Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Apparently, just imagining what's happening on the written page isn't enough. A new wearable device uses temperature controls and lighting to mimic the experiences of a story's protagonist.


B.J. Novak Has Some Stories (and More Stories)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

You may know comedian, TV writer, and actor B.J. Novak as Ryan on TV's The Office. But he's also behind a new collection of funny, and surprisingly dark short stories called One More Thing: Stories and More Stories.


A Little Knowledge Is 'Definitely Maybe' A Dangerous Thing

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Brothers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky originally published their sci-fi classic Definitely Maybe in 1974. Now, a new translation restores cuts made by Soviet censors to this subversive tale of scientists exploring a reluctant universe. Reviewer Juan Vidal says "you'll laugh, you'll look around suspiciously, you'll throw the text across the room."


New Yorkers Share Memories of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 03, 2014

These stories are just small glimpses of his life, but they add a nice touch to the way we will remember a man who was not only an award-winning actor, but a neighbor.

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Convicted Murderer to Award-Winning Novelist

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Novice crime fiction novelist Alaric Hunt has became an improbable literary success with his debut novel, Cuts Through Bone. His quick ascent is particularly impressive considering his work space: Hunt is serving a life sentence in South Carolina, and has been in prison since he was 19 years old. ugh-bone" target="_blank">originally appeared on the CBC Program Q with Jian Ghomeshi.



Cool Runnings: The One-Man, East Timor Version

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Before he could be sent to Sochi, Yohan Goutt Goncalves, 19, first had to take the unusual step of creating his country's national skiing federation.


Can We Trust That 'No Animals Were Harmed'?

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Mother Jones investigation revealed illegal and abusive treatment of wild animals behind the scenes of Animal Planet’s hit show Call of the Wildman and a detailed expose in The Hollywood Reporter implicated big film productions such as The Hobbit and Life of Pi.

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The Right Way to Eat Wings

Monday, January 27, 2014

This Sunday during the Super Bowl, people across the country will once again be taking sides. Factions will face off. A rivalry will be renewed. And there will be carnage. Of course we're talking about chicken wings.

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Pharrell Williams And The Power Hat

Monday, January 27, 2014

What does it mean when you wear a really unusual hat to the Grammy Awards? Well, a lot, actually.


The 10 Best Grammy Moments in Vines

Monday, January 27, 2014

From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.


The 2014 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch From Home

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Whether you're an Oscar completist who tries to see every single movie nominated, or you want to score in the smaller categories on your office Oscar ballot—here's your guide to the movies that aren't in theaters anymore. 

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WNYC's Snowpocalypse Boredom Survival Guide

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Snow days can be fun--or incredibly boring. If you find yourself stuck inside on Friday, here's how to make the most of it.

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Is The Show Business 'Glass Closet' Collapsing?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Celebrity revelations of same-sex relationships have moved from the covers of best-selling magazines to offhand comments in Facebook posts and lines buried deep in New York Times profiles.


Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.


Cooking With A Cup O' Kindness (Beer, Cider Or Booze)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

With these tipply dishes, a spirited New Year's can come from the kitchen as well as the bar.


16 New York City Instagrammers You Should Follow

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Update your feed with these New York City Instagrammers capturing our city in unique and interesting ways.

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Dennis Rodman In North Korea 'To Open Doors For America'

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The visit is the ex-NBA star's third to the country this year. He says he'll visit strongman Kim Jong Un, a man he's described as his "friend for life."


Geeky Gamers Feast Upon Settlers Of Catan Cookbook

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.


'Duck' And Cover: What, Exactly, Is The Point?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A&E has suspended one of the stars of Duck Dynasty after he grouped homosexuality with bestiality and terrorism in an interview. But what good do these suspensions do, when the show goes on?


Photoshop Contest: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (and You)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We'd like to invite you to get in on the fun by getting these two gents to photobomb your favorite pictures.