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This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

The best iPhone apps available right now (April 2018)

Apple’s iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want you to help you get the most out of yours. From dating apps to QR scanners, …

Apps

One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Prince has been solved

When the public was informed of Prince’s untimely death, people immediately took to sharing videos of their favorite live performances to showcase …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

15 Best Documentary Series On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: December 12th</b><p>There’s nothing better than finding a good documentary on Netflix, but sometimes you’re craving a little more depth than the average two-hour film can give. Enter the documentary series, a slightly lesser known category that will help entertain and educate you through the …

TV

All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "The End of the F***ing World," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which …

Entertainment

Best Movies On Netflix: Cult

All hail Netflix for giving new life to old faves. Here are the 20 best cult classics on the platform.<p>Photos: Everett Collection, Photo Illustration: …

Entertainment

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

Soul Music

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

NPR's Movie Preview: 16 New Films To Watch This Fall

Every year, summer gives way to fall, and in movie theaters, blockbusters give way to awards contenders. On this week's <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i>, film critic Bob Mondello of <i>All Things Considered</i> and I spoke with Tasha Robinson of <i>The Verge</i> and film writer Bilal Qureshi about some of what we all saw at …

Timothée Chalamet

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature

The Tesla Model S is again Consumer Reports' top-rated ultra-luxury sedan after the automaker updated its software to include automatic emergency …

Tesla

Why Am I So Nervous? I've Been Waiting So Long For This Moment!

Okay, now I understand. I’ve read so many blogs written in the final days before hitting the trail. Just about every one expressed anxiety, self …

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

10. Carole King<i><br>Tapestry</i> <b>(Ode, 1971)</b><p>With <i>Tapestry,</i> Carole King cemented her place as one of the key architects of 20th-century popular music. Here, she fully claims the spotlight, not only as a top-notch composer, but as a deeply soulful lyricist and singer. Considered her crowning achievement by …

Aretha Franklin

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's best-received albums, assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tell Siri This for a Witty Response

Since her launch, Siri has had a ton of jokes hidden up her virtual assistant sleeve. Today a new one is being passed around the web: Tell Siri “I …

Siri

The best point-and-shoot camera

<i>By Amadou Diallo</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After researching and …

LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

From Malcolm Gladwell to “The History Chicks,” these shows explore an eternal question: “How did we get here?”<p>To understand where humanity is heading next, it helps to understand where we've been. There's nothing dry or dusty about the 11 history shows in this collection: they go deep into US and …

Self-improvement

Track: America The Beautiful | Artist: Ray Charles | Album: The Sandlot (1993)

<b>Track:</b> America The Beautiful | <b>Artist:</b> Ray Charles | <b>Album:</b> The Sandlot (1993)<p><i>Kotaku Soundtrack</i> <i>is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the</i> …

Soul Music

Prince's drummer John Blackwell Jr. dies aged 43 as his wife reveals news in heartbreaking post

Prince's ex drummer John Blackwell Jr. has tragically died at the age of 43.<p>His wife announced his death on Instagram, with a heartbreaking picture …

Soul Music

The Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

Available to watch instantly on Netflix.<p>Movies can be a healthy, relaxing way to escape from reality. But the medium of cinema has the power to do …

Entertainment

How to stream music all around your house

Bring the tunes upstairs and downstairs.<p>Thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, getting your tunes pumping in every room of the house no longer has to be a complicated or expensive process. If you want home-filling audio, you've got a variety of choices when it comes to hardware and …

Tech Trends

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Apps

The best wireless outdoor home security camera

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending …

California's Greatest Beaches

You could lay down a towel and read a book almost anywhere in California. But if you feel like getting a little more active—surfing, trail running, mussel harvesting—we’ve picked eight beaches that are worth pulling over for, listed from north to south.<p>Patrick’s Point State Park<p>Trinidad<p>Patrick’s …

San Mateo County

The miracle of Matera: from city of poverty and squalor to hip hub for cave-dwellers

One of Italy’s most deprived cities – so lacking hope that God was said to keep well away – is now an Airbnb hotspot and set to be European capital of culture<p>There is a sense of shame as Luigi Plasmati, 89, recollects growing up amid chronic poverty in a crammed cave in Matera, an ancient, bruised …

Italy

50 States of Glorious Hiking Destinations

There are very few things that can compare with the thrill of hiking. From the fresh air and scenic views to the natural appreciation that can come from rambling through a trail, spending time in the great outdoors not only enhances your health and improves your mood, but it's also the gateway to …

Hiking