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Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Where to eat, drink and sleep in Sardinia, Italy

Inland from the sparkling shores and spangling yachts of northern Sardinia’s glitzy Emerald Coast are mountains fragrant with wild herbs and kitchens …

Italy

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?As a cinematographer, …

Cinematography

Beer Pancakes

There’s an old saying: “Beer, so much more than a breakfast drink.” Well, that is true too for beer pancakes. Sure, these would make wonderful …

Breakfast

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

New James Bond cinematic installation is basically a villain's secret bunker

Welcome to '007 Elements', a new James Bond 'cinematic installation' opening this winter, built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in …

20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings

The requirements for weeknight cooking are easy to understand, but weeknight wine? It’s a bit more conceptual.<p>The last thing anyone wants after a long day of work is to put in another few hours over a cutting board and stove. But where is the labor in opening a bottle? It is the wine inside that …

Wine & Spirits

Morpholio’s new Augmented Reality feature lets you sketch any space with the accuracy of a pro

Move over expensive trace paper—Morpholio just launched a new augmented reality feature to its flagship Trace app that makes it easier than ever to …

Augmented Reality

Hotels, Feeling the Pinch of Airbnb, Promote Local Experiences

“Tourist” has become a dirty word in the hospitality business. The preferred word? Local.<p>Travelers can now sign up through hotels and tour operators for experiences arranged by locals. The latest to join the trend are Marriott International, which recently took a stake in PlacePass, the tour- and …

Hospitality

Why mastery beats creativity—every time

The idea that comes out of nowhere. The eureka moment. If we could figure out how to get there faster and automate up the process, humankind would be forever changed, right? This is something we can’t stop obsessing about as a society—but maybe we’re thinking too hard about it.<p>Two years ago, the <i>New</i> …

Italy is giving away free castles and here’s how to claim yours

If you’ve always dreamt of owning a holiday home but have never had the cash to buy one, then you might just be in luck.<p>Because the Italian …

What's Disneybounding? Meet the newest, semi-cosplay fashion trend you've never heard of

There's cosplaying—and then there's Disneybounding.<p>The increasingly popular activity, which some deem "closet cosplay," is when Disney fans dress up …

Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda's West Wing Rap

Perhaps unsurprisingly, <i>Hamilton</i> writer and star (and politics buff) Lin-Manuel Miranda is a huge <i>West Wing</i> fan. Now he’s written an ode to the beloved …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Rogue One's Killer UI Designs

UK design firm Blind successfully makes old aesthetics feel fresh<p>Spoiler-free comment on <i>Rogue One</i>: I was really impressed with the variety of UI …

This Is The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

Grandbaby Cakes creator Jocelyn Delk Adams comes through for the holidays!<p>There’s still time to wow your holiday guests with delicious sweet treats …

Dessert

Caroline on Crack’s 10 Best LA Cocktails in 2016

The dumpster fire that was 2016 is finally smoldering to an end. And thanks to David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali and other greats doing a mass exodus off the mortal coil (it’s like they knew something was up) and the ulcer-aggravating election, many of us have found a small modicum of relaxation …

David Bowie

I wrote about 500 wines in 2016. Here are my top 10.

by Fred Tasker<p>I have the world's best job. In 2016 I've written about nearly 500 wines, including some that are not only downright heavenly, but also …

The best ever Christmas cocktails

'Tis the season to be jolly so why not get into the festive spirit by throwing a cracking Christmas cocktail party. Go traditional with a super …

Cocktails

UVW Unwrapping in 3ds Max

I have received a few requests about making a video that will cover UV Mapping as well as a few others asking for a video on making a low poly model …

Getting to Know Unreal Engine 4

We’ve had a chance to talk to Daniel McKay, a great 3d artist, who just recently started studying Unreal Engine. In this post, Daniel gives a …

Game Development

The Key to Crystal-Clear Cocktails? Milk. (Really.)

We look to the science of a centuries-old technique for a modern twist on cocktails.<p>After a 150-year absence, milk punch is back. Newly popular with …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Design

Three Supreme Holiday Cocktails

The highlight of my fall and winter, besides hunting, is banishing summer liquors and breaking out the whiskey. A quick nip from a flask after a day …

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Vermouth

Mixology 101: The 15 Best Cocktail Books for the Home Bartender

Take those drinks from amateur to artful.<p>Every once in a while, even the pros behind the bar need a refresher when it comes to concocting original and inspired drink recipes. We found 15 amazing cocktail books to help boost your home bar, hone your drink-mixing craft, and get more enjoyment out of …

Cocktails
Spices

Classic Must-Try Cocktails to Master

<b>Discover cocktails that you maybe haven’t tried from “back in the day” . Learn a new recipe and then mix up a classic, potent favorite.</b><p>By McKenzie …

Winston Churchill