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Oscars fashion: fall, dance or photobomb – how to win the red carpet

The winners on the red carpet this year knew that personality trumps aloof glamour<p>• Oscars 2014 red carpet fashion – in pictures<p>• Oscars 2014 red carpet fashion: rated<p>• Five Oscars 2014 style scene stealers<p>The key to this year's red-carpet fashion was when Jennifer Lawrence fell over again. Because …

Life Lessons From Atticus Finch | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to manly characters in literature, my thoughts always return to one man:<p>Atticus Finch.<p>Perhaps this character from <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> …

How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially …

On the Value of Advice by Seneca | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Our recent posts on the simple power of aphorisms and the need to direct your attention towards that which matters most brought to my</i> …

How to Support and Follow the Art of Manliness | The Art of Manliness

Are you someone who visits the Art of Manliness multiple times a day, checking to see if we’ve published anything new?<p>Do you appreciate the free, …

Always Treat Your Girlfriend Right: A WWII Case Study | The Art of Manliness

<b>Sid Phillips, age 18, and his company of Marines</b> had been living on maggot-filled rice for months.<p>Enemy soldiers had destroyed supply lines at the …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

Jamal Penjweny: Saddam is Here review – to the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan

The scene is a makeshift stall in the middle of the desert. Five Kalashnikovs dangle like dead chickens from butchers' hooks. The first customer is a soldier who has lost his gun and needs another before his superiors find out. The second is a shepherd trying to defend his flock from wild prey. The …

The business of death in Caracas – in pictures

The murder rate in the Venezuelan capital has shot up in recent years to become one of the world's worst. Carlos Garcia Rawlins from Reuters has documented the undertakers, tomb chisellers and florists in the business of death

Piselli alla romana (Roman-Style Peas)

Now <b>piselli alla romana</b> may be the shortest post I ever write, as this tasty and elegant side dish is about as simple as a recipe can get, short of …

Saltimbocca alla romana (Roman-Style Veal Scallops)

One of the most famous of all meat dishes in the Roman culinary repertoire, these veal scaloppini known as <b>saltimbocca</b> typify Roman cooking in their …

Crocchette di patate (Potato Croquettes)

<i>Crocchette di</i> <i>palate</i>, or <b>potato croquettes</b>, are wonderfully versatile. They are probably most often served as an antipasto, but they can also do fine …

Polpo alla griglia (Grilled Baby Octopus)

One of the very best seafood for grilling has got to be the octopus. <b>Grilled baby octopus</b> has incredible flavor, it is a pleasantly chewy but not …

Pane casereccio (Homemade Bread)

I am not a baker. Never have been. I have always found stove-top cooking fun and easy but baking is a very different art. Cooking lets you stir and …

Pasta con la ricotta (Pasta and Ricotta Cheese)

<b>Pasta and ricotta</b> make for a perfect impromptu meal or weekend dinner. The mellow flavor combination of tomato, ricotta and a bit of parmesan cheese …

Pallotte cacio e uova (Cheese and Egg Balls)

An iconic dish from the Abruzzo region in the <i>cucina povera</i> tradition, <i>pallotte cacio e uova—</i><b>cheese and egg balls</b><i>—</i>probably got its start as a way to …

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe (Orecchiette ai broccoletti)

A quick pasta dish with vegetables that you can whip up in less an 30 minutes, <b>Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe</b> makes for a fine meatless dinner, with …

Gattò di patate (Neapolitan Potato "Cake")

Another example of the French Bourbon legacy in Neapolitan cooking, this <i>gattò</i>—from the French <i>gateau</i>—is a savory <b>potato ‘cake’</b> made of mashed potatoes …

Melanzane a funghetto ("Mushroom-Style" Eggplant)

Don’t let the name of this dish fool you, there are no mushrooms in <b>melanzane a funghetto</b>, also known by its Neapolitan dialect name, <i>melanzane «</i><i>a</i> …

Farinata genovese (Genovese Chickpea Flatbread)

One of the iconic dishes of Ligurian cuisine, just as typical of the region as pesto, the <b>chickpea flatbread</b> known as <i>la farina genovese</i> deserves to be …

Zuppa inglese (Italian Trifle)

<b>Zuppa inglese,</b> literally “English soup”, is actually neither English nor a soup. It is a classic Italian dessert, but the name is apt nevertheless. …

Spinaci alla romana (Roman-Style Spinach)

We all know that spinach is full of iron and other good stuff, but it has an undeserved reputation for being … <i>blech</i>. I’m not entirely sure why, but I …

Mozzarella in carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

Don’t know about you, but I love cheese. Just about any kind. In our house we tend to eat more cheese during the cool winter months, but the arrival …

Pollo arrosto ripeno (Angelina's Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing)

Apart from lasagna, nothing says Sunday dinner to me like a <b>roasted chicken</b>, sitting on the dining room table golden brown, with crispy skin, tender, …

Parmigiana di melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan)

Being a lover of good food, I find it almost impossible to answer the question ‘what’s your favorite dish?’ But if I had to, my answer would probably …

Gnocchi alla sorrentina (Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella)

Potato gnocchi are pretty filling, the kind of food you may associate with the cooler weather. But, in fact, you can enjoy gnocchi all year ’round. …

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

<b>Potato gnocchi</b> are one of the easier types of ‘pasta’ to make at home and are <b></b>most definitely worth the effort. The mini-hockey pucks that are sold …

Uova sode in salsa verde (Hard Boiled Eggs in 'Green Sauce')

<i>Salsa verde</i>, literally ‘<b>green sauce</b>‘, is a quick, parsley-based raw condiment, intensely flavored with garlic, anchovies, capers, a dash of vinegar …