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A Cousin of the Martini, the Alaska, Strikes Gold

Sometimes you want a martini. And sometimes you want something like a martini, but are not sure exactly what.<p>That second, uncertain feeling appears to be benefiting an old cocktail. The Alaska is a gin drink, like the martini, but instead of dry vermouth, it calls for yellow Chartreuse, the …

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13 Golden Globe-nominated TV shows you're not watching — but you should be

The Golden Globes acknowledges the greatest in television shows and movies (with some exceptions), but they don't always reflect what Americans are watching.<p>And with hundreds of scripted options, who can blame you. It's tough to add on new programming to an already overly-ambitious schedule of …

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The 20 Best TV Shows of 2017

The new and returning series that stood out the most<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>How to summarize television in 2017? While no descriptor captures the year’s diverse offerings, one word crops up more than any other: Netflix. The streaming service’s …

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10 films and TV shows you need to watch on Netflix this October

<b>October’s Netflix schedule sees the premiere of their most eagerly awaited new drama of 2017, the return of their biggest breakout hit of 2016 and a</b> …

Power Rankings! Dramas You Need to Watch Before Anything Else

THR's chief TV critic ranks the dramas you should prioritize above all other viewing right now.<p>Hey, the Power Rankings! are back! (Sound of gleeful …

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The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

The 14 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in November 2016

Get some popcorn and find your seat, you're going to want to see these.<p>It's cold, it's damp, it's windy, and yet November is also one of the best months of the year to get up off the couch and out to the multiplex, where studios (both big and small) are set to debut an enormous array of cinematic …

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Emmys: 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Director on the Process of Getting to "the Heart of the Person's Story"

"A 100-minute account of a person's 70-year life will always have ellipses," says Liz Garbus, as she and the creators of this year's nominated doc …

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19 TV Mini-Series That Everyone Needs To Watch

Your weekend binge-watching sorted.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Critic's Notebook: The 10 Shows You Should Binge and Catch Up On This Summer

Forgotten gems and big names you've put off for too long - here's a list to cross off waiting for fall.<p>There is a summer season in television, it's …

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100 Coolest Small Towns in America

From the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters, nobody celebrates the best in small-town America like Budget Travel. Meet a decade's worth of …

5 Things You Don't Know About... the Cliffs of Moher

What Travelers Need to Know About the Zika Virus

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

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Here's How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

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Holland's 'back door' opens visitors' eyes to another side of the country

Hoek van Holland is not The Netherlands of art museums and glass-topped canal boats. It's nuts-and-bolts Holland.<p>If you are here it is probably as a passenger on one of the ferries that cross the North Sea from England. These are among the hundreds of ships that come and go each day up the canal to …

The latest classic British crime thriller

And while the mystery-of-the-week format certainly has its appeal, modern viewers have shown they’re more than happy to take on one case and let it …

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The Best Tools for Flexible Date Searches

People who have flexible dates get the best fares. There's no magic day to buy a fare, although there are cheaper days to fly--for domestic U.S. …

'True Detective' Season 2: TV Review

Nic Pizzolatto's anthology crime series is back for a second season on HBO, this time with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the lead roles.<p>If you …

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Skip the gym and use these sites to work out

Getting the motivation you need to work out at home can be tough to say the least. Your couch is there. Your Netflix is there. Why would you want to mess up a good thing like that with sweat? I hear you loud and clear, but there are awesome apps to help you get in shape in no time — right from the …

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Here's how to get the best airline ticket deal

You've picked the perfect spot for this year's vacation, and now the trick is getting there without going broke. That's easier said than done, especially if you're flying.<p>I've told you before that the days you buy and fly can drop prices quite a bit, but you still might be paying more than you …

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The Six Best British Television Dramas On Netflix

For those of you who love a good British television series, and who don’t mind bleak television, Netflix is a very good source, and these British dramas stack up as well or better than most of the best dramas in America. I will note, however, that I did not include <i>Happy Valley</i> (of which I have …

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25 Indie Gems You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

The recent downfall of the video store and the rise of Netflix and online streaming have left a crucial element to the browsing experience in the …

Charleston: A Walking—and Eating!—Tour

20 Affordable American Boardwalks

If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole, we’ve got some pieces of honky-tonk heaven—from Jersey to …

3 ways to free space on your smartphone or tablet

You're in the park with your family and one of the kids does something unbelievably cute. You quickly grab your smartphone to take a video and ... "Not enough room."<p>A full smartphone or tablet can't take pictures, download music, add new apps, or even install operating system updates that contain …

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7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new gadget always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old smartphone or tablet taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with your old gadget. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool …

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