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The 19 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

Matthew Sweet

Other than an occasional widening of his pop lens—from simple four-piece, hollow-bodied, guitar-driven power pop to something grander, closer to the …

Audiophile

Willie Watson: Folksinger Vol 2 review – no one makes old songs sound fresher

The canon of blues, country and gospel that fired up the 60s folk boom is currently inspiring a host of Americana acts, though none make the old songs sound fresher than Willie Watson. His second solo outing since quitting the Old Crow Medicine Show brings vivacity to some well-worn standards – The …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Smart TV

'Dunkirk' and the Great Films That Won't Be Made

Studios' big productions are so expensive that they are rarely risky. Or interesting.<p>I was perhaps unreasonably excited to see "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan’s new movie about the evacuation of British forces from a French beach during World War II. The historical event on which it is based is …

15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

10 Long Books To Read Before The End Of The Year

Have you ever wondered what really distinguishes a "long" book from all the other moderately lengthy books currently stacked on your shelves? Does …

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

10 Less Crowded Spring Break Beaches

<i>By Dalia Colon for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>Spring break means wet T-shirt contests, Jell-O shots and beaches so overrun that you can hardly take a selfie without being photobombed.<p>But it doesn't have to. This year, skip the usual spring break cliches by heading for one of these less-crowded …

Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables due to a ‘design issue’

Apple today announced that it will now offer free replacements for MacBook charging cables that use the USB Type-C specification because some of them have not been working correctly.<p>“A limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail …

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2015

In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.<p>Jenny Zhang responded to a white poet’s use of a Chinese pen name with a deeply personal and far-sighted look at the publishing industry’s failure to see excellence when it comes …

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …

Christmas Brunch Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The secret to an awesome Christmas morning.<p>Christmas is almost upon us and that means there is a lot that has to be done. No matter how joyful the holidays are, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into hosting Christmas. The presents have to be bought, wrapped and quietly placed …

17 Charming Hideaways Far From Crowds in the Northeast USA

Right now, when the world seems to be getting scarier by the day, travelers long for - no, are desperate for - an escape close enough to drive to, but far from the maddening and frightening crowds. Each of these 17 getaways from Virginia to Maine revolve around a charming inn or B&B that, though …

An Outsider Remakes Nashville's Traditional Sound

If Dave Cobb gets excited while you're talking to him about music, he'll grab a guitar from the bank of them he keeps in the chill-out room in his Green Hills home studio and play a riff. It could be from an Elvis song, or one by Led Zeppelin, or his favorite band, the Beatles. It might even be …

Country Music

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

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Amazon's 'High Castle' Offers A Chilling Alternate History Of Nazi Triumph

For broadcast TV, this year's fall season has been decidedly, and disappointingly, below average, especially for drama series. But on streaming television, there's a new show — available on Amazon Prime Video in its first-season entirety on Friday — that's about to change all that.<p>The show is …

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Here are this fall's most important TV premiere dates

That includes top comedies like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family." And there are addictive dramas like "Empire," "The Affair," and "How to Get Away With Murder." Also, what about the return of comic book series "Gotham," "The Flash," and "Arrow"?<p>Let's not forget fall's new offerings like …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

Cancer

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Here Are The Premiere Dates For 2015's Summer TV

Set your DVRs for the return of Orange Is the New Black and Hannibal and the debut of Scream and Sense8.<p>Just because some of your regular-season favorites are signing off, that doesn't mean television is lacking this summer. With the slew of season finales also comes the kickoff of brand-new shows …

130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes

In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and "inspirational quote" posts on Inc.com<p>Taxes got you feeling blue? Don't despair! Here are a slew of famous (and not so famous) quotes to make your tax season a bit less taxing. Enjoy!<p><i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to …

Income Inequality

Mark Twain, American Diplomat?

You might be surprised by what the author accomplished on his adventures abroad.<p>As his fame as an author and humorist grew, Mark Twain increasingly gained access to the most glittering palaces and persons in the world. It was a long step up from the muddy streets and ramshackle riverfront docks of …