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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

Civil Rights

The 19 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

3 Ways to Give a Woman Multiple Orgasms

There's actually a science to it, a new study finds<p>Even though it may feel like mission impossible, you <i>can</i> make her orgasm twice, according to a recent study from Indiana University and the sexual education site OMGYES.<p>After asking 1,055 women across all age groups extremely detailed questions …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

33 Movies to Watch This Oscar Season

Say goodbye to the August doldrums. The next few months are full of buzzy biopics and indie hits.<p>After an uneven summer and a truly dreadful slate of releases in August, the film calendar finally gets more exciting in the next three months, as indie hits, arthouse triumphs, and Oscar-baiting …

Here's Exactly How You Should Be Touching Her Clitoris, According To Over 1,000 Women

Should you be circling, rubbing, or flicking? A new study asked real women to reveal what they like best<p>Want to give her the best orgasm of her life? Then you’re going to need to enlist the help of more than just your penis: 37 percent of women say they need clitoral stimulation to orgasm during …

The Top 40 Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

40<p>‘The One I Love’ (2014)<p>It’s probably best not to know too much about this sci-fi–inflected indie before you watch – though it’s okay to be aware …

Science Fiction

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Let's Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels

Summer's the time for comics — Marvel and DC blockbusters are in movie theaters, fans are preparing to descend on San Diego for its epic annual Comic-Con, and if nothing else, your friendly local comic store or library is there to provide an air-conditioned Fortress of Solitude where you can escape …

Graphic Novels

How One Hundred Years of Solitude Became a Classic

When Gabriel García Márquez’s most famous novel was published 50 years ago, it faced a difficult publishing climate and baffled reviews.<p>In 1967, Sudamericana Press published <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> (<i>Cien años de soledad</i>), a novel written by a little known Colombian author named Gabriel García …

Literature

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Mexico

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

11 indie-pop bands any true pop-punk fan will like - Alternative Press

Variety is the spice of life, right? Take a quick pop-punk break and give some indie-pop a spin. Armed with irresistible choruses, imaginative …

Pop Punk

Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Looks As Gorgeous As The Movie’s Cast

Screenwriter Alex Garland was nominated for his first Academy Award for his work on <i>Ex Machina</i>, but he’s quietly been doing stellar work for over a decade. His first film, <i>28 Days Later</i>, helped reenergize the zombie genre (and unlike most of its knockoffs, it’s legitimately scary), while Garland’s …

Science Fiction

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Business (Canada)

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Here's how the Fast Diet says it can help you lose weight quick by starving yourself for 2 days a week

It involves eating normally five days a week and "fasting" for two. On those two fasting days you eat about a quarter of your typical calorie intake (500 calories for women and 600 calories for men). The rest of the time you can eat whatever you want.<p>"The Fast Diet" book was written by Dr. Michael …

Music you may have missed in the last three months

The past three months have been crammed with twists and turns: Kanye West finally released his punk gospel odyssey <i>The Life Of Pablo</i> via a truly chaotic public unveiling, Rihanna came back into our lives and speakers for good with sexy stoner creation <i>ANTI</i>, Beyoncé unleashed the powerful and defiant …

Five of the Best Video Game Soundtracks You Don't Have to Be a Gamer to Enjoy

You don't need to be in the middle of a game to fall in love with this music.<p>Video games are great, aren't they? With all the puzzle-solving and the head-popping and the sword-swinging and the boss-slaying. The time travel and the world building and the shelter finding and the survival horror, um, …

The underground music mags that immortalised 70s subculture

The 70s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your …

Where Did These Hip-Hop Clothing Labels Go?

From FUBU to Phat Farm, Rocawear to Sean John, here's what happened to these once-hot early aughts brands.<p>For decades, rap music has served as the arbiter of what is in and hip for the urban community, especially when it comes to style. The 2015 documentary Fresh Dressed details fashion’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

The 25 Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now<em>Valhalla Rising</em> (2009)

<b>Country</b>: Denmark <b><br>Director</b>: Nicolas Winding Refn <b><br>Stars</b>: Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown, Andrew Flanagan, Gary Lewis, Gary McCormack, …

Streaming

A Revealing Look at Bullets Precisely Split in Half

<i>Ammo</i> is a series of portraits featuring bullets cut in half, revealing what this powerful object looks like on the inside. With over 900 specimen in her collection, Pearlman displays the projectiles in a simple format, against a blank background, to draw the focus on the objects themselves. Each …

Ammunition

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

This is why Jonathan Franzen infuriates: Breaking down the suspicious intellectual loner, the mainstream writer, the despised cultural magnet

<b>(AP/Mary Altaffer)</b><p>Franzen’s work involves both rage-driven highbrow critique and love-energized mainstream appeal. It’s a high wire<p>Philip Weinstein<p>October 31, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage”<p>Who is Jonathan Franzen and what is the comedy of rage? The first …

Literature

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

A Brief History of Video Games delivers a great big story

As a significant cultural organism, video gaming is approaching its 50th year. Its history can be seen less as a youthful blur of potential and more as a body, with its own shape and destiny.<p>Richard Stanton's recently published A Brief History of Video Games is the latest attempt to give outline to …

Grand Theft Auto