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The best Christmas movies of all time, ranked

It's the time of year to sit around watching films and eating your weight in chocolate! Here's our (very subjective) ranking of the very best …

Britain has just 476 days to negotiate multiple complex parts of a Brexit deal

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed this morning (Dec. 8) that the EU and Britain can move on with the second phase of Brexit talks, with sufficient progress having been made in negotiations.<p>Not only will the 3 million EU citizens in the UK “be able to go on living as …

Mini mac n' cheeses, plus 3 more easy last-minute holiday appetizers

Justin Chapple, host of <i>Food & Wine</i>'s Mad Genius Tips, shows off four easy last-minute appetizers prepared with pantry staples.<p><b>1. Salami Bundles with Cream Cheese and Pepperoncini</b><p>These salami-wrapped cones make an irresistible party snack.<p><i>Ingredients</i><p>• Thinly-sliced salami<p>• Cream cheese<p>•</i> …

TODAY's Bobbie Thomas reflects on 2015 and her life as a new mom with son Miles - TODAY.com

It's been a big year for TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas, one she can only describe as an "emotional roller coaster."<p>Our favorite beauty expert welcomed her son, Miles, after a long journey that involved multiple rounds of fertility treatments including IVF — a process Thomas, 41, was open about …

PREMIERE: JIIN's New Video Is Scary, Beautiful, and All Sorts of "Fucked Up"

JIIN's new video is a reminder that life is equal parts weird and creepy.<p><i>Photo by Liam Macrae</i><p>There's nothing more disturbing than watching a music video that looks like a VHS-era home recording. The way those black bars sit on the sides of the picture instead of on top feels sinister, …

meet hinds, the spanish garage rock band shaking up gender politics

As they prepare to release their long awaited debut album Leave Me Alone, get to know the band we want to party with all night long.<p>When I was in college, Mac DeMarco and his touring crew crashed at my friend's place one night following a rowdy basement show. The after party roared, but Mac was a …

See Willie Nelson's Spiritual Take on John Lennon's 'Imagine'

If it weren't for the lyric about dreaming up a world without religion, John Lennon's "Imagine" could almost be a gospel song, thanks to a simple, …

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The hunt is on for lost Nick Drake images

In an age where gigs are captured second by second on thousands of camera phones, it’s difficult to imagine a time when musicians could perform unrecorded.<p>This was the case with Nick Drake, the famously reclusive singer-songwriter who flourished musically in the early Seventies but who shied away …

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The Best IDGAF Anthems of 2015

If there's one thing we can leave this year confident of, it's our complete rejection of insecurity in pop music.<p>Which is long overdue. Fun as it is to lament over exes while staring gloomily at one's interactionless Twitter, music in 2015 has proven that the alternative sounds much better. I mean, …

2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards: The Performances

Since 2002, the Americana Music Association has held its annual Americana Honors & Awards show, which celebrates the music and musicians whose work is heard in various roots-music styles, including roots-rock, country, folk, bluegrass, alt-country, blues and R&B. Over the years, the ceremony has …

Go Behind the Scenes of Motley Crue's Epic Final Tour

Mötley Crüe wrap up their 158-date Final Tour at Los Angeles' Staples Center on New Year's Eve, and the disbanding rockers looked back at the epic …

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You Will Be Able to Stream the Beatles for the First Time on Christmas Eve

The Beatles’ music will be available worldwide on a variety of music streaming sites on Dec. 24 at 12.01am.<p>Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music …

50 Cent Suing Rick Ross For $2 Million Over “In Da Club” Usage

50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for $2 million over “In Da Club,” according to TMZ.<p>The G-Unit boss is taking issue with the MMG owner rapping over his …

What Beatles' Streaming Decision Means for Music Industry

Now that the Beatles have announced they'll activate their famous catalog on every on-demand streaming service, from Spotify to Apple Music, as of …

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Check Out These ‘Star Wars’ Character Mashups With Classic Album Covers

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a <i>Star Wars</i> world these days. Everyone else? We just live here.<p>So, with that being said, today in <i>Star Wars-</i>related news, there is an Instagram page from the digital artist Steven Lear in which characters from <i>Star Wars</i> (and other, lesser franchises) are incorporated into …

Audio: NM Gov’s ‘Inebriated’ 911 Call

Beatles' 5 Boldest Rip-Offs

Accused of exploiting other artists' songs in the Beatles, John Lennon defended himself by saying, "It wasn't a rip-off; it was a love-in." Paul …

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The Only Albums of the Year List You Need

Why read a year-end list recapping 2015 when you can read a list that recaps all those other lists?<p>As 2015 slams the brakes on, editors the breadth of the land put their feet up on the desk and just serve you some reconstituted yesterdays: top-10-20-30-50-100 countdowns of stuff that happened over …

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The Beatles let it stream – showing that the format is the future

In the late 1990s, a senior executive from EMI lugged a laptop to Friar Park, George Harrison’s sprawling neo-Gothic mansion in Henley-on-Thames, to guide him through mockups of his first official website. After the executive showed him what the different pages of georgeharrison.com would offer the …

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Bieber Tells Fans Not to Buy His Single for Christmas

As a well-known supporter of William Beveridge and his 1945 creation of a free health service, he has asked people to purchase the NHS charity one instead.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>As of a few hours ago, there were only 650 sales between the current number one in the UK …

Rescued pets with second acts: An inspiring reason to adopt older animals

<i>Sometimes a story comes along that’s so beautiful and so special that you have to fight past the tightness in your chest and remind yourself to breathe. That’s what happened when I encountered three nuns who went out of their way to adopt Remy, a 9-year-old pit bull who had been languishing at a</i> …

The 'Dogist' blog and book makes dogs look human

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elias Weiss Friedman has photographed thousands of dogs for his blog and book "The Dogist." What sets his pictures apart is how …

Ten of the best drone photos of 2015

<b>The arrival of the drone ushered in new possibilities for photographers looking to find a new angle. Users of the site Dronestagram have been voting for their favourite images, and here we present a selection of those chosen as being among the best of the year.</b><p>This dramatic picture by Ricardo …

Life of Pi Animal Trainer Allegedly Caught on Camera Whipping a Siberian Tiger

A Hollywood animal trainer, who has provided animals for a variety of productions including the movie <i>Life Of Pi</i>, has allegedly been caught on camera …

AP PHOTOS: Painters bring new life to hard-hit areas in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Shati refugee camp in Gaza City has always been a symbol of poverty, a grey concrete jungle with 87,000 people packed into half a square kilometer, or about one fifth of a square mile.<p>But now, overlooking the sewage-contaminated Mediterranean beachfront, the camp's …

Photo: The golden gaze of a bobcat

Photographer Tony LePrieur writes that this beautiful wild cat walked within a couple of feet of him at Weaseled Park in Calgary, Alberta.<p>Would you …

Winning photos of creatures found in America's national wildlife refuges

National wildlife refuges are America's lesser-known public lands.<p>National parks and monuments draw lots of visitors and attention, but the National Wildlife Refuge System includes lands open to the public too. It protects 150 million acres of land and water from Maine to Alaska -- and the …

Pictures of the day: 23 December 2015 - Telegraph

The Year in Photos: Animals & Wildlife

A newborn Asian elephant is helped by his mother at Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)<p>Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, China. (China Daily/Reuters)<p>Swans gather on a partially ice-covered lake near the village of Urozhainy, Russia. …