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Readers recommend playlist: songs with great drumming

A reader bangs the drum for your cut-making suggestions, including songs from Elvis Costello, the Ronettes, Tool and Bob Marley<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Bob Marley
Bands

50 actually nice things that happened in 2017

We (rightfully) talk a lot about all that went wrong in 2017. But because no year, no matter how disturbing, can ever be <i>all</i> trash, let's take a …

Bodak Yellow

The 20 best films of 2017

It's been a golden year for cinema. 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land' swept the big awards, 'Call Me By Your Name' ravished, 'Get Out' provoked, and …

The Best Music Videos of 2017

2017 was the year of pivoting to video.As news publications moved from written to spoken word, and platforms like Snapchat and Instagram continued to …

A Noel Gallagher Christmas message

<b>And here’s why.</b>Noel Gallagher hates Christmas, it’s that simple. The jingles, the adverts, the food, the presents: it’s all dreadful, according to …

New Albums

The 10 Best Comics of 2017

There’s been a lot of soul-searching in the world of the funny books this year. The so-called Big Two publishers, Marvel and DC, both faced …

Our 50 favourite albums of 2017

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All The Best Albums Of 2017, Ranked

2017 was a difficult year for a lot of people. If it wasn’t tough for you, it was probably tough for someone you care about, someone you love. It’s during a year like this one that the power and pleasure of a stronghold like music reveals itself with more clarity than usual. So in an effort to …

Albums

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Trey Abdella’s wild acrylic paintings are packed with strange dreamscapes and pop culture iconography: …

2017: Best movies no one saw

1 of 27<p>High praise, low box office<p>Superheroes and big-budget sequels gobbled up the biggest box office grosses of 2017, leaving plenty of room for …

Film Industry

Out of Nothing

Spanning millennia, Locke and Blandy’s ambitious graphic novel explores humanity’s inherent ‘dreaming mind’ and its impact on our world.<p>Surreal …

Crawl Space – Exploring Jesse Jacobs’ Polychromatic, Psychedelic World in a Standout Offering from Koyama Press

With its kaleidoscopic manipulation of colour and deft exploitation/juxtaposition of the free form and the symmetrical, Jesse Jacobs’ <i>Crawl Space</i> is a …

Psychedelia

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Sea Lice by the Seaside (Live - Full Set)

The Alan Moore 2016 Christmas Interviews – Part IV – A Walking Tour of the Boroughs

In what may or may not become a long-standing tradition, Alan Moore has answered questions at Christmas set by the members of a Facebook group called</b> …

Dublin

Burning Man Announces 2018 Theme And It's Sci-Fi

40<p>SHARES<p>Burning Man may have just ended a month a half a go, but that does not stop its organizers from thinking about 2018. Planning a major …

The Future

Trio Da Kali: the Malian musicians defying jihad – with help from Kronos Quartet

The griot supergroup have teamed up with the US musicians to fuse classical strings and traditional west African instruments on songs inspired by civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson<p>The first time David Harrington met Trio Da Kali, they made him cry. The lead violinist and founder of Kronos …

Flute

Scientists discover neuronal effects of psychedelic drugs using human minibrains

Parsing Out Psychedelics<p>New research using human minibrains has revealed that a hallucinogenic compound known as 5-MeO-DMT triggers changes in …

Neuroscience

5 ways to improve your digital art skills

Even successful digital artists have much to learn, and you constantly need to push and develop your skills or you’ll start to stagnate and get left …

Drawing

These War for the Planet of the Apes Split Screens Will Blow You Away

Anyone who has seen <i>War for the Planet of the Apes</i> knows the visual effects are astonishing. Even though you know you’re watching a bunch of ones and …

Going Wild Over Handel Goes Wild

If the last thing you need is one more serious dive into the depths of the human psyche, you will find happiness in <i>Handel Goes Wild: Improvisations</i> …

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Watch Harrison Ford express actual, human joy as an interview goes off the rails

Harrison Ford is a slam-dunk late-night interview, his droll humor and stone-faced inability to give a shit leading to all-time great sit-downs with …

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

Science Fiction

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling can't keep it together in their funniest interview yet

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling have been doing a lot of interviews lately to promote their new film <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> but this might be the best one …

Ryan Gosling

Neill Blomkamp on Game Engines, Making 'District 10'

Neill Blomkamp tells Glixel he'll make <i>District 10</i>, a sequel to 2009's critically acclaimed <i>District 9</i>, in the next few years "unless I die." But how …

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How many more warrior women are missing from the history books?

The recent discovery of female bones in a Viking warrior grave is yet another indication that we’ve only scratched the surface of female history<p>Warrior women have fascinated us for millennia. In ancient Greece, Amazons were the second most popular characters to feature in vase paintings. Only the …

Ancient History

St. Vincent Has Created An "Interview Kit" Scripted by Carrie Brownstein

"Insert question about what it's like to play a show in heels."<p>If the amount of press she's been doing is anything to go on, we're edging closer and closer to hearing St. Vincent's still-untitled new album. So far she has premiered the single "New York," and performed "LA," another album track, …

New Albums