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13 new sci-fi, fantasy and horror TV shows coming this year

It wouldn't be a new television season in America if there wasn't a selection of shows designed to transport viewers from their day-to-day lives to …

6 'Can't Miss' Things to Czech Out in Prague

A few hours away from most over-priced European cities, Prague is nestled in Bohemia, right in the center of the Czech Republic. Prague features a rich history, Gothic architecture, a castle, cobblestone streets, delicious food, and affordable prices.<p>If you are planning a trip to "Prague, Czech out:<p>…

It’s 25 years since the USSR imploded but in St Petersburg there are still plenty of places to experience the highs and lows of the communist era, some of which are looked upon nostalgically by Russians<p>St Petersburg’s architecture is one of its biggest attractions. The centre’s original baroque and …

European Travel

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

Todd Haynes’ lesbian love story, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, tops poll of more than 100 experts<p>Todd Haynes’ atmospheric lesbian love story, Carol, has been named the best LGBT film of all time in a top 30 list that stretches to a Weimar-era pupil-teacher romance from …

Film Festivals

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• <b>Alt. city breaks 2015</b><p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of …

European Travel

Photograph: Alamy<p>Chinatown.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1060de9974b8af77df3a52d829a9dec8c957c12a/0_472_7360_4414/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Chawadee Nualkhair<p>Fish stir fry from Khao Gaeng …

Food Trucks

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

2015's biggest box office flops

<b><br><br>Blackhat</b><p>Michael Mann’s financial cyber crime thriller opened the same weekend as Clint Eastwood’s <b>American Sniper</b>, which banked $90 million in its first few days – one and a half times its budget. Blackhat made less than $4.4 million against its a $70 million budget. Even Thor star Chris …

The most anticipated video games of 2016

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

The 50 best gay movies: the best in LGBT+ filmmaking

It’s a golden era for LGBT cinema. Films like ‘Moonlight’, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ have brought much-needed representation …

Who will be the Sound of 2016?

<i>As the Brits Critics’ choice award and BBC Sound of 2016 list are announced, we look at the new faces vying to make it big next year.</i><p>Jack Garratt<p>Jack Garratt already has a head start in the race to be the sound of 2016. Following in the footsteps of Adele and Sam Smith, the 24-year-old …

Understanding all the Different Image File Formats

When you take a photograph, what is essentially happening is that the camera is capturing data, which creates a digital image. There are many …

Holiday Gift Ideas 2015: 19 Gifts For Travel Junkies

<i>By Kim Fusaro, Glamour</i><p>Sure, you'd love to gift your travel-loving sister a two-week cruise or ease your boyfriend's wanderlust with a jaunt around the globe. But assuming you can't fund an entire getaway, consider these 19 gift ideas for travel lovers that will make every vacation (or arriving …

20 Surprising Indie And Rock Covers Of Pop Songs You Need To Hear

Tame Impala recently gave Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’ a reverb-heavy makeover on Australian radio station Triple J – but what other indie …

Vancouver-based photographer David Burdeny has always loved extravagant spaces: “I like the idea that when there’s no one in a space, you begin to envisage yourself there,” he says. Here are highlights from a 20-photo series documenting the gloriously ornate, vaulted halls of Russia’s metro …

Photography

stray cats

Photograph: Corbis<p>Hear the Berlin Philharmonic (here conducted by Simon Rattle) for free on Tuesday lunchtimes.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439469027059/cce6eb42-c60d-4ab3-b935-f3fb85ce7fc2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Corbis<p>Hear the Berlin Philharmonic …

Germany

Today’s travellers are caught between respect for local customs and having the fun they dare not have at home<p>Somewhere between Rome and Las Vegas stands the island of Borneo and its highest peak, Mount Kinabalu. Not literally, you understand. But in the map of our minds, its contours formed by our …

Las Vegas

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Variety

As a free spirit who falls for a sailor and winds up lost at sea, Shailene Woodley anchors a romantic spin on the shipwrecked-loner film.<p>A riveting …

Claire Danes

Homophobia in Russia: Featuring the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 - Interview with Mads Nissen | LensCulture

<i>Mads Nissen, the winner of the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year, is an inspiring individual. His award-winning shot came from a larger series about homophobia in Russia. Here, we present to you a selection from the series as well as an in-depth interview conducted by managing editor Alexander</i> …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

Berghain: how to get into Berlin's most exclusive nightclub

In the past, I’d only felt nervous outside a nightclub if I was relying on a fake ID or wearing the wrong kind of shoes. But at Berghain, the hopeful can queue for up to three hours and still be turned away from what is likely Europe's most hallowed dancefloor, thanks to a notoriously strict door …

This Simple OS Turns a PC Into Every Retro Game Console at Once

Better living through emulation<p>Yearning to sit on the couch and play some <i>Super Mario Bros</i> like the good ol' days? Or wait, no, <i>Sonic 2</i>. Wait jk <i>Crash Bandicoot</i>! Lakka's got your back. In just a few minutes it'll turn virtually any PC into a dead simple all-in-one emulation machine.<p>More streamlined …

Retrogaming

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Robert Downey Jr.

Top 10 Happiest Cities

Travel Photography

Weird Tokyo: the city's quirkiest attractions - mapped

<b>Cat cafe</b><p>Space is at a premium in Tokyo, so apartments are small and expensive. Consequently, not many people have pets. Instead, people pop along to pet cafes that house furry animals that can be stroked for a short time, for a small fee. Cat cafes were some of the first and proved so popular they …