Mell M Nathan

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Why are we snobs about film scores?

The best cinematic music fuses image and narrative together as no symphony ever can<p>You hear that thunder of hooves? It’s the sound of film music riding to the rescue of classical music, like the Fifth Cavalry. And by goodness it needs it. Classical music is in inexorable decline; every year its …

Specific Schools for Athletes

Health

The 7-minute Workout

Chris Jordan, C.S.C.S, the creator of the Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App, dropped by the <i>Men’s Fitness</i> office to demonstrate his …

Workouts

Rob's Interview with The Daily Beast

For awhile, it seemed as if the eerily handsome British actor would have an impossible time getting past the iconic Twilight role that first brought …

10 Lightened-Up Colognes for Summer

Graham Zusi and the Fittest American World Cup Team

United States

8 Foods That Keep You Cool - Healthiest Foods for Summer

Summer is synonymous with cold beers, days by the pool, and frozen desserts. It’s all about beating the heat.<p>Surprisingly enough, though, foods that …

Nutrition

Spring Sports Guide: The Surfer's Performance Workout

Professional surfers are among the fittest athletes in the world, built with great cardiovascular conditioning, core strength, and upper and lower …

Workouts

7 healthy foods that help fight skin damage from the sun

The spotlight on sun damage is burning brighter today than ever before. Not only do we know more about the harmful effects of the sun, but also we …

The Great Coldplay Lyrics Hunt, Coldplay by Play

Breaking news updates from Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" lyrics hunt.<p>Coldplay is releasing a new album. <i>Ghost Stories</i>, on May 19. People are fucking amped. And like most Coldplay albums, we can expect the lyrics to be a major focus on <i>Ghost Stories</i>, which is why, when the band announced one of the best …

REVIEW: Coldplay Makes Tragic Magic on New Album Ghost Stories

Coldplay became the biggest rock band in the world just as the very concept began to seem antiquated. Like a mass-market retailer nicking fashion …

Music

Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories

C+<p>Artist<p>Release Date<p>May 19, 2014<p>Label<p>Parlophone Records<p>Formats<p>digital, vinyl, cd<p>Any band catapulting to mainstream success as fast as Coldplay (as …

Coldplay struggles with ‘conscious uncoupling’ and ghosts from their past

"You wanted to make damn good and sure I'd never be able to turn over in bed again without feeling that body beside me, not there but tangible, like a leg that's been cut off. Gone but the place still hurts." – Margaret Atwood's Life Before Man<p>If this album doesn't get Chris Martin laid, there is …

Coldplay: Ghost Stories review – a very palatable wallow

Those are angel wings on the cover of Coldplay's sixth studio album, etched by the London-based Czech artist Míla Fürstová. The album's opening track, Always in My Head, wafts in on a wave of celestial shimmers too; elsewhere, there are skies full of stars. Birds take flight on the album closer, O. …

Coldplay chalk up year's fastest-selling album

Coldplay have achieved their sixth consecutive No 1 album. Ghost Stories has extended the British group's unbroken sales streak, smashing past Michael Jackson to top this week's UK chart and become the fastest-selling album of the year.<p>Although Ghost Stories hasn't sold nearly as well as their last …

London Contemporary Music Festival, review: 'my poor eardrums...'

In the shadowy reflections of Britannia House, Ivan Hewett got only a taste of what real musical subversiveness could be like<p>Last year the inaugural London Contemporary Music Festival took place in a car park. This year it’s moved into the more salubrious surroundings of Britannia House, a big open …

YouTube joins Netflix in rating your ISP's bandwidth

Over the past six months or so, we’ve been hearing a lot more people saying that their YouTube videos are stalling just a few seconds after the stream starts. It’s happened at my desk, and it’s a bad experience.<p>YouTube probably isn’t to blame. More than likely, it’s a slow broadband connection …

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good

Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook came out, about three years ago, Chrome OS devices have gotten flak for not being able to do as much as Windows machines. And to be fair, they …

Why Google Glass Will Make School Easier For Deaf Kids

Meet the researchers developing apps for planetariums, classrooms and more.<p>About seven years ago, a summer camp for deaf kids visited the planetarium at Brigham Young University in Utah. An American Sign Language interpreter sat on the floor with the kids to translate the show’s narration. The kids …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Will Be the Godzilla of Smartphones

Size matters, especially when it comes to your phone size.<p>The newest version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, simply called Galaxy Mega 2, will live up to …

Coldplay, Ghost Stories, review: 'Zen-like and paralysed'

Chris Martin's first album since his split from Gwyneth Paltrow is big on love and loss, but lacks lyrical intimacy, says Helen Brown<p><b>Parlophone, £15.99</b><p>In an interview on Radio 1, Chris Martin revealed he’d sought advice from a Sufi after his “conscious uncoupling” from Gwyneth Paltrow. The Sufi …

Coldplay score fastest-selling album of 2014 with ‘Ghost Stories’

Meanwhile, Chris Martin joins Kings Of Leon onstage in Glasgow at Radio 1's One Big Weekend<p>Coldplay have scored the fastest selling album of 2014 …

Jazz's golden age at the BBC

Fifty years ago, BBC Two show Jazz 625 captured the scene's biggest stars in their prime<p>Fifty years ago, give or take a few weeks, a series called Jazz 625 was launched on BBC Two. It was done on the cheap, which has turned out to be a blessing. The hoped-for interviews and profiles never …

Five albums to try this week

Neil Young – A Letter Home (Warner)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: It’s Neil Young. Even if you’re not a fan, the idea of Young recording an aggressively lo-fi album of covers in a 1940s Voice-O-Graph – a phone box-like recording booth – merits a listen out of curiosity alone.<p><b>It might not be for you if …</b> …

The playlist: new bands

Sailor & I –Turn Around<p>Sailor & I is the work of one man, Alexander Sjoedin, a Swedish singer and multi-instrumentalist whose high-pitched vocals and feverish strings-enhanced fast-motion pop will surely earn comparisons with Wild Beasts, even Associates. His last single, Tough Love, was released …

Arctic Monkeys, Finsbury Park, review: 'very sweet'

Bernadette McNulty enjoys a short but rollicking set from the Artic Monkeys - and one of the politest crowds yet<p>A week after this corner of north London was convulsed by ecstatic Arsenal fans, the neighbourhood was overrun once again by 40,000 revellers descending for the first of two nights for …

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The Week in Spandex - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more

<b>Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter</b> …