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26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

Film Industry

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

It's easy to upgrade your PlayStation 4 storage with an external hard drive

It used to be when you bought a console, upgrading your storage was something that was easier said than done. When you initially pick up a …

PlayStation 4

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

The number killed in Venezuela amid mounting political unrest reaches 38

The number killed in Venezuela amid mounting political unrest rose to 38 on Friday, as opposition leaders reported that dozens of officers had been detained for refusing to repress protesters.<p>Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said 85 officers, a majority from the military, had been …

Latin America

Attention Aldi Shoppers: Tons of Frozen Peas Recalled For Listeria Contamination

If you've recently purchased Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas from Aldi grocery stores, you're going to need to check the packaging immediately. The United States Food & Drug Administration announced that Lakeside Foods, Inc. has recalled thousands of frozen peas from Aldi stores in Florida, …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Premier League: Antonio Conte lauds Diego Costa for 'using passion in right way' against Manchester City - Firstpost

<b>Manchester</b>: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte lauded Diego Costa after the striker made a decisive contribution -- and kept his cool -- in the Premier …

How to Photograph Self-Portraits of Yourself

If you’re lacking inspiration to shoot others– shoot yourself.<p>1. Shoot yourself:<p>To start off, you are the best person to photograph. You give …

Two countries as close as brothers

In a world of global tension and conflict, it’s both endearing and unusual that two countries that don’t even share a border have set aside a day solely to appreciate their friendship.<p>When I was growing up, my father used to tell me stories of his travels to Poland.<p>“It was a rite of passage for …

World History

Polish Filmmakers Debate the Effect of the Country’s Right-Leaning Government

The Polish Film Institute is credited with having spawned a renaissance in local filmmaking over the past decade, but some filmmakers are concerned …

Europe

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

15 photography magazines that you should definitely follow on Instagram

Or – “A reminder of this social network origins”<p>It’s 2017 and Instagram is now 600 million users strong, that’s <i>a lot</i> of new images/videos and stories …

The 5 Best Tabletop Games for Couples

The best of both board and card games to play with your significant other.<p>The world of board games, and tabletop, in general, can be a difficult one …

Board Games

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common …

Photography

9 Helpful Tips That Will Boost Your Productivity At Home

Working from home can actually result in greater productivity — Workopolis found in their poll that 90% of people believe telecommuting actually …

Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

Photography

The 22 most exciting new shows of 2017 you have to see

As the movie business continues to favor blockbusters and established film franchises, talented people are running to television. For the most part, …

TV

How to Use Secret Netflix Codes to Unlock Hidden Movie Categories

Netflix may be stocked with fewer movies than it was a few years ago, but there's still more than enough content to feel completely paralyzed by its …

Six hit TV shows won't return until 2018

Six very popular genre shows are sitting out 2017.<p>And that’s rather unusual. Often, shows are like sharks — they keep moving forward or die, …

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Photography

10 Necessary Tips for Baking Simple Bread at Home

Master baker Uri Scheft explains what breads to start with, his yeast preference, and why you might want to start meditating.<p>No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. …

Baking

10 Outstanding Short Stories To Read in 2017

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>I’ve been doing this …

The 20 games you shouldn't miss in 2016

Since I last presented a year-end videogame wrap-up for Boing Boing readers, it's become an exponentially harder task. The number of games released …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Here are our picks for the best movies of 2016

<i>Rene Rodriguez’s picks for best movies of 2016:</i><p>1. “Silence”<p>Martin Scorsese spent 28 years trying to adapt Shusaku Endo’s novel, about two …

How Borussia Dortmund Should Have Spent Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Money

One of the many perks the winter break, a month-long hiatus from competitive football, offers German clubs is the opportunity to self-evaluate processes and decisions.<p>Of course, this is mostly an internal procedure and thus closed to the public, unless the results of this assessment make a drastic …

Soccer

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Best Board Games of 2016: Family Games Of The Year

The holidays are a time for family, so what better time to reflect on some awesome family games of 2016? With New Years Eve parties just around the …