Visitors to any of the event’s 800 sites are provided an opportunity to learn about history, culture, and architecture.

Valentine’s Day calls for chocolate, and this recipe for a small but satisfying ultra-chocolaty cake does the trick whether you’re sharing it with someone or not.

A little bitter, a little sweet, this drink from L’Abattoir’s Katie Ingram is ideal for romantics.

The gumminess of certain Taiwanese foods; a museum of broken relationships; a Swedish hotline for women who have been mansplained to.

Subcultural aesthetics from punks to “babes”; Why we turn to poetry in times of need; The world’s rarest pasta.

A chef born without a sense of smell; the world’s gnarliest trees; depictions of black male sexuality in pop culture.

This moist, spiced date pudding covered in homemade bourbon caramel sauce is the perfect cold-weather dessert.

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Lipstick by a woman who sees 100 million colours; how Colorado fights bullying with legal pot.

A new photography collection elegantly captures the enduring spirit of cowboy culture—with a chapter dedicated to the struggling ranchers of the Canadian West.

A sociopathic white collar crime sees a PTA mom framed; when architecture students decide to become chocolatiers, instead.

A golden toilet at the Guggenheim and how politicians strategically choose what jewels to wear, when.

The death of Gawker, the world’s most exclusive restaurant, and why your office AC is bad for business.

Although a week spent in St. Barths or a nostalgic getaway in Hampshire’s treehouses has its benefits, the vastness of Canada is hiding lesser-known boutique hotels, lodges, and ranches with unique offerings in breathtakingly wild settings.

Montreal, anyone can attest, is a dynamic city. It’s full of life, and constantly building upon itself, with new shops, cultural spaces, and restaurants sprouting up like dandelions in every nook and corner.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The pocket watch invites the modern man to embrace its legend.

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Herewith, our most-read stories of 2015, running the gamut from celebrity profiles on actors Michael Shannon and Michelle Monaghan, to a long-form interview with environmentalist David Suzuki, to a look at the unstoppable minimalist Japanese variety shop Muji, and more.

Every year our culinary horizons expand unpredictably, and, as bona fide foodies, nothing gets our pulses racing quite like a new epicurean discovery.

An eclectic set of curiosities inspired our fleet of essayists to pen some of the strangest and most fun (if we do say so) stories to appear in our pages this year.

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