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  • Sex robot 2018 Revealed: New human-like feature to take cyborgs to - Next Level' July 27, 2017
    Doll makers have created a prototype of "DS Doll Robotic Head" coated in silicone "skin" which can be controlled by a smartphone or PlayStation controller. The model, made by Doll Sweet Dolls and EX Doll, has a "stunningly beautiful" face, and can listen and answer questions using voice recognition software.
  • Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots July 27, 2017
    Engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions. A pair of new computational methods takes first steps towards automating the design of the dynamic mechanisms behind these movements.
  • Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots July 27, 2017
    Engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions. A pair of new computational methods takes first steps towards automating the design of the dynamic mechanisms behind these movements.
  • Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots July 27, 2017
    Engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions. A pair of new computational methods takes first steps towards automating the design of the dynamic mechanisms behind these movements.
  • iRobot shares surge on strong sales of Roomba vacuum cleaners July 27, 2017
    Shares in iRobot Corp jumped 23 percent to a record high on Wednesday after the Roomba robotic vacuum maker posted better-than-expected quarterly results and said it was buying its largest European distributor. The stock surged by $21.27 to $109.03 and was on track for its biggest one-day percentage gain since 2010.
  • MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to Smartphones - Campus Technology July 27, 2017
    MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to SmartphonesCampus TechnologyA team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working to bring neural networks to handheld devices. Neural networks comprise thousands or millions of simple and densely interconnected nodes that are organized by layers.
  • Simulations signal early success for fractal-based retinal implants July 27, 2017
    Computer simulations of electrical charges sent to retinal implants based on fractal geometry have researchers moving forward with their eyes focused on biological testing.
  • Simulations signal early success for fractal-based retinal implants July 27, 2017
    Computer simulations of electrical charges sent to retinal implants based on fractal geometry have researchers moving forward with their eyes focused on biological testing.
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings July 27, 2017
    Global Automotive Crash Test Dummies Market 2017-2021: Key Vendors are 4activeSystems, Cellbond, Dynamic Research, Humanetics Innovative Solutions, JASTI & TASS International - Research and Markets )--The "Global Automotive Crash Test Dummies Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
  • Neural networks beat machine learning in true AI, says chief data ... - SiliconANGLE News (blog) July 27, 2017
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg3AtitwBRA?feature=oembed&w=640&h=390]SiliconANGLE News (blog)Neural networks beat machine learning in true AI, says chief data ...SiliconANGLE News (blog)With the somewhat deceptive “AI washing” in software marketing lately, it's important to ask: How far have we really come toward true artificial intelligence?and more »
  • Neural networks can now help you colorize old photos like a pro - TNW July 27, 2017
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL5ilZgM89Q?feature=oembed&w=640&h=390]TNWNeural networks can now help you colorize old photos like a proTNWA group of researchers from UC Berkeley, which happens to include the folks who built Algorithmia, has come up with a way to use neural networks to colorize photos with assistance from humans in picking hues for specific areas and objects in photos ...
  • American wages are so low, the robots don't want your job July 27, 2017
    The American "productivity paradox": technology keeps marching, but the amount of profit generated by the average worker's average hour is stagnant. The orthodox explanation for this "productivity slump" is that the really cool inventions haven't arrived yet, or maybe we just haven't figured out how to use the inventions we have.
  • Save the Date: Announcing our August Meetup July 27, 2017
    A lot of listeners have expressed interest in participating in a TWiML paper reading group and I’m excited to announce our first global online meetup to fill this need. The focus of the meetup will be discussing academic papers and other texts in the machine learning and AI space, though I hope we get to […]
    sam
  • Facebook pitches in $500K to launch Harvard effort to fight election hacking and propaganda attacks July 27, 2017
    Joe Menn at Reuters reports that Facebook is pitching in an initial $500,000 in seed funding to launch a nonprofit that will work to protect American political parties, voting systems and information providers from malicious attacks by hackers and foreign nation-states. "Defending Digital Democracy" will be led by former campaign chairs for Hillary Clinton and […]
  • Movidius: A stick for neural-networks from Intel for $79. - Elektor (blog) July 27, 2017
    Movidius: A stick for neural-networks from Intel for $79.Elektor (blog)The stick is especially well suited to applications employing simulated neural networks and ideal for implementing tasks such as object or face recognition in security camera applications. Movidius claims the stick can natively run neural networks ...

