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Patrick Stewart Is All About Marmite and His Wife's Brownies

Theater legend Patrick Stewart, the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' star, discusses backstage potlucks, quiet-time white wine and his ideal dinner party guests<p><b>So what’s the last thing you ate?</b><p>“An unconventional Cobb salad at Stone Park Cafe in Brooklyn. It had a poached egg surrounded by a crisp, …

Marlon Brando

Norm Macdonald: David Letterman send-off is beautiful

Norm Macdonald appeared on Friday’s edition of <i>The Late Show with David Letterman</i> to perform stand-up one last time before the show goes off the air …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Modern convenience in an Airstream travel trailer (pictures)

RVs

Hand-stitched 'Star Wars': Tapestry of a galaxy far, far away

London-based artist Aled Lewis spent six months stitching iconic scenes from the entire "Star Wars" movie saga into a 30-foot tapestry, complete with quotes written in Aurebesh.<p>If you watch the "Star Wars" movies enough, you can retell the epic story of Jedi, Sith Lords, droids, tauntans, wampas, …

Music vid shows digital retouch of woman in real time

As a statement on unrealistic beauty standards, a Hungarian pop singer has released a music video in which she undergoes the sort of digital transformation usually seen in glossy magazines.<p>It's the worst-kept secret of fashion magazines: the models who appear on the pages therein are Photoshopped …

Dead Mice Update: Tiny Assassins Dropped On Guam Again

Dead mice laced with acetaminophen have for the fourth time been dropped from helicopters into trees on Guam in an experiment aimed at killing snakes that have devastated the island's bird population and caused other damage.<p>No, we haven't been duped by something written by The Onion.<p>As we reported …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Trey Ratcliff’s Photomatix Presets for HDR Photography

Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene? If so, you know that even the best exposure can give you blown out highlights, or flat shadows, or …

Photography

Mom creates fairytale photos of napping baby

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao created these fairytale dreamscapes of her napping son using common household items for a series of images called “Wengenn in Wonderland.” A skirt was folded to represent the moon and a belt for a snake. No shopping required. …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

Perfect Your Weeknight Pasta

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella thinks it's time you treat your pasta right.</i><p><i></i><p>Pasta is, for the most part, …

Cooking

Dark Rye's Garden Pool

We are excited to bring you videos from Dark Rye, an online magazine created by our friends at Whole Foods Market. The magazine explores food, health, sustainability, design, tech and social enterprise.<p><i>Today: A desert-based family turns their old swimming pool into a self-sustaining ecosystem.</i><p>A dip …

Swimming Pools

Bangkok Train juicer

lazy pizza dough + favorite margherita pizza

Raise your hand if you never get pizza right when you make it at home — that the dough doesn’t rise in the time the recipe says it should or it’s …

Sea Island’s Second Shot

One of the South’s earliest hunt clubs returns<p>The Sea Island Shooting Preserve was a 50,000-acre stretch of palmettos, pines, and wide-open fields when Bill Jones sold it in 1942. The founder of the nearby resort Sea Island, which was on wobbly ground following the Great Depression, Jones needed …

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Tea time, in ice cream form.</i><p>WHO: NakedBeet is a graphic designer, writer, and food blogger in New York.<p>WHAT: Tea time, in …

Ice Cream

Savory Chickpea Crepe with Ricotta and Caramelized Onions

<i>Every week, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- will be sharing smart tips and smarter recipes that will please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.</i><p><i>Today: Shauna shares your new gluten-free, go-to</i> …

Onions

Patricia Yeo's Sesame Noodles

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A salad that will be even better packed up for lunch tomorrow -- with a creamy, yet vegan, sesame dressing. (If you're thinking secret ingredient, you're right!)</i><p>…

Vegan

Camera showdown: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. Lumia 1020 vs. Galaxy S4

Phones

Dinner Tonight: Chimichurri Lamb Chops + Cauliflower Soup

While Spring/Summer '14 is currently gracing the runways here in NYC, we are honing in on Fall '13. Call us behind the times! This week treat yourself to a dinner that feels like couture at a ready-to-wear effort. Chimichurri lamb chops accompanied by a classic cauliflower soup is the perfect …

Cooking

Pictures: Jaguar Kills Caiman in "Spectacular" Attack

New pictures show a jaguar stalking and killing a caiman in Brazil, an experience the photographer called "spectacular and horrific."

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BASE Jumpers at Zakynthos Island, Greece http://t.co/a0vIaM62L2

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6 Book-Themed DIY Wedding Projects

We love a wedding theme that celebrates books — even better if you can pull it off with a few fun DIY wedding projects. So if you have a stack of …

Clotilde Dusoulier's Strawberry Tartlets with Breton Butter Crust

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

Baking

Short film nails the insanity of smartphone addiction

True-to-life "I Forgot My Phone" shows just how much smartphones can interrupt the simple joys of daily life. It might just make you laugh at yourself.<p>Ever leave home and get that eerie feeling something is wrong? Like you've forgotten something so important that you rewind through every waking …

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