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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ vs. PBS’ ‘Victoria:’ Prince Philip Is Eclipsed by the Amazing Albert

A royal historian calls this version of Philip ‘cruel and undeserved.’ But in the new contest of the consorts Albert is star as a true renaissance …

Gear Closet: The Cubed Travel Jacket from Clothing Arts

Finding just the right clothing to keep us comfortable in the outdoors can be a real challenge at times. We need garments that consistently perform …

Fly to Paris for Valentine’s Day for $418 Round-Trip

C'est bon!<p>Most amazing flight deals come with horribly inconvenient blackout dates — long weekends and holidays are pretty much guaranteed to come …

8 Hotel Room Workouts You Can Do In 20 Minutes Or Less

Ah, the elusive hotel room workout! Whether you're packing up for business or pleasure, travel has a tendency to throw off the fitness routines of …

Zaha Hadid Was Just Getting Started

Architects are, as a rule, old. Architecture is the slowest art. Unlike the closely adjacent fields of mathematics and music, architecture resists prodigies. The body of knowledge required is so broad, and the pace of design and construction is so stately, that it takes a long time to find your …

Architecture

The Social Art of Zaha Hadid, Architecture’s Most Engaging Presence

The architect, whose designs sought to engage with the public around them, broadened what was possible with the form.<p>When the news broke Thursday that the architect Zaha Hadid had died of a heart attack, at 65, while being treated for bronchitis in a Miami hospital, the American Institute of …

Zaha Hadid Was One of the Most Polarizing Architects of Our Time

Zaha Hadid has died suddenly at age 65 from a heart attack. As the first woman architect to achieve notable celebrity, Hadid’s prolific and …

She Was the Z: An Appreciation of Zaha Hadid

Z. At most Zaha. The way many of her friends referred to her conveyed the energy and the design signature both her buildings and she, herself, exemplified. Z’s buildings slashed and snaked their way into our consciousness and out of the sites to which they did not wish to be confined. She was the …

What It's Like to Fly on an All-Business Class Airline

There's no such thing as a middle seat.<p>Traveling for business is just that–work, not play. Boarding an approximately six-hour flight for a short stint in London or Paris requires a certain level of in-flight comfort to ensure no dark circles, crabby attitudes or the struggle of not falling asleep …

The Best Way to Enter and Search a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a menace, and learning how to search your hotel room for them before you collapse into bed is critical to avoid taking them home with …

Banksy uses Steve Jobs artwork to highlight refugee crisis

Graffiti on wall of ‘the Jungle’ camp in Calais depicts late Apple founder’s background as son of Syrian migrant<p>Banksy has revealed a new artwork, sprayed on a wall in the Calais refugee camp called “the Jungle”, intended to address negative attitudes towards the thousands of people living …

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Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom

As Donald Trump made his fascist impulses explicit on Monday, calling for a ban on Muslims’ entering the United States, I sat in a cocoon of …

The Best Ways to Pack a Suit or Dress So It Won't Wrinkle

If you need to travel with a suit or dress packed in a suitcase, you will avoid—or at least minimize—wrinkles and creases using these simple</b> …

Best Hot Chocolate in the U.S.

As comforting as powdered cocoa may be, the new class of high-intensity hot-chocolate drinks gives a cacao rush akin to eating truffles or a luscious …

Are Black Women Ready for Hillary?

<i>Rock Hill, South Carolina—</i>Picturesque Winthrop University buzzed with pride and energy on the first weekend in November, when the “First in the South …

Krause's Lite Fare Knows Its Turkey

A good roast turkey is a most wonderful thing—it's what Krause's Lite Fare in Baltimore's Lexington Market is known for.<p>The last thing Yong Hwang expected to become was the turkey king of the Lexington Market in Baltimore.The South Korean-born entrepreneur could have easily ended up designing …

HotelTonight Lays Off 20% Of Staff

HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based maker of a hotel booking app, has laid off 37 employees, or around 20% of its staff. In a statement provided to</i> …

Jeb goes full Mitt Romney: Man of inherited wealth and power says African-Americans want “free stuff”

<b>(AP/M. Spencer Green/LM Otero)</b><p>The “outreach” candidate takes a page from Mitt Romney to insult black voters in one of the worst possible ways<p>Joan Walsh<p>September 25, 2015 2:11pm (UTC)<p>Ah Jeb. You just can't help yourself.<p>Again, on another historic day when Pope Francis quoted Rev. Martin Luther King …

Biden to Decide on 2016 Bid by Early 2017

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Vice-President Joe Biden will make a decision on whether to enter the 2016 Presidential race by early 2017, a close associate told supporters on Friday.<p>In an e-mail sent to potential donors, the former Senator Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and confidant of the …

Benghazi Hearings Cancelled After Clinton Drops Out of Race

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Washington was in turmoil on Tuesday morning as a House select committee abruptly cancelled its Benghazi hearings shortly after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she was withdrawing from the Presidential race.<p>Secretary Clinton’s stunning …

Clinton Compiles Mental List of People to Destroy

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent several hours at the United States Capitol on Thursday compiling a mental list of people she will destroy at a later date, an aide to Clinton has confirmed.<p>Clinton gave no outward appearance of compiling such a list as …

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Clinton Thanks Benghazi Committee for Invaluable Service to Her Campaign

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an official statement on Friday morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton thanked the House Select Committee on Benghazi for what she called an “invaluable service to my Presidential campaign.”<p>In contrast with the adversarial tone of much of …

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Japanese Street Photography Highlights the Nation’s Rich Culture

If you've ever wanted to walk along the streets of Japan and become immersed in its remarkable culture, Japanese photographer Takashi Yasui can help you get there. With his vibrant snapshots, the artist effortlessly transports viewers to various locations all across this breathtaking country. There …

Street Photography

AL's Place, San Francisco

To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip. #BAhot10<p>t AL’s Place, an unassuming 46-seat restaurant on a sleepy corner of San Francisco’s otherwise buzzing Mission District, …

39 Reasons Why We Love Long Beach

<i>We'll just say it: Long Beach is underrated. It's just far enough away from Los Angeles to feel a little bit more relaxed, cheaper and friendlier.</i> …

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Why You Should Consider Splurging for Travel Insurance

Whether you’re a thrill seeker or simply intrepid, if you want solid travel insurance on your next trip, here are a few ways to get it.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I discussed some of the shortcomings of travel protection, specifically in the medical realm. One of the ways to fill in a potential gap is a …

Health Care

Japan's ridiculous robot hotel is actually serious business

"My name is Yoshiyuki Kawazoe. This is my hotel." The University of Tokyo's associate professor of architecture gestures behind himself to a flat, two-story building that doesn't really look like a hotel. "Two-hundred people were involved in making this happen," he says. "Experts in environmental …

Hospitality