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16 music documentaries worth watching on Netflix

An up-to-date selection of music documentaries on Netflix (UK and Ireland) to delve into. 1. David Bowie: Five Years’ This 2013 BBC documentary looks …

Indie Music

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Bands

The Best True Crime Books Guaranteed to Give You Chills

As anyone who has tuned into <i>Serial</i> or binge-watched <i>The Jinx</i> and <i>The Keepers</i> knows, true crime narratives are often more compelling and disturbing than …

Books

Brian Eno announces Music For Installations box set

6xCD / 9xLP set includes hours of rare and unreleased music<p>A new box set of <b>Brian Eno</b>‘s ‘Music For Installations’ will be released by UMC on May 4.<p>It …

Audio-visual

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book <i>The Jazz of Physics</i> that Albert Einstein and John …

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

The Rise of Fake Spotify Playlists

Summary<p>Spotify is hot right now. So hot that fake playlisters are making a business out of selling "placement" on their "playlists." I've fallen for …

Google names 20 best indie games for Android ahead of Play Store contest

• Google names 20 finalists for Google Play Indie Games Contest.<br>• Bridge Constructor Portal, I Love Hue, and Bury Me, My Love all nominated.<br>• Winner will be decided on February 13th in London, UK.<p>It’s no secret that the Google Play Store is a bit of a minefield when you’re looking for a new mobile game …

Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated April 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

Tutorials

Freddie Francis: 10 essential films

Born 100 years ago today, Freddie Francis was one of the great cinematographers in British cinema. Best known for his pioneering use of black and …

Horror

The 10 best films of 2017

From The Florida Project to Paddington 2, BBC Culture film critic Nicholas Barber chooses his favourite movies of the year.

Arrested Development

15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017

Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar<p>15<p>By<p>These albums – from lesser-known but more-than-worthy artists – may not have burned …

David Fricke on 2017's Best Prog Reissues

Can's complete singles, a massive King Crimson box and more<p>7<p>By<p>Giving prog for Christmas? It is not an outrageous idea. In the reissues sweepstakes, …

The 36 Best Overlooked Albums of 2017

All the good stuff that might've flown under your radar in a very busy year.<p>More music was released in 2017 than any other year in human history. Probably. We’re not gonna look that up or anything, but that seems accurate to us. And with more music coming out than ever before (again, don’t quote us …

New Jersey

World Cafe's Best Of 2017 Playlist

Putting together year-end "Best Of" lists is a near-impossible task. There's too much to love. (Waah-waah, right?) Narrowing my favorites down into a list of the 10 albums I thought made the year brighter was just about all the solo pressure I could take. So I called in reinforcements from the rest …

Cold War

Sir David Brailsford BBC2 cycling documentary raises questions about bullying and more

Watching last night’s BBC2 documentary <i>Britain’s Cycling Superheroes – The Price of Success?</i> one had to admire the exquisite use of that question mark. With an admirable economy of expression, the little piece of punctuation served to imply a great deal.<p>Are the achievements of British cycling in the …

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

Time Management

Sinkane released new EP to benefit Charlottesville, expands tour

<b>Sinkane</b> (who recently played NYC’s Afropunk and Virginia’s Lockn’) has announced a new EP, titled <i>Berlin Sessions</i>, which contains expanded versions of …

The most popular alternative song around your graduation, by year - Features - Alternative Press

Graduation season is upon us, and as the old saying goes: “As we go on... we remember...” With the end of the school year approaching, it’s always …

Halloween Costume