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  • Foreign investors snap up London’s iconic buildings July 27, 2017
    LONDON’S skyline has altered a lot in the last 30 years. While it can’t match Manhattan or Chicago, there are quite a few trophy buildings that can be seen from this columnist’s office window (for the moment*). The British sense of humour means these offices often acquire their own nicknames, regardless of the developer’s intentions—the […]
  • Can data predict fashion trends? July 27, 2017
    World of wardrobeIN THE film “The Devil Wears Prada”, the character of Miranda Priestly, whose role is based on a feared Vogue editor, scolds her new assistant for not understanding fashion. Fashion, she tells her, is whatever a select group of designers and critics says it is. What she does not say, however, is that […]
  • Making Bitcoin work better July 27, 2017
    IN DIFFERENT circumstances the two people could be good friends. Each is rather shy and very smart. And each is passionate about bitcoin, a digital currency. One invented hashcash, which foreshadowed components of the crypto-currency; the other is the author of the first Chinese translation of the white paper in which Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive […]
  • Tech stocks have regained their dotcom-era highs July 27, 2017
    CAST your mind back to when Bill Clinton was president, Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin were fresh-faced new leaders and tweeting was strictly for the birds. That was when technology stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 tech index, last traded at their current levels.The horrendous decline in share prices that followed the peak in […]
  • The closing of American bank branches July 27, 2017
    WINDSOR, a community of 6,200 people two hours outside Albany in New York state, offers many of the amenities commonly found in a small town, including a bakery, a car-repair outfit and several restaurants. There is just one thing missing: a bank. The town’s only financial institution, First Niagara Bank, shut its doors in October.Towns […]
  • The link between poor harvests and violence July 27, 2017
    The very dark agesLAST year over 102,000 people died in nearly 50 armed conflicts across the world, according to the Peace Research Institute Oslo, a think-tank. Much of this violence is caused by tensions between ethnic groups—two-thirds of civil wars have been fought along ethnic lines since 1946. Yet historians differ over whether cultural differences […]
  • A bad week for Germany’s carmakers July 27, 2017
    STRENGTH and reliability were once the watchwords of Germany’s carmakers. Tardiness and scheming seem more apt terms now. Nearly two years after Volkswagen (VW) was caught rigging emissions tests, the difficulties continue to pile up. Europe is turning against diesel, and even petrol. And German firms are facing accusations of collusive behaviour, including claims of […]
  • The world’s largest online-travel company July 27, 2017
    NOT since the dotcom boom at the turn of the century have technology shares been on such a tear. On July 19th the S&P 500 index of information-technology stocks hit a record high, closing above its previous peak in March 2000 (see Buttonwood). As titans like Google, Facebook and Amazon hog the limelight, other firms […]
  • Pandemic bonds, a new idea July 27, 2017
    Better coverage neededWHEN the Ebola virus hit west Africa in 2014, it took months to get together the money needed to combat the outbreak. Donors ended up committing more than $7bn. But the money came too late and too inefficiently, says Tim Evans, who directs the World Bank’s global health practice. Lives that could have […]

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  • Art and Museums in NYC This Week July 27, 2017
    Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
  • Thomas P. Campbell, Former Met Chief Executive, Gets Fellowship July 27, 2017
    Mr. Campbell will pursue research at the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. He left the Met museum last month.
