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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

Master Son House's influential blues playing with these 5 killer guitar licks

<b>Get to the heart of traditional acoustic blues with this slide tutorial, including five examples in the style of the legendary Son House.</b><p>Born in …

Guitar

90s Bands: 10 Forgotten Greats Worth Rediscovering

Ah, <b>the 90s</b>, a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts and the most left-field indie acts were courted by the majors. In some …

Universal Music

Amazon Has A Sample Section Where Almost Everything Is $2

Another way to try before you buy.<p>Just when you thought your Amazon addiction was under control, you discover another reason to make that Prime membership work even harder for you.<p>The folks at Apartment Therapy uncovered one of Amazon’s greatest insider secrets: an entire sample section where …

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Netflix's The Rain Has a Pretty Freakin' Incredible Soundtrack — Here Are All 23 Songs

<b>The Rain</b> is one of Netflix's most exciting new shows for a couple of reasons. Despite covering ground well-trodden by sci-fi series before it, the Danish apocalyptic tale about a group of young people struggling to survive in a world where the rain is filled with fatal toxins is an immensely …

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Unico is a smart toothbrush that cleans your teeth in under 5 seconds

<i>Update 12/8:</i> <i>Unico is no longer on Kickstarter after raising over $1,000,000 in backing and has since moved to Indiegogo. They have also pushed the delivery date back from February 2018 to June 2018. We have reached out to the Unico team for comment and will update you as we get information.</i><p>Whether …

50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete <i>Words With Friends</i>. Forget <i>Flappy Bird</i>. And for goodness' sake, get rid of <i>Candy Crush</i>. These are the mobile games you want on your phone

The 10 Greatest Rock Guitar Chords of All Time

Likewise, the chord must be a destination in and of itself. Perhaps you listen to the song just for that chord, and then move on. This is why, say, …

The life and death of the indie-rock heyday

Twenty years ago marked the beginning of the end of Peak Indie.<p>Given the way audiences and tastes have shifted since, there will probably never again be a musical year as iconic — recognizable to everyone for a handful of undeniable reference points — as the Summer of Love (1967) or the year punk …

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iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too

An hour after upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 Plus phone was at 30%. It was 11 a.m. and I had barely used it.<p>An hour later, another update came out: 11.0.1. I updated again, so then it made it until about noon.<p>If you just upgraded your iPhone, there's a really good chance you're noticing a serious …

Apps

Get ready for Vancouver’s power-pop event of the year!

The Burn Ins bring a blues-rock component to this year’s International Pop Overthrow. No shouting “Dwight Twilley!” at inopportune moments.Pop music …

The alternative top 50 records of the 1960s

<i>A few months ago, we asked writer and music historian Chris May to collaborate with the VF editorial team to explore what we called the “most</i> …

Vinyl Records

A Man Pays a Painful Price for Reliving His Happiest Memories in Scifi Short Again™

The premise of Mitch Glass’ short <i>Again™</i> is almost an anti-<i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>. A heartbroken young man becomes obsessed with …

Hear Dhani Harrison’s Psychedelic New Song From Debut Solo LP

Dhani Harrison will release his debut solo LP, <i>IN///PARALLEL</i>, on October 6th via BMG. The album’s lead single, “All About Waiting,” is a psychedelic …

New Singles

Robert Christgau on Blondie and The Mountain Goats

The Dean also reckons with Peter Perrett's 'How the West Was Won.'<p><i>The self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics," Robert Christgau was one of the pioneers of music criticism as we know it. He was the music editor at the</i>Village Voice <i>for almost four decades where he created the trusted annual</i> …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Ambient Music

Meet Julien Baker, The 21-Year-Old Sensation Matador Records Signed

In late 2015 a record made its way into my heart with the simple, swift devastation of a petal falling off a bough. The record was called <i>Sprained Ankle</i>, and it was written by a nineteen-year-old from Tennessee named Julien Baker who was still in college. I distinctly remember the day she spoke with …

Indie Music

The Trancelike Guitar Improvisations of East of the Valley Blues

Toronto musician Kevin Cahill has already amassed a dedicated following on the strength of his two cassette labels, Power Moves Label and Power Moves …

10 Songs You Might Not Know George Harrison Had a Hand In, 15 Years After His Death

Fans of George Harrison -- who died 15 years ago, on Nov. 29, 2001 -- know he was a superb guitarist in The Beatles and on his solo albums. But he …

The Greatest Punk Hits Playlist

When life sucks and all you can do is scream, punk music is there for you. To give you an outlet, this playlist features some of the best music to …

Punk Music

The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes

Recently I was hiking in the Adirondacks with my iPhone in my pocket when I got caught in a torrential rain storm. I’m not a crazy case guy, so, as …

Ask the iTunes Guy: Shuffle secrets, iTunes’ color schemes, and more

When is shuffle not shuffle? When it shuffles things you don’t want shuffled. iTunes’ shuffle feature is great, but not when you want to listen to …

10 Wild LPs From Garage Rock’s Greatest Year

In a year studded with all-out rock masterpieces – <i>Aftermath</i>, <i>Pet Sounds</i>, <i>Revolver</i>, <i>Blonde on Blonde</i> – a grungier offshoot of the genre was also reaching …

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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>