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14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Explore Your Favorite Movie Worlds Through Beautiful, Hand-Painted Maps

All Over the Map<p>See the geography and plots of Star Wars, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings and more laid out from start to finish on these hand-painted maps.<p>Illustrating everything that happens in an action adventure movie like <i>Star Trek</i> on one page is like playing Tetris, according to artist …

The 20 Best Foreign-Language Horror Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Trouble Every Day’ to ‘Let the Right One In’

There's trouble every day with these terrifying films.<p>Fear doesn’t need subtitles, but some of the best horror films do. J-horror, the New French …

The true story behind England’s tea obsession

A stiff upper lip and an almost genetic love of tea are what makes the English English. Except that the latter was actually influenced by a Portuguese woman.<p>Imagine the most English-English person you can think of. Now I’m fairly certain that no matter what picture you just conjured up, that person …

33 Film Quotes That Will Give You A Much Needed Optimism Boost

"Life, uh, finds a way." –Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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The Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in London

London can get expensive, but not every activity has a hefty price tag.<p>England is a country filled with history and culture and perhaps no place more …

The 50 Best Britpop Albums

“‘Britpop?’ It’s just a shitty-sounding word,” Jarvis Cocker told Pitchfork this month. “I don’t like the nationalistic idea of it; it wasn't a flag-waving music. It was really distasteful when it got called ‘Britpop’ because that was like somebody trying to appropriate some kind of alternative …

11 Of The Most Romantic Conversations From Movies That Will Stay With Us Forever

Love is wonderful. It hurts, it drives people insane, and it makes people do the unthinkable. If there's one thing that has made us fall in love more …

An Airbag Saved My Life: Artists Reflect on OK Computer

<i>This week, we are celebrating Radiohead’s</i> OK Computer <i>with essays, videos, interviews, visual artworks, and more. Check out all of the coverage here.</i><p>Along with being an art-rock fan favorite and a critical darling, <i>OK Computer</i> made a profound impact on creative people who heard it—and continue to …

'Five minutes of beautifully choreographed violence' - the karambit fight is The Best Bit in The Raid 2

The karambit duel in The Raid 2 is the best movie fight of all time. It has to be. In a film stuffed with incredible combat and martial art scenes, …

The Raid 2 Review [Sundance 2014]

In 2011, a small Indonesian action movie directed and written by a guy from Wales became an overnight cult classic. <i>The Raid: Redemption</i> was a pure …

[Sundance Review] The Raid 2

The Raid 2<p>Sundance Film Festival 2014 Review<br>Sony Pictures Classics; 148 minutes<p><b>Director:</b> Gareth Evans<p>Written by <b>Raffi Asdourian</b> on January 22, …

A Bali holiday fit for a Saudi king

<b>Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud is visiting Indonesia with a huge entourage. After extensive bilateral talks he's now on holiday on the popular island of Bali, and has apparently enjoyed the place so much, he's extended his stay by three days.</b><p>BBC Indonesian's Christine Franciska …

9 Terrific Sights That Every American Must See In London

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Lollapalooza: Radiohead deliver dark lullabies and classic songs

Early into Radiohead’s headlining set at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday, frontman Thom Yorke walked to the front of the stage to address the fans …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

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15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

10 Movies for Poets

The cinema of poetry — those films based on poems, inspired by the lives of poets, or films filled with emotional and imaginative visuals — has given …

The best pop music of 2016 (so far)

So much about the first few months of pop in 2016 has been about mourning. David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, <b></b>Paul Kantner, George Martin, Prince, Scotty Moore, Maurice White, Bernie Worrell and the just-starting-out Christina Grimmie are among those who have left us.<p>But while the music …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Thousands flock to Indonesia for total solar eclipse

About 10,000 tourists are expected to join 100,000 Indonesians hoping to catch a glimpse of the only total solar eclipse of 2016<p>A total solar eclipse will sweep across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, witnessed by hordes of sky gazers and marked by parties, colourful tribal rituals and …

Grammys 2016: 12-year-old Indonesian jazz prodigy Joey Alexander nominated for top awards

On tourist island of Bali, jazz pianist who mentored Joey Alexander prepares to watch his protégé as youngest nominee in history hopes for Grammy honours<p>Peering out from beneath his mop of curly dark hair and behind his oversized glasses, Joey Alexander seems barely able to see across the top of …

Grammys 2016: Joey Alexander gives amazing piano performance

Justin Bieber’s younger brother didn’t get a chance to take the stage at Monday night’s Grammys, but someone in his age bracket did: Joey Alexander. …

The Week in Review: Remembering Cultural Great David Bowie

An innovator in his field, and hugely influential to generations of musicians, David Bowie kept up his enigmatic persona until the end, shielding his 18 month battle with cancer from the media spotlight until his death on Sunday.<p>Known for his regular reinvention, Bowie evolved through a variety of …

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45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

U2<p><b>Album:</b> <i>Songs of Experience</i><b><br>Release Date:</b> TBA<br>The 14th album from U2 has been talked about ever since the release of <i>Songs of Innocence</i>, <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s …

The greatest cult horror movie soundtracks of all time

When a horror movie really bites, it’s often down to the soundtrack – that’s what controls the mood, the atmosphere, and whether fellow cinemagoers will mock you for squealing at all the scary bits. If the music’s done just right, the sounds emerge from the screen, like the girl from <i>The Ring</i>, to …