    ROBIN POGREBIN and SOPHIE HAIGNEY
  • Are You an Emerging Artist Seeking a Nurturing Residency? Here Are 7 Ideal Incubators July 27, 2017
    Artist residencies vary in location, amenities, and reputation, but they all share one principal goal—to give artists time and space to create their work. In fact, while they may sound like summer camp for creatives, stocked with rustic cabins, communal meals, and rolling hills, most of them are actually venues for continuing the hard work […]
    Brian Boucher
  • Style of the ocean liners – in pictures July 27, 2017
    The Duke of Windsor’s 100-piece luggage set and a Cartier diamond-encrusted tiara salvaged from the torpedoed Lusitania are just some of the pieces that will be on show in next spring’s exhibition at the V&A in London – Ocean Liners: Speed and Style Continue reading...
  • Thomas Campbell’s Next Move After the Met? Heading to a 19th-Century Castle to Ponder the Digital Future July 27, 2017
    Thomas Campbell, who very recently was forced to resign as director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has not spent long in the wilderness. He is the beneficiary of an illustrious research award, the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which will take him around the world. Started in 2016, the fellowship was administered by the Getty […]
    Caroline Goldstein
  • Pushing the Limit in Tattoos by Aleksy Marcinów July 27, 2017
    Like many artists working today, Aleksy Marcinów’s creative practice involves more than one artistic approach. Always striving to make his best work, he writes, “I am trying to spread my work [in] different fields, instead of limiting myself to one. As [for] medium I am using everything I can from canvas and paper to human...
    Sara Barnes
  • Jewish History Museum Acquires Sculpture Models of Ellis Island’s Powerful Monument to Immigrants July 27, 2017
    Since 1982, visitors to New York’s biggest artwork, the Statue of Liberty, and to nearby Ellis Island, have also been greeted by sculptures by Phillip Ratner, including Ellis Island Immigrants, a smaller monument depicting those who have come to this country seeking a better life. Now, the artist has donated the models for 10 of these works to the […]
    Sarah Cascone
  • Walkie Talkie architect 'didn't realise it was going to be so hot' July 27, 2017
    Rafael Viñoly predicted building might reflect sun but joins developers in blaming 'current elevation of the sun in the sky'The architect of the Walkie Talkie building in London has admitted that he predicted it might reflect hot sun rays to the street below but "didn't realise it was going to be so hot".Visiting London this […]
    Oliver Wainwright
  • Walkie Talkie developers build screen to stop 'death ray' July 27, 2017
    Shield is erected after shops in City of London complain of burning carpets and melted furnitureVast concrete blocks weigh down a six-metre-high scaffolding structure on Eastcheap in the City of London, swathed with lengths of green and black netting.It could be a road-block for an invading army, but the assailant in question has come in […]
    Oliver Wainwright
  • Outrage Follows a Painter From the Whitney Biennial to Boston July 27, 2017
    The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is facing repercussions over a controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket.”
