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Recipe: Sparkling Espresso with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

Until the Light Takes Us: Reflecting on the Film That Captured Norway's Ruthless Black Metal Scene

Murder, suicide, church burnings and blast beats.<p>In the early 1990s, black metal began to take off in Norway and it left the peaceful Scandinavian country reeling in its aftermath. Mayhem vocalist Per Yngve ‘Dead’ Ohlin had shot himself in the head, Burzum founder Varg ‘Count Grishnackh’ Vikernes …

Pierre Boulez appreciation: he transformed our musical experience

An iconoclastic composer and thrilling conductor, Pierre Boulez changed the course of 20th-century music. He was also polite, gentle and very funny<p>“Schoenberg is dead”; “Blow up the opera houses”; “Authenticity is a nightmare”; Henze? “rubbish”. Verdi? “dum de dum, nothing more”. Shostakovich? “the …

Flute

Scientists baffled by lion with teeth growing out of its forehead

Biologists said they had never seen anything like it when a mountain lion killed in the US state of Idaho was found with a set of fully formed teeth growing out of its forehead<p>A dead mountain lion has baffled biologists with its deformity.<p>When the big cat was legally shot in the US State of Idaho …

Westerners in Beijing warned of Christmas terrorism threat; parts of city locked down

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city's most popular expatriate districts.<p>Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas.<p>…

Photographer Captures Mysterious Snowmen in the Mountains of Japan

The ethereal beauty of Japan’s northern countryside may be less familiar than the excitement of cities like Tokyo, but anyone can appreciate Japanese …

North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names<p>Kim Il Sungand Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names the …

5 Men's Haircuts That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Trends come and go. These cuts last forever.<p>What do the mullet, the ponytail, and the bowl cut have in common? For a while, some men decided they looked good. And they were wrong even then.<p>What do the following five men's haircuts have in common? They have always looked good, and they always …

These Are the Most Popular Fashion Brands in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop artists’ interest in fashion has been well documented, from their omnipresence at fashion week to the repeated brand name–dropping in their …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers

Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view is changing. It is now abundantly clear that the bacteria that live on the bodies of other creatures help their hosts by digesting food, providing nutrients, protecting against disease, …

Microbiology

A Raw, Heartbreaking Look into the Life of a 2-Year-Old and her Drug-Addicted Parents

<i>Another Family</i> is Russian photographer Irina Popova‘s deeply intimate and equally intense document of the life of 2-year-old Anfisa and her …

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review: future legend

It's fitting that one of the recurring themes of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> is about the loss of a part of your being. Phantom limb pain is the sensation that flesh once a part of your body can still be felt, can cause you suffering, after it's gone.<p>Series creator Hideo Kojima has been …

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

1/9<p>Last week, a group of New York street artists took over an abandoned East Village building set for demolition and transformed the crumbling walls …

The Bold and the Beautiful

Fashion<p>As with anything punk—be it the boundary-pushing music, dress, or politics of its most hard-core loyalists—there is always a sense of urgency. The guitar must thrash harder, the music must be louder, and yes, the fashion must be bolder. The message of rebellion and personal freedom has to …

New York Style

Saint Motel (New band of the day No 1,645)

If Jarvis Cocker moved to LA and made an album of yacht-rock influenced Britpop, it might sound like this<p><b>Hometown</b>: Los Angeles.<p><b>The lineup</b>: A/J Jackson (lead vocals, guitar), Aaron Sharp (lead guitar), Chondrak "Dak" Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).<p><b>The background</b>: Saint Motel are a …

The Knells itsnotyouitsme releasing stuff, playing together

<i>Andrew McKenna Lee of the Knells; photo by Ron Silver</i><p><b>The Knells</b> is a new group fronted by guitarist and composer Andrew McKenna Lee. Three female …

The Sartorial Brilliance of 1980s UK Indie Pop

Flipping through <i>A Scene Between</i>, Sam Knee’s tribute to the style of 1980s British indie acts such as The Pastels, Orange Juice, and, of course, The …

Bands