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The 40 Best Tribute Albums Of All Time

Tribute albums have been inspiring musicians and delighting fans for decades. In 1950, only a couple of years after the first 33rpm LPs were made,</b> …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

Hitting the A-Spot Feels so Good

They don't teach this in school. But they should.<p>When I was 19, I didn’t use my hands to masturbate. By then, I’d realized that what I needed was something longer and bigger. Something that would get at… whatever the heck was back there that I couldn’t reach. Instead, I went out and got myself a …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius

In one of the golden, waning years of the 1960s, Chuck Mitchell told his young wife to read Saul Bellow’s novel <i>Henderson the Rain King</i>. It was not a …

William Shakespeare

The 10 best (and 5 worst) movies of 2017

2017's Best and Worst Films

Review: Nuraphones are the best headphones any of us have ever heard

But these are not like any other headphones you've ever used, because they sound totally different when you wear them to when I do. The first thing …

Kyoto Just Made an Etiquette Guide for Clueless Travelers

It’s no secret that Japan, also known as the ‘most polite nation on Earth’, do things a little differently to a lot of other Westernized …

“It is so beautifully written, it sings itself”: The Beach Boys’ sublime “God Only Knows”

<b>(AP/Bloomsbury Publishing)</b><p>The love song that dared to proclaim “I may not always love you”<p>Jim Fusilli<p>July 1, 2017 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds” by Jim Fusilli (Continuum, 2005). Reprinted with permission from Bloomsbury Publishing.<p>"It's a really, really great song," said …

Paul McCartney

Authentic Thai Yellow Curry Paste

This is true Thai yellow curry paste made the authentic way, and you'll taste the difference. Use it right away, or store in the refrigerator or …

Classic Thai Fish Cakes

Thai fish cakes are a common street food in Thailand and are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. They aren't battered, which …

17 Egg-Cooking Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Cooking eggs is easy once you have a few tricks up your sleeve.

Hylete 6-in-1 Backpack

I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or <i>supposedly</i> new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow …

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked

Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between.<p>It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over.<p>The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has <i>already</i> yielded a bumper crop of great movies, including three …

The Best Books of July 2017: From Svetlana Alexievich to Angela Davis

Sarah Sentilles<p>In a book that is as much a collection of insights into war, torture, art, and healing as it is a meditation on the world we live in today, Sarah Sentilles dissects the role of art and the visual in the psychology of violence. <i>Draw Your Weapons</i> serves as a guide down a …

Books

17 great new TV shows you can stream in a weekend

Featuring teen magicians, ‘80s wrestlers, talking dogs, and more.<p>There’s too much TV! We know this, you know this. But it bears repeating, because with so many good (and bad) shows out there, it can be hard to decide what to watch.<p>So we’ve compiled a list of 17 great shows from the first half of …

15 Vegan Salad Recipes to Serve When It’s Too Hot to Cook

We all have our ways of combating the summer heat. For some, lemonade (boozy or not) offers the only answer. And who can say no to an icy granita to keep the sweat at bay? But at lunch or dinner time, a refreshing salad that requires little to no cooking is the way to go. These 15 vegan salad …

Healthy Eating

The iPad Pro 10.5 is so good it’s basically showing off

Apple extends its tablet lead, but iOS 11 might end up being a bigger deal<p>A little more than a year after Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it’s replacing it with a new model, the iPad Pro 10.5. In that year, guess how many companies came within a million miles of matching the speed, power, …

Creamy, Spicy Spinach & Chickpeas is Proof That the Ideal Weeknight Meal Exists

There was a time when, left to my own devices, I'd try to compose each and every dinner out of a ballooning number of vegetable sides: These recipes were sexy, and enticing, and, ultimately, unsatisfying.<p>I'd spend hours filling the table with cabbage e pepe, marinated zucchini, braised asparagus …

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

The What Watch List – Fall 2016 – The What with Gina Pell and Amy Parker

<b>Insecure</b> on HBO <b>–</b> The show’s co-creator and star, comedian Issa Rae, is a relatable, goofy, hilarious, and adorable protagonist who has an …

Chicken Seasoning Blend Recipe

"This dry mix of herbs and spices adds a unique zing to any chicken dish, it has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make all your guests beg …

A Definitive Ranking of Carpool Karaoke Guests

Now with added FLOTUS.<p>Who knew that a British talk show host driving around and having a bit of a sing-song would become such an internet sensation? But James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on <i>The Late Late Show</i> has become a proper phenomenon - every one a treat. So which is the best? Here's our totally …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Spiced Chickpea "Nuts" Recipe

By: cap<p>used ADOBO seasoning. loved it<p>By: SureWhyNot<p>Theses were so good. I made the recipe as is. I had no issues with drying the chick peas and did …

Book Reviews

A sweet ode to the sea<p>“On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse.” Thus opens Sophie Blackall’s exquisite new …

21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

David Foster Wallace’s Perfect Game

“Tennis” is a wonderful word in the sense that it never really existed. That is, although the game is French to the core—not one but two of France’s early kings died at the tennis courts, and the Republic was born on one, with the Tennis Court Oath—the French never called it that, tennis. They …