Michele Curtis

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2017 will likely be the worst year ever for cable TV as cord cutting continues

If you ever wanted proof that cord cutting is more than just a fad, look no further than cancellation numbers for pay TV subscriptions. In 2016,</i> …

Cord-Cutting

Sustainable Luxe: 5 Hotels Doing it Right

At these dreamy destinations, luxury goes hand in hand with the three pillars of sustainability.<p>Smart travelers now expect some elements of sustainability when they travel—and welcome it when it goes beyond picking up towels and reusable soap containers. As Keith Bellows, former editor in chief of</i> …

Sustainability

Google Confirms Ad-Blocking Feature Coming to Chrome in Early 2018

Google will introduce an ad-blocking feature in both its mobile and desktop Chrome web browsers early next year, according to the company. Thursday's announcement confirms rumors back in April that the tech giant was seriously considering the feature for Chrome, and provided more details on …

Digital Advertising

Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

In the six days since President Trump abruptly fired FBI director James B. Comey, concern from both parties has mounted about the selection of a replacement and the president’s suggestion that he may have secretly taped conversations with the ousted director.<p>Key Republican and Democratic lawmakers …

Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.<p>Trump had long questioned Comey’s loyalty and judgment, and was infuriated by what he viewed as the …

Donald Trump

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is The Redemption Of CGI

<i>Guardians Of The Galaxy 2</i> was famously reported to have five post-credits scenes, which isn’t quite true. It actually has five <i>mid</i>-credits scenes, which I think we can all agree is too many, but more importantly should give you some idea of just how many people had to work together in order to …

The Lost City of Z Is a Mysterious, Enthralling Masterpiece

James Gray’s exploration of the Amazon at the turn of the 20th century is the best work of his career.<p>An essential job of great epic cinema is to conjure the unimaginable for viewers, to create glorious sights and give them depth and context, to try and take in the beauty of the natural world while …

Lost City of Z

Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis

The Marine general was welcomed as a moderating force in the Trump administration, but his moves to name Obama veterans to Pentagon posts are irritating allies in key committees.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for …

A government report shows that visitor numbers to UK museums and galleries are down by millions. This is not due to distracted young minds – it is a symptom of economic strife<p>Britain’s leading museums and galleries, according to figures released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, have …

Museums

US national parks can hire for summer, despite Trump freeze | CNN Travel

Isabelle Huppert is shocked by win for controversial 'Elle'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — French actress Isabelle Huppert was as shocked as the rest of the room when presenter Leonardo DiCaprio announced that …

Golden Globe Awards: The winners list

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 74th Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday.<p>Here's a look at who was in the running. Winners are indicted with an asterisk (*) and "WINNER":<p><b>Movies</b><p><b>Best Motion Picture - Drama</b><p>"Hacksaw Ridge"<p>"Hell or High Water"<p>"Lion"<p>"Manchester by the Sea"<p><b>"Moonlight" *WINNER</b><p><b>Best Motion Picture - Musical or</b> …

Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse

Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an electric current through your brain to possibly make you better at some things — moving, remembering, learning. He was fascinated.<p>The …

The Brain

These Are TIME's Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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5 Nonfiction Books We’re Excited to Read in 2017

Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution<p>A. Roger Ekirch<p>As we’ve seen with fugitive Edward Snowden, the process of criminal extradition can turn into a diplomatic nightmare, especially when the two nations at the negotiation table already have a difficult relationship. Such …

Books

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

'Moonlight' darling of Gotham Awards

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Moonlight" has made history.<p>The movie about a man navigating his life growing up black and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood took home several honors Monday night at the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.<p>"Moonlight" won best feature, best screenplay, the Gotham Audience Award, and …

Sony Pictures

28 Great Documentaries For People Who Hate Documentaries

Documentaries get a bad rap. True, some of them are ungodly boring while others are blatantly one-sided in their presentation of facts. But then …

Uzbekistan's Dictator Is Gone. Russia Wants to Fill the Vacuum

The death of Islam Karimov, a dictator who ran Uzbekistan since its creation a quarter-century ago, has kicked off a new round of geopolitical …

This is what eating sugar does to your brain

The brain actively takes in sugar from the blood, German scientists have found, in a study that could lead to advances in the treatment of diabetes …

Diabetes

The One Drink You Should Have Every Day If You Want To Fight Inflammation

With the current buzz around green tea, white tea, and everything #teatox, it's no secret that teas are a healthy way to hydrate. But even less-hyped …

This vegan tahini ice cream bar tastes like a healthy frozen Snickers

<i>At Well+Good, we’re constantly coming across genius recipes—whether it’s on Instagram, in soon-to-be published cookbooks, or directly from buzzy food</i> …

The painter who captured America

Famous for her flower close-ups, it’s Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of the US landscape that reveal the most about her. Holly Williams pays the artist’s studio a visit to find out why.<p>To look at a Georgia O’Keeffe painting is to see America. Throughout her career, from her first show in 1916 to the …

India's $4 smartphone will begin shipping next week

Earlier this year, a $4 smartphone meant for the rural Indian market was announced, sending waves throughout the industry. Believe it or not, it’s real — and about to start shipping.<p>The Freedom 251 is now set to start shipping on June 30 to those who pre-ordered the device. Built by India’s Ringing …

See How Colors In Your Favorite Movies Subtly Convey Themes

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Color Psychology</i>, a short film about how color is used in movies.<p><b>WHO:</b> Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Color has a lot more work to do in a movie beyond just keeping it visually interesting. The right level of saturation, for instance, immediately communicates that we’re …

One of England's Greatest Poets Talks Mysticism, Spirituality, and Salvation

Aidan Dun tells us about meeting Arthur Rimbaud in a vision and finding inspiration in King's Cross.<p>These days, England doesn't much care for its poets, tending to prefer them safely dead and serviceable as colorful subjects for the heritage industry. The one I'm meeting lives more or less in …

From Walt Whitman to Colette and even Virginia Woolf, these books offer readers a vision of how we might live differently, and better<p>Ask me on another day and it would be other books: Shakespeare’s sonnets, Gilgamesh, the Greek Anthology, Sappho, Katherine Philips, Plato, Jean Genet, Ronald Firbank …

Literature

7 Gorgeous New Libraries Show Us The Future Of Book-Lending

These new and renovated community spaces were awarded AIA's annual Library Building Award.<p>What is a library for?<p>It’s a question that modern readers must reckon with. Even those who aren’t filling their could-be reading time with Netflix reruns have a plethora of options for getting their literature …

Possible lost Caravaggio painting found in attic in France

PARIS (AP) — A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.<p>Eric Turquin, the French expert who retrieved the painting two years ago, said it is in an exceptional state of conservation and estimated its value at 120 …