Thomas M. Menino, the beloved former mayor of Boston who led the city for more than two decades, died Thursday. He was 71, and his passing was confirmed in a statment on his Facebook page.
Everybody loves coffee and its healing powers — especially drag queens, as we now know from Starbuck’s latest ad. It features Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano, fan favorites from the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race who are both very cranky and under-caffeinated while waiting in a long Starbucks line.
Swords, sex and armor have proven a veritable jackpot for HBO, and now Netflix is getting in on the action. The teaser for Marco Polo, an action drama about the explorer’s years in the 13th century court of Kublai Khan, practically begs to be compared to Game of Thrones.
FKA twigs — the avant garde R&B artist who may or may not be dating Robert Pattinson — was the favorite to win this year’s prestigious Mercury Prize, but her victory was upset by an up-and-coming hip-hop group called Young Fathers.
Coffee is no laughing matter. “You have to go in with the graveness and seriousness of a court date, of a wedding, of a funeral,” says Carrie Brownstein, who joined her Portlandia costar Fred Armisen on an episode of the Cooking Channel’s web series “You’re Eating it Wrong.”
Shrimp may be America’s most popular seafood, but that doesn’t mean we know much about the crustaceans on our plates.
(WICHITA, Kan.) — Emergency crews were headed to Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky.
Wichita-area broadcasters posted photos and video of the billowing smoke at the airport shortly after 10 a.m.
Almond orchards once bloomed in Kulun, a parched county in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region. Villagers remember the orchards as lush and white, with petals that fell like snowflakes. When Yi Jiefang first visited Kulun in 2001, she was captivated by the thought of the now absent groves.
The story of Sherlock Holmes has been adapted countless times, but he’s has never had a sidekick quite like Dr. Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, on CBS’s Elementary. When the show returns on Oct.
Microsoft is joining the parade of tech companies flooding the crowded wearable health space with a big bet that it can make its way not only to consumers’ desks and laps, but onto their wrists, too.
This year Novartis shipped its first full batch of Flucelvax, a new vaccine that was only approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012. The company made a limited amount of the shot last year, but there are more doses to go around this flu season.
When Tim Cook took the helm at Apple in 2011, many saw the Alabama native and former company chief operating officer as a somewhat boring Steve Jobs stand-in. Wall Street worried whether Apple could continue its remarkable growth under a new boss, while Apple fans wondered if they could expect the same astronomical advancements in consumer technology they’d grown to love.
Are you surrounded by touchy-feely, super-appropriate parents? Do you dread questions about soy milk in the daycare pickup line? Then the fake Twitter feed of Los Feliz Day Care is for you.
On the screen and behind the scenes, Apple’s new desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, is packed with new features large and small. From a graphical overhaul that even changes the Mac’s longstanding fonts to reconfigured apps that sling data back and forth from your computer to your iDevice, it’s a big leap for Apple.
A banner image of the Ebola virus spans the homepage of Lysol.com, but the company has tempered its language and shied away from claims that its disinfectants can prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Welcome to Should I Eat This?—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you.
Illustration by Lon Tweeten for TIME
5/5 experts say yes.
Celebrity women wearing a special edition pink Planned Parenthood shirt began proliferating on Lena Dunham’s Instagram feed Thursday morning.
The mobile payment battleground is currently in chaos, with customer loyalty programs, retailer apps and Apple Pay each marshaling troops, attacking supply lines and forming shaky—sometimes short-sighted—alliances.
Just weeks after launch, consumers seem to like the Apple Pay experience best, with its one-tap simplicity and strong privacy features.
On Tuesday, the anti-street harassment activist group Hollaback released a video of a young woman walking around New York City for a day, experiencing more than a hundred instances of harassment from men.
Jim Carrey refused to take any chances Wednesday night on the Late Show With David Letterman.
He performed a faux screening test for Ebola on Letterman, complete with questions like, “Have you traveled abroad lately?”
Watch it above.
When President Obama signs an executive order giving temporary deportation relief and work authorization for millions of undocumented immigrants, Republicans across the country and on Capitol Hill will blow up.
Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Anna van Keulen died from injuries she sustained during a bike accident on her way to school in the Netherlands.
Last week, J.K. Rowling’s website Pottermore announced that the writer would be unveiling a new 1,700 word story about Harry Potter characters on Oct. 31.
At least 29 donors have given $1 million or more to state-level campaigns so far this election, with a dozen of the big givers made up of self-funding candidates, according to an analysis of campaign finance data.
A United Kingdom advertising authority recently gave the country’s businesses a refresher on which words are kosher to use in advertisements.
The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) updated its guidelines this month on offensive language in non-broadcast ads, but the CAP emphasizes that its recommendation on language “does not constitute legal advice.”
Here’s what’s been given the OK in the U.K.:
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has spoken publicly about his sexuality in a Bloomberg Businessweek op-ed, writing: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” It’s the most forceful declaration of self we’ve seen by a gay person in recent memory — one that presents being gay as something legitim
U.S. adults spend nearly two days per month using apps or web browsers on their phones, according to Nielsen research.
The islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is a pernicious, brutal organization that directly threatens the stability of the Middle East, and ultimately, nations worldwide. It is also roughly the size of a small American state university, fielding no more than 30,000.
The company co-founded by but long since unaffiliated with comic book tycoon Stan Lee does not own the rights to his most famous characters, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
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