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Here's What Pro Photographers Love About the New iPhone 7

There's a lot that's new in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that Apple unveiled today – from increased battery life to a new Jet Black color version – but …

Apple

We Spoke to Emeril About Why a Chef’s Education Is Never Done

None of Emeril's accomplishments have stopped him from retaining an open mind as a chef and learning new techniques, which is on full display in his new Amazon Prime series, 'Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse.'<p>All photos courtesy of Amazon Video<p>Emeril Lagasse is the chef and proprietor of over a …

Food

Confessions of an ex-Facebook trending news curator: 'They are just going to get rid of the product altogether'

Barely two days after changes to its Trending Topics section, a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly began trending on Facebook — before …

It’s Time to Stop Writing ‘I Hope You’re Well’ in Emails

There comes a time in every person’s life when she must stare directly into the abyss and, without thinking, write the words “I hope you’re well.” …

Exclusive: BuzzFeed Divides Its News and Entertainment Divisions in Company-Wide Reorganization

A staff memo underscores how the new media giant sees video as key to its longevity.<p>BuzzFeed, the somewhat new media giant, is multiplying. The company announced today that it will separate itself into two distinct departments—BuzzFeed News and a newly formed BuzzFeed Entertainment Group (BFEG)—in …

Journalism

John Malkovich Has A Secret For Being Insanely Productive

Malkovich—that guy's got to be a machine, right? Nearly 100 films! The latest: this month's BP-oil-spill thriller <i>Deepwater Horizon</i>. He's a 40-year member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is now directing the play <i>Good Canary</i> in London. He's even got a fashion line! So you might be surprised to …

Success

Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world

Industrial furniture, stripped floors and Edison bulbs: why must we aspire to such bland monotony?<p>Go to Shoreditch Grind, near a roundabout in the middle of London’s hipster district. It’s a coffee shop with rough-hewn wooden tables, plentiful sunlight from wide windows, and austere pendant …

Airspace

Pinterest has acquired Instapaper

Best known for visual bookmarking, Pinterest organizes content in collections of thumbnail images. But it hopes that its newly announced acquisition of Instapaper, an app that allows users to "save now, read later," will help it "accelerate discovering and saving articles on Pinterest," the company …

Pinterest

Nobody talks about the fact that Taylor Swift is Jewish. Here’s why it matters.

Somehow, a Taylor Swift photo has become one of social media’s great red flags, alongside the Twitter egg and the anime avatar. If you see a Twitter …

Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Image by Jim CookeA lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com.This is the final act in …

Journalism

For William Eggleston, People Are Like Parking Lots

Most portrait artists attempt to differentiate the emotional essence of each individual subject. But William Eggleston, a father of color photography whose 1976 Museum of Modern Art exhibit arranged by John Szarkowski helped shepherd the medium into the art world — much to the chagrin of critics — …

Art

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Podcasting

The Country Restaurant

You can’t get in. It’s booked through 2025. Or is it?<p>The first time Jeffrey Merrihue came across the name Damon Baehrel, he was amazed that he hadn’t heard of him. “I didn’t understand how the secret had been kept,” Merrihue said recently. “The people I go around with, it’s hard for us to find …

Restaurants

Image-Play: The Photographs of James Henkel

Text by Shane Lavalette | Images by James Henkel<p>An excerpt from <i>Contact Sheet 187: Light Work Annual 2016</i><i>.</i><p>James Henkel’s fascination with books began …

From Vietnam to Los Angeles: Photographer who captured iconic image on one road sees end of another

Nick Ut stood on a road in a village just outside of Saigon when he spotted the girl — naked, scorched by napalm and screaming as she ran. He raised his camera and snapped the photo that changed his life.<p>Almost a half century later, Ut is driving east of Los Angeles International Airport, past the …

Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

Cost-cutting measures by private facilities have led to subpar food quality and fewer meals, making noodles a commodity that trades well above its value<p>Ramen noodles are overtaking tobacco as the most popular currency in US prisons, according a new study released on Monday.<p>A new report by Michael …

Prison

Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink

I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or …

Feminism

The 20 Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers: 2016 Edition

It's been nearly a decade since the fashion blogging phenomenon first kicked off, and after a great deal of blood, sweat, tears and ripped seams, …

How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world

You Say You Want a Revolution, the V&A’s new exhibition, explores the birth of late-1960s counterculture that helped spawn Silicon Valley. Alex Needham takes a tour of where it all began, guided by former hippies and subversive visionaries<p>On 12 July 1967, Florida newspaper the St Petersburg Times …

Silicon Valley

Did I Kill Gawker?

It feels a bit strange to say this now, but in the spring of 2014 there was no better place to work than Gawker. For a certain kind of person, at any …

Hayley Phelan and Chris Black

Writer, and Creative Consultant. New York.<p>In the long line of clichés about “soulmates,” the whole thing about finishing each other’s sentences falls …

66 long-lost polaroids of madonna in '83 show a mega star on the verge

In June 1983, Madonna was an ambitious 24-year-old getting some heat on the club charts. When photographer Richard Corman met the young singer, she served him bubblegum and espresso on a silver tray at her beyond-bohemian walkup on East Fourth Street between A and B. It was, as he puts it, …

Letter of Recommendation: Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles

About 12 years ago, my partner and I decided to wow our friends on Thanksgiving by ordering a heritage-breed turkey from a small farmer in Pennsylvania. For weeks we watched the turkey — our turkey — on the farmer’s webcam, a cluster of pixels frolicking inside a chicken-wire enclosure. It was …

Food

The State of the Menswear Union

What men are wearing, how men are shopping, and why everyone’s getting in on the action now<p>He looks great: thick black dreads piled in a haphazardly perfect manner atop his head, an off-white linen shirt that's both stylish and functionally appropriate for the unrelenting heat, baby blue pants that …

Menswear

What Happens When We Decide Everyone Else Is a Narcissist

When you hear the word “narcissist,” who comes to mind, aside from everyone? Your ex, probably. Your least favorite writer. Maybe several of your closest friends. The notion that narcissism is ubiquitous and ever increasing has been a truism for decades. In her new book, “The Selfishness of …

Personality

The Man Who Created Bigfoot

For weeks in the fall of 1967 the cowboys rode from sunrise to sunset in search of the creature no one had ever captured on film. Two rodeo men from Washington’s apple country, they’d traveled to Northern California’s thick forest. They’d read headlines of unidentifiable footprints. The smaller …