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Robin Thicke Goes Dubstep for Will.i.am-Produced ‘Give It to Me’

Butter-smooth R&B singer Robin Thicke has never been a star, but it looks like he’s gonna go down swinging in 2013. Riding the buzz of his …

THE MATRIX: Retold By Someone's Mom (Animated)

'White House Down' Trailer #2: All The Action and Explosions You'd Expect From Roland Emmerich – /Film

The first trailer for <b>White House Down</b> was exactly that: down. It had a very somber feel, almost like the movie was a drama with action elements. Now …

‘White House Down’ Trailer: Channing Tatum Gives Good McClane

'White House Down' put out a trailer a week after the release of 'Olympus Has Fallen' (aka the other 'Die Hard in the White House' film of the year), …

Video: A Dog Makes Food For Someone He Loves in the Animated Short 'Omelette'

You will watch this animated short featuring a floppy blob of a dog making an omelette for its exhausted, depressed owner, and you will enjoy it. Thank you, Madeline Sharafian (a BFA2 character animator at CalArts) for these two-and-a-half minutes of heartswelling cuteness.<p>Omelette<p>[via Metafilter]

5 cocktails to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Most people don’t realize Cinco de Mayo has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day, which is on September 16, but instead, this holiday started as a way to honor the day the Mexican army triumphed over the French in the Battle of Puebla. However, in the U.S. this holiday tends to represent …

Tequila

NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Saturday (May 2)<p><b>Ethiopian Easter Gala Presented by Bunna Cafe</b><i><br>Saturday May 2nd, 8 p.m.</i> Fasika is an Ethiopian Easter celebration honoring the end of Ethiopian Lent, a seven week period of fasting. Bunna Cafe is celebrating Fasika with featuring former Ethiopian Idol judge Tadele Daba, music from …

Popular food artist proves you can play with your food

Norwegian food artist Ida Skivenes has made an entire career out of playing with her food — and eating it too. The 29-year-old foodie has been posting her cute, tasty creations to her Instagram account @idafrosk since June 2012 and has now amassed over 100,000 followers. Her recent popularity — …

Art

Top 5 Secrets to Look Amazing From Top D.C. Experts

Last week I attempted to convince you that "D.C. style" is not an oxymoron by highlighting what makes D.C. unique -- a true world capital, cosmopolitan, stylish, and fashion-forward. In case the specific characteristics I discussed last week didn't convince you, here is another look at D.C. style, …

Ralph Lauren

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

Home Is Where the Local Is

Savvy travelers know the best -- and often cheapest -- lodgings are not hotels, but private homes or apartments. Here, they can more fully experience a destination by shopping at the local bodega, mingling with their temporary neighbors and discovering all the neighborhood nooks and crannies. Heck, …

European Travel

Three companies we admire in travel business information

Lately we have been very aggressive on the legacy companies in the travel business information space, and our recent presentation “Building a …

12 Hidden Gems in DC, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago

We begged, pleaded, and bribed a handful of locals in five of the country’s major metropolises (Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York …

The World in Pictures: April

Amazing Places Cost Nothing (BOOK EXCERPT)

Herbert Ypma, the creator of the HIP Hotels series (that stands for highly individual places) is at it again, this time with "Amazing Places Cost Nothing," a new book which states, essentially, that the world's most amazing places don't cost all that much to see.<p>The book highlights thirty …

The 10 Most Relaxing Destinations You Need To Visit On Your Own

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not all solo travel destinations are created equal: If you're looking for a relaxing trip, make sure to choose a destination that's known to be safe for …

Our 12 Favorite Hotel Bars For After-Work Drinks (PHOTOS)

Hotel bars are often a convenient spot for a nightcap or a quick after-work drink (anything to take the edge off!) while on a business trip -- but not all have the right vibe and noise level to help free your mind of all the stress after a long day of work. Whether you have been working all day in …

Hotels

Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: <i>Krasnaya,</i> or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian.<p>The plaza has drawn crowds since it was a 1400s shantytown. Russians know the square as the front yard of rulers from Ivan …

A Typeface Made Entirely Of The Season’s Hottest Clothes

A billowing, disembodied sleeve. An uncomfortable looking shoe without a mate. A handbag, or a wallet, or a clutch (or whatever those things are called). It can be easy to miss these sorts of details when you’re poring over high-fashion photography, but removing those individual items from their …

Typography

Meet The Accidental Designer Of The GitHub And Twitter Logos

Simon Oxley, an iStockphoto power user, was launched to fame after his drawings were bought by Twitter. Now, he designs logos for startups all over the world.<p>Simon Oxley was drinking beer and watching TV on his couch (like any good freelancer) when he noticed that a hot new startup called Twitter …

Startups