    JOSHUA BARONE
  • The Cheesegrater: Richard Rogers sprinkles the Square Mile July 27, 2017
    Richard Rogers and his team have conquered the City of London skyline – with an elegant new tower that takes his hi-tech, inside-out architecture to new heights. Oliver Wainwright catches the view from the top of 'the Cheesegrater''I can claim the credit for this one," says Peter Rees, chief planning officer of the City of […]
    Oliver Wainwright
  • What's inside Ivanka Trump's male-dominated $25m art collection? July 27, 2017
    The businesswoman-turned-presidential adviser and her husband have accrued a high-value set of pieces that showcase an unlikely penchant for the rebelShortly after their marriage in 2009, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, started collecting art, a hobby she later described as “a fun exploration of our personal and collective tastes”. Cut to 2017 and […]
    Nadja Sayej
  • Archie Taylor obituary July 27, 2017
    My father, Archie Taylor, who has died aged 90, was an adventurous man with a passion for sailing that was fostered by reading Arthur Ransome books as a boy. He was also a talented saxophonist, composer and arranger.He was born in Bournemouth into a musical family. His father, Archie, was a tenor saxophonist, and his […]
    Martin Taylor
  • 'A tortured heap of towers': the London skyline of tomorrow July 27, 2017
    The ley lines, the hallowed dome of St Paul’s, packs of hungry dogs – and a tipsy surveyor in the 1930s ... these are the invisible forces shaping the City’s skyline‘The last piece in the jigsaw” is how architect Eric Parry described his design for 1 Undershaft, the tallest building in the City of London, […]
    Oliver Wainwright and Monica Ulmanu
  • London's Sky Garden: the more you pay, the worse the view July 27, 2017
    The Sky Garden was meant to be a free public space with the most spectacular views of London. But it feels like you’re trapped in an airport, you can barely see the city because of a steel cage – and the more money you shell out, the worse it getsI arrived at the foot of […]
    Oliver Wainwright

RSS Photography

  • 6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography July 27, 2017
    Shooting interior architecture photography can be challenging to get just right. Here are six tips to help you have more success with this type of photography. 21mm focal length, f/11, ISO 100, 1/200th. One off-camera flash used. 1) Always use a tripod There are two main reasons why you always want to use a tripod […]
    Jeb Buchman
  • New TSA Security Procedures For Electronics Will Affect Photographers July 27, 2017
    Unless you live under a rock in Antarctica you are probably aware that there have been many changes to the way people in America live under the current presidency, and that one of the areas of change that has been the farthest-reaching in how many people are affected is air travel. New regulations involving the […]
    Holly Roa
  • Beautiful Pet Images and Photography Tips from Sarah Bourque July 27, 2017
    Sarah Bourque is an award-winning pet photographer based in Victoria, British Columbia who provides fun photo shoots of furry friends that aren’t posed in a studio, but out where a pet is doing what they do best. Bourque’s images are beautiful and authentic, and her passion for photography and animals is reflected in her work. […]
    Nate Kay
  • NPPA Adds Anti-Harassment Standard to Code of Ethics July 27, 2017
    The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has added an anti-harassment standard to its code of ethics, addressing not just photographic practice but the behavior of photographers in dealing with people beyond with the camera. The new standard, which was originally proposed in January 2017, has been introduced by the board’s summer meeting on July 22th, 2017, and […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/willnicholls/">Will Nicholls</a>
  • Leica’s Owner Dreams of a ‘True Leica Phone’ July 27, 2017
    Leica’s latest partnership with Huawei has put Leica camera technology into the Chinese manufacturer’s phones. But it seems that isn’t enough for Leica, whose Chairman is teasing that an actual Leica phone might be somewhere on the horizon. During an interview with CNBC, Andreas Kaufmann (the owner and chairman of Leica) said that it was […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/willnicholls/">Will Nicholls</a>
  • 10x More Expensive Doesn’t Mean 10x Better | Minute Photography July 27, 2017
    Welcome to our latest series, Minute Photography, where we explain photography and lighting tips & tricks, myths, and techniques. For more education and detail about this concept, be sure to check out our Photography 101 Workshop. In this episode, we consider the value of investing in education vs. upgrading your gear, and why owning expensive […]
    Pye Jirsa
  • Portrait of Tijana Zlaticanin by Sterling Batson July 27, 2017
    Portrait of Tijana Zlaticanin by Sterling Batson Sterling Batson: Photos
  • Flashing lights by 11th Suspect July 27, 2017
