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Urban Gardening: Shade-Tolerant Herbs to Grow in Your Apartment

Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint. There are many reasons to love fresh herbs. …

browned butter mashed potatoes

I’ve had the house to myself today. A quiet house is such a nice place to just <i>be</i>. I listened to Norah Jones, Zooey Dechanel, M. Ward, Willie Nelson, …

2013 Bike Commuting Essentials

Stylish cycling apparel is no longer an oxymoron. These essentials will keep you looking sharp no matter where you're headed.<p>Nonetheless Garments Trench shirt<p>This DWR-treated cotton-nylon “shacket” ($198) is more technical than it looks: a seam down the back expands for better mobility on the …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

10 weird and wonderful museums in Chicago

Sure, your friends will listen politely as you describe your trip to the Art Institute to see paint on the walls. But you'll stop them mid-yawn when you let loose with stories of visiting the Red Spanking Bench and the world's largest jug collection. Here are 10 beyond-the-norm museums in Chicago …

Japanese noodles for beginners

<i>This is an excerpt from the Eating chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>Tokyo</i> <i>guide.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine how Tokyo could function without noodles. From traditional Japanese staples such as <i>soba</i> and <i>udon</i> to that much beloved Chinese import that is <i>rāmen</i>, Tokyoites slurp down an impressive amount of noodles in …

Video: Remains Of A River - Source To Sea On The Colorado

From October of 2011 through January of 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore traveled the length of the Colorado River. Their journey began in …

The Hog Murders

• <b>Author:</b> William L. DeAndrea<p><b>In the Edgar Award–winning first title of the Niccolo Benedetti series, the celebrated detective hunts a serial killer who is terrorizing a small town</b><br>In the upstate New York town of Sparta, six people die in three weeks. At first the incidents seem accidental: A highway …

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

Africa

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim Trail is a 100-mile mountain-bike route with clear …

Monkey Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Smith<p>Daniel Smith’s <i>Monkey Mind</i> is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. …

The Girls of Atomic City

• <b>Author:</b> Denise Kiernan<p><b>THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY</b><p><b>AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II,</b> Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across …

The Monster of Florence

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi<p>In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills …

Path of the Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Thor<p>When Brad Thor arrived on the scene with his hard-hitting debut novel, <i>The Lions of Lucerne,</i> he was greeted with an enthusiasm rarely seen since John le Carré's heyday. "A roller-coaster of a debut," pronounced Kyle Mills. And Nelson DeMille, the master of the genre himself, …

The Ghosts of Belfast

• <b>Author:</b> Stuart Neville<p><b>A New York Times Notable Book and Winner of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Neville's debut remains "a flat-out terror trip" (James Ellroy) and "one of the best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times" (John Connolly).</b><p>Northern Ireland’s Troubles may be over, but peace …

The Cleaner

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Cleave<p>Joe is in control of everything in his simple life—both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his “night work.” He isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…