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The Original New Yorkers

Author Tom Slater describes gentrification as a “spatial expression of economic inequality.” It is, in short, the process by which middle- and upper-class residents and investors take over a predominantly working and lower-middle-class neighborhood, displacing former residents and altering the …

New York City

10 Best Jazz Albums for beginners

Oh jazz, you magnificent and beautiful genre. You’re having a bit of a cool-kid comeback, aren’t you, with all those young, hip cats toying with your …

Vinyl Records

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

Apps

17 of the saddest songs ever - Features - Alternative Press

Sometimes, a sad song can help us absorb and understand the tragedies in life. Here are 17 songs we think are the saddest ever.<p><b>Death Cab For Cutie -</b> …

Cubs Win the World Series in a Thriller: Pictures

Boston

Nilufer Yanya - Hey (Pixies cover)

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is history. Of all the world's ridiculous food-creation myths, that has to …

Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They’re Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Nine out of 10 historians agree: Vlad the …

Mu-so Qb by Naim Audio

English hi-fi audio manufacturer Naim (you've experienced their expertise if you've ever driven a Bentley after 2008) revealed the newest addition to their line-up last month at CES. The Mu-so Qb is a compact version of Naim's rectangular Mu-so, which was their debut attempt at a completely …

Audiophile

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

A Musty Attic is Transformed Into a Luminous Loft - Dwell

The top floor of Gavin and Sheila Smith’s century-old Craftsman-style house in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was, by any measure, a lousy place to sleep and keep an office. "It was cold, it was dark, it was cramped, it was just barely functional," Gavin says. So, in 2012, Gavin, an architect, …

Small Spaces

Dreams of a Distant Place

Project info<p>As a boy growing up in the '70s-'80s behind the iron curtain of the cold war - East Berlin - I would daydream of all the far away and mysterious places people of the Eastern (communist) bloc were not allowed to visit. The longing for discovery was manifested in long hours and days spent …

South-east Asia

Leica M240 Digital..

Leica M240 24 mpx Digital<p>Well, in a wild turn of events I have picked up some new camera equipment… This is a really no surprise as it is a sickness …

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Real Recipes from Roald Dahl’s Beloved Children’s Books

As a lover of both children’s books and unusual cookbooks — particularly those that bring literature and art to the kitchen, such as Salvador Dalí’s little-known erotic recipes, the vintage gem <i>Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook</i>, young Andy Warhol’s, illustrated cookery, the treats from the <i>Modern Art</i> …

10 Steps for Capturing and Creating Quality Videos

It’s not unusual for still photographers to dabble in videography at some point in their career. With almost every high-end camera on the market …

The Leica T (Type 701) Unibody Digital Camera Review

If Apple made a digital camera, this would be it!<p><i>Se my Leica M 240 review HERE, or my Leica X-Vario Review HERE</i><p>by Steve Huff<p><b>The Leica T Video Overview</b><p>…

Charged: Shindo Laboratory

The 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" at first appears to be a film about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his world-famous dishes, though it's really about a man's lifelong quest to continually make better sushi—to continually strive to master his craft. In the world of hi-fi audio equipment, …

Audiophile

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …