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Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

"I have tried a lot of good roasted potato recipes, but I keep coming back to this one. I've never found one I like better! These are crispy on the …

Recipes

The Secret to Juicy Grilled Pork Chops Every Time

Have you ever eaten a pork chop that’s oddly reminiscent of shoe rubber? Even if it's swimming in a sauce or covered with an exotic spice rub, …

Cooking

Red Sonja’s 45th Anniversary Card Set, Replete With Sketches and Autographs

The set is available on Kickstarter.

Review: Brothers Dracul #1

<i>Continuing to fill their schedule with new titles, Aftershock Comics releases a new take on the Dracula story with Brothers Dracul, out this week.</i> …

'The man's a genius!': Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman on Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell is a genius. But don’t take my word for it, take Alan Moore’s. “Eddie’s is a genuine one-off talent, utterly idiosyncratic and personal,” he says. Or perhaps Neil Gaiman’s: “The man’s a genius, there’s an end to it.”<p>If you don’t know Campbell by name, you’ll know his comics: most …

Books

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Things I Never Knew About Writing Comics Until I Wrote Comics

I’ve spent most of my professional career writing about comics (and video games), putting forth what I understand about the art form’s mechanics and …

How to Fold Amazing Stunt Paper Airplanes

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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Comic Books

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no.<p>"When most …

Workouts

The Best Anime of 2017

<b>All caught up? Read our list of The Best Anime of 2018.</b><p>Anime is a rich creative medium that's constantly yielding unique experiences. It's a blessing …

Anime

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

Horror

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

You Can Now Watch the Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Anime From the Director of Cowboy Bebop

Shinichirō Watanabe is one of the most iconic anime directors in the business, thanks to his work on the beloved <i>Samurai Champloo</i> and <i>Cowboy Bebop</i>. But …

Junk Head Is a Stop-Motion Animated SciFi Action Film You Have to See

The world is ending. Humans no longer have the capacity to reproduce. For the answers, they’ll send people below the surface of the Earth, where the …

Animation

The creator of The Wire charts the legalisation of the sex industry in 70s New York, while Star Trek returns with a prequel in Discovery

TV

Netflix's new shows and films: Everything coming in October, from Stranger Things and Riverdale to Mindhunter

With the nights drawing in and the cold weather acquiescing October will prove the perfect time to put your Netflix subscription to good use with a …

Entertainment

There and Back Again

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication<p>“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that …

Literature

‘Watchmen’: Why The Length of the HBO Series Will Affect the Story

Especially in an era when "limited series" aren't necessarily limited, what Damon Lindelof has planned for this adaptation could be seismic for the …

Armando Iannucci comedy The Death of Stalin facing ban in Russia

New film <i>The Death of Stalin</i> is facing a ban in Russia amid fears it could lead to violent protests.<p>According to The Guardian, Pavel Pozhigailo - a …

Russia

The future is radio: why fan favorite Futurama moved to audio-only

Good news, everyone: Futurama just won’t stay dead. The beloved, much-canceled sci-fi cartoon created by Simpsons auteur Matt Groening has yet another lease on life, this time in the form of a 42-minute podcast, styled like an old-fashioned radio drama. The vintage format is in keeping with the …

Comedy Central

Karl Pilkington to return with a new TV show by 'An Idiot Abroad' team

Karl Pilkington is back with a new show, <i>Sick of It,</i> which will apparently see him take on two roles: himself and the voice inside his head.<p><i>Sky 1</i> is …

TV