    Flashing lights by 11th Suspect Lions Gate bridge 11th Suspect: Photos
  • Offshore days by Vinnie Maurillo July 27, 2017
    Offshore days by Vinnie Maurillo Offshore winds blowing the waves back out to sea at sunset Vinnie Maurillo: Photos
  • Three Good Reasons To Learn More About Photography July 27, 2017
    Photography has become so popular, mainly because of the inclusion of cameras on mobile phones, so it’s more difficult for your photos to be noticed. But, if you learn a little more about photography your photos will be more likely to stand out from the crowd. Your life is full of gadgets and equipment that […]
    Kevin Landwer-Johan
  • Photographer Wins $20,000 Prize for ‘Photo’ of Scratches and Spit July 27, 2017
    A top portrait photo contest in Australia has sparked an outcry this week after awarding its $20,000 top prize to a “photo” of scratches and spit. Artist Justine Varga was awarded the 2017 Olive Cotton Award with her “portrait” of her grandmother titled Maternal Line. Varga created the “photo” by handing a piece of large […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a>
  • There’s a Sony a7S II on the Outside of the ISS Capturing Earth in 4K July 27, 2017
    The Sony a7S II has become the first commercial camera to be mounted on the outside of the International Space Station. Sony today released footage from the camera, which is currently whizzing around the Earth at 7.66 km/s (~4.76 miles per second). It features the Japanese islands, with footage taking both during the day and […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/willnicholls/">Will Nicholls</a>
  • The Nikon D850 might just be the world’s first hybrid OVF/EVF DSLR July 27, 2017
    This would be absolutely amazing if it turns out to be true. Nikon have filed a couple of patents for hybrid viewfinders in the past, but eagle eyed Flickr user, Anankhepi believes it may be on the way. Two dark circles above the viewfinder in the leaked Nikon D850 photos are the clue. On first glance, […]
    John Aldred
  • These Child Zombie Photos Are the Stuff of Nightmares July 27, 2017
    Photographer Amanda J. Alvares specializes in shooting portraits, wedding, and… child zombie photos that may give you nightmares. Warning: Some may find the portraits in this post disturbing. The California-based photographer began offering zombie shoots to parents a few years ago after doing some Halloween mini sessions. “Out of the several clients I had that […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a>
  • A $50 Camera vs. a $50,000 Camera July 27, 2017
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQf9pog-8q0?rel=0&showinfo=0] Ever wondered why the expensive cinema cameras cost what they do? In this featherweight vs. heavyweight comparison, Sam and Niko put a $50 Sony HDR-CX405 camcorder to the test against a RED Epic Dragon 6K cinema camera worth about $50,000. It’s no surprise: the RED wins. But this 15-minute video is interesting because it shows exactly what […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/willnicholls/">Will Nicholls</a>

RSS Restaurant News

  • Salata Breaks Ground On First Arlington Restaurant July 27, 2017
    Popular salad concept prepares to open in Champions Park Entertainment District early this fall Arlington, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Salata – the Next Generation Salad Bar – is putting the finishing touches on its first Arlington restaurant, located at 1705 N. Collins St., Ste. 131, in the Champions Park Entertainment District near Highway 30 and N. Collins […]
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  • Advent International Announces Majority Investment in Daytime Cafe Operator First Watch Restaurants July 27, 2017
    Advent to support First Watch’s growth through continued restaurant expansion, increased awareness and operational initiatives Boston, MA; University Park, FL; New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has agreed to make a majority investment in First Watch Restaurants Inc. (“First Watch”), […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • Hiring Now Underway For New Zoup! in Washington, Pa. July 27, 2017
    Popular fast-casual fresh soup restaurant prepares for August grand opening Washington, PA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Zoup! isn’t just bringing its award-winning fresh soup recipes to Washington, Pa. early next month. It’s also adding more than 20 new jobs to the local economy. The new restaurant currently under construction at 181 Old Mill Blvd. is now hiring team […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results July 27, 2017
    System-wide and Company-operated comparable restaurant sales growth of 7.1% and 6.9% Raises Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance on Several Key Metrics Lake Forest, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:TACO), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, operating restaurants under the name Del Taco, today announced […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • Buffalo Wild Wings considers beer delivery July 27, 2017
