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Brazil's Love Affair with R&B Has Birthed an Incredible New Genre

The country’s contemporary R&B is a blend of American trap with regional rap, funk, and pagode.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on Noisey Brazil.</i><p>In the early 2000s, artists like Kelly Rowland, Usher, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, and R. Kelly were heard incessantly throughout Brazil (there’s not …

Music

30 years of Sub Pop in 30 seminal albums

Iconic label Sub Pop – home to everyone from Nirvana to Flight Of The Conchords over the years – marks its 30th anniversary in 2018.<p>To celebrate, …

Indie Music

Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, An Electric Combination

The latter-day reappraisal of Giorgio Moroder by the modern club community has been deserving recognition of one of the great dance music producers …

Britney Spears

Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment

In space-strapped Shanghai, local architects look to rotating boxes and playful pops of colors to create a delightful modern home.<p>When TOWOdesign was asked to remodel a 517-square-foot apartment in the heart of Shanghai, creativity was crucial in meeting the client’s long list of programmatic …

Food & Dining

A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment

A Manhattan pied-à-terre provides a homey retreat for Canadians who frequently visit New York.<p>When Vancouver residents Dale Steele and Dan Nguyen began looking for a pied-à-terre in New York, they were intent on finding a home away from home, not just an impersonal stand-in for a hotel room. "Even …

Interior Design

The essential TV shows you can't find on Netflix, Amazon or Now TV

Moonlighting<p>Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis spent the mid-80s in screwball comedy Moonlighting, and it is about time the Blue Moon detective agency found a mass audience again. Not afraid to let characters break the fourth wall or bring in Orson Welles for a cameo, Moonlighting was a …

TV

America created Whitney Houston and then it destroyed her. Her family created Nippy, then did the same.

A new Whitney Houston documentary makes tragedy seem more inevitable than avoidable<p>Of all the telling moments in the new Whitney Houston documentary</i> …

The Sexiest Erotic Thrillers of All Time

20. Bad Timing<p>After a young American woman living in Vienna overdoses on pills, a detective investigates to see if the event was a suicide attempt. …

An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque

In Antwerp, Belgium, a historic flat is transformed into a bright and airy, dreamy oasis.<p>When interior designer Anouk Taeymans found an apartment in a 1914 Belle Époque building, she felt an instant connection to the space. Sited in a hip pocket of the city that features plenty of cool new …

Chris Cornell's daughter Toni released their stunning duet of Prince's "Nothing Compare 2 U"

Toni Cornell, daughter of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, released this duet yesterday of she and her dad singing one of his favorite …

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ Is Still A Song Of Many Colours

The 2018 version of Procol Harum’s deathless 1967 pop staple ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ by singer-songwriter Dylan Menzie, from the Canadian province …

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop’s Weirdest Year

98<p>The Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”<p>A lost Dave Grohl classic – “Walking After You” should not be confused with “Walk,” not to be confused with …

9 British Workplace Comedies That Are Completely Hilarious & Eerily Relatable

Brits are often lauded for their unique sense of humour, especially on the small screen. You only need to watch an episode of <i>The Office</i> to understand …

DIY Picture Wall | A Dwell Made Project

We show you how to build a modern, customizable picture wall in this step-by-step guide and video.<p>Additional info on the picture wall here:<p>https://www.dwell.com/article/dwell-made-presents-diy-picture-wall-e475a83f

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Though it’s sometimes easy to get down about what’s happening on a global scale in the world around us, the minutia of an artist, an album, or a song can be a saving grace in our day-to-day lives. Music has never been able to fix what’s wrong with the world, but sometimes it feels like it can fix …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. May's batch of tracks blurs rigid genre lines and explore several different shades of the human condition.<p>This month's playlist features Shannon Shaw's nuanced juxtaposition …

Neo Soul

19 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

Kanye West's 'Power' and Kendrick Lamar's 'Backseat Freestyle' blend seamlessly

99% of mash-ups are trash, doing a disservice to both tracks and feeling dissonant and amateurish.<p>But, occasionally, along comes a pairing that makes …

Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2018 (So Far)

What you need to hear from the most dominant genre in music.<p>At this point, hip-hop has officially become the most dominant genre in popular music. It's a genre so robust at the moment it's hard to keep up with the prolific output of rappers who can become the next big name seemingly moments after …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 23 Best Movies About Porn

From behind-the-scenes dramas to shocking true stories, these are the kind of porn movies you won't be embarrassed to watch.<p>Admit it: You're a little bit curious. Pornography is so universal—something that pretty much everyone has <i>some</i> experience with—that it's no surprise the subject has received …

South Park

The Overlooked Musical Pioneers You Really Should Know

So you think you’ve heard all of the greatest music ever made? As Al Jolson used to say, you ain’t heard nothing yet. For a combination of reasons – …

Gurrumul’s Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) – behind the songs of the chart-topping album | Michael Hohnen

Dr G Yunupingu’s posthumous album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) spent the past week in the most prominent spot on the Aria album charts. To honour the achievement, the record label would like to share an insight into the album and the world it came from.<p>When I reflect on the 22 years since we …

May contain masturbation: the woman weaponising pop's Filthy 15

‘First, I was stunned, then I got mad!” That’s how Mary “Tipper” Gore – wife of American senator Al Gore – described the experience of buying Prince’s mega-selling Purple Rain album for her 11-year-old daughter, and listening to it with her. Mrs Gore’s rage was triggered by the track Darling Nikki, …

Music

27 Horror Movies For People Who Don't Love Horror Movies

If you braved A Quiet Place, here are a slew of other acclaimed and artful scary movies<p>Any horror fan is used to hearing the words “I don’t do horror.” Which is fair enough, except I can guarantee that everyone who says they just don’t like horror movies is missing out on a number of films they …

Polyamorous, Aromantic, Demisexual—And 19 Other Sexuality Terms You Really Need To Know

How many of these labels apply to you?<p>Sexuality isn’t black and white, and the labels <i>gay</i> and <i>straight</i> don’t do the full spectrum of sexual orientation justice. That’s why new terms are popping up all the time.<p>“The identification and acceptance of words that fit a person's experience can help them …

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

The Breakfast Club

ListenUp

Since serpentwithfeet's 2016 debut EP <i>blisters</i>, we've been entirely beguiled by the Brooklyn-based artist. Today, the Baltimore-born singer (aka Josiah Wise) releases the first track from his upcoming debut LP <i>soil</i>, "bless ur heart." Like much of serpentwithfeet's previous music, it's an enthralling …

New Singles

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 …