My homie, Marco Cochrane's completed piece, "Truth is Beauty" def one of my favorites this year." Check out this video about Cochrane's past work: http://matadornetwork.com/nights/truth-beauty-burning-man/

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Video: The Quality Ham of Parma, Italy

Parma, Italy is known for many things: Prosciutto de Parma, Parmesan cheese, classic Italian fashion...and Carlo Pavesi, of La Corte dei Neri. Carlo may not be a farmer or a designer, but from his high fashion handbag store in the heart of the city to his nearby farm where he raises the "Original …

There Are HOW MANY Kinds of Milk for Sale?

<i>by Amy Sherman</i><p>As far as I know there is no such thing as a milk sommelier, but based on the variety of milk available at my local grocery store, perhaps there ought to be. There seem to be more choices now than ever, and that's a good thing, although it can be a bit confusing. Most conventional …

One Bowl Baking: Apple Cinnamon Cake

As much as I loved my great grandmother's baking, I never liked her apple cake. I feel bad about that, but I guess compared to chocolate, a fruit cake was a difficult sell. These days, I'll take any dessert thank you, especially ones that contain fruit. For this cake, I made sure that it was as …

Tiny Eggs Can Exist Inside Other Eggs

Eggception is real. Here's how it happens.<p>Earlier this week a Reddit user boiled an egg, only to slice it open and find something truly "eggceptional": A COMPLETE TINY EGG embedded in the white.<p>This egg-inside-an-egg situation is not unheard of: A British man cracked open an egg in January and an …

Looking for a new lunch sandwich? This roasted sweet potato, goat cheese, arugulat one might do the trick http://thekitc.hn/14exrEg

10 Rules for Drinking (and Tasting) Water Correctly

Choosing which water goes in your glass is not as simple as still, sparkling, or tap. In Italy, Alyssa Shelasky learns the complex rules for tasting H2O<p>When I lived in Los Angeles, I drove an old, beat-up Toyota covered in gang-related graffiti. Whenever I pulled into Spago and the Soho House, this …