    Company eliminates Wing Tuesday promotion due to wing costs
    Jonathan Maze
  • PE group Advent buys majority stake in First Watch July 27, 2017
    Deal to support morning chain’s growth
    Jonathan Maze
  • Starbucks to close all 379 Teavana units July 27, 2017
    Underperforming retail stores to shutter by spring 2018
    Ron Ruggless
  • Del Taco credits promotions for sales increase July 27, 2017
    Same-store benchmark up 7.1% in 2Q
    Ron Ruggless
  • Texas-Style Dickey’s Barbecue Coming to Barclays Center in Brooklyn July 27, 2017
    Siblings and Co-Owner/Operators to open their second Dickey’s location Brooklyn, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Seasoned Pit Masters and siblings Carline Jefferson and Louis Sigue are planning their second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Brooklyn right across from Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders. Jefferson and Sigue have been successfully operating their Lawrence […]
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  • Hooters Expands with Additional Location in Mexico City July 27, 2017
    Hooters de Mexico brings twelfth Hooters to area with Hooters of Plaza Central Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hooters today unveiled the opening of a new international location, the Hooters of Plaza Central, led by franchisee Hooters de Mexico, a Hooters 2015 and 2016 Developer of the Year.The new 6,972.32 square-foot location is conveniently located on Avenida […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • Crazy Bowls & Wraps Selects PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS July 27, 2017
    Exclusive Brief: 0ParTech, Inc, a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, announced Crazy Bowls & Wraps has selected PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS Software and EverServ 500 and 550 terminals for all 16 locations, with plans to expand with additional new store openings this year. […]
    danny
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Introduces New Loyalty Rewards Program July 27, 2017
    Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Fuzzy’s Taco Shop launched an updated loyalty app allowing guests to more easily log and redeem their rewards when they dine at one of the 122 Fuzzy’s locations. When fans download the mobile “Friends with Benefits” app, they can immediately start earning earn points towards free Fuzzy’s food and merchandise.Chains: Fuzzy's Taco Shop
    danny

RSS Food News

  • Wine School: Giving New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc a Second Chance July 27, 2017
    Consumers may hold strong opinions about certain kinds of wine, but occasionally revisiting those biases opens people up to new pleasures.
    ERIC ASIMOV
  • Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Godello From Spain July 27, 2017
    This white grape almost disappeared from Spain in the middle of the 20th century, but a dedicated group succeeded in reviving it.
    ERIC ASIMOV
  • 9 Kitchen Gadgets That Are Just So Extra July 27, 2017
    We all have that one friend. That friend who has to perform every basic task with just the slightest (or most outrageous) degree of spunk or dramatic flair. In layman’s terms, we refer to this friend as attention-seeking. In millennial terms, we refer to this friend as “extra.” There’s certainly a negative association with being certifiably […]
    Joey Skladany
  • Celebrate National Rum Day with an Entirely Rum-Centric Menu July 27, 2017
    I treat the national food holidays like I do my birthday: I only like to acknowledge the really good ones. National Hamburger Day, National Wine Day, National Mac n’ Cheese Day? Yes, I see you, I hear you, I’m down to party with you. But, like, National Fig Newton Day? Nope, sorry, no thanks, keep […]
    Maryse Chevriere
  • Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution July 27, 2017
    The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight, and even returning to older, slower-growing chicken breeds.(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)
    Dan Charles
  • The Best Prepared Foods at Whole Foods (According to the Employees Who Know Them Best) July 27, 2017
    When you’re hungry and in search of a wholesome meal ASAP, there’s nothing better than the prepared foods section at Whole Foods. Your to-go box is a blank canvas, just waiting to be filled with your singular vision for lunch or dinner. Metal tongs are your paintbrush as you create your masterpiece, be it composed […]
    Julie Boor
  • State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food July 27, 2017
    Those overhead food videos that you watch and watch? BuzzFeed’s Tasty has mastered the format to become one of the world’s most popular content producers.
    FARHAD MANJOO
  • Hungry City: Thai Dishes, Beloved and Rare, at Playground in Woodside, Queens July 27, 2017
    Sudarat Yingyong serves many dishes, like a salad of red weaver ants, that make no concessions to Western palates.
