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30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Viola Davis

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Alcohol

The 25 Best Movie Scores of the 21st Century

From "There Will Be Blood" to "Under the Skin" the last 18 years have given us some of the most memorable music ever written for the movies.<p>It goes …

Alexandre Desplat

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

Literature

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

There exists a common misconception that all science fiction is fantastical. That all sci-fi takes place in a universe where ships can travel faster …

This 45-Minute Treadmill Workout Is the Cardio Your Body Is Begging For

Too cold outside to run? Lace up your shoes and get yourself to the gym, because this treadmill workout is all you need to gain more energy, burn fat, and build your endurance. Michael Olzinski, MSc, Purplepatch endurance coach, and Equinox run coach, created this exclusive session for POPSUGAR, …

How to get rid of love handles

But while shifting your lifestyle and altering your fitness regimen are essential for overhauling your physique, nothing is more vital to eliminating …

Nutrition

The Best (Overlooked) Games of 2017

10<p>By<p>It has been a banner year for video games. In a year that gave us exceptional new <i>Mario</i> and <i>Zelda</i> titles, quality new franchises like <i>Horizon: Zero</i> …

Trends

19 movies released before awards season the Oscars shouldn’t forget

Including everything from superhero movies (Wonder Woman) to tiny indies (The Big Sick) to whatever A Cure for Wellness is.<p>It’s September, which brings the end of summer, yes, but also the start of the “prestige” film season and Hollywood’s long, long awards circuit. As you read this, the Venice, …

11 Bourbon Cocktails That Make the Best Use of Your Favorite Spirit

<i>Stone Fence (image: Tim Nusog)</i><p>There’s nothing like that warm Kentucky hug you get in your chest after a gulp of good <b>bourbon</b>. Whether served neat, on …

The Best Scotch Whiskies For Under $40

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition<p>Sitting on the higher end of the ABV scale, the Prohibition Edition sits at 50% ABV as opposed to their classic and …

15 recent movies that are way better than critics say they are

And even the worst movies will usually have some defining bit that stands out. After all, who still doesn't get a little excited at the thought of pod racing from Phantom Menace, a literal Alien vs. Predator grudge match, or a tornado flying through New York filled with sharks!<p>This is what critics …

Movies

The Ten Best Dark Rums To Try For National Rum Day

The taste of rum is a sweet kiss from a far off land. There’s a little sand, salt, and sea in every bottle — reminders of the spirit’s long history with pirates, navies, and centuries of exploration (and brutal colonization). It’s the upcycled outcome of the sugar industry, discovered when African …

Royal Navy

RANKED: The 21 best heist movies of all time

With the high stakes, and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>As Steven Soderbergh dives back into the genre with the excellent "Logan Lucky" on Friday (in which Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and …

Steven Soderbergh

The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

From the Coen Bros. to Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, these are the great crime films that made the cut.<p>No genre illustrates the evolution of …

David Fincher

This Summery Tequila Cocktail Should Replace Your Next Margarita

The Diablo is the perfect August drink.<p>August is real-deal, no-bullshit, abandon-all-hope-of-cooler-days summertime, and it needs a serious drink to match. So pour the rosé down the sink (or just, you know, set it aside—you really wouldn’t want to waste that) and save the domestic canned beer for …

Alcohol

Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories You Should Actually Read in 2017

When I was a high school student, back in the early 2000s, the world was completely unaware of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.<p>At least, that’s how it felt …

A Whiskey Connoisseur's Guide to Drinking on a Budget

See the beauty in ugly bottles.<p>While it’s easy to look at a bottle boxed in oak staves or swathed in luxurious velvet and presume it’s something …

The Best Cheap Liquor, According to Bartenders

Irish Whiskey<p><b>Clontarf 1014 Classic Blend Irish Whiskey</b> ($23): “This light blend is what we use in our Irish Coffee at Dead Rabbit. The vanilla …

Irish Whiskey

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

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12 Essential Bourbons for Your Liquor Cabinet

What’s not to love about the quintessential American whiskey? Bourbon is an enduring favorite, a spirit that survived the years of Prohibition; …

35 Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once in Their Lifetime

By Megan Willett<p>Books have the profound capacity to stay with us for the rest of our lives.<p>Whether they’re written for children, sci-fi lovers, …

2017’s “Board Game of the Year” shortlist is out—get playing! | Ars Technica

More Vikings, a new "escape room," some dominoes, and more.<p>The shortlist for board game's biggest international award, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of …

Secrets of two-hour marathon men may alter running for ever

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of running’s holy grail<p>On his website you can learn many things about Andrew Jones, professor of applied physiology at the University of Exeter. You can read that he is the author of more than 220 research articles, chiefly to do with human endurance, …

'The Godfather' fans will love watching this amazing Tribeca Film Fest panel

There was a moment sometime in 1971 when Al Pacino turned to Diane Keaton on the set of <i>The Godfather</i> and foretold doom.<p>"We're gone. It's over. This …

The Best Bourbons for $20 and Under

Living in Louisville comes with responsibilities; my 502 area code seems to confer with it bourbon ambassadorship. And while most of us around here …

Whiskey Cocktails for Purists

The Unnecessary Noise<p>“This is a great twist on a classic Sazerac, with the same flavor component as the classic, but in a softer, easier-to-drink …

Bottle Your Own Cocktails, and Drink Better Wherever You Go

Going the extra mile at your Super Bowl party. Impressing someone on Valentine’s Day. Enjoying yourself on a ski lift.<p>Those are but three reasons …

Alcohol

The 10 Best Foreign-Language Scifi Movies of the Last 10 Years

Lots of incredible science fiction movies are made outside America, though many of those movies—like next year’s French production <i>Valerian and the</i> …