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Blondie, 1970s New York, and Chris Stein's Heart of Glass

In the early 1970s, Chris Stein was a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, spending his off-hours photographing the pre-Giuliani Big Apple of garbage strikes, murder, muggings, and a Midtown more S&M than M&M...

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Mistakes Were Made. Dana Cowin Helps Us Fix Them.

I first became aware of Dana Cowin through my love affair with Top Chef where Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, is a guest judge every season. Then last fall came her first cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in...

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The Book That Changed My Life

I know that sounds really dramatic, but it's 100% true. The book is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and it has done for me what no other organizational books, articles, tips, or...

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From the Archives: Sonali Deraniyagala's Memoir of Surviving 2004's Tsunami

Last week marked the 10-year anniversary of the massive tsunami that roared across the Indian Ocean and devasted the coastlines of fourteen countries. One of the deadlist natural disasters in modern history, the tsunami took the lives of more than...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best of the Year

Our editors pushed up their ruby quartz glasses and debated a Top 20 list with the fierceness of Black Panther and the eloquence of Cypher. What follows below is a collection of New York Times bestsellers alongside blockbuster reads and...

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A Boat, a Whale & A Walrus Walk Into a...Conversation with Renee Erickson

Renee Erickson has earned local and national accolades for her Seattle restaurants over the last couple of years and this fall penned her first cookbook which we promptly chose as a Best Cookbook of October and recently a Best Cookbook...

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Danny Clinch & the Majesty of Rock

If you love music, you've probably seen Danny Clinch's work. Over decades of work, he has photographed the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tupac, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Jay-Z, and... the list goes on. His...

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Camille Styles Holiday Party Idea: Cookies and Cocktails May Be Consumed

'Tis the season for holiday parties and who better than Camille Styles to offer some smart ideas for keeping it festive. Styles has a very popular lifestyle blog and the author of a new book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings...

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These Are the STAR WARS Books You're Looking For

So did you hear that there's a new Star Wars movie on the way? Chances are you know someone who's a little excited about it, if you're not excited about it enough yourself (soccer droids notwithstanding). If you can't wait...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Giada, Ina, Ree, Dorie and More

Now that we've shared the favorite holiday cookie from 10 different popular cookbook authors and 2 amazing bakeries, the only question is what to make first? All are mouth-watering and alone or collectively will be a hit this holiday season....

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