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The Best Stand-Up Specials On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 8th</b><p>The past few years have seen a rigorous expansion of stand-up comedy after years of neglect. Hence why there are hundreds of titles in Netflix’s stand-up category. Even for budding comedy fans, there’s a lot of must-see specials to choose from.<p>So here are the 25 best …

Entertainment

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to …

Silicon Valley

Alexa 101: What you should know about Amazon's AI assistant

The Best Storytelling Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Podcasting has changed the way we tell and consume stories. Our devices have become the proverbial fire that we all gather around for warmth, comfort, a good yarn, and maybe a scare or two. We listen. We learn. We come back for more.<p>The ability to tell a good story is the backbone of a great pod. …

Podcasting

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

What is freemasonry?

THE literature on freemasonry does not offer straightforward explanations. Is it benign or bent on subverting government? Is it a community of …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

50 Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch in Their Lifetime

Worth a watch—or two or three<p>Here it is: A by-no-means-exhaustive list of 50 movies everyone should watch at least once. Before you dive in, I should …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Jeet Thayil: 'I have a liver condition, I'm reckless and I'm very aware that time is limited'

The former addict whose novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize on the western whitewashing of saints and the diagnosis that forced him to write<p>Jeet Thayil is everywhere at the Jaipur literary festival. The poet, novelist and former drug addict moves between panels on the future …

Books

How to buy a camera in 2018

Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building incredible cameras like Sony's RX100 Mark V compact, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless and Nikon's high-end, …

Cameras

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

Who needs winter sun? On another planet in the coldest corner of Europe

You have to take your hat off to the Lappish in winter. Not literally, of course, that would be suicidal. But lend them some respect. Every morning between early October and April – despite enduring temperatures that can turn their eyelashes crisp; despite being suffocated under every kind of snow …

26 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A mobile device loaded with the right apps can truly help a person get ahead in business and life.<p>A mobile device loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay informed, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than two dozen high achievers are using every …

Apps

iPhone X: A New Frontier

For a radically redesigned iPhone launching on the tenth anniversary of the first model, it seems reasonable to lead a review of the device with a retrospective on the original iPhone and how, over the course of a decade, its vision matured into the iPhone X. But today, I want to begin with the …

The 40 best gadgets of 2017

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit detect and interact with its environment. Best …

How to Start Fasting

Some of today’s most cutting-edge nutrition research suggests that you should eat less often, forcing yourself to go longer periods of time without food—a practice that was common just a few centuries back. Our basic, primal instincts drive our brain to function best when we are hungry and …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

10 STEM Toys That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

Whether you’ve got kids who already love science or kids who would rather play music or sports, these 10 STEM toys are so irresistibly cool, they’ll …

100 Must-Read Medieval Historical Fiction Novels

So, my favorite thing to read is probably medieval historical fiction. Well, maybe it is Star Trek. Historical fiction that is somehow also Star Trek …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

La La Land

I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

Dominican Republic

10 of the best travel books … for National Read a Book Day

In Search of Nice Americans, by Geoff Steward<p>… Or how to turn a sabbatical into a travel book. British Lawyer Geoff Steward had wanderlust and was fed up with billing time. The result? A 2016 journey taking him from Seattle to Atlanta in a little over 30 days. Along the way there were lengthy …

Paperback Thrills: 16 Best Thrillers of the Last 100 Years

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)<p>Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller<p>Shirley Jackson is perhaps best known for her short story <i>The Lottery</i>, which created a landmark moment in American short fiction. Her novel <i>The Haunting of Hill House</i>, however, may be the pinnacle of Gothic fiction – …

27 movies you need to see this fall

Summer's the time for big, loud blockbuster movies and a few gems scattered in between. It's the fall when the real heavy-hitters come out.<p>Later this year, we'll see a bevy of Oscar contenders like "Molly's Game," independent film darlings that found their way to the big screen like "Call Me By …

Blade Runner 2049

George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon jostle for Oscar advantage in Venice line-up

Damon stars in two of the Lido’s big films, Downsizing and Suburbicon, while Lawrence steps into horror movie territory with Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!<p>Renowned in recent years as a key launchpad for heavyweight Oscar contenders, the 74th Venice film festival has unveiled a lineup heavy on potential …

George Clooney

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist – in pictures

Man Booker prize 2017,Books,Culture,Fiction,Booker prize,Awards and prizes,Ali Smith,Sebastian Barry,Paul Auster,George Saunders,Mohsin Hamid,Arundhati Roy,Zadie Smith<p>Find out more about the 13 novels in contention this year for the most prestigious prize in the British books world

Books

The Summer Reading List to End All Summer Reading Lists

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Your 2017 Summer Movie Preview

All the superheroes, indie hits, and auteur capers to look forward to over the next three months.<p>The summer-movie season may feel like it starts earlier and earlier every year, but it is now truly upon us, which means franchise-starters, epic revivals, and superheroes galore almost every week. On …