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'The Usual Suspects' Is a Gimmicky Movie Stupid People Think Is Smart

No less than Roger Ebert agrees.<p><i>This article contains spoilers for</i> The Usual Suspects<i>.</i><p>The first time I saw <i>The Usual Suspects</i> was in 1996. I was a freshman in high school, and I’d taped it off cable. It had already been heralded as a masterpiece when it came out the year before, the next big seismic …

Time I

The most hilarious reactions to Arctic Monkeys' divisive new album

Arctic Monkeys' long-awaited new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino has arrived. If you haven't figured it out by now, the reaction from fans has …

Arctic Monkeys

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

Innkeeper puts on her promotional face

Fumiko Motoya is one of the best-known faces of corporate Japan.<p>The president of the Apa Hotel chain appears on TV shows and has been featured in a …

Space

Serial killers tend to gravitate to similar jobs — and some of them might surprise you

• <b>Criminal patterns of serial killers can reveal how they roam obscurely for so long — much like the recent arrest of Joseph DeAngelo revealed, who is suspected to be the "Golden State Killer."</b>• <b><br>DeAngelo held several jobs — police officer, US navy personnel, truck driver, and mechanic — all of which</b> …

Crime

Worst TV finales ever: Dexter, HIMYM and more

'Dexter'

TV

Mario Tennis Aces Won’t Take Up Much Space On Your Nintendo Switch

We’re just about a month out from making a racket (mind the pun) with <i>Mario Tennis Aces</i>, the latest in a long line of Nintendo’s enjoyable sports …

Gaming

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

Lifehacks

Jack White Breaks Down His Ambitious New Album, 'Boarding House Reach'

0<p>SHARES<p>Given Jack White’s well-documented obsession with the number three, it was a sure bet that his third solo album would be a genre-busting …

Guitar

Pokemon Manga Reveals Some Weird Unused Gen I Monsters

A Japanese manga detailing the origins of Pokemon has revealed some previously unseen monsters from the first generation, Red and Blue. The book, centered on the life of Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri, showed off four unused designs.<p>The manga was shared on Twitter by Game Freak's James Turner, who …

Pokémon

Keanu Reeves And Winona Ryder Loathe Each Other To Perfection In The ‘Destination Wedding’ Trailer

<i>People</i> has revealed the trailer for <i>Destination Wedding</i>, which looks like a romantic comedy that could be beloved even by those who detest romantic comedies. Two big reasons for this possible effect? Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, who are reuniting after their previous team-ups in <i>Bram Stoker’s</i> …

Destination Weddings

Sean Hannity Failed to Tell His Viewers the Truth

The Fox News host should have shared much more about his relationships with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen.<p>Sean Hannity, the Fox News commentator and talk-radio host, is perfectly entitled to support President Donald Trump, to defend Trump’s allies, and to attack Trump’s enemies. But his audience …

Donald Trump

How to write a book: 11 tips on creating a bestseller from published authors

While it's easy to romanticise writing a novel on the side, knowing how to actually write a book and where the F to start can be a little daunting. Here, 11 published authors, who will be at Hay Festival between 24 May - 3 June, share their tips and tricks for starting your next masterpiece. And …

Writing

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

Deadpool 2 review: The X-Men’s black sheep loses a bit of his edge

The sequel is still as goofy as you’d want — but bites off more than it can chew<p>In February 2016, <i>Deadpool</i> swaggered into a release weekend where movies with few expectations went to make modest returns or die on arrival.<p>The comic-book movie had a director/star combination who’d fought tooth and …

Comics

Yakuza 6 is a rare portrait of fatherhood’s hardships

I finally found something in common with tough-guy Kiryu Kazuma<p>Aside from the occasional arcade game, there’s little of my own life recognizable in Kazuma Kiryu’s, star of the Yakuza series. But as a father of young kids who’s constantly learning the ropes, I’ve finally — and surprisingly — found …

Parenting

Patton Oswalt Has an Amazing Joker Theory from The Dark Knight

July marks the 10-year anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Batman film The Dark Knight, which starred the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, …

Avengers: Infinity War

The Top 5 Places You MUST Visit on Your Trip to Japan

travelling to to Japan was a life-changing experience for me, and I'd recommend it anyone. From its rich culture to its fashion-forward citizens — …

Travel

Japan's Top Anime Creators Make Excellent Commercials

What happens when some of Japan’s top animators use their talents to sell bread, booze and buildings? Excellent commercials, that’s what.<p>Yoshiharu …

Anime

God Of War PS4's Cool Avengers: Infinity War Item -- How To Get The Gauntlet Of Ages

The new God of War on PS4 features a wide array of additions to the series, from a new combat system and weapon to an AI companion and a much different narrative focus. It also features some light RPG elements, including gear that you can collect and equip. There are a ton of items to be had, but a …

Comics

Why the Dancing Makes 'This Is America' So Uncomfortable to Watch

The new music video from Childish Gambino weaponizes the viewer’s instinctive bodily empathy.<p>“This Is America” isn’t the first time that Donald Glover, as his musical alter ego Childish Gambino, has harnessed dance in service of surrealism. But the art form has a conspicuous symbolic significance …

Music Videos

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter prepare for another excellent adventure in third Bill and Ted film

Cult movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is to get a new sequel almost 30 years after the second instalment in the franchise.<p>Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will return in their roles as Theodore "Ted" Logan and Bill S Preston Esq in Bill & Ted Face The Music.<p>Winter tweeted confirmation of the …

Bill & Ted

How The Flying Burrito Brothers Hit The Jackpot With ‘The Gilded Palace Of Sin’

When <i>The Gilded Palace Of Sin</i> was released, on 6 February 1969, sales were initially slow, but <b>the debut album</b> by <b>The Flying Burrito Brothers</b> has since …

Music

Solo Traveling: Enjoying a Tasty Night Out in Tokyo!

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than setting off on your own for a solo travel adventure. Tokyo is a perfect choice for solo travelers, offering …

Japan

Perfecting the axe recall mechanic in God of War

God of War dev Vince Napoli writes in fascinating detail about the ins and outs of fine-tuning the game so it always feels good when the …

Game Design

Nintendo confirms cloud saves and NES launch titles for Switch online service

Nintendo has given some new details on its long-in-gestation online service for the Switch. The service, officially called Nintendo Switch Online, will go live this September costing $3.99 a month, with the price for three months set at $7.99 and one year for $19.99. There's also a $34.99 option …

Retrogaming

These photos reveal what it's like to shop at Walmart in Japan

1/<p>Walmart Japan operates under the name Seiyu. Walmart first invested in the supermarket chain Seiyu in 2002 and officially acquired it in 2008.<p>AP …

Japan

The Gummy Pickle is the Greatest Gummy Since the Bear - Technabob

I’m a huge fan of gummy bears, but not the crap stale ones from Haribo you get down at Walmart that leave you with an aching jaw. I’m more into the …

Food Preservation

Jack White Performs 'Ice Station Zebra' on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

This latest appearance came shortly after White's performance of "Over and Over and Over" and "Connected By Love" on Saturday Night Live, as well as …

Jack White

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work<p>When I was in college, my high school best friend and I had a terrible falling-out. It was entirely because of Facebook.<p>“I think Allison got engaged?” our mutual friend Kaitlin …

Social Media