    LIGAYA MISHAN
  • Meet Atlanta United’s Brad Guzan Tonight at Grindhouse Killer Burgers Decatur July 27, 2017
    Grab a burger and shake hands with the team’s goalkeeper Atlanta United fans should head to Decatur this evening for a meet-and-greet with the team’s goalkeeper, Brad Guzan. The event will be held downstairs at Grindhouse Killer Burger’s Decatur location from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. where Guzan will be signing autographs and meeting with […]
    Beth McKibben
  • Chef Michael Voltaggio is closing Ink, opening a new restaurant July 27, 2017
    Given the level of restless energy that Michael Voltaggio can carry along with his chef’s whites, landscape of tattoos and the occasional Carl's Jr. burger, it’s maybe less surprising that he’s closing his lauded Melrose Avenue restaurant Ink than that he’s kept it open this long. Ink has been...
    Amy Scattergood
  • Say Goodbye to Coke Zero and Make Room for Coke Zero Sugar July 27, 2017
    Attention Coke Zero lovers. This is not a drill. Please proceed directly to your nearest Costco and purchase cases upon cases of your favorite aspartame-fueled liquid. We repeat. This is not a drill. We highly recommend a stock pile, can fort, or post-apocalypse bunker with stacks of the bubbly, sweet stuff. It’s officially your last […]
    Joey Skladany
  • Onion ash, burnt coconut and seaweed — restaurants in L.A. and around the world get creative with flavored oils July 27, 2017
    The phrase “flavored oils” might conjure images of Italian-ish garlic and herb oils, chile oils to dress Sichuan dishes or maybe supermarket truffle oils. But there’s some new players on the scene that are changing the concept: deep green pine oils and dill oils, intense and dimensional rose oils,...
    Arielle Johnson
  • The Aroma Of Rice And Barberries Takes Her Back Home To Iran July 27, 2017
    When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist. The smell of zereshk polow makes her feel as if she's back home.(Image credit: NPR)
    Rhitu Chatterjee
  • Beer recommendations for rosé lovers July 27, 2017
    Rosé has seen a remarkable renaissance in recent years. You can’t have a true summer fete in L.A. without a stockpile of pink bottles. The subject of countless trend pieces in lifestyle magazines and on websites, it’s seemingly everywhere. But why not mix it up with some craft beer that checks...
    John Verive
  • More ways to use summer tomatoes: Our favorite Bloody Mary recipes July 27, 2017
    If you grow tomatoes, you’re probably looking for ways to use them. Even if you don’t have your own little farm in the backyard or a plot at the community garden, you could probably use a few new recipes when you happen upon the great tomatoes at the markets this time of year. We all […]
    Noelle Carter

RSS Wine and Spirits

  • Italy's rosato: a wine to make you rethink pink - Napa Valley Register July 28, 2017
    Napa Valley RegisterItaly's rosato: a wine to make you rethink pinkNapa Valley RegisterTechnically, it's the French who say rosé; we've just adopted their usage of the word. And it's right that we use the French word because France is the indisputable king of rosé wine. From Cote du Rhone to Provence, rosé has been popular […]
  • Wine trade conferences coming up - Napa Valley Register July 27, 2017
    Napa Valley RegisterWine trade conferences coming upNapa Valley RegisterThe 26th annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium is on Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa. It's the premier event covering the financial, business and strategic issues of the wine industry. I've attended more ...and more »
  • Unfiltered: A Tempranillo Tango for the 'Bachelorette' in Rioja; Josh Groban Sings Pinot Praises (Wine Spectator) July 27, 2017
    A singing winemaker, a winemaking singer, boxing bartenders, a swigging golfer and a jerk(-cooking) mayor, all in this week's Unfiltered
  • Wine slushies are a cool trend for hot summer days - WGRZ-TV July 27, 2017
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