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6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Migrant Workers

The simple chicken sandwich gets a picnic-worthy makeover

Print<p>Related<p>Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that …

5 Documentaries That Perfectly Explain Society's Problems

I'm fairly certain I've mentioned this on the site previously, but I love documentaries. It's common knowledge among the people I know that …

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 …

A Guide to High-Proof Bourbon, the Only Whiskey Fit for Dad

About two years ago, a few editors and I flew down to Kentucky to try and understand why bourbon is booming. As sometimes happens with the simplest …

Bourbon Whiskey

What went down at Sony's E3 2016 event (pictures)

Mark Hamill

The 7 best game trailers from Sony's E3 2016 press event

While Microsoft's E3 event this morning focused largely on new hardware, at Sony it was all about games. In a lean, mean presentation accompanied by a symphony orchestra, the company highlighted a range of hotly awaited games and threw in a few nice surprises.<p>Here are our favorite game trailers …

Metal Gear

Sony E3 2016 press conference: all the trailers

This was quite the show!<p>Sony had an amazing press conference with a live orchestra and a rapid-fire approach to gameplay demos and trailers that didn’t give the viewer much room to breathe.<p>So let’s just go straight down the list, shall we?<p>Horizon Zero Dawn<p><i>The Last of Us</i>, now starring Bison …

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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Books

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

Apple

23 High-Protein Breakfasts to Keep You Full All Morning

Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it's …

Healthy Eating

The Big ‘What If’: 5 Alternate History Books Done Right

Over the years, ambitious novelists have applied the great <i>what if</i> to tales of alternate history on a grand scale, teasing out hypothetical versions of reality that illustrate both the elasticity and the limitations of human endeavor. These conjectural narratives serve as bracing reminders of what …

15 Documentaries You Have To Watch If You Haven't Already

Featuring The Jinx, When the Levees Broke, and What Happened, Miss Simone?

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Watch this stunningly brilliant one-take video of Broadway stars rapping classic movie scenes

The musical <i>Hamilton</i> has been blowing up for awhile now, combining musical theatre and history with hip-hop to create an unstoppable force. If you are …

Watch Hundred Waters, Chance the Rapper and Skrillex Team Up For an Intense Performance on The Late Show

The pair were there to perform their remixed version of Hundred Water’s “Show Me Love”.<p>Last night, Chance the Rapper, also known as one of the greatest living breathing rappers that exists on earth right now, showed up to <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> alongside musical polymath Skrillex and …

The Late Show

17 Tasty Sides For Summer Potlucks

Break out of the potato salad rut.

15-Minute Meals Top Chefs Make at Home

To get in your post-work yoga class or after-work cocktail with colleagues, it often isn’t until 8:00 that you roll through your door. Tired and hungry, dinner becomes a frustrating ordeal and that spring risotto that you’ve wanted to make all week goes on the back burner. Rather than hitting up …

Of Course There Were Plans for Even More Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse

The <i>X-Men</i> movies just can’t quit Wolverine, it seems. Hugh Jackman’s take on the world’s most beloved Canadian (okay, maybe next to Justin Trudeau?) …

Hoagies

Whatever you call them—hoagies, subs, heroes or grinders—you can certainly agree that these sandwiches are delicious. Try one of these recipes when …

Cooking

Celebrate Short Story Month With These 17 Stellar Short Stories By Contemporary Writers

We’re now in the throes of Short Story Month, a gleeful celebration of fiction writing with a word limit. Short stories are typically classified as any work amounting to fewer than 7,500 words, but of course, there’s much more to the form than that.<p>Working within a smaller frame, writers mustn’t …

Books

Here Are the Winners of the 2015 Stoker Awards

The Nebulas weren’t the only major awards handed out last night. In Las Vegas, the Horror Writer’s Association awarded their own major award, The …

The 22 most exciting TV shows this summer you need to see

Summer used to be a time when fans could catch up on shows they missed via reruns, but we have streaming-TV services for that.<p>It also used to be a time when networks aired shows that wouldn't have a chance during the proper fall/spring schedules, but now summer shows like USA's "Mr. Robot" are …

TV

Here’s How the X-MEN TV Shows Will Connect to the Films

The X-Men universe is about to get a lot bigger. With Bryan Singer’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> hitting theaters on May 27, 2016, Fox’s cinematic Marvel …

Check Out The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Easter Eggs You Missed During The Superhero Fisticuffs

<b>Warning:</b> The video above and post below contain <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> spoilers aplenty.<p>There was a lot going on in <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>. A <i>lot</i>. Just keeping up with over a dozen superheroes can be daunting enough, so there’s a good chance you let a lot of comic-book references and Easter …

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Breakfast

2. Nostalgia For The Light (2011)

Master political documentary maker Patricio Guzmán goes for a change of scene in Nostalgia For The Light, travelling 10,000 feet above sea level to …

South America

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

<i>By: Thrillist Entertainment Staff</i><p><i>Credit: Miramax Films</i><p>Netflix is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options, the traditionally niche art of documentary can go toe to toe with Hollywood blockbusters. Whether fiction or nonfiction, anything that's …

High School Basketball

15 Legit Weed Gadgets You Can Actually Buy On Amazon

Prime herb, amirite?<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …