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How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

By Alyse Whitney<p>We believe you can oven-fry. We believe you can touch the sky.<p>When I was 11 years old, I had the best baked chicken wings of my life. They were coated in spices (give me that onion powder), arranged on a cooling rack over a sheet tray, and blasted with heat for almost an hour until …

Recipes

Incredible photograph of erupting volcano wins National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

A stunning photograph of an erupting volcano being stuck by a bolt of lightning has scooped the prestigious title of 2017 National Geographic Travel …

The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

Composition is the term used to describe the arrangement of the visual elements in a painting or other artwork. It is how the Elements of Art and …

Digital Art

Five guys take same photo for 35 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years.<p>From left to right, as is the tradition, John "Wedge" Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson gazed …

Santa Barbara

Garage: 22 photos of garages to inspire you!

So you have a roof over your head and you want one over your car? Then what you need is a unique, fashionable and durable garage. It should not only …

Gorgeous Japanese-inspired reading nook breathes new life into a Frank Gehry-designed home

A slice of reading heaven has been inserted into this Frank Gehry-designed home in Los Angeles’ Sawtelle Japantown. Local studio Dan Brunn …

The legendary race, which starts on Saturday, captivated the American film star and the event’s obsessive attraction to the faithful shows no sign of waning<p>Among a vivid collection of childhood memories, Steve McQueen’s son Chad has one that is seared into his consciousness. His father was making …

Sports Cars

This Is What Summer Looked Like 20 Years Ago

It was the summer that gave us Harry Potter, Netflix, and hope about the new Stars Wars film.

A New MF Doom and Jay Electronica Collaboration is on the Way via Adult Swim

If you're tired of playing pirated leaks of MF Doom and Jay Electronica's 2016 song "Light Years," a new collaboration between the two elusive …

Austin Is Populating an Old Landfill With Bizarre Art

The nature park will harbor a shambling behemoth, a fuzzy duck blind, and a smokey “Meat Church,” among other installations.<p>Austin’s Circle Acres is a wooded, marshy nature preserve built atop an old landfill and brownfield. For one week this fall, it also will be an offbeat outdoor museum, replete …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

A photographer has spent 3 years taking pictures of women to see how beauty is defined around the world

Since then, she has visited every continent except for Antarctica and a total of about 50 countries, photographing hundreds of women along the way for her project, dubbed Atlas of Beauty.<p>And she's still going.<p>"More than ever, I think our world needs an Atlas of Beauty to show that diversity is …

Architectural Aquariums So Gorgeous, You Won’t Miss Your Dead Goldfish

In the realm of architecture for pets, designers have dogs and cats more than covered. But what about fish? Haruka Misawa, a Japanese designer based in Tokyo, is on it.<p>A protégé of celebrated designer Kenya Hara–Muji’s creative director–and a Nendo alum, Misawa created a series of sublime and …

What Happens When You Shoot a Golf Ball at a Balloon Filled with Non-Newtonian Fluid?

Non-Newtonian fluids are liquids that are also sort of solid but also sort of neither but also sort of both? They’re very thick liquids or very …

Chainsaws

Weston Residence

The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River. It’s a small house, but takes advantage of its beautiful site in a way that purposefully blurs the distinction between the built and natural environment.<p>The house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, …

The Top 10 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks of All Time

Photo: Paul Vinten/iStock<p>On March 23, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy ended a 95-year-old mystery when they announced the discovery of the <i>USS Conestoga</i>, a Navy tugboat that disappeared in 1921 with 56 people on board while en route from San Francisco to …

Privisa Is A Beautiful New Animated Film

<i>Privisa</i> is an upcoming animated feature film made in Poland, which is all about a kid who just <i>does not</i> want to grow up.<p>From the creators:<p>It tells the …

From Empresses to Disco Queens: Meet These Unsung Persian Style Stars!

Starting tomorrow, Persians the world over will begin celebrating the Persian New Year—13 days of festivities, known as Nowruz, that are bound to be a decadent affair. After all, opulence has always been a part of the Persian culture, evident not only in the extravagant marble thrones and vast …

Red Carpet

How Happy Is Your Uber Driver? Survey Offers Candid Glimpse Of Gig-Economy Workers

Are gig economy workers victims who are being denied good jobs — or free agents living the good life?<p>That depends on which on-demand workers you ask, according to a new survey of 4,622 on-demand workers conducted for Intuit's QuickBooks Self-Employed, a provider of cloud-based financial software …

Demographics

Forget All the Fancy Photo Gear, Here Is What a Truly Minimalistic Photographer Looks Like

As a follow up to my most recent article about making a living using nothing more than an iPhone camera, I wanted to dig a little deeper into my …

The Shakerato: Learn how to make this frothy espresso drink at home

Learn how to make this frothy, iced espresso drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled coffee drink: the Shakerato, our twist on the Italian …

Coffee

The (Secret) Dumpling Recipe to Success

The secret to Gu's success? A secret recipe, of course.<p>Yiguan Gu has a secret.<p>Every other day at 6:30 in the morning, when the halls of the Krog Street Market in Atlanta are desolate save for a few early shopkeepers prepping for the day to come, Gu unlocks the door to the kitchen of his family's …

Food & Dining

A Beginner's Guide to Architectural Movements

Whether for educational purposes or just to take a shameless selfie, more people than ever are venturing out and exploring local and international architecture. Whatever the reason, it’s probably beneficial to get a few of the basic architectural eras down before heading out. Luckily Highsnobiety …

Architecture

The 6 Things You Need to Mix Drinks Like a Pro Bartender

6 essential cocktail tips every home bartender should master.<p>Cocktails don’t have to be complicated. In fact, they shouldn’t be. Invest in some high-quality booze and glassware and you’re halfway to a showstopping evening. We pulled up a stool at the buzzy Chiltern Firehouse in London to learn the …

Audio Mixing

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

Cooking

Long Low & Wide: Chopped 1955 Cadillac DeVille Sled

This 1955 Cadillac DeVille (chassis 556293397), dubbed “The Bronze God” is a very cool looking custom and seems to be the product